Trumpet Hour is the voice of the Trumpet newsmagazine. Your host is Joel Hilliker, the managing editor of the Philadelphia Trumpet and theTrumpet.com. Trumpet Hour features a range of subject matter with an emphasis on the most important world news: national and international affairs, global economics, politics, society and morality. Trumpet Hour also features segments intended to inform and inspire listeners with stories of remarkable people overcoming obstacles, facing urgent world problems, and searching for solutions.
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.
• Chinese President Xi Jinping has been enshrined into the Communist Constitution, elevating him to the status of Mao Zedong, and empowering him to shape China’s path forward for years to come.
• The Czech Republic just elected a strongman, continuing the trend of European voters seeking stronger leadership.
• Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has repudiated extremist Islam, making his nation more moderate and leaving Iran as the undisputed leader of the radical Muslim camp.
• Recent revelations about sexual harassment are bringing fresh impetus to social engineers’ efforts to purge society of what they call “toxic masculinity.”
• We also have stories about Iran extending its influence into Palestinian politics—Russia’s influence in Europe, the Philippines and America—and young Americans ditching religion for astrology and witchcraft.
• A bid for independence for Kurds in Iraq has met a forceful response from Iraqi and Iranian forces. As America stands aside, Iran eliminates yet another obstacle to its regional dominance.
• Spain responds to Catalonia’s vote for independence by stripping it of some of its autonomy, and Europe is letting it happen.
• China’s president kicked off the Chinese Communist Party’s national congress, and looks to be laying groundwork for tightening his grip on power for a new Maoist era.
• Donald Trump decertifying the Iran nuclear deal could force Europe to make a difficult choice: break with the U.S.—or confront Iran?
• We’ll also talk about how only a third of American states have a rainy day fund—how Nepal is trying to remain a bridge between China and India—and how Russia is marketing its impressive advanced missile system to some interesting customers in the Middle East.
• U.S. President Donald Trump decertified the Iran nuclear deal, to the condemnation of leaders all over the world and in America. Does this move actually put the world in greater danger?
• Another stunning election in Europe: A suave 31-year-old named Sebastian Kurz is set to become the next leader of Austria, after elections this past weekend—yet another black eye for establishment politics in Europe.
• California is experiencing the deadliest wildfires in its history—and this at the end of a terrible year of disasters for the state and the nation.
• And finally, I’ll give you three reasons why it is important to build more passion in your life.
• As the threat from Islam grows, Europeans are increasingly identifying themselves as Christian, and saying Europe needs to return to its Christian cultural roots. We’re watching this trend play out throughout politics in Europe, especially in Germany.
• Pope Francis—the leader of over a billion Catholics—says that anyone who isn’t convinced that greenhouse gas emissions cause hurricanes and other weather disasters is being STUPID. And he is proposing a radical solution to the problem.
• After 10 years of political division between two separate governments, the Palestinians look like they’re making moves to RECONCILE the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas administration that governs the Gaza Strip. What might this mean for the future of Israel?
• And finally, we’ll talk about the NUMBER ONE LESSON that we can learn from family—and it’s probably not what you think.