Radio, May 14: Honoring Mom

Join us on radio every Sunday, 5-8pm on 710 KNUS, DenverTo listen online from anywhere, click ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update, Sunday afternoon: Pardon a proud father for bragging on the son who inherited his mom's big heart. In Gary Massaro's 5/12 column in the Rocky, "Tale of a Christian lady, a cheat, and a cop," the cop happens to be our boy Daniel. Check out this touching true story. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A Mother's Day theme on a political talk show? You better believe it, bucky. Individual liberty is impossible without individual responsibility, of which America's moms are among the best examples and teachers. Limited government is impossible without a strong civil society, of which the cornerstone is family and marriage.

Besides which, my own mother Marianne, rest her soul, and our children's mother Donna, who's stood by me for so long, deserve this guy's homage all day long on May 14, and have it they shall -- even during the three hours I will be spending on the air with listeners.

You're invited to be a listener this Sunday, 5-8pm, when "Backbone Radio with John Andrews" leads off with special guest Frances Owens, Colorado's First Lady.

Another special guest will be Hugh Hewitt, the nationally syndicated radio host whom many Coloradans enjoy every weekday on 710 KNUS. His new book about the 2006 and 2008 elections, "Painting the Map Red," will give us plenty to talk about.

I will also welcome to the Backbone microphone:

** Congressman Bob Beauprez, Republican candidate for governor... along with Lola Spradley, running mate of Marc Holtzman, the other GOP contender

** Senate Majority Leader Ken Gordon, D-Denver, for a report on the recently-completed legislative session and his campaign for Secretary of State... along with House candidate Candy Figa, an Arapahoe County Republican

** Plus Colorado Springs radio host and political analyst Ted Robertson, who will handicap the mad scramble down there among Republicans hoping to succeed Joel Hefley in Congress.

"The mother of all shows?" No, but a darn good show about mothers and other darn important things. See for yourself from 5-8pm this Sunday, May 14, on 710 KNUS in Denver and around the world. Call in with your two-cents at 303-696-1971. Or comment by email, during the show or right now, at

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