Backbone Radio - Oct. 28, 2012

October 28, 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’ve got three terrific guests: We’ll talk with Debbie Brown of the Colorado Women’s Alliance about how the Romney Campaign has erased the gender gap this election by appealing to women’s minds and hearts, not their parts, as the other campaign has attempted with paltry returns.  Did you catch the new campaign ad by Team Obama likening voting to losing one’s virginity? Catch Krista’s blog on the topic.

We’ll also talk Debbie Manzanares of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado about their efforts to put an end to the tragedy of trafficking through advocacy, awareness, rehabilitation, and services for survivors. Finally, John S. Lyons, candidate for Colorado Senate District 28, will give us his take on these last two weeks on the campaign trail.

The state of the presidential race with 9 days left has Colorado dead even at 47.8 to 47.8 in the Real Clear Politics composite poll average. Right down to the decimal point, it doesn’t get closer than this.

We were blown away by Kyle Clark’s 9News interview of President Obama on Friday night. Making the most of his opportunity to speak with the President, Reporter Clark asked some pointed questions about  Benghazi, Abound Solar, and the president’s use of the word “bull**itter” to describe his opponent. Not exactly civil!  Clark gets the first annual Backbone Award for his noble example of reportage. Mainstream media take note!

We’ll also review the presidential debates en summarium, the latest gaffes from Joe Biden — Delirium Bidens — and we’ll debrief on last night’s kinetic packed house KNUS “Talkers Tour” event with Karl Rove, Hugh Hewitt and Mike Gallagher. A great time was had by all.

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 - Oct. 21, 2012

October 21, 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’ve got two great guests. We’ll interview the distinguished historian Walter R. Borneman, author of the recent The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy and King — The Five Star Admirals Who Won the War At Sea. Our discussion will focus on the character and leadership qualities of these legendary individuals. We’ll also talk with University of Colorado Professor Michael Berry, co-author of the recently published research predicting a Romney win.

With 16 days unto election, things really couldn’t be more exciting — or more encouraging for Mitt Romney. Now enjoying a small lead in the polls, and even a slight lead in estimates of the electoral map, the GOP is feeling hopeful but not quite confident.

The empire is striking back, however, with vicious ads accusing Republican candidates of being pro-cancer, anti-women, and haters of the poor. Will the unprecedented level of government welfare and an emergence of an entitled citizenry make the election a foregone conclusion for the Left as a recent WSJ editorial suggests? Which way is the wind blowing?

Now more than ever, Colorado remains crucial for both candidates. As we witness ad after ad, and appearance after appearance, it’s time to step back and take a look at the grassroots realities here in the Centennial State. The fate of the nation may rest upon the suburbs of Arapahoe and Jefferson counties.

We’ll review the past three debates and we’ll offer our advice on “foreign policy” pursuant to tomorrow night’s final presidential debate. Here’s a hint: It’s time for Romney to set the record straight on Obama’s sub-optimal Libyan fiasco, and also offer some real Republican contrast with the old, often unhelpful policies of George W. Bush. Barring a surprise cameo intervention from Candy Crowley, these tasks should be more than manageable for the challenger.

Plus, we’ll discuss why Barbara Streisand and Bruce Springsteen are stepping it up for Obama, the death of Newsweek and why the socialists in France are trying to ban “homework” in French public schools.

We invite your calls at 303-696-1971. Listen live on 710am KNUS in Denver -Metro, or 1460am KZNT in Colorado Springs and also iHeartRADIO on your mobile device. Politics, culture and controversy — plus some groovy bumper music. Backbone Radio, the higher ground in Colorado talk radio.

Backbone Radio - Oct. 14, 2012

October 14, 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.

Another week and so much to discuss! We’ll have three terrific guests: Ben DeGrow, senior policy analyst for the Education Policy Center at the Independence Institute, will give us his take on the movie Won’t Back Down. We’ll talk about what real health care reform looks like with Nina Owcharenko, the Director of the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Health Policy Studies. It’ll be good information for when the disastrous Obamacare law is chucked into history’s dustbin (hopefully a few months from now). We’ll talk with our old friend Jimmy Sengenberger about his upcoming event at the State Capitol.

We’ll also review last week’s VP debate. In what can only be described as an angry, disrespectful and wholly inappropriate performance in Thursday night’s debate, Joe Biden proved himself the veritable poster child for what’s wrong with politics in America today. Shouting, flailing, sneering, interrupting and awkwardly grinning — it makes us aware that sometimes age does not confer wisdom upon the aged.

We were impressed with the way the cool, civilized and presidential Paul Ryan stood up to the hyena tactics of his opponent.

Meanwhile, President Obama — who oft expresses concern about the “smallness of our politics” — decided to spend the past week laser-focused on the travails of Big Bird. Heading into the home stretch, with 23 days unto election, the President wants America to know that a vote for Obama is a vote to save Sesame Street. Big Bird, however, asked Team Obama to stop running those ads about him. No one likes to be a political puppet.

With Romney rising in the polls, recent events in Libya looking ever worse for the Administration, and the budget deficit surpassing a trillion for the fourth year, we’ve got plenty to talk about.

We invite your calls at 303-696-1971. Listen live on 710am KNUS in Denver -Metro, or 1460am KZNT in Colorado Springs and also iHeartRADIO on your mobile device. Politics, culture and controversy — plus some groovy bumper music. Backbone Radio, the higher ground in Colorado talk radio.

Backbone Radio - Oct. 7, 2012

October 7, 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.

Another week and so much to discuss! We’ll have three terrific guests: Ben DeGrow, senior policy analyst for the Education Policy Center at the Independence Institute, will give us his take on the movie Won’t Back Down. We’ll talk about what real health care reform looks like with Nina Owcharenko, the Director of the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Health Policy Studies. It’ll be good information for when the disastrous Obamacare law is chucked into history’s dustbin (hopefully a few months from now). We’ll talk with our old friend Jimmy Sengenberger about his upcoming event at the State Capitol.

We’ll also review last week’s VP debate. In what can only be described as an angry, disrespectful and wholly inappropriate performance in Thursday night’s debate, Joe Biden proved himself the veritable poster child for what’s wrong with politics in America today. Shouting, flailing, sneering, interrupting and awkwardly grinning — it makes us aware that sometimes age does not confer wisdom upon the aged.

We were impressed with the way the cool, civilized and presidential Paul Ryan stood up to the hyena tactics of his opponent.

Meanwhile, President Obama — who oft expresses concern about the “smallness of our politics” — decided to spend the past week laser-focused on the travails of Big Bird. Heading into the home stretch, with 23 days unto election, the President wants America to know that a vote for Obama is a vote to save Sesame Street. Big Bird, however, asked Team Obama to stop running those ads about him. No one likes to be a political puppet.

With Romney rising in the polls, recent events in Libya looking ever worse for the Administration, and the budget deficit surpassing a trillion for the fourth year, we’ve got plenty to talk about.

We invite your calls at 303-696-1071. Listen live on 710am KNUS in Denver -Metro, or 1460am KZNT in Colorado Springs and also iHeartRADIO on your mobile device. Politics, culture and controversy — plus some groovy bumper music. Backbone Radio, the higher ground in Colorado talk radio.

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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.

What a week! Heading into Wednesday night’s debate in Denver, Romney was a man already on the ropes, bruised and battered by the polls. President Obama was flying like a butterfly. The stakes were as high as Republican morale was low. The match was on.

Emerging from his corner, Romney gloved up and spent 90 minutes ever-so-politely drubbing President Obama — in front of no less than 67 million viewers. It was an epic performance. Indeed, the result may have been almost as lopsided had Romney been debating an empty chair.

Matt and Krista were a stone’s throw away from the debate at the media center aka Spin Room where Krista was live blogging for the Denver Post. Afterward they hung out in the Spin Room among the stunned and somewhat dejected press corps, celebrity pundits, and campaign staff. We’ll offer our full debrief of the evening, in all its glorious detail. Let’s just say Axelrod was looking a tad grim.

It was pure jubilation the next day at CPAC. A speaker at the event, Krista drank in the enthusiasm. She still can’t stop smiling.

What’s up next? The Biden-Ryan debate. Will the silver-tongued Joe Biden step up and save the day for Team Obama? Hmmm… We’re betting Axelrod is growing even grimmer at the prospect.

We’ll also consider the case for privatizing Big Bird, the spiritual dimension of an iPhone (or lack thereof), the poetry of Yeats and Arnold, illegal manatee riding and some novel uses for bear spray.

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.