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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.

Location:

Seattle, WA

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@KVIseattle

Language:

English

Contact:

206-404-3114


Episodes

October 3, 2022 show

10/3/2022
Hour 1 -- Seattle Mariners end two-decade playoff drought in most dramatic way possible, severe devastation in parts of Florida after Hurricane Ian and VP Kamala Harris promises "resources based on equity", HBO's Bill Maher suggests Democrats might have to dump VP Kamala Harris from 2024 re-election ticket, prepare to pay more for everything in WA in 2023: the WA minimum wage will go up $1.25 an hour because its tied to inflation, surprising answers about what's pushing the cost of homes and...

Duration:01:45:23

NFL's Seahawks facing bigger problem with trademark amid political campaigns.

10/3/2022
Just days after the Seattle Seahawks issued a cease and desist letter to a Republican candidate for office due to a campaign TV ad depicting a person wearing a Seahawks jersey, a different candidate is posting pictures of Seahawks players clad in team logo'ed gear indicating the Seahawks support her re-election campaign to the Legislature in Olympia, WA. KVI's John Carlson examines the similarities in the political campaign usage of Seahawks trademarked images and wonders how the Seahawks...

Duration:00:10:24

4 reasons why US military is missing recruitment goals right now

10/3/2022
KVI's John Carlson lists four reasons why he thinks the US military and Department of Defense are failing to meet their recruitment targets. Carlson concludes part of the reason is the job market and the other is 'woke' politics.

Duration:00:13:10

Surprising quote from Bill Bates about climate change politics

10/3/2022
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates, makes a surprising admission about climate change politics, saying "I don't think its realistic to say that people are utterly going to change their lifestyle because of concerns about climate (change)". The quote spurs a larger discussion by KVI's John Carlson about climate change activism in politics and what ordinary, run-of-the-mill people in America will support (politically).

Duration:00:06:25

WSP Trooper out of hospital after being shot in face by suspect

10/3/2022
KVI's John Carlson updates the story of Washington State Patrol (WSP) Trooper, Dean Atkinson Jr, who is now recovering at home after being shot in the face by a warrant arrest suspect in the line of duty in Walla Walla. Carlson explains the criminal warrant that was issued for the suspect's arrest last week when the shooting occurred.

Duration:00:06:04

September 30, 2022 show

9/30/2022
Hour 1 -- sliver of good news regarding Hurricane Ian impact in Ft. Myers FL, a Seattle Seahawks jersey is now at the center of a political campaign ad controversy and its the Seahawks franchise that is making a stink out of a jersey they gave to an injured US military war veteran, reminding gullible Washingtonians that these "free" ferry rides and bus rides for teenagers aren't really free, the governmental terminology (i.e. definitions) that skew Democrats claims about "income inequality",...

Duration:01:51:13

Seattle Seahawks and Starbucks play hardball over a Republican's campaign ads

9/30/2022
A Seattle Seahawks jersey is now at the center of a political campaign ad controversy and its the Seahawks franchise that is making a stink out of a jersey they gave to an injured US military war veteran. KVI's John Carlson digs into the objections coming from the Seahawks and Starbucks about TV campaign ads involving Republican candidate for US Senate in Washington, Tiffany Smiley. Are these objections to Smiley's ads coordinated? Are they designed to benefit a 30-year incumbent Democrat,...

Duration:00:12:40

DIY policing by civilians in King County

9/30/2022
King County/Seattle crime and lack of law enforcement staffing have produced a sad reality: crime victims often have to be Do It Yourself (DIY) police. KVI's John Carlson shares two stories of such DIY policing that finally led to criminal arrests for a pair of suspects with lengthy (and in one case violent) criminal records.

Duration:00:13:44

September 29, 2022 show

9/29/2022
Hour 1 -- Hurricane Ian wrecks west central Florida, concerns about "hundreds" dead but no formal reports so far, compare and contrast of TV campaign ads for US Senate candidates Patty Murray and Tiffany Smiley, even the WaPo judges a Patty Murray campaign ad "4 Pinocchios" for lying about Republicans wanting to end Medicare, Murray's "tired talking points" about gun control should be a warning sign for her supporters, Seattle librarians now trained for deploying Narcan is a little ironic...

Duration:01:54:13

The statistical manipulation of data that drives "income inequality" debate

9/29/2022
KVI's John Carlson interviews former US Sen. Phil Gramm (R-TX) who has penned a new book about America's so-called "income inequality". Gramm's new book is "The Myth of American Inequality: How Government Biases Policy Debate".

Duration:00:14:20

Comparing and contrasting Sen. Murray & Smiley campaign ads

9/29/2022
KVI's John Carlson examines podcaster Brandi Kruse's brilliant takedown of the Seattle Times criticizing one campaign ad by Tiffany Smiley but ignoring a similar one from incumbent Patty Murray, even The WaPo judges a Patty Murray campaign ad "4 Pinocchios" for lying about Republicans wanting to end Medicare, Murray's "tired talking points" about gun control should be a warning sign for her supporters.

Duration:00:09:02

Debating drug decriminalization in WA

9/29/2022
KVI's John Carlson and Washington State Rep. Lauren Davis (D-Shoreline) spend two segments on the show discussing and debating what should happen with WA drug possession law. Davis championed HB 1713, named “Ricky’s Law,” which was signed by Governor Inslee in 2016. The legislation created an involuntary crisis commitment system for youth and adults with life-threatening addiction. Davis advocates for drug decriminalization. Carlson asks how Davis' view of drug decriminalization differs know...

Duration:00:16:11

September 28, 2022 show

9/28/2022
Hour 1 -- your chance to win Carlson's Legendary Lyrics, questions and speculation that Europe's big Nordstream oil pipeline might have been sabotaged but by who/whom?, locally gas prices have jumped by about 9-cents a gallon in the last week and refinery capacity is to blame, one of Italy's former prime ministers--a political opponent of the newly elected PM, Giorgia Meloni--tells American news media/pundits that saying she's the return of Benito Mussolini is "fake news", CNN's Don Lemon...

Duration:01:43:32

new Alzheimer's drug shows promise + Nordstream Pipeline rupture coverage

9/28/2022
KVI's John Carlson discusses the promising new research in slowing the decline from Alzheimer's disease, why research and development spending is so important, the growing mystery of Nordstream Pipeline ruptures now in three places and why Carlson thinks this is a sabotage, the CIA has previously warned German gov't about possible security risks to Nordstream, why Donald Trump looks prescient today about Nordstream Pipeline opposition in the past, other European governments are saying Russia...

Duration:00:12:14

$1.25 billion King Co. property tax proposed for mental health treatment

9/28/2022
KVI's Lars Larson and John Carlson examine a proposal by King County Executive Dow Constantine to raise property taxes (that's sure to keep rents in Seattle and the suburbs lower!) to haul in up to $1.25 billion for mental health services.

Duration:00:03:51

Unintentionally funny moments with Don Lemon and Stacy Abrams

9/28/2022
KVI's John Carlson covers a pair of unintentionally funny moments in the world of news and politics with an interview segment involving CNN host Don Lemon's unshakable belief in climate change making hurricanes worse and the show business proclivities of Georgia gubernatorial candidate, Stacy Abrams, actually hurting--not helping--her cause with voters.

Duration:00:11:38

September 27, 2022 show

9/27/2022
Hour 1 -- ferry sailings canceled abruptly this morning for Southworth/Vashon/Fauntleroy due to staffing shortages, also for the ferry system there's a variety of questions about free ferry fares for riders age 18 and under, why WA politicians now allow those young riders to ride ferries for free, a Des Moines WA triple-murder defendant about to go to trial has a violent history that prosecutors apparently didn't take too seriously, if your WA driver's license expires next month (or later)...

Seattle story: when a car is used as a deadly weapon

9/27/2022
A Seattle criminal arrest suspect rammed a car into a police officer in an attempt to elude arrest on Aurora Avenue North. The suspect also rammed the car into other vehicles before finally being apprehended. KVI's John Carlson examines the attack on the officer and the deadly weapon a car can be with a reckless person behind the wheel. Why police officers should be allowed to use deadly force when a car is being used as a weapon by suspected criminal(s).

Duration:00:09:44

SoDo homeless complex hearing today at King County Council

9/27/2022
Independent journalist, Jonathan Choe, joins KVI's John Carlson to talk about a scheduled hearing today at the King County Council regarding the location of a proposed 400+ bed homeless facility in the SoDo neighborhood. Carlson notes that the Seattle Times has finally begun to report on the homeless facility story that Choe has been covering for the last two weeks. In an ironic twist about the next King County meeting on the homeless facility, county officials have been unable to provide a...

Duration:00:10:13

Carlson conclusion: how the FBI/DoJ can be politically weaponized

9/27/2022
KVI's John Carlson examines a story involving an FBI raid on the home of a Philadelphia man that John concludes is an example of how either political activists or even the White House Administration can weaponize federal law enforcement to go after a political opponent. In this case a pro-life activist who was outside an abortion care clinic in Pennsylvania. The FBI arrest and potential federal charges against 48-year-old Matthew Houck appear to be inflated after what started as a verbal...

Duration:00:12:08