Trumpet Hour

Hosted by Joel Hilliker

Trumpet Hour is the voice of the Trumpet newsmagazine. In each edition, Joel Hilliker, managing editor of the Philadelphia Trumpet sits down with Trumpet writers to discuss world events and trends from a biblical perspective.

#265: Week in Review: A More Aggressive Germany?, Turkey-Russia Split, California’s Marijuana Problem, and Much More

Aired Friday, January 12, 2018   ·   04:00 PM CST   ·   56 minutes
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Show Notes

  • Even as Germany struggles to put together a government, there are signs that the nation is entering a more aggressive period and is more open about asserting its national interests.
  • Russia, Iran and Turkey have been working to tamp down the crisis in Syria—and now it appears rifts are developing in the way they want to handle this situation, driving Turkey away from those nations and toward Europe.
  • Rumors that China might stop buying U.S. treasuries rattled bond markets, indicating just how vulnerable America is because of its $1.4 trillion debt to China.
  • California legalized marijuana, supposedly in part to eliminate crime. But the effect is that Mexican drug cartels are buying marijuana farms and illegal activity is increasing.
  • We’ll also talk about China building a new military base on the Afghanistan border—further developments in European politics—and the deputy chair of America’s Democratic Party endorsing Antifa.