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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.

#9: Is the Iran nuclear deal the worst negotiation in history?

Aired Friday, June 26, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   54 minutes

Today’s Trumpet Hour begins with the nuclear deal with Iran. America’s self-imposed deadline on reaching a deal of Iran’s nuclear program is next Tuesday and former officials from President Obama’s administration have come out saying this is a bad deal. Also discussed is a new Obama administration policy allowing families of people held hostage by terrorists to pay ransom. The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is calling for another revolution to oust the military rule. Terrorists have attacked France again this past week. Russia ran military drills simulating an invasion of parts of Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway.
 
Trumpet writers discuss how Europe will respond to repeated provocations from the radical terrorists and Russia, what the new policy on ransom means for America and whether the Iranian nuclear negotiations can get any worse.

#8: Does Law Enforcement Have a Race Problem and Can President Obama Solve It?

Aired Wednesday, June 24, 2015   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   46 minutes

President Obama wants to make the explosive issue of race and law enforcement a priority for his remaining time as president. This is a really important issue-but Joel Hilliker talks about whether the president's plan and efforts will solve the problem or make them worse. Joel also talks about an amazing discovery that shows what a typical public school classroom looked like 100 years ago! Speaking of education, have you ever tried to get your children interested in the Bible. Joel talks to a man working on an ambitious multi-volume project called The Bible Story-making Scripture plain, even to children. We'll even tell you how to get a free copy of the first volume.

#7: Greece’s Economy in Financial Crisis and Why Pope Francis Can’t Save the World

Aired Friday, June 19, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   51 minutes

Joel Hilliker hosts Trumpet writers as they discuss this week’s most important news items. Not only do they discuss the news, the Trumpet staff explains where these events are taking us and how they impact us on an individual level. This week, Joel Hilliker explores the following news items:
Greece’s economy is on the brink. The country owes $1.7 billion by the end of the month—and over 10 billion by September! Some say Europe is ready to cut Greece loose, but find out why that won’t happen.

Pope Francis released a statement that says the world is going crazy—and he knows how to fix it! We’ll talk about the problem with Pope Francis’s solution.

The U.S. is negotiating with Iran over nuclear power—but what is Iran doing? New report says it is flooding Afghanistan with weapons and other support to empower the Taliban.

The Chinese hack on the U.S. is much worse than originally reported. The Chinese have a massive amount of data on basically everyone who’s ever had security clearance in the U.S.—14 million people! Is this our modern-day pearl harbor attack?

#6: World Falls Apart and America Focuses on Bruce Jenner

Aired Wednesday, June 17, 2015   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   53 minutes

The Trumpet Hour is a new radio program on kpcg.fm. Writers for theTrumpet.com discuss the most important news and why it’s important to you. This episode’s discussion includes:

  • Can Rachel Dolezal really be African American when she is genetically Caucasian?
  • The rise of the “Nones.”
  • Behind the scenes discussion on the creation of a documentary about the Magna Carta.

This episode aired on June 17. Tune in at kpcg.fm every Wednesday at 8 a.m. cst or Friday at 4 p.m. CST to listen to the Trumpet Hour.

#5: U.S. Backtracking on Iranian Nuclear Inspections

Aired Friday, June 12, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   55 minutes

How Russia, China and Iran are taking advantage of America's unwillingness to go to war.

#4: Syria’s Future, Criminal Immigrants and How You Can Enjoy Music

Aired Wednesday, June 10, 2015   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   53 minutes

The Trumpet Hour is a new radio program on kpcg.fm. Writers for theTrumpet.com discuss the most important news and why it’s important to you. This episode’s discussion includes:

  • What the Bible says about the future of Syria
  • Why dhs will not deport criminal immigrants
  • An interview with composer Ryan Malone on how to enjoy music more

This episode aired on June 10. Tune in at kpcg.fm every Wednesday at 8 a.m. cst or Friday at 4 p.m. CST to listen to the Trumpet Hour.

#3: Obama Administration Releases 3,700 Threat Level 1 Criminals

Aired Friday, June 5, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   47 minutes

The Trumpet Hour is a new radio program on kpcg.fm. Writers for theTrumpet.com discuss the most important news and why it's important to you. This episode's discussion includes:

  • Why the Department of Homeland Security is releasing illegal immigrant criminals onto the streets
  • Why Iran is developing intercontinental ballistic missiles
  • The reason St. Paul schools are in chaos
  • Discussion on the debt crisis in Greece

This episode aired on June 5. Tune in at kpcg.fm every Wednesday at 8 a.m. cst or Friday at 4 p.m. cst to listen to the Trumpet Hour.

#2: President Obama Denies Nuclear Arms Race in Middle East

Aired Wednesday, June 3, 2015   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   55 minutes

The Trumpet Hour is a new radio program on KPCG.FM. Writers for theTrumpet.com discuss the most important news and why it’s important to you. This episode’s discussion includes:

  • President Obama’s take on the Middle East’s nuclear arms race.
  • Why China is stockpiling gold and buying-up massive mining operations
  • A discussion with an Egyptian-born author about the power of words.

This episode aired on June 3, 2015. Tune in at KPCG.FM every Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. cst or Friday at 4:00 p.m. CST to listen to the Trumpet Hour.

#1: The Fall of Palmyra

Aired Friday, May 29, 2015   ·   04:00 PM CDT   ·   52 minutes

The Trumpet Hour is a new radio program on KPCG.FM. Writers for theTrumpet.com discuss the most important news and why it’s important to you. This episode’s discussion includes:

  • The fall of Palmyra
  • China’s military build-up
  • What happens when you raise the minimum wage

This episode aired on May 29, 2015. Tune in at KPCG.FM every Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. CST or Friday at 4:00 p.m. cst to listen to the Trumpet Hour.