Announcing Cultural Weekly Radio

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I am very proud to announce that Cultural Weekly Radio has invited me to be the co-host with Tod Hardin of the new show! Our inaugural broadcast is done and I invite you all to take a listen and enjoy.

The inaugural broadcast of Cultural Weekly Radio with hosts Ethan Bearman and Tod Hardin. Interviews featuring Cultural Weekly Publisher & Managing Editor Adam Leipzig, Poetry Editor Alexis Rhone Fancher, and discussions surrounding the current issue focused on Detroit.

Art is freedom!

Check back weekly for the latest episodes and read the latest edition at www.culturalweekly.com

 

 

New York Times Hacked Again

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As you can see from my screenshot above, the venerable New York Times which I pay to access, is having major issues.

According to Suzanne Choney at NBCNews.com this is the result of yet another hack of the NYTimes.com website. From the article:

The New York Times website was hacked Tuesday, the site down for a second time in two weeks, with a group known as the Syrian Electronic Army believed to be behind Tuesday’s hack. 

Don’t forget that the Chinese specifically targeted the New York Times late in 2012 as well.  I also suspect the NASDAQ shutdown last week was the result of hackers too.

Are we entering a new stage of cyberterrorism or is this just the same old, same old?

Trading Halted in Nasdaq Securities Due To Technical Problem

shutterstock_68921602The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Nasdaq stock exchange has halted all trading as of 12:15 pm EDT today, August 22, 2013 due to technical issues.

Is this simply and internal technical glitch with hardware or software? Or is this the latest in the waves of attacks from Chinese hackers like when they attack infrastructure, Iranian hackers attacking banks, or Eastern European hackers when they steal hundreds of millions of credit cards? Is this a glimpse into the future of cyberwar or just another, simpler explanation of a system failure?

I doubt the system failure explanation on the part of Nasdaq. They spend hundreds of millions of dollars per year on ultra-high performance computing systems with redundancies at every level of the systems. It is extremely unlikely that a system failure occurred without an outside influence.

Update 8/22/13 12:10 Pacific Time – Trading is set to resume right now. Securities and Exchange Commission spokesman John Nester said: “We are monitoring the situation and are in close contact with the exchanges.”

New Podcast Site Almost Done

Consistency in website look and feel is something that is a recommended achievement. With that in mind I have been feverishly working on completely revamping the podcast site to more closely match this site. It is almost done and I’d like for you to take a look and provide feedback!

Click your browser over to http://testpodcast.ethanbearman.com and put in a comment below with your thoughts.

Hollywood Changes

The Ethan Bearman Show

On the show TODAY!

  • Interview with Michel Shane, executive producer of Catch Me if You Can and I, Robot, about hjis latest effort about “Blood Alley”
  • Interview with actress and producer, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn
  • JPMorgan is in the news again for all the wrong reasons
  • An airline story that is actually good news
  • New information that Princess Diana was murdered

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

If your local station doesn’t carry the show yet, please be sure to call and ask for them to broadcast The Ethan Bearman Show on Sunday evenings!

Click HERE for a complete listing of affiliates and ways to listen to the shows

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Interview on the Glen Biegel Show August 8 2013

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I was pleased to join the Glen Biegel show with guest host Jim Finnery this morning on KBYR AM 700 in Anchorage, AK. We discussed the resurrection of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Click the link below for the interview.

Glen Biegel Interview Aug 12, 2013

The Greed Is Gross

The Ethan Bearman Show

Listen to TODAY’s show!

  • How can Congress work for us when greed and fundraising are more important than governance?
  • Interview with Alan Keyes, conservative political activist, author, and former diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service
  • Russia provokes potential boycotts for the 2014 Winter Olympics
  • President Obama’s paltry proposal on surveillance reforms
  • The sun is about do do a flip

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

If your local station doesn’t carry the show yet, please be sure to call and ask for them to broadcast The Ethan Bearman Show on Sunday evenings!

Click HERE for a complete listing of affiliates and ways to listen to the shows

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Good Times Santa Cruz Covers the Needle Exchange Survey

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Good Times Santa Cruz writer Joel Hersch wrote a column called, “Moving The Needle” centered around my unofficial Santa Cruz County Needle Exchange Survey.

“On July 26, Capitola resident and nationally syndicated radio host Ethan Bearman, whose program “The Ethan Bearman Show” is based at KSCO in Santa Cruz, released the results of an online survey he conducted to gauge community opinions on the local needle exchange. Bearman describes the needle exchange controversy as a lightening rod issue for the community. Last year, many began voicing their outrage at finding syringes in public spaces, in some case on sidewalks outside their homes, and generally where they or their children could step on them.

Over the course of 10 days, Bearman got 558 responses—517 from Santa Cruz County locals—and although he acknowledges that it’s not a large enough sample size to reliably reflect opinions among the county’s approximate population of 266,000, he believes it can serve to provoke discussion.

“Ultimately,” Bearman says, “what drove me to do this survey was the disconnect that I heard between county supervisors and HSA representatives and what I was hearing from my callers and the people in my day-to-day interactions.”

He does not believe that local officials are taking community opinions about needle exchanges into account, and hopes the survey gets their attention.”

Read the complete article HERE

Detroit Destruction Or Renewal

The Ethan Bearman Show

On the show TODAY!

  • Should the Boy Scouts have girls?
  • Interview with author, scholar, and American Enterprise Institute Scholar Charles Murray
  • Why is medical tourism the a better deal with better outcomes?
  • Cooperate, don’t go solo
  • Interview with Mark Stryker of the Detroit Free Press about the situation in Detroit

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

If your local station doesn’t carry the show yet, please be sure to call and ask for them to broadcast The Ethan Bearman Show on Sunday evenings!

Click HERE for a complete listing of affiliates and ways to listen to the shows

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