Next up on Backbone Radio 12/16

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. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, caring for a son 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?

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.

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