Radio, Oct. 15: Beauprez battles back

Join us on radio every Sunday, 5-8pm on 710 KNUS, Denverand now also on 1460 KZNT, Colorado Springs To listen online from anywhere, click ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Greetings from snowy Lansing, Michigan, where my great-grandfather and uncle were both state senators. I'm here campaigning against a teacher-union ballot issue modeled on Colorado's awful Amendment 23, mandating education spending increases ahead of all else. These bad ideas spread like kudzu; got to keep chopping them back.

On Sunday I'll be home again, in front of the "Backbone Radio" microphone for another show on America without apologies, America with steel in her spine. You are invited to listen in and call in. 303-696-1971 or gets you into the conversation.

Bob Beauprez, Republican nominee for Governor, is one of my guests on the show. Trailing with three weeks to go, he is battling for a come-behind victory, Harry Truman style. My Denver Post column on all the reasons Beauprez deserves your vote will be posted here starting Oct 14.

Other guests and topics for our Oct. 15 show will include...

** Indiana Congressman John Hostettler, chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee, talking about that issue and the election struggle for party control.

** Al Knight, Denver Post columnist, discussing his support for Amendment 40, term limits on judges.

** Linda Seebach, Rocky Mountain News columnist, on the troubling data about civic illiteracy in our colleges.

** John Miller of National Review, recapping his hit parade article on the 50 greatest conservative rock songs. (Yes, you read that right, and don't miss this interview.)

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