Radio, Oct. 1: Red hot politics

Update, Sunday afternoon: On today's show, Brad Jones and I will also discuss Col. Dave Grossman's article, "Preventing School Violence." See Grossman has been my guest in the past, and we'll try to get him next week for a full analysis of the Bailey school tragedy and the lessons Colorado still hasn't learned, seven full years after Columbine.----------------------------------------------------------- Join us on radio every Sunday, 5-8pm on 710 KNUS, Denver and now also on 1460 KZNT, Colorado Springs To listen online from anywhere, click ------------------------------------------------------------------------ TERM LIMITS ON TV TONIGHT... Amendment 40, term limits for judges, is ahead in the polls and gaining endorsements from district attorneys, who ought to know. Friday evening, tonight, see me debate No. 40 with Bar Association spokesman Bob Miller. We face off at 730pm on "Colorado State of Mind," Channel 6, and again at 9pm on "Colorado Decides," Channel 12. Check listings for repeat showings if you miss us on 9/29. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW PREVIEW... Once a reliable red state in politics, Colorado voted a lot more purple in 2004. Is a red comeback in the making on Nov. 7 -- or will Republicans be left with the election blues by hard-charging Democrats? Current polls favor the Dems, but much could still change with 40 days until the votes are counted.

Our topic will be all politics, all evening, this Sunday on "Backbone Radio with John Andrews." The discussion will be hot, and we invite your participation in turning up the heat -- as well as turning on the light. Too little truth and too much myth is part of the reason for blue political momentum right now. Our show aims to change that.

** I'll talk with three Republican candidates... Rick O'Donnell running hard for the open 7th congressional seat... Scott Tipton challenging 3rd district congressman John Salazar... and Bob Schaffer, the former congressman seeking election to the State Board of Education, where he recently took a vacancy appointment.

** Ryan Sager, New York Post columnist, will tell us about his new book, "The Elephant in the Room: Evangelicals, Libertarians, and the Battle for the Republican Party."

** And I will quiz Mike Littwin, Rocky Mountain News columnist, about why his usually GOP-friendly paper endorsed Democrat Bill Ritter for governor, and how Mike's fellow Dems might use the lock they hope to gain on state government. (Ugh.)

Please tell your friends about "Backbone Radio with John Andrews." America and the West, still not fully aroused to the threat we face five years after 9/11, need a lot more backbone right now. We're committed to helping. How about you?

Yours for self-government, JOHN ANDREWS