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North Korea Has Reopened a Hotline With South Korea. What Does It Mean?

North Korea startled the world today by restoring a telephone hotline with South Korea, an overture that lets the two countries speak directly for the first time in years.

On today’s show, Pat and Jeffy talked about President Donald Trump’s strong stance on North Korea, and a caller praised Trump’s foreign policy.

“Things seem to be maybe even improving,” Pat said. “All of a sudden, North Korea is making these gestures to South Korea.”

Learn more about North Korea’s latest move here.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

PAT: North Korea just reopened their border hotline with South Korea.

Does that mean something is working? Kind of seems like it.

JEFFY: It sure does.

PAT: Yeah, it's been tense over the last six or eight months. And everybody was wondering, was this the right thing to do? You just really ratcheted up the heat, but now it seems to have cooled off. Things seem to be maybe even improving somewhat.

All of a sudden, North Korea is making these gestures to South Korea. They're reopening the border with South Korea. They just did that today. They already tested it. It apparently works. It's open again. They've also extended an olive branch to the Olympic games that are going to be held in South Korea next month.

JEFFY: The winter Olympics happens next month, man.

PAT: Yeah. Yeah. So there was talk by Nikki Haley that we might not even go because the tensions were so high.

JEFFY: Yeah, because it would so dangerous.

PAT: That's down. That's over. We're definitely going. And North Korea has basically promised not to do anything.

JEFFY: You got to do it definitely had something to do with Trump's big stick, look, we're bigger, have a nice day.

PAT: Right. You know, and I said it's reminiscent of the my dog is bigger than your dog Ken-L Ration campaign.

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My button is bigger than your button. My button is bigger than yours.

JEFFY: That's classic.

PAT: Did it work? I kind of think it did. It kind of feels like it did.

JEFFY: It sure looks like it.

PAT: 888-727-BECK.

Let's go to Elizabeth. No, it's 888. Hey, Elizabeth, welcome.

CALLER: Hi, Pat and Jeffy, happy to talk to you.

PAT: You too.

CALLER: I just wanted to call because -- well, first of all, I really have to commend you and Jeffy on your attitude about Trump. I was a Never Trumper primary and also in the general election.

JEFFY: It was a tough time, man.

PAT: It was a tough time.

CALLER: It was. I mean, I started out just because the media and the people in Washington, I just started out feeling I had to defend him.

PAT: Yes.

JEFFY: Thank you.

CALLER: But there's one thing I have to disagree with you on.

PAT: Okay.

CALLER: I love the tweets. I absolutely love the tweets. I'm like a kid at Christmas waiting for Santa, what's he going to bring me this time?

PAT: Are you?

JEFFY: You're definitely not alone.

PAT: Well, Christmas comes every day for you then. Because those tweets are non-stop.

CALLER: It sure does.

JEFFY: I was concerned this morning. I was working -- filling in for Doc Thompson on the morning show, on TheBlaze Radio Network, and President Trump didn't tweet all morning.

CALLER: Oh, my gosh.

JEFFY: I thought he lost his phone. I thought we had to send help into the White House.

PAT: Fortunately --

JEFFY: He found it.

CALLER: I know it's like he's always pulling people's chains. He's got a quirky sense of mischief that comes through there. But, no, and don't get me wrong, I pray every single day for Donald Trump, for God to give him wisdom because sometimes the tweets go a little far.

But can you imagine if Solomon tweeted, you know, okay. You broads, stop squabbling, I've got a big sword. I mean, I don't know if he would do that.

PAT: I don't know either. There was a lot of wisdom there with that guy.

JEFFY: That's all.

CALLER: I'm so proud now to call him my president. I never thought I would be. And, of course, there's also -- we don't have to see Barack and Michelle in the White House all the time.

PAT: Thank heaven.

JEFFY: Amen.

CALLER: He gets a lot of points for that.

PAT: Yes, he does. Thanks a lot, Elizabeth, appreciate it.

JEFFY: That's for sure.

PAT: I mean, people do love it.

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'They believe their job is to REMAKE your child': WSJ writer warns public schools may be LOST to woke trans activism

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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Is California ‘PURPOSEFULLY’ destroying this small business?

It seems like some politicians are purposefully trying to destroy the lives and dreams of certain Americans, specifically small business owners. Dave Foldes spoke to Glenn over six months ago after THIS audience raised thousands of dollars for his restaurant that refused to close: Cronies Sports Grill. Now, despite making progress in his administrative battle against LA, the city of Agoura Hills, California is coming for Cronies instead. And the reasoning is INSANE. But Foldes isn't giving up, and neither are his supporters. It's the ultimate David vs. Goliath showdown.

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Trans Activism Will End Your Parental Rights | Abigail Shrier | Ep 110

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it is incredibly dangerous. Just ask Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier. Her book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — just like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, Shrier argues it could end your parental rights for good. She is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy number one to the activists. Recently, the American Booksellers Association even called sending her book to others "a serious, violent incident." Abigail joins Glenn to lay out just how slippery this slope has proven to be and what we — conservatives and liberals — must do to protect our children.

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DEADLY Negligence: Exposing the REAL Origins & Coverup of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Who were the people and groups involved with coronavirus research, and what really went down before and after the pandemic began? On "Glenn TV" this week, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to outline a tale of negligence and then, coverup. The elites of the world - the people calling themselves experts - trusted the Chinese Communist Party with one of the most dangerous weapons we can imagine on this planet--a virus.

Glenn reveals who was involved in a definitive timeline, and argues: If proof of a lab leak does come out, the worlds needs to know EVERYONE that was involved. We must expose the coverup and attempt to control the narrative of the pandemic origins. Everyone from Big Tech, the media, the Chinese and even our own government have been involved. What lies behind the coverup could reveal the dirty secret that, in order to cut corners, the academic elites and government entrusted Communist China with a civilization-killing virus.

Watch the full episode below:

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