Backbone Radio - Sept. 30, 2012

September 30, 2012
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Tune in Sunday night to KNUS AM 710 from 5 to 8 pm for Backbone Radio. Matt Dunn and Krista Kafer will hit the airwaves with fresh commentary on all things political and cultural.

Don’t miss the hard-hitting commentary and groovy bumper music. Tune in to 710 KNUS or 1460 KZNT Colorado Springs or online at http://www.710knus.com from 5 to 8 PM. Your smart choice for Sunday night radio.

Backbone Radio - Sept. 23, 2012

September 23, 2012
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Tune in Sunday night to KNUS AM 710 from 5 to 8 pm for Backbone Radio. Matt Dunn and Krista Kafer will hit the airwaves with fresh commentary on all things political and cultural.

We’ll have two terrific guests: Douglas R. Groothuis, the brainy Professor of Philosophy at Denver Seminary will talk about his support for Mitt Romney, the professor’s disagreement with the Mormon religion notwithstanding. Check out his most recent writing on the subject—“Why This Conservative Evangelical Counter-Cult Expert Will Vote for Romney.” We’ll also talk with Pam Benigno of the Independence Institute about the Denver Public School’s teacher evaluation system that rewards teachers who “encourage students to challenge and question the dominant culture” and “work for social justice.” Sounds like an excuse to take a fieldtrip to an Occupy Denver campout.

Speaking of questioning the party line, some on the left are losing their faith in President Obama. Rock star Dave Matthews, for instance, tells CNN he’s “slightly heartbroken” about his continued support for Obama. And over at the liberal New Republic, there’s Tim Noah saying: “I need a president who can cheer me up, not a president who needs me to cheer him up.” And then there’s Obama himself, in his Univision interview, taking time to dwell on his failures as chief executive.

We have 44 days unto election and the polls are essentially even. But some conservatives are “going wobbly” on Romney’s prospects. Kristol, Frum, Brooks, Noonan — what’s going on with the weak-knees? Are they onto something — or should they buck up and show some backbone?

Also, we’ll take a little look into America’s thriving $2.3 billion tattoo industry. A new study shows that 21% of Americans have at least one tattoo, and ultimately 50% of young people will choose to have them removed. Plus, we’ll talk about why Democrats recently voted against welfare work requirements, the “lotus-eaters” of Homer’s Odyssey, FDR on redistribution, JFK on taxes, and a little more about Charles Kesler’s great new book, I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism.

Don’t miss the hard-hitting commentary and groovy bumper music. Tune in to 710 KNUS or 1460 KZNT Colorado Springs or online at http://www.710knus.com from 5 to 8 PM. Your smart choice for Sunday night radio.

Backbone Radio - Sept. 16, 2012

September 16, 2012
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Tune in Sunday night to KNUS AM 710 from 5 to 8 pm for Backbone Radio. Matt Dunn and Krista Kafer will hit the airwaves with fresh commentary on all things political and cultural.

We have two guests for the evening: Eric Metaxas, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, will join us on Backbone Radio tomorrow night (Sunday 9/16). We will talk about his brilliant book about Dietrich Bonhoeffer who was part of the resistance against the Nazi regime. We’ll also talk with Charles R. Kesler, a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute and professor of government at Claremont McKenna College. We’ll discuss his brilliant new book I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism.

And what will be President Obama’s legacy? Here’s a hint — Obama’s policies on health care, taxation and regulation have pushed America further toward the European model of social democracy. As aging European welfare states (think Greece) presently hit the wall of deficits and debt, Obama’s outrageous spending habits are hastening our own encounter with the wall.

Meanwhile, the new Census Bureau report paints a grim picture of America 2012: Median household income falling, some 2.3 million more Americans on Medicaid, and a record 46.2 million Americans living in poverty. All this under a president who once said, “Let’s be the generation that ends poverty in America.”

When you consider that a record 45 million Americans are now on food stamps and a record 11 million are collecting federal disability checks – things aren’t pretty these days.

This week four Americans lost their lives in Libya, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, when violent protests erupted across North Africa ostensibly over a lame, low-budget film. While the blame sits squarely with the murderers and their twisted excuses, some are wondering if the incoherent foreign policy from this administration has emboldened radical elements abroad.

On the bright side, Russian scientists are planning to clone a wooly mammoth from frozen mammoth tissue. We’ve got more hope for this Jurassic Park adventure than for what lies ahead under this president.

Don’t miss the hard-hitting commentary and groovy bumper music. Tune in to 710 KNUS or 1460 KZNT Colorado Springs or online at http://www.710knus.com/ from 5 to 8 PM. Your smart choice for Sunday night radio.

Backbone Radio - Sept. 9, 2012

September 9, 2012
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Tune in Sunday night to KNUS AM 710 from 5 to 8 pm for Backbone Radio. Matt Dunn and Krista Kafer will hit the airwaves with fresh commentary on all things political and cultural.

We’ll have three great guests. Timothy Sandefur, of the Pacific Legal Foundation, will offer his unflattering take on Obamacare. We’ll talk with Linda Appel Lipsius, CEO of a new Colorado business – Teatulia which brings us the best in organic tea from Bangladesh. Love tea? Tune in.

And we’ll interview legend Doc Holliday. Yes, that’s right, the one and only Doc Holliday — part-time dentist, full-time rascal, friend of Wyatt Earp, participant in the Gunfight at the OK Corral, and presently permanent resident of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. We’ll find out what Doc’s been up to lately.

We’ll also dissect the Democratic National Convention, a week of celebration which included plentiful profit-bashing, no less than three votes against God, and a grande finale from a drastically downsized venue. All of which was inconveniently punctuated, the morning after, with another round of terrible job numbers.

Yes, friends, it was a week of ardent pandering, with victim-du-jour Sandra Fluke on hand in prime time and glowing words from the notorious womanizer-in-chief Bill Clinton. Krista isn’t buying the come-on line. Are other women willing to trade freedom for free stuff? Time will tell.

Don’t miss the hard hitting commentary and great bumper music. Tune in to 710 KNUS or 1460 KZNT Colorado Springs or online at http://710knus.com from 5 to 8 PM. Your smart choice for Sunday night radio.