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Welcome to program 303 of Shortwave Radiogram.

I'm Kim Andrew Elliott in Arlington, Virginia USA.

Here is the lineup for today's program, in MFSK modes as noted:

  1:36 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:42 MFSK32: Russia will remain on ISS until 2028
  6:04 MFSK64: Chicago will sell its water*
10:01 MFSK64: This week's images*
27:41 MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)


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From New Atlas:

Russia's decision to remain on ISS til 2028 saves it from early

By David Szondy
May 02, 2023

NASA has announced that Russia will remain a participant aboard
the International Space Station (ISS) until 2028, ensuring the
station's safe operation until it is finally vacated by all 15
international partners in 2030 before its deorbiting.

In July 2022, as relations with Russia and the West reached a new
low over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, Roscosmos Chief Yury
Borisov caused a major stir in space circles when he declared
that his country would no longer be a part of the ISS partnership
after 2024.

Citing costs and the safety of Russian cosmonauts as the primary
reason, the decision was not just one that further damaged
East/West diplomacy, it also put the ISS in peril because Russia
is a major contributor of hardware to the space station and
Russian Progress cargo ships provide the thrust needed to keep it
in the proper orbit. In addition, Russia's Zvezda module contains
the station's primary life support systems.

Another concern was that Russia would follow its abandoning of
the ISS by removing its modules to build a new station of its own
– a risky operation at best. In the worst-case scenario, Russia
leaving the 15-nation partnership might have resulted in the ISS
being deorbited and burning up in a controlled reentry five years
earlier than planned.

Though the unstable geopolitical situation makes the remainder of
the ISS's lifespan about as secure as that of a salmon at a bear
convention, the recent decision does introduce an element of

"The International Space Station is an incredible partnership
with a common goal to advance science and exploration," said
Robyn Gatens, director of the International Space Station
Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "Extending our time
aboard this amazing platform allows us to reap the benefits of
more than two decades of experiments and technology
demonstrations, as well as continue to materialize even greater
discovery to come."

Source: NASA


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From Bloomberg via

Chicago's $1 billion water deal shows Great Lakes wealth

by Isis Almeida, Kim Chipman
May 2, 2023

As American states such as California grapple with harsher and
more frequent droughts, the Midwest is touting its ample water
supplies to spur economic growth.

Chicago has just signed a contract valued at $1 billion to sell
its water elsewhere—the first such deal in 40 years—and the city
expects more to come. Illinois is also launching a
federally-funded plan to expand its $17 billion "Blue Economy" to
lure companies from water-intensive chip manufacturers to
climate-tech startups.

The Great Lakes, which account for more than 80% of North
America's surface fresh water supplies, are increasingly becoming
a key selling point. As President Joe Biden pushes advanced
manufacturing and environmentally-friendly infrastructure, the
Midwest is poised for a much-needed economic boost.

"We have this water that is critical," said Alaina Harkness,
executive director of Current, the nonprofit water innovation hub
behind the plan. It's important not just for the region's climate
and residents, but it's also a critical supply-chain component
for manufacturing, food and beverage companies, data-processing
and storage centers and chipmakers, she added. "Not having access
to it is a risk for businesses."

Midwest cities such as Chicago have struggled with the decline in
traditional manufacturing over the decades as factories moved
offshore for cheaper labor and resources. Biden now wants to
bring back advanced industrial and infrastructure investment—with
a focus on clean energy as well as $55 billion to improve
drinking water and wastewater systems.

As a result, Illinois aims to replace its rust belt label with a
clean belt economy by 2030, according to the Current report. The
region has the vast amounts of water and space needed for
businesses from wind farms to chip manufacturing.

"A lot of industries—be that electric vehicles or food, life
sciences—they have a lot of water needs," said Michael Fassnacht,
head of World Business Chicago and the city's chief marketing
officer. "Corporations, as well, will look at climate resilience
and water safety, so being next to water is a massive, massive

Cities with direct access to fresh water are already looking to
capitalize. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot last week signed a
100-year deal to sell water to Joliet, about 50 miles inland, and
its suburbs. This will make it the city's second-biggest water
buyer when supplies start in 2030. The deal comes after Chicago
lost some customers in recent years following price increases,
said Jennie Bennett, the city's chief financial officer.

"We've put the Chicago water system back in a growth position
through the Joliet transaction in a really big way," Bennett said
in a recent interview. "We know that having high-quality,
low-cost water is very important to a lot of industries."

Chicago can offer water for less than what cities such as
Detroit, New York, Houston, Philadelphia and Los Angeles can. And
it's just a fraction of the price in San Francisco, according to
data from the Windy City's Department of Water Management.

To be sure, the Midwest has yet to see a huge influx of
businesses due to its ample water supplies. Companies also take
into account other factors when choosing to relocate, but
questions about water and energy supplies have increased in
recent years, said Fassnacht, whose job includes luring
businesses to Chicago.

There are also concerns about how to tap water as a tool for
economic development without depleting the resource. Solving that
issue could also be an opportunity for companies like
Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation. The company is developing
solutions including using artificial intelligence to reduce the
amount of energy used in water treatment.

"All of our customers are talking about it across industries,"
said Damon Sepe, a business development manager for Rockwell.
"It's real, they have goals by 2030, 2050 that they need to hit,
and our role is helping them."

Startups are also taking notice. The opportunity was attractive
enough that Seyi Fabode decided to start Varuna four years ago,
after leaving the power sector. They company has offices in
Chicago and Austin and tracks water-related risks such as the
potential for lead contamination or bursting pipes.

Most of the US's water system was built in the 1970s and 1980s.
About 14% to 18% of treated potable water in the country is lost
through leaks, according to a McKinsey study.

"Water was becoming the next big thing," Fabode said. "Austin had
a water problem, Flint had a water problem, and I felt there was
an opportunity to use my expertise."

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This week's images ...

Look carefully to see the white moth on this white flower, at the
Bernheim Arboretum in Clermont, Kentucky. ...

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Horse riders at sunset, Roseisle beach, Scotland. ...

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Snow on May 3! At Bald Knob in Canaan Valley, West Virginia. ...

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Mars and its moon, Deimos, in the foreground, in this image from
the United Arab Emirates’ Amal spacecraft, March 2023. ...

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Spring blossoms at the Northeastern University arboretum in
Boston. ...

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Hook Eagle Morris Men perform in Hampshire, England, as they see
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Buttercups in Washington DC, May 2. ...

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A Scarlet Tanager at Valley Stream State Park, Long Island, New
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A scene at Arboretum Kilquade, County Wicklow, Ireland, May 1. ...

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Our painting of the week is "Lake Superior III" (circa 1923-24)
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RNEI 40x Playlist, April 2023 - for 🌴 WRMI 🌴[Release Date:📅 - Spotify Streams:▶️ - Source:🔎 - Category:🔠]
RNEI Japanese Party Special

松田 聖子 - Rock'n Rouge(ロックン・ルージュ) 🇯🇵
🌹Opening with one of Matsuda Seiko-san's great songs I heard on NHK's Shinyabin's special on 11945kHz, celebrating her works. This one is really cute... "Hanabira Iro no Haru ni I Will Fall In Love" is so catchy. 😆
[📅:1984.02.01 - ▶:2m - 🔎:NHK Shinyabin - 🔠:Big Artist]

YMCK - Convenient 🇯🇵
🌹This is a fantastic track from Japanese 3-piece chip-tune-unit YMCK's 2022 album FAMILY INNOVATION.
[📅: 2022.09.30 - ▶: 4422 - 🔎:Spotify Recommendations - 🔠:Small Artist]

Lone Alpha, P3PPER & Ina - Summer Night 🇯🇵
🌹I adore the wonderfully soothing vocals on this gentle dance track! 😆
[📅: 2021.11.05 - ▶: 64.5k - 🔎:Spotify Discover - 🔠:Small Artist]

Aimyon - 愛を伝えたいだとか 🇯🇵
🌹Here's something really funky that's been one of my favourites for... 6 years now! Those occasional backing notes are perfect!
[📅:2017.05.03 - ▶:52m - 🔎:Aimyon artist page - 🔠:Big Artist]

電音部, DE DE MOUSE & 白金 煌 - Sweet Illusion 🇯🇵
🌹Returning to one of my favourite Japanese DJs - DE DE MOUSE - comes this upbeat, cutesy dance track. 😁
[📅:2022.10.20 - ▶:92.0k - 🔎:Spotify Recommendations - 🔠:Small Artist]

雄之助 (feat. Sennzai) - 幽世に舞え 🇯🇵
🌹This dance number has a gorgeous traditional Japanese sound. 🐱
[📅:2022.03.04 - ▶:121k - 🔎:Spotify Recommendations - 🔠:Small Artist]

🌹Now for something a little crazy, inspired by a video game about going insane trying to be a popular streamer.
[📅:2023.03.18 - ▶:1.62m - 🔎:Needy Streamer Overload - 🔠:Big Artist]

Tokimeki Records (feat. 黒川沙良) - そして僕は途方に暮れる 🇯🇵
🌹After that last song was so crazy it BSoD'ed, here's something really gentle to end on that I find really relaxing. 🐱
[📅:2023.03.08 - ▶:687k - 🔎:Spotify Discover - 🔠:Small Artist]


Mamma's Mindre Metal

Megson - Before I Know It 🇬🇧
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Girl Scout - Run Me Over 🇸🇪
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Ransel & Mari Boine - The Colour and the Shape 🇳🇴
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Teleman - Short Life 🇬🇧
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Thank you for listening to and decoding this edition of RNEI! We hope to see you next month.
Til vi mřtes igjen,
Ha det!








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  -RNEI #41:
  1, 浠Mizuki - Day by Day 🇹🇼
  2, Tigerstate - Occupied 🇳🇴
  3, Emi Aramaki - Lonely Night 🇬🇧
  4, Dagny - Heartbreak In The Making 🇳🇴

  5, RADWIMPS - 東京上空 🇯🇵
  6, Vilma Jää - Humalahullu 🇫🇮
  7, Jón Jónsson - Dansa (feat. Friđrik Dór) 🇮🇸

  -Ha det!




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  == Radio Catface Express 2 ==
  Bob Catface - Intro
  Danielle Ponder - The Only Way Out
  The Cactus Channel - Fool's Gold
  mau from nowhere - GINGER
  Kiyoshi Yamaya, Kifu Mitsuhashi - Asadoya Yunta
  Kiyoshi Yamaya, Toshiko Yonekawa - Saitarō-Bushi
  Melissa Aldana - 12 Stars
  Ambient Jazz Ensemble - Lights Go Down
  Yu Su - Xiu (宫廷 version) ft. Knopha
  Bob Catface - Undulation

  Stay tuned cats and kittens!





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