Thursday, March 29, 2012 radio news

Mar 28, 2012 8:31 pm
PBS NewsHour reports on China's new CCTV America: "Is it news or propaganda?" from the PBS News Hour via Kim Andrew Elliot.
• "Monitoring Times March 2012 Air Show issue now available for Kindle" from Shortwave Central.
• "First batch of $35 Linux computers arrives in UK, awaiting CE compliance testing," by Ryan Paul from Ars Technica.
Voice of Ham Radio Daily: 20120329, by Pete Thomson.
• "Today in Radio History" from Corey Deitz at

Solar Weather
Solar activity is expected to be low with a chance for an isolated M-flare. Old Region 1429 (N19, L=299) is expected to rotate onto the solar disk midday on 29 March, which should increase M-class flare probabilities. New Region 1448 (S18E55) was numbered today and is an A-class spot group.
Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet to unsettled for 29 March due to persistence. Quiet levels are expected for days two and three (30 and 31 March).

Thursday webstream
Remarks by Chairman Genachowski and Digital Education Leaders on National Adoption of Digital Textbooks
March 29, 2012, 1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT online-only at
Remarks by Chairman Genachowski and Secretary Duncan, followed by a presentation from the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission on the opportunities and challenges of transitioning the country to digital textbooks. Julius Genachowski, Chairman, FCC; Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education; James Coulter, Co-Chair, Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission CEOs and senior executives, broadband companies, publishers, and digital device manufacturers.
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