Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - September 25, 2016 - HR 3

September 25, 2016
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Gary Johnson enters outer space. The Libertarian presidential candidate sticks his tongue out at an NBC reporter, then later announces a grand plan for future humanity to "inhabit other planets." And so we ask -- to the Star Trek theme -- is Johnson already doing so? Meanwhile, we surf the good news on the latest polls and consider tomorrow night's big debate matchup between Trump and Hillary. We offer bipartisan advice as we continue our conversation with Jan from "Colorado Women for Trump." Also, we listen to legendary boxing-promoter Don King discuss his support for Donald Trump and the founding principles of America. Plus, a memorial tribute to Arnold Palmer. With Listener Calls and Music via Elton John, Johnny Cash, Mike Ness and the Astronauts. 

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - September 25, 2016-HR 2

September 25, 2016
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The Time is Now: What can Colorado voters do to help Trump? An in-studio conversation with Jan of the "Colorado Women For Trump" organization. A review of upcoming events, as the tides continue to rise. Also, impressively, the Hillary Campaign suffers yet another setback over her email scandals, this one via Reddit and Colorado's own Platte River Networks. Will Clinton's relentless calibrations of "Politically Correct" messaging prove effective in November? Does Team Hillary have much else to offer? Plus, further notes on Uncle Max and the Greatest Generation. With meteorological reports from a tri-state Road Trip and Listener Calls and Music via Gillian Welch, Kelly Willis, Cheri Knight and Zac Brown.  

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - September 25, 2016 - HR 1

September 25, 2016
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Could this whole election come down to Colorado? As the stakes rise in our evenly-split swing state, we offer an extraordinary "pep talk" in favor of the Trump Campaign. Last chance to save America? Meanwhile, we welcome Ted Cruz onto the Trump Train, and assess recent reports of "dead people voting" in Colorado. Also, the Backbone host offers a patriotic celebration of the 100th Birthday of his Uncle Max, a living American hero who served as Pilot Commander of a B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber in World War II. We add historical perspective to the current NFL controversies over the National Anthem and the American Flag. With Listener Calls and Music via Glenn Miller, Lyle Lovett, L7 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - September 18, 2016 - HR 3

September 18, 2016
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Is Jimmy Fallon "legitimizing" Donald Trump? Sure seems like it, much to the chagrin of Gloria Steinem and the Hard Left. The New York Times describes the "tsunami of unease" and "creeping dread" now afflicting Hillary supporters -- including a bichon-frise poodle named Dipsy -- as Donald Trump takes polling leads in several swing states. Hillary Clinton gives a supremely sleepy response to the terror bombings on the East Coast, and President Obama inserts himself into the 2016 campaign with self-absorbed frettings over his "legacy." Also, we share a Vangelis vignette on Captain Bligh, the Mutiny on the Bounty and remnant Never Trumpers. Plus, an appreciation of the virtues of resilience, tenacity and faith -- via Trump & Fallon on The Tonight Show. With Listener Calls and Music from Hank Williams Sr., Cesaria Evora, Salif Keita, Social Distortion and Abba.  

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - September 18, 2016 - HR 2

September 18, 2016
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Les Deplorables, Les Execrables. Notes on the gaping "enthusiasm differential" between Trump and Clinton supporters, with grassroots updates from a "Honk & Wave" event organized by Colorado Women for Trump. A conversation with paterfamilias John Andrews on East Coast terrorism, Hillary's Health and the trends for "change" in 2016. Are concerns about Hillary's physical well-being less important than concerns about "trust" in what she reveals about her health? Is Democratic VP nominee Tim Kaine now walking back his running mate's "deplorable" and "irredeemable" phraseologies? With Listener Calls and Music via Buddy Holly, Mike Ness, Frank Sinatra and George Baker. Plus, we review the twangy new Dwight Yoakam rendition of Prince's "Purple Rain."

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - September 18, 2016 - HR 1

September 18, 2016
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Stunning News: Trump pulls ahead in Colorado. We review two new major polls which indicate a Hillary Collapse and a surprising Rocky Mountain High for Trump. We go "poll surfing" with 51 days unto November 8th -- and the surf is up for the Trump Train. As Trump makes big gains with African-American voters, the media stokes the bygone "birther" issue, only to be amusingly "Rick-Rolled" by a dozen Medal of Honor recipients. Will Hillary's record as "the first birther" in 2008 undermine her current campaign strategy? Did Hillary-henchman Sidney Blumenthal peddle the earliest linkages between Obama and Kenya? Who is "tricking" whom in the media these days? Plus, we marvel at Team Trump's "head on" approach to managing the biased, humorless media. With Listener Calls and Music via Rick Astley, Webb Pierce, the Beatles, the Lively Ones and R.E.M. 

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - September 11, 2016 - HR 3

September 11, 2016
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A remembrance of 9/11 and a lament for the misdirected reaction which led America into the quicksands of Iraq. With additional thoughts on the 9/11 of 2012 in Benghazi -- lest we forget. Meanwhile, Bill Clinton disparages "the coal people" as we take an audio tour of Floyd County, Kentucky. Coal country has fallen on hard times in America, even as the Clintons callously lump these suffering, pro-Trump citizens into their "basket of deplorables." Why are some conservative Never Trumpers doing the same? Also, as speculation swirls about Hillary's Health, we consider the avenues which may lie ahead. With references to Agamemnon and Greek Tragedy, we wonder aloud if Hillary will be able to carry on with her campaign. Also, we listen to Donald Trump speak at the memorial service for conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly. We recall the courageous last stand of Schlafly, who supported Trump early on as the "last chance to save America." With Deplorable Listener Calls and Deplorable Music via Sturgill Simpson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Puth and Dwight Yoakam.      

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - September 11, 2016 - HR 2

September 11, 2016
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How should Donald Trump respond to Hillary's Health Crisis? Could the unabashedly biased Trump-loathing media turn this against him in some way? We review the media's covering tactics that depict Republicans as aggressors who "pounce" upon issues unfavorable to Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, we evaluate Hillary's divisive "PC Police" campaign and relate the variegated speculations upon Hillary's Health to the overall lack of trust in Hillary herself. If Hillary can't be believed on her emails, nor the Clinton Foundation, nor upon her policy positions -- can she be trusted anywhere else? Also, we discuss Trump's momentum in the polls and consider the possibility of an against-all-odds "Miracle Election" result in 2016. Could this be the year that America saves itself? Would our Political Establishments allow such a thing to happen? With Deplorable Listener Calls and Deplorable Music via Shaggy, Jefferson Starship, Ella Fitzgerald and the Go-Go's.    

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - September 11, 2016 - HR 1

September 11, 2016
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Hillary Clinton collapses after leaving a 9/11 memorial event in New York City. We review the dramatic events of the day and assess their significance as Hillary's Health takes center stage in the 2016 election cycle. Clinton's doctor has offered a belated diagnosis of pneumonia, which bestows a series of question marks upon the future of the Clinton campaign. And so we ask: Will Hillary Clinton be the Democratic Nominee in November? Also, we review Hillary's unfortunate description of Trump supporters as a "basket of deplorables." With Deplorable Listener Calls and Deplorable Music via the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day and Dwight Yoakam.

Backbone Special Edition - September 9, 2016 - HR 2

September 9, 2016
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Matt Dunn hosts the Dan Caplis Show. Evaluating the grim, censorious psychology of the brittle Clinton Campaign. How to explain the reckless charges of racism, sexism and Russophilia? Should NBC moderator Matt Lauer be punished for asking pointed questions of Hillary at the forum on national security? Should discussion of Hillary's emails be disallowed? Should Hillary's persistent "cough" be censored out of existence? The pro-Hillary, pro-hypocrisy Washington Post seems to think so. Meanwhile, Libertarian Gary Johnson puzzles over Aleppo and Mary Matalin says Trump has a "100% chance of winning." Also, we remember the final courageous stand of conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, who supported Donald Trump as the "last chance to save America." Plus, we offer an encouraging epitaph for the now nearly non-existent "Never Trump" movement. Will the last Never Trumper turn out the light? With thoughts on "The Flight 93 Election."