Missing Interviews

LDPDid you catch my interview with Lou Diamond Phillips? Capitola Police Chief Rudy Escalante? Listen to the show online or mp3 download by clicking here

WNEWOr how about Nancy Lyons interviewing me on 99.1 FM WNEW in Washington D.C.? Click HERE

I also had the pleasure of being on the Glen Biegel show on KBYR AM 700, Anchorage, AK again this week!


 

 

 

Wants Peace

The Ethan Bearman Show

 

TUNE IN THIS WEEK!

  • President pushes peace in Palestine, no chance
  • Who says immigration reform will work?
  • Is the Euro finally, really, truly, in trouble?
  • International banks sometimes just don’t learn
  • Carrageenan is just seaweed, wrong

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GMO And The Bio Chemist

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As discussed on last night’s Ethan Bearman Show, my dad had sent an email congratulating Whole Foods for the labeling of GMO foods in the next five years.

I agree, thank you Whole Foods for using your clout to give me information. But, a distant cousin who is a Ph.D in bio chemistry called my dad a luddite for wanting to know what is in his food.

My dad asked for help and here was my response:

Here is the briefest of summaries. I had a recent conversation with a geneticist who does genetic engineering for a fruit and vegetable agricultural giant. Here is what he and I agreed on:

1. Not all Genetic Engineering is bad. Many GMOs are simple gene sequences that have a specific, non-lethal purpose, like color, taste, and size.
2. Bt corn and soy are the two major problems. Bt in every molecule has never been tested at that level of toxicity. Even with expression limited to cellulosic areas, it will still be in feed. 
3. Bt corn and soy encourage use of glyphosate. Many scientists are becoming alarmed at the appearance of glyphosate beyond human digestive system where the FDA approval said it would be destroyed. Glyphosate is now showing unexpected and potentially toxic effect on surrounding soil bacteria.
4. Original FDA approval of GMO was incomplete and done in a political, not scientific fashion.
5. No long-term studies outside of Monsanto, et al due to DMCA restrictions, therefore no independent studies can be completed in the United States.
6. As expected by people outside of laboratories, super-weeds are developing and spreading at a much more rapid pace than Monsanto & FDA predicted.
7. GE animals have much more insidious possibilities as non-GE killer bees have demonstrated. The geneticist supported an outright ban on GE Salmon as they will eventually make it into the wild and the effect on “natural” salmon is entirely unknown beyond the contamination of DNA.
 
I am not against GMO at all, as a free market capitalist, information is critical for making an informed decision. I want to know if my food contains GMO so I can make an informed decision. The supply chain already has this information in databases (as I am an architect of the SOP system for Cargill’s North American Corn division, same for Borden, etc.)  there is zero additional cost beyond the pico-liter of ink for additional information on an already existent nutrition label.

Pope, Port, Power

The Ethan Bearman Show

A new pope and another cruise ship is stuck, what is going on in the world?

Energy is the underpinning of nearly everything in our modern society. I will speak with David Ratcliffe, the recently retired CEO of Southern Company which is one of the United States’ largest energy providers about opportunity, energy, and success.

The Democrats finally put up a budget plan in the Senate, is it going to accomplish anything?

The Higgs Boson particle is revealed and announced. Or is it?

Insider hacking of the worst kind at the LA Times and Tribune Co.

Plus your phone calls and so much more.

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He Did It

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In a reversal from the Bush presidency, it is the Republicans looking out for Americans rights and this week it was Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. A real, old fashioned filibuster. Why?

In my continuing quest to shed light on veteran’s issues, I will speak with Craig Roberts of the American Legion. What are they doing to help?

Hugo Chavez, dictator of Venezuela, has died. Will Venezuela rejoin the Western world?

Bin Laden’s son-in-law to be tried in NYC.

More untreatable bacteria in hospitals.

Plus your phone calls and so much more.

Tune in to The Ethan Bearman Show, Sundays 4-6 pm Pacific, 5-7 pm Mountain, 6-8 pm Central, 7-9 pm Eastern on your favorite talk radio station or online at http://goo.gl/3Bbba

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Daylight Saving Time Doldrums

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Tomorrow, very early in the morning, Daylight Saving Time starts for most of the USA and other parts of the world. Why?

Regardless of what you heard it was not designed for children waiting at bus stops, or the farmers, or whatever other story you may have heard. The incarnations today have to do with energy consumption. But the history is even earlier than addressing energy.

Apparently Benjamin Franklin first suggested the concept in 1784 in the Journal de Paris as he was enjoying France. The idea languished for over a century until an Englishman named William Willett brought it up again in 1907. The British passed an Act of Parliament in 1916 introducing British Summer Time moving clocks one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) during the summer months in an effort to save energy. Hey for those that dislike Daylight Saving Time, you can blame the British instead of the Americans on this one! The USA followed in 1918 for the remainder of World War I, but it was a local, uneven effort until the Uniform Time Act of 1966 which standardized nationally how daylight savings would work. The Act was amended in 2007 changing the start date to the second Sunday of March. And if you were wondering, we are saving daylight, so it is singular and not plural.

Beside the fact that I find it miserable to adjust my internal clock twice per year because an external clock has changed, it is debatable whether daylight saving even achieves its goal of energy savings. Official government agencies all toe the party line and tout the energy savings, but there are studies that show otherwise.

2006 Indiana study found that energy use actually increased 1%! Interestingly the research suggested that increased air conditioner use in the summer evenings and heating in early spring exceeded the reduction from lighting. In 2007, California Energy Commission economists discovered no statistically significant effect either way.

Humans suffer from an increase in suicides, an increase in heart attacks, and the disrupted sleep increases workplace injuries.

Animals apparently suffer too! Dairy farmers are reporting that cows are affected too. Won’t somebody please think of the cows?

Since there is insufficient evidence supporting this twice annual sleep disruption, my selfish suggestion is to simply dump it or leave it in effect year-round.

Sailing Off The Cliff

The Ethan Bearman Show

As we sail off the fiscal cliff into a state of sequestration, how are we doing as a nation?

When a soldier is wounded they receive a Purple Heart. How are we doing with our wounded soldiers? I’ll talk to Former National Commander, silver star recipient, and three time purple heart medal awardee Bill Hutton.

What’s the story with Yale’s potential interrogation center?

Republicans are coming out against California’s Proposition 8 which banned gay marriage.

Egypt’s opposition refuses to meet with new Secretary of State John Kerry, find out why and what it really means.

Dust from Africa to blame or thank for snowfall in California.

Plus your phone calls and so much more.

Tune in to The Ethan Bearman Show, Sundays 4-6 pm Pacific, 5-7 pm Mountain, 6-8 pm Central, 7-9 pm Eastern on your favorite talk radio station or online at http://goo.gl/3Bbba

The studio number to call in during the show is 1-800-259-5791 or email me:  radio@ethanbearman.com

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