Trumpet Hour

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In each edition of Trumpet Hour, Hilliker sits down with Trumpet writers to bring you up to date on the latest developments in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Anglo-America and beyond. Trumpet Hour goes behind the headlines to connect current events to their true meaning and their significance in your life. The program also brings you practical advice to improve your life, your family, your marriage and your physical, mental and spiritual health. Trumpet Hour brings you the most important information about your world and your life using one unique resource: the absolute truths of the Bible.

Trumpet Hour airs Wednesdays at 8 a.m and Fridays at 4 p.m. (Central Time). Wednesday’s program features one-on-one interviews with Trumpet staff writers and featured guests, as well as answers to questions from Trumpet readers and listeners. Friday’s Week in Review edition features a panel discussion focusing on the events of the week. Trumpet Hour airs on KPCG 101.3 FM in Edmond, Oklahoma, and online at KPCG.fm.

#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
Download: MP3 (52 MB)

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.