Backbone Radio, July 10, 2011

Audio archives for this show:

Segment 1 - Intro; Day care center Nanny State rule proposal
Segment 2 - Scott Wheeler on the corrupt relationship between AP, GfK polling, and the federal government
Segment 3 - Randal O'Toole explains Tax Increment Financing; Jude Sandvall joins the discussion regarding $300MM TIF subsidy in Aurora
Segment 4 - More with Randal O'Toole and Jude Sandvall on Aurora TIF; Ryan Frazier explains why he voted for, and supports, the project
Segment 5 - Debt ceiling talks; Democrat lies about debts, deficits, and money
Segment 6 - More Democrat lies about money and taxes

From Ross Kaminsky:

Please join this week’s edition of Backbone Radio on 710 KNUS (in Denver) from 5 PM to 8 PM on Sunday as we discuss news, politics, philosophy, and whatever else interesting comes along in the prior week.

In our first hour, we'll talk about the political and economic implications of Friday's horrible jobs report which showed far fewer jobs created than expected in June, and an unexpected rise in the unemployment rate.

We'll also be joined by Scott Wheeler of the National Republican Trust PAC and National Investigative Media. At the latter web site, Wheeler has exposed "an unusual financial relationship between the newswire service, Associated Press, and the federal government – and evidence that that relationship may have influenced the AP’s reporting on the Obama administration."  We'll talk with Scott Wheeler about something that goes a dangerous step beyond media bias.

In our second hour, we'll talk with Randal O'Toole of the Cato Institute about tax-increment financing, aka TIF, which is a way that local governments subsidize development in their locales. O'Toole argues that this is anything but the "free money" which proponents claim.

This is particular important to Backbone Radio which broadcasts from Aurora because the city of Aurora is aiming to use an enormous TIF financing project, with perhaps on the order of hundreds of millions of dollars of tax abatements to a private company, to attract a hotel and convention development.

I hope to have Jude Sandvall and Ryan Frazier, both running to be the next Mayor of Aurora, call in to the show to express and explain their positions on the issue.

In the third hour, we'll talk about the incredible nanny state rules proposed by the Colorado Department of Human Services regarding day-care centers. These rules include a provision that all day-care centers must have dolls representing at least three races.  'nuf said. Can't wait to hear your views on this.

Please join me by listening to (and calling in to) this week’s Backbone Radio program from 5 PM to 8 PM on 710 AM KNUS in Denver and 1460 AM KZNT in Colorado Springs.

If you’re not in range of the radio waves, you should be able to listen to the show online by clicking HERE.

I hope you’ll actively participate in the conversation with me: Call the studio at 303 696 1971.

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