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outFarpress presents: The Shortwave Report 03/25/16 Listen Globally!, Segment 1

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A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.

outFarpress presents: The Shortwave Report 03/25/16 Listen Globally!, Segment 1

Radio 4 All -

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.

outFarpress presents: The Shortwave Report 03/25/16 Listen Globally!, Segment 1

Radio 4 All -

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.

Economic and sexual violence as barriers to sustainable development

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How can we talk about "sustainability" without also talking about an industry that sees thousands of women and girls, across the planet, exploited daily? What responsibility do governments have in terms of addressing the sex trade and what systems need to be in place in order to ensure marginalized women and girls can survive and thrive, free from abuse?

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Hard to 'swallow': The mysterious disappearance of Canada's aerial insect eaters

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Forty years ago, swallows were a common sight in the summer, darting between the beams of old barns or swooping low over the waters of a creek. These swift aerial acrobats seemed to be everywhere -- perched on telephone lines by the dozen awaiting the fall migration, or whirling and diving around old wooden bridges in pursuit of airborne insects.

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What do you think of the Liberals' first federal budget?

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The Trudeau government delivered its first budget on Tuesday. Many noted that it was a radical departure from the previous Harper government budgets, while others thought it was not radical enough.

Choices It's all right, but not enough. More funding is needed to really tackle problems like unemployment. It stands up to the promises the Liberals made during the election. Good start. Anyone calling this budget "progressive" or "historic" is off-base. It's flawed, especially the commitment to infrastructure and First Nations spending. It got some things really right, others sort of right, and then didn't touch the last few issues. Terrible. Just terrible. None of the above.

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New Law Makes North Carolina First State to Pass Anti-Transgender Legislation

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Yesterday, in a rushed special session that cost taxpayers over $40,000, North Carolina legislators hurriedly enacted a sweeping new law targeting LGBT people on an unprecedented scale. Within less than 24 hours of introducing the bill yesterday morning and giving many legislators who had not seen the bill just five minutes to review, legislators passed the anti-LGBT and anti-worker bill through the House and Senate, and Governor Pat McCrory signed it into law.

Chicago International Woman's Day - Rasmea Odeh Awards: Awardee - Monica James, Segment 1

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Monica James, an African American, transgender woman, who resisted police violence, and then testified to the U.N. in Switzerland in 2014 speaks about her experience; the abuse she experienced from Chicago police because of her gender identity and her struggle to be a productive loving member of her community. She mentions the impact that Black Panther activist Assata Shakur had on the direction of her own life after reading of her struggle for justice.

5 & 30: Fukushima and Chornobyl – the Disasters Continue , Segment 1

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BACKGROUND: This year marks two milestone anniversaries in the long history of nuclear tragedy. Unlike all other kinds of disasters, where, after fires are put out, rubble cleared, and bodies buried, nuclear disasters continue to “keep on giving” long after those activities are completed. As one Russian doctor put it at a conference for the 20th anniversary of Chornobyl, "The accident is over. The catastrophe is just beginning." Such is the case with both Chornobyl and Fukushima. Both stand as stark reminders of the extraordinary downsides to the Nuclear Age, and offer lessons we ignore at our peril. Dr. Norma Field is professor emeritus from the University of Chicago Dept. of East Asian Studies. She is Japanese, and frequently returns for Japan for visits and conferences relating to nuclear issues. She will be reporting on her recent visit to Japan and the situation in the areas around the Fukushima disaster zone.

Bobs Slacktime Funhouse: "Bob"'s Coming to Take Me Away, HAHAAA!!!, Segment 1

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Yes--Bob"'s Coming to Take Me Away, HAHAAAAA!!! Don't you hate it when the title gives away the whole plot? I've got even MOAR insanity for you! I did an extensive retool of the Mind 02 show (BSTF #473) and added some choice chunks to make a psychotic swill that will churn up chunks from the bottom of your brainpan! Featuring the CREEPIEST INSANITY SONG EVAR, "Psycho" by Eddie Nowak (not the one by some coarse, drunken redneck--this one is by the quiet REALLY CRAZY young guy). We've got Swelling Itching Brains, psycho-self-help albums by Dr Frances Stern and Dr Murray Banks (Jayne Mansfield's shrink who had a cabaret comedy act), a drug-scare LP called LSD: BATTLE FOR THE MIND where the T-square-straight narrator refers to them as "hah-loose-in-OH-jens." And the show is capped off with an excruciating 8:30 version of "They're Coming to Take Me Away, HAHAAAAA!!!" by Jello Biafra with LARD.

Budget 2016 lays down tracks for first ministers' climate success

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For clean energy enthusiasts, Tuesday's budget brought lots of good news. From public transit to renewables in remote communities, the budget made investments that support a thriving low-carbon economy. Here are our top highlights from yesterday's budget:

Tax measures for clean technology

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From the Margins: Sovereignty Changes Everything, Segment 1

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The Law In Society Program and the Department of Sociology presents the 2016 Nels Anderson Lecture “Sovereignty Changes Everything: Understanding Canada’s Commitment to Nation to Nation Relations with First Nations” by Dr. Pamela Palmater, a Mi’kmaw lawyer, author, and social justice activist from Eel River Bar First nation in New Brunswick and currently Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University.

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