Backbone Radio - Dec. 16, 2012

December 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.

There are no words to express the sadness and anger we feel over the Newtown, Connecticut massacre. The holiday season seems like a tin charade against the grim reality of evil in our midst. We are not the first to battle bewilderment and cynicism at this time of the year. Charles Appleton Longfellow, laid up with war injuries and grieving the loss of his wife, penned these words on Christmas Day during the darkest days of the Civil War:

And in despair I bowed my head; “There is no peace on earth,” I said;”For hate is

strong, And mocks the song Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God is not dead, nor doth He sleep; The

Wrong shall fail, The Right prevail, With peace on earth, good-will to men.”

We’ll talk with Dr. Doug Groothius, Denver Seminary professor about the meaning of Christmas and where we might find hope at such a time as this.

We’ll also discuss America’s declining birth rate. Some say it reflects America’s increasing “decadence.” Could that be the case?

Would former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel make a good Secretary of Defense? What are we to make of PSY, Korean rapper of “Gangnam Style,” and his controversial views on American foreign policy?

Is it unpatriotic of Gerard Depardieu, the famous French actor, to flee his home country to avoid paying the new socialist taxes?

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 - Dec. 9, 2012

December 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.

Many in the Republican Party are saying it’s time to embrace amnesty for illegal immigrants. They insist that the only way to draw Hispanic voters to the GOP is to grant the11 million resident illegal immigrants citizenship and take this sticky issue off the table for good. Critics point out that the last amnesty program didn’t settle the matter and a new amnesty push will just leave the door open for another. Could there be another way to solve the immigration conundrum while respecting the rule of law and national borders?

Indeed there is and Helen Krieble, founder and president of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation and author of the Red Card Solution will tell us all about it.

We’ll also talk with Ben DeGrow of the Independence Institute about how teachers can opt out of paying dues for union political causes. The deadline is December 15 for teachers to apply for a refund of around $63. That’ll buy a few toys for under the Christmas tree and some peace of mind knowing that you aren’t funding causes and candidates you don’t support.

Speaking of Christmas trees and holiday cheer, some not-so-merry Grinches are doing their small hearted best to stifle celebrations across the fruited plain. In Rhode Island, Governor Lincoln Chaffee stands by his renaming the State House spruce as the Holiday Tree and made sure that no flash mob of carolers would turn up to sing “O Christmas Tree” like they did last year. On the other coast, a less-than-festive group of atheists successfully ended a sixty year old nativity display in Palisades Park. Is it a lack of creativity in coming up with their own holidays or just mean spiritedness that makes some atheists just want to destroy other’s beloved traditions?

We’ll also talk about leadership change at the Heritage Foundation, the high life in Washington which, along with our very own state, legalized marijuana, and how to turn your pet into a diamond. Got opinions? Thoughts? Call into the program at 303-696-1971.

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 - Dec. 2, 2012

December 2, 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. If there is one core conviction that holds the Republican Party together, it is the view that the private sector — not the government sector — can save the economy.

If there is one prevailing certainty in the Mainstream Media, it is that no matter what happens in the approach to the Fiscal Cliff, Republicans shall take the blame for whatever happens next.

In our view, the above revelation should liberate the Republicans to just go ahead and be Republicans. In the choice between hanging together, hanging apart, or hanging tough on taxes — we know what we recommend.

Additionally, we’ll have two terrific guests: we’ll talk with Dave Kerber, recent candidate for Senate District 26, on the ugly campaign tactics used by the Left. After accusing Kerber and other Republicans of being pro-cancer this election, what will they do in 2014? It’s not like the Left can go any lower.

We’ll also hear from Jamie Gass of the Pioneer Institute about an important upcoming event on national education standards at Independence Institute on December 6th: Common Core’s Race to the Middle. What exactly is going on in our state’s schools?

We’ll take a look at Susan Rice and the alleged racism of her critics, we’ll assess the fate of Liberal Arts education at American colleges, and we’ll explore the meaning of the recent boomlet in secessionistic thinking. Plus we’ll offer some reflections on the Ken Burns “Dust Bowl” documentary, the apparently inverted “gender gap” in Colorado, and recent research on “gentlemanly behavior.”

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.