Trumpet Hour

Hosted by Joel Hilliker

Trumpet Hour is the voice of the Trumpet newsmagazine. Your host is Joel Hilliker, the managing editor of the Philadelphia Trumpet and theTrumpet.comTrumpet 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.  Read More

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.

#239: Week in Review: Germany’s Political Quagmire, Puerto Rico Devastated, China Sponsors North Korea, and Much More

Aired Friday, September 29, 2017   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes
Download: MP3 (50.1 MB)

Show Notes

  • After elections last Sunday, German politics are in trouble, as Chancellor Angela Merkel struggles to bring disagreeing political parties into a government in a process that could mire Germany for months.
  • Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico—the island is suffering, and the price tag for getting back on its feet will be huge.
  • The threat from North Korea is real, but it wouldn’t be happening if not for a great deal of help from China. New figures show how China’s efforts to punish Pyongyang are only a pretense.
  • A battle for independence in the Spanish region of Catalonia is mushrooming into a crisis that could undermine the euro.
  • We’ll also talk about Italy’s growing desperation for a solution to the crisis in Libya—how Iran is winning in Yemen despite American efforts to prevent it—and how the division in America over NFL protests is being encouraged by Russian Internet trolls.