Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn

Backbone Radio - Oct. 7, 2012

October 7, 2012

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 from 5 to 8 PM. Your smart choice for Sunday night radio.