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.

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Show Notes

  • Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is viewed as a moderate, a legitimate leader of a future Palestinian state. But in a speech this past week he once again revealed his true colors by denying Israel’s history in the Middle East.
  • Cambodia’s leader was a strong opponent of the regime of Pol Pot and has been a strong critic of China for its part in supporting him—but recently he has done a dramatic about-face, a sign of China’s growing power.
  • German police raided several locations that were conducting surveillance on targets in their country—apparently on orders from Iran’s secret service.
  • A false alert warning of an incoming missile attack has many people in Hawaii rethinking their lives. There’s a lesson here about human nature and our tendency to put off hard questions until times of crisis.
  • We’ll also talk about Italy approving a military mission into North Africa, an assassination in Kosovo that could reignite violence in the Balkans, more evidence of authoritarianism in the Philippines, and more.