Backbone Radio - Nov. 25, 2012

November 25, 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.

Having spent the last few days giving thanks for our many blessings, we’ll take a moment to survey the larger American trajectory. How are we doing? Are we a nation in decline?

We’ll talk with Nicolas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute about his new book A Nation of Takers about what it means when half of a nation’s citizens are receiving government funding of one kind or another. What does that mean for the economy and even more critically, the culture and the nation’s future?

We’ll discuss the epiphenomenon of post-election Romney bashing from within GOP circles. What gives? Is any of it deserved? We’ll talk about Governor Chris Christie, another individual who’s taken recent heat. Is he finished on the national stage?

How are Grover Norquist’s tax pledge and pledgers holding up under significant pressure to raise taxes? Will they take a stand or capitulate to the President and Harry Reid? Are we sailing over the fiscal cliff in this ship of fools?

Matt will give us a review of Steven Spielberg’s new movie “Lincoln.” Was it an accurate portrayal of our 16th President? He was struck by Tommy Lee Jones’ excellent portrayal of radical abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens. Who was this fire-breathing Stevens, and what was his role in the Civil War?

Plus we’ll review Ron Paul’s farewell, theories of justice in Bolivia, and how America views Tim Tebow. And just wondering — when Obama calls upon “the rich” to pay their “fair share” of taxes, where lies the fairness threshold?

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 - Nov. 18, 2012

November 18, 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.

As we set about the task of regrouping and reconstituting amidst the realities of a “fundamentally transformed” America — in our post-Twinkie world – Backbone Radio will be joined in studio by two spectacular guests for tonight’s show.

We’ll visit with Congressman Tom Tancredo to check his opinions of Obama’s victory, Romney’s defeat and the overall trajectory of the Republican Party. Where do we go from here? Is this the hour for amnesty? And what does Colorado’s passage of Amendment 64 really mean

We’ll also talk with Professor Thomas Krannawitter, noted Lincoln scholar and author of Vindicating Lincoln, about Steven Spielberg’s new movie “Lincoln.” We’ll find out how the good professor grades Hollywood’s rendition of the noble final year of Lincoln’s life.

Matt saw the movie last night, and fully enjoyed his few hours in the company of Honest Abe. He’ll take a little look at how well (or not well) the current president-elect measures up to the standards of the 16th President of the United States.

Plus we’ll discuss Ron Paul’s farewell, Chris Christie’s verbosity, the dwindling Remnant, Minivans and more.

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.

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.

The hosts of Backbone Radio wish you a Happy Veterans Day and a heartfelt thank you to all the men and women who have served our nation in our armed forces. To commemorate Veterans Day, previously called Armistice Day in recognition of the end of the World War I, we’ll be talking with Andy Parks of the Vintage Aero Flying Museum about his collection of WWI and WWII planes and artifacts.

We’ll also revisit the latest battle in the war of ideas with political veteran (and US Navy veteran) John Andrews. Though it will take some time to process the reasons for Romney’s defeat, we’ll take a cold hard look across the spectrum.

What happened on Tuesday night? And where do we go from here?

Was it amnesty? Was it demographics? Was it class warfare? Was it the war on women? Was it Sandy? Was it Christie? Was it Romney?

It is a time for soul-searching, a time to ask heavy questions. We’ll start searching, and start asking — and begin the process of regrouping.

It was a stoic Marcus Aurelius who once said: “There are many bitter pills, but we welcome them in hope of health.”

We’re not ready to conduct an autopsy on conservatism just yet — we shall rise again in good health — but we need to do some serious thinking before we do so. We invite your calls at 303-696-1971. Like us on Facebook!

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 - Nov. 11, 2012

November 11, 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.

The hosts of Backbone Radio wish you a Happy Veterans Day and a heartfelt thank you to all the men and women who have served our nation in our armed forces. To commemorate Veterans Day, previously called Armistice Day in recognition of the end of the World War I, we’ll be talking with Andy Parks of the Vintage Aero Flying Museum about his collection of WWI and WWII planes and artifacts.

We’ll also revisit the latest battle in the war of ideas with political veteran (and US Navy veteran) John Andrews. Though it will take some time to process the reasons for Romney’s defeat, we’ll take a cold hard look across the spectrum.

What happened on Tuesday night? And where do we go from here?

Was it amnesty? Was it demographics? Was it class warfare? Was it the war on women? Was it Sandy? Was it Christie? Was it Romney?

It is a time for soul-searching, a time to ask heavy questions. We’ll start searching, and start asking — and begin the process of regrouping.

It was a stoic Marcus Aurelius who once said: “There are many bitter pills, but we welcome them in hope of health.”

We’re not ready to conduct an autopsy on conservatism just yet — we shall rise again in good health — but we need to do some serious thinking before we do so. We invite your calls at 303-696-1971. Like us on Facebook!

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 - Nov. 4, 2012

November 4, 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.

It’s tense, it’s tight, and it’s instructive indeed to compare the ways Romney and Obama are respectively closing out their campaigns.

While Obama completes his pratfall into petty Chicago politics, telling his supporters “Voting is the best revenge” — future president Romney walks the high road, encouraging voting “for love of country” and leading “America to a better place.”

As far as we’re concerned, we’re with the ancient philosopher Juvenal, who wrote: “Revenge is the poor delight of little minds.” We’ll talk with political veteran Dick Wadhams about what he thinks will happen on Tuesday between the Chicago school of politicking and the more Reaganesque Romney camp.

Speaking of the higher road, did you catch Kafer’s guest commentary in the Denver Post? Turns out that economic literacy correlates with voting for conservative, free market candidates. Rather than using scare tactics (e.g., ads accusing people of being pro-cancer), educating voters to understand basic economics and government policy reaps dividends at the ballot and may even impact long term voting patterns. Who knew?

Romney came to the Denver Tech Center yesterday, filling Fiddler’s Green to its capacity of 17,000. The energy is enormous, the mittmentum is full steam ahead. If there is wisdom in crowds, then candidate Romney has a virtual monopoly on wisdom these days — as President Obama can’t help but notice his own throngs have diminished since the promises made in 2008. And for good reason.

Meanwhile, our own Steve Kelley spent about 33 hours on a swing set outside the amphitheater, setting a world record and reminding us that Colorado is a “swing state” and that every last vote counts BIG in Colorado this year. The polls have things labeled as a “toss up,” and now Hurricane Sandy has thrown plenty of sand into the gears of both campaigns. What shall be the fallout? How’s it all going to play out?

We’ll offer our own full-court-press with two days left unto election. We’re nervous but we’re ready, and we expect you are too!

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.