Trumpet Hour

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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.

#241: Week in Review: Failed Independence Bids in Iraq and Spain, China’s New Maoism, Europe vs. Iran, and More

Aired Friday, October 20, 2017   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   52 minutes
Download: MP3 (48.3 MB)

Show Notes

  • 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.