Listen to the Trumpet Daily radio program that aired on August 13, 2018.
Just when it seems like peace efforts in the Middle East have ground to a halt, new developments suddenly break out, indicating that the peace negotiations are alive and well. For the latest developments in what President Trump calls “the deal of the century,” stay tuned.
It was 73 years ago this week that the world’s first atomic strike hit Hiroshima, Japan. Today more and more headlines show nations renewing their interest in nuclear bombs. Some experts say we’re in a new round of the nuclear arms race. How concerned should we be about the prospect of nuclear war? California is being scorched by some of the worst wildfires in its history, causing terrible damage and even claiming several lives. Why are such disasters happening and with such frequency? We’ll talk about a cause that most analysts are unwilling to discuss. Visitors to the “Seals of Isaiah and King Hezekiah Discovered” archaeology exhibit in Edmond, Oklahoma, this weekend will have the opportunity to see a musical telling the history highlighted by those artifacts. We’ll talk with Ryan Malone, the composer and star of Undefeated: The Story of Isaiah and Hezekiah. And we’ll conclude with a few words about kicking your kids outdoors!
First: Derek Scally on the harshening of political rhetoric emanating from Bavaria, and in particular its ruling party the CSU. Later: Dan McLaughlin looks back at the 2008 Russia-Georgia war. What caused it, how did it play out, and what did it symbolise?
The authorities in Ethiopia have shut down internet access in eastern Ethiopia. It's thought the shutdown is linked to an outbreak of violence. Residents in both the Oromia region and the city of Harar said the connection had been down for three days. It's the first time the internet has been shut down since parliament lifted a state of emergency in June. Violence broke out on Saturday in Jijiga, the capital of Ethiopia's Somali region. According to reports, properties were looted and security officials shot dead four people. RFI’s Daniel Finnan spoke to Berhan Taye, who campaigns against internet shutdown for Access Down, an NGO working on digital rights… Radio France Internationale’s English service http://en.rfi.fr Daniel Finnan https://twitter.com/Daniel_Finnan
Latino USA was at the 2013 Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City. Here are our picks from the Acoustic Showcase.
Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas has refused to consider President Trump’s peace plan known as the “deal of the century.” However, he seems to be softening his opposition to the American peace plan. During the past week, he has discussed the plan with King Abdullah of Jordan and with the United Arab Emirates. If Trump’s peace plan should succeed, it won’t just be the “deal of the century.” It will be the greatest prophetic fulfillment in the last 2,000 years!
10 лет назад, в ночь с 7 на 8 августа 2008 года, в Южной Осетии началась "пятидневная война" между вооруженными силами Грузии и России, которую поддержали югоосетинские формирования. Спустя 10 лет Радио Свобода собирает свидетельства очевидцев тех событий, сражавшихся с обеих сторон. Вот одно из них.
Abhinandan and Rajyasree discuss the latest biopic in town, Sanju, with Samar Khan from Mumbai. Khan, who is a former journalist, says, “It is a well-made film. It follows Rajkumar Hirani's theory, where he finds good in everything that is bad with the world." Rajyasree is not as much a fan of the film and says, “I thought the film was quite badly made. It is not a fictional film, considering all of Rajkumar’s films have been fictional films. This is a biopic, that has been promoted as a biopic. I understand if you present some facts, especially about a person you have worked with successfully, with a rose-tinted view. This entire thing about hoisting all responsibility of all of Sanjay Dutt’s actions on other people, he took drugs because of someone else who tricked him into it." In response to Rajyasree's comments, Abhinandan says, “In a biopic, you see shades of grey in everybody. However, in this case, he just came across as a caricature villain from a fictional film.” Talking about Anushka Sharma’s character, he says, “I don’t know if there is one such writer who starts crying every time Sanjay Dutt tells a story. It was a completely ridiculous character.” Sen also discusses the criticism of Karan Johar for trying to remake Sairat. “There has been a lot of criticism for Karan Johar because he is making this film called Dhadak, which is starring Sridevi’s daughter and Ishaan Khatar, and I could not understand why he is getting trashed because when I saw the trailer and then the promos and songs, it looks like a Karan Johar film.” Talking about the nature of biopics, Abhinandan says, “After you watch a biopic, it says based on true events, but the next line is that similarities are coincidental. I don’t understand that. If you are making a biopic, then every character and every event should be true in that. Now, there is this new convention that the central character will be real, the rest we’ll make shit up as we go along.” Talking about another film based on a real person, Rajyasree says, “Soorma is the story of this hockey player called Sandeep Singh who made a comeback after he gets shot and he’s put in a wheelchair and how he makes a comeback. I quite liked the trailer, and I quite liked Daljit Dosanjh." In response, Abhinandan says, “Daljit looks the part, but the thing that is of concern to me is the whole ‘based on true events’. That means that probably one event was true, but the rest will be nonsense. These are the kinds of things that piss me off. Either you say that the film is a figment of my imagination and I’ll enjoy it." Rajyasree also discusses Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 by saying, “Tigmanshu Dhulia is directing it for the third time. I felt the trailer was like the first two films. I can’t make out the difference. And Jimmy Shergill has to stop playing a villain. Even he has to be tired of it.” And then there’s the new biopic of Jaggi Vasudev which will be directed by Shashank Ghosh and produced by Rhea Kapoor, and of course, approved by Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha Foundation. Abhinandan closes by talking about an Everest Masala ad with Amitabh Bachchan. “It has this little boy and his mother…I thought that ad was really good.” There’s this and more. Listen up.
CEO Elon Musk’s tweet about wanting to take the company private is causing a stir. Unorthodoxy aside, its volatile boss and weak corporate governance means Tesla is better off the public roads. Plus, Pakistan’s likely new leader Imran Khan will have to go hat in hand to the IMF.