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Rollie Heath on Devil’s Advocate This Friday

Posted by on Sep 15 2011 | Idiot Box (TV Show), PPC, Taxes

Want to spend this Friday night watching two guys argue about taxes? Then tune into the Independence Institute’s public affairs television show Devil’s Advocate as host Jon Caldara is first joined by State Senator Rollie Heath to discuss Prop 103, which would raise income and sales taxes in Colorado. Then stay tuned for the second half of the show as Mac Macsovits sits down to talk about the work of the Mile High Down Syndrome Association. That’s Friday at 8:30PM on Colorado Pubic Television 12. Re-broadcast Monday at 1:30PM.

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Harsanyi On Devil’s Advocate This Friday Night

Posted by on Apr 07 2011 | Idiot Box (TV Show), PPC

David Harsanyi is a true contrarian. While recently made up census data shows a mass migration of sensible people from New York to Colorado and the rest of the Rocky Mountain West, David is leaving the Denver Post, packing up his syndicated columnist kit (bottle of booze and a laptop) and heading to New York City. But before he hits I-70 Eastbound, David and host Jon Caldara sat down at the Devil’s Advocate studio for a look back at his nearly seven years at the Denver Post, and a look forward at his new gig in New York. So cancel your plans for this Friday night and tune into Devil’s Advocate at 8:30 PM on Colorado Public Television 12. Re-broadcast the following Monday at 1:30 PM.

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Catch Jane Norton on Devil’s Advocate Tonight

Posted by on Jul 16 2010 | Idiot Box (TV Show), PPC

The lineup for tonight’s (Friday, July 16) Devil’s Advocate w/Jon Caldara has changed. Instead of Reason Magazine Editor-in-Chief Nick Gillespie as previously posted, tune in for a one-on-one conversation between Independence Institute president Jon Caldara and U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton. That’s tonight at 8:30 PM, right after Colorado Inside Out, on Colorado Public Television 12.

You can still catch Jon Caldara and Nick Gillespie talking new media and the nanny-state on next Friday’s Devil’s Advocate.

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Transparency Wrap-Up

Posted by on Oct 09 2009 | Idiot Box (TV Show), PPC, Transparency

I can’t help but be impressed with every post I’ve read on the Colorado Spending Transparency (COST) blog run by our transparency Czar (just kidding), I mean Transparency Director Amy Oliver.  Following our investigative reporter Todd Shepherd’s report, Amy’s thoughts on Bill Ritter’s lack of disclosure transparency were right on the money.  She has also been taking the Greeley-Evans school district property tax hike (3A) to task – both on the COST blog and on her own personal blog. After BJ Nikkel successfully passed transparency legislation forcing the state to create and maintain a website that showed state spending in an easy, search-able format, they unfortunately came out with this poor excuse of a transparency website. Amy has written several times on the inadequacies of the TOPS site in providing spending reports, but this most recent assessment shows just how poor TOPS is.  Evidently, transparency still means general rather than specific, while conveniently leaving out any and all semblance of context.  No, I’m afraid that… “we spent $100″ does not constitute transparency in spending.

Also, don’t forget tonight’s episode of Independent Thinking, hosted by none of than the Mistress of Transparency herself – Amy Oliver.

(Amy, you’re choice is either Mistress or Czar.  “Director” is just too boring).

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Transparent Jeffco, Opaque State

Posted by on Oct 09 2009 | Idiot Box (TV Show), Transparency

Why can’t the state be more transparent like Jefferson County?  While Colorado’s largest county actively pursues detailed financial transparency with its new website Transparent Jeffco, Governor Ritter and the state controller violate the spirit of the Colorado Taxpayer Transparency Act by providing taxpayers with confusing, aggregated numbers with no context. To discuss the two dramatically different transparency websites, State Representative BJ Nikkel and Jefferson County Commissioner Kevin McCasky join host Amy Oliver Cooke on Independent Thinking. Tune in tonight at 8:30 p.m. to KBDI Channel 12.  Repeated Monday at 1:30 p.m.

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Are You Excited Yet? (about meeting me?)

Posted by on Oct 07 2009 | Events, Idiot Box (TV Show), PPC

I told you last week about the meet and greet KBDI channel 12 is hosting for me in downtown Golden.  Well, the time is upon us!  Tomorrow from 6pm to 9pm at the Golden Hotel, I will be live in the flesh, glad-handing, kissing babies, and signing autographs.  (8 x 10 glossies not included, please bring your own).  I hope you are as excited meeting me as I would be about meeting me.

But seriously, come on out; I’d love to meet you and hear what you have to say about the show. Besides, a $10 donation to KBDI gets you the chance to buy me a drink.  What a win-win!

Space is limited, so call Channel 12 at 303.991.5038 to reserve your spot.

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The President’s Agenda

Posted by on Oct 02 2009 | Idiot Box (TV Show)

What do health care, the economy, bailouts and deficits have in common? They all somehow involve the Obama Administration, and have all been covered by Denver Post columnists David Harsanyi and Mike Littwin. Tune into Independent Thinking as Harsanyi and Littwin join me to talk about the President’s agenda and what it means for Coloradans. That’s tonight at 8:30 pm on KBDI Channel 12; repeated the following Monday afternoon at 1:30 pm.

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Come Meet Me! (and act like you’re impressed damn it)

Posted by on Sep 25 2009 | Events, Idiot Box (TV Show), PPC

KBDI Channel 12 is hosting a meet and greet for me on Thursday, October 8th, from 6-9pm at the Golden Hotel in downtown Golden.
This is your chance to not only meet yours truly, but to meet the good folks behind our TV show Independent Thinking – including KBDI president and CEO Wick Rowland. This is your chance to ask Wick the tough questions, like why I don’t have my own dressing room, why they keep giving me plain M&M’s when my contract clearly states Peanut! (You could also ask him if he really thinks “Frontline” isn’t biased.)

But seriously, come on out; I’d love to meet you and hear what you have to say about the show. Besides, a $10 donation to KBDI gets you the chance to buy me a drink.  What a win-win!  Space is limited, so call Channel 12 at 303.991.5038 to reserve your spot.

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One on One with Bill Owens

Posted by on Sep 25 2009 | Idiot Box (TV Show)

What is former Colorado Governor Bill Owens up to these days? Find out tonight on Independent Thinking as Bill Owens joins me for a one on one conversation. Tune in tonight at 8:30 pm to KBDI Channel 12; repeated the following Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

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End of Summer Political / Budget Wrap-Up

Posted by on Sep 18 2009 | Idiot Box (TV Show)

Want to know who’s up and who’s down in Colorado’s political races? Or how about the status of Colorado’s efforts to close budget gap? Denver Post reporters Lynn Bartels and Tim Hoover join host Jon Caldara for an end of summer wrap up of Colorado’s political races and ongoing state budget debate. Tune in tonight at 8:30 pm to KBDI Channel 12; repeated the following Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

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