Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Apr 26, 2015 - Hr 3

April 26, 2015
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Follow-up thoughts with Jennifer Kerns. Governor Hickenlooper attends the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington DC — but we note this event is not listed on the Governor's official schedule. Who invited Hickenlooper to the event? Meanwhile, on former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s home turf, rogue “coyotes" have New York City “on edge.” Thoughts on the unrest in Baltimore, Maryland. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) says the situation “could have been worse.” Notes on Sen. John McCain and his “get off my lawn” persona. Discussion of the TransPacific Partnership “fast track” deal. Is Free Trade really in America’s best interest? Why were Alexander Hamilton and Abraham Lincoln opposed to free trade? Also, a quick look at the Libyan refugee crisis. How will Europe handle the situation? With music and listener calls. 

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Apr 26, 2015 - Hr 2

April 26, 2015
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Interview with Jennifer Kerns, Beltway Correspondent. Review of the “humor” coming out of the White House Correspondents Dinner. How funny was President Obama? Were some aspects of this “Nerd Prom” event inappropriate? Discussion of the latest setbacks for the Hillary Clinton campaign. The New York Times and other leftist media outlets are bombarding the Clintons over questionable uranium deals. Are Democrats getting nervous? Plus, notes on the 100th Anniversary of the “Gallipoli Campaign.” This bloody World War I battle nearly cashiered the career of a young Winston Churchill, and paved the way for Kemal Ataturk to become the first President of Turkey. With music and listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Apr 26, 2015 - Hr 1

April 26, 2015
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Scott Walker takes a bold stand on legal immigration, stating America should make “our number one priority to protect American workers and their wages.” Poll data reveals this to be a mainstream position, though establishment critics have pounced on Walker’s concept. Will Walker hold the line? Meanwhile, Jeb Bush earns hypothetical support from Amnesty zealot Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL). Plus, does Marco Rubio speak differently about immigration issues when in closed-door meetings with big GOP donors? A discussion of the disturbing phenomenon of “billionaires" in American politics. Also, a historical review of President Dwight Eisenhower’s stance on defense spending. With music and listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Apr 19, 2015 - Hr 3

April 19, 2015
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Interview with Jennifer Kerns, Beltway Correspondent. Marco Rubio announces his run for President, but is he actually running for VP? How much damage will Rubio’s campaign cause fellow-Floridian Jeb Bush? Can Hillary hold the Obama Coalition together? Plus, a deeper discussion of the ongoing debate on foreign policy within the GOP. A look at the running feud between Charles Krauthammer and Rand Paul. Sparks fly as Krauthammer and Kirsten Powers debate “neoconservatism.” Does this controversial word have any actual meaning today? Might the GOP become more “electable” if it listened more closely to Rand Paul? Quotes on neoconservatism from Ambassador Christopher Hill, currently Dean of International Studies at the University of Denver. With music and listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Apr 19, 2015 - Hr 2

April 19, 2015
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Interview with Bernard Kerik, former NYPD Commissioner. His hard-hitting memoir has just come out: “From Jailer to Jailed: My Journey from Correction and Police Commissioner to Inmate #84888-054.” As the right-hand man for Mayor Giuliani during the 9/11 attacks, Kerik became a national hero, and was later nominated by President George W. Bush to head the Department of Homeland Security. But it wasn’t meant to be. Now, after having served almost four years in federal prison, Kerik’s memoir offers a heartbreaking and heartwarming plea for prison reform in America. A frank discussion of Kerik’s psychological journey, his time in solitary confinement, and his proposals for reform. With music and listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Apr 19, 2015 - Hr 1

April 19, 2015
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Hillary Clinton pursues her faux-populist agenda in Iowa. We salute this grim, determined, unspontaneous Democrat as she announces plans to become the “champion” of the middle class. Will America buy it? We review the long list of Hillary’s accomplishments in public life, and we ponder Democratic plans to regain the votes of the white working class. Plus, we lament the lack of spunk in the GOP Establishment, which has meekly surrendered on Obamacare and Amnesty, and on just about everything else, even as public opinion is on their side. What gives? Do we thus need a Revolution within the GOP? With music and listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Apr 12, 2015 - Hr 3

April 12, 2015
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Notes toward a healthy foreign policy debate within the Republican Party. Rand Paul v. Charles Krauthammer. Who is right? Does America want a more realist or a more neoconservative foreign policy? Ed Schultz of MSNBC injects notes of chivalry into the Rand Paul debate. Which presidential candidate presently exhibits the most backbone? Plus thoughts on future demographic trends in faith, on the water shortage in California, and the exciting return of the Brontosaurus. With music and listener calls.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Apr 12, 2015 - Hr 2

April 12, 2015
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Interview with Jennifer Kerns, Beltway Correspondent. Review of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign announcement. Can America trust Hillary? Can she be an authentic advocate for the Middle Class? Also, does Rand Paul have a problem with female reporters? Analysis of recent Rasmussen poll data on illegal immigration, which indicates the American people are strongly at odds with both political establishments. Plus a look at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. Highlights from Japanese philosopher Kenko's "Tsurezuregusa: Essays In Idleness" pertaining to the cultural significance of the cherry blossom's "perishability." With music and listener calls.     

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Apr 12, 2015 - Hr 1

April 12, 2015
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Hillary Clinton announces today she is running for President. Is this not exciting news? Sen. Rand Paul has also announced for President, and enters the race as the top polling candidate in Colorado. Why does Rand Paul poll so well in swing states? Will Rand Paul be good for the Republican Party? A review of Charles Krauthammer's questionable criticisms of Rand Paul's foreign policy. Meanwhile, Jeb Bush visits Colorado and responds to what he calls "a mistake." Publisher Mortimer Zuckerman, a member of the American political establishment, says he will be content with either Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush. But will the American people? With music and listener calls.