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John Carlson is synonymous with Washington State Politics. Simply put, he is THE conservative voice in Seattle. John gives his unique perspective on local and national politics, news of the day and he isn’t afraid to call it like he sees it.

John Carlson is synonymous with Washington State Politics. Simply put, he is THE conservative voice in Seattle. John gives his unique perspective on local and national politics, news of the day and he isn’t afraid to call it like he sees it.


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John Carlson is synonymous with Washington State Politics. Simply put, he is THE conservative voice in Seattle. John gives his unique perspective on local and national politics, news of the day and he isn’t afraid to call it like he sees it.








May 24, 2022 show: Guest host, Kirby Wilbur

6am -- Kirby Wilbur in for John Carlson: Wisconsin 8th grade students accused/investigated for Title IX sexual harassment of class mate(s) for using the wrong pronoun for the classmate, SF mayor London Breed won't participate in Pride Parade event because Pride Parade organizers won't allow uniformed police to march, Seattle's attempt to incentivize more police hiring versus the anti-cop political attitude in the city likely discouraging prospective police applicants, the Georgia Gov....


May 23, 2022 show

Hour 1 -- Kirby Wilbur in for John Carlson -- Biden gas prices hitting national records, the absurdity of Biden and sycophants claiming gas prices are a result of gouging, Biden policies could compromise the future purchase of electric vehicles, why your WA primary ballot will list the candidates names differently from now on, some good news about Columbia River Chinook salmon, commencement ceremony at one of California's most prestigious universities descends into chaos for 7500 grads,...


Elon Musk accusation: coincidence or criminal?

The timing of a sexual harassment and sexual proposition accusation against Elon Musk by a former female Space X employee can't be ignored after his announcement this week that he can't bring himself to vote Democratic any more and he'll instead vote for pro-business Republicans. KVI's John Carlson evaluates the accusation and the timing of this information going public. Producer Phil Vandervort notices something glaring about the news website that released the initial allegation.


UW policy on 'diversity, equity and inclusion' threatens academic free speech

GUEST: UW Atmospheric Sciences professor, Cliff Mass, says a University of Washington faculty policy regarding "diversity, equity and inclusion" (DEI) is a threat to academic free speech. Mass says the policy is intended to produce "monoculture of political correctness". Mass tells KVI the UW President has actually expressed mis-givings about this wide-reaching DEI policy, the biggest red flag about this DEI policy is the attempts to suppress discussion of its criteria/requirements, one...


May 20, 2022 show

Hour 1 -- another example of a Seattle repeat criminal now accused of raping two women in separate cases--allegedly because a judge allowed his release following arrest for the first rape, the two rapes represent another example of Seattle's lawlessness equating to a war on women who are often victimized by the repeat criminals, the racist and hateful motivations of the Buffalo NY grocery store killer are coming in to focus, the investigation has uncovered the Buffalo racist scumbag alleged...


Spokane Police Chief says crime problems due to laws changed by Gov. Inslee and WA Legislature

GUEST: Spokane Police Chief, Craig Meidel, talks to KVI's John Carlson about his frustrations as rising crime causes public safety problems--including drug over-doses--in his city. Meidel says the WA Legislature--controlled by Democrats--is the culprit for rising crime including fentanyl drug trafficking problems. Chief Meidel says there are multiple layers to the rising crime problem including efforts to "de-incarcerate" by reducing prison/jail population. There are three things Meidel...


May 19, 2022 show

Hour 1 -- fentanyl over-doses and trafficking crimes have prompted Spokane's Police Chief to speak out about the cause of the rise in crime, the Police Chief blames Democrats in the WA Legislature for recent laws making it easier on criminals, today is Day 17 since the SCOTUS draft opinion leak and we're still no closer to finding out the person or persons responsible for unprecedented leak, a good news story about a new mom misses University graduation to deliver her newborn baby, its...


Biden's new White House spox evokes a Miss Teen South Carolina comparison from 2007

In answering a very basic question about inflation, the new White House Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, stammers out an answer that wanders into political predictability about climate change but her feeble response ultimately leads to a comparison of an early viral video sensation regarding the beauty pageant contest in 2007, Miss Teen South Carolina.


Biden's DHS appears to halt Disinformation Governance Board

Today the Department of Homeland Security announced it was pausing the creation of a Disinformation Governance Board that was announced three weeks ago and was widely criticized at that time as George Orwell modern version of "The Ministry of Truth" to silence or advance government agendas. KVI's John Carlson examines this morning's announcement including the fate and future of the woman hired to run the proposed board, Nina Jankowicz.


May 18, 2022 show

Hour 1 -- the equal pay issue for US Women's soccer team is finally over but the new player contract agreement raises a host of questions about what other categories will soon demand "equal pay", BREAKING: A Chinese commercial airline crash earlier this year now appears to be a suicide-murder by someone in the cockpit, 42 years ago today Mt. St. Helens erupted launching ash around the world, the Jim Crow 2.0 claim about Georgia's election integrity laws just resulted in...checks MSNBC...


Clarifying media reports about 'White Replacement Theory'

News media reports about the despicable and horrific mass murder at a Buffalo, New York grocery store by an 18-year-old white suspect who allegedly targeted and murdered 10 African-Americans have included references to the suspect subscribing to something called "great replacement theory". KVI's John Carlson examines the context of the replacement theory and how the theory revolving around racial identity politics has been invoked in the past by extremists on both sides of the political...


Jeff Bezos destroys Biden's claim that higher taxes reduce inflation

Amazon founder and world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, utterly destroys President Joe Biden over his attempt to connect lowering inflation to raising corporate taxes. KVI's John Carlson discusses the development of this story that started with a tweet from Biden's personal account, @JoeBiden .


May 17, 2022 show

Hour 1 -- a Taiwanese-American doctor dies in heroic effort to stop mass shooter at a California church and the church shooting appears to be motivated by hatred of Taiwan by a Chinese nationalist, why the proper nomenclature should be Free China (Taiwan) and Red China (communist mainland China), woke ESPN anchor posts perplexing condemnation of Buffalo NY mass shooting, Seattle judge grants lower bail to a violent ax attacker that already has prior convictions and 20 arrest warrants, HBO...


Democrats revive a 1995 strategy in aftermath of Buffalo NY mass murder by 18-year-old

KVI's John Carlson mourns the lives of 10 New Yorkers shot and killed in mass murder at Buffalo grocery store. Carlson notes that political partisans are deploying a tactic from 1995 to portray one political party to the atrocity that investigators say will likely be charged as a hate crime against African-Americans.


SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas first public comments about SCOTUS leak

KVI's John Carlson evaluates the first public comments from a sitting justice about last week's unprecedented draft opinion leak for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). Associated Justice, Clarence Thomas, tells a forum on American universities and free speech, "I wonder how long we're going to have these institutions at the rate we're undermining them, and then I wonder when they're gone or destabilized what we will have as a country and I don't think the prospects are good if...


May 16, 2022 show

Hour 1 -- the weekend's Buffalo NY mass shooting that killed 10 and wounded three others has origins in the Waukesha WI Christmas Parade fatal car attack last year, the 18 yr old shooting suspect has exhibited disturbing curiousity in several prior mass shootings and to top it off the suspected killer live-streamed the carnage on Twitch, the mass murder suspect reportedly told a white store cashier he wouldn't shoot her or him, why this horrific mass shooting is why New York (and Washington)...


GUEST: Emergency Room Dr., Raul Garcia M.D.

Yakima WA emergency room doctor, Raul Garcia M.D., speaks to KVI's John Carlson about the latest COVID infection news as cases bump up but hospitalizations are actually dropping, will masks or mask requirements prevent this current COVID surge from growing?, an example of COVID disinformation from King County's top public health official, is it safe for government agencies to hire back workers who were fired for refusing the COVID vaccine shot earlier this year?


Bothell Democrat says local control of zoning "is garbage"

Washington St. Rep., Davina Duerr (D-Bothell), derides city council members in Puget Sound saying "they don't know anything. They literally don't know anything." Her comments were made in April at a sustainable cities conference in Portland, Oregon as she was part of a panel with other Washington lawmakers St. Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon and Senator Mona Das. The "Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY)" Conference was held by The Sightline Institute. KVI's John Carlson examines the assertions by Rep. Duerr and...


May 13, 2022 show

Hour 1 -- a justified shooting during an armed robbery in Philadelphia shows how off-base some left-wing prosecutors are in LA and San Fran, a teenage criminal suspect in Pierce County flees a traffic stop and is then shot/wounded by sheriff's deputies, Day 12 since SCOTUS draft opinion leak and no sign of any investigation or news media interest in getting to the source of the leak, Elon Musk says Twitter purchase is on hold pending accurate accounting of bot/unused accounts, Elon Musk says...


LISTEN: The baby formula shortage crisis explained

KVI's John Carlson explains the origin of the baby formula shortage crisis and why Pres. Biden is failing to bring a faster resolution to correcting the shortage.