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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

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

September 26, 2022 show

9/26/2022
Hour 1 -- I-90 repair closure turns into traffic fiasco clogging surface streets on Mercer Island last Friday, some drivers even abandoned their cars amid the congestion frustration, former Biden White House spokesperson says Democrats will lose if the mid-term election is about Biden, 6-year-old son of a Pierce County Sheriff's deputy who died in the line of duty goes to NYC to run the Tunnel to Towers 5K fundraiser to honor his dad, Tiffany Smiley has now raised $11 million in her...

Duration:01:45:24

KVI interview: Tiffany Smiley "momentum" at the right time

9/26/2022
KVI's John Carlson makes a confession: he didn't originally expect much out of the first-time political campaign of US Senate candidate, Tiffany Smiley (R-Pasco), running against 30-year-incumbent, Patty Murray (D-WA). Smiley joins John Carlson and explains what has put her campaign into "over-drive" against Murray including two recent newspaper editorial board interviews of the Senate candidates that have exposed Democratic-leaning news websites of their considerable political bias. Smiley...

Duration:00:13:50

"In the current climate crisis I don't think that's necessary", says teen activist

9/26/2022
KVI's John Carlson listens to a New Zealand radio news interview with teen climate activist, Izzy Ford, who has helped organize a group called "Student Strike 4 Climate". When asked in the interview, Ford tells the female interviewer that she shouldn't fly to Fiji on holiday. The 16-year-old climate crusader says "In the current climate crisis I don't think that that's (a flight to Fiji) necessary". This begs the question so relevant to climate activists: who gets to decide what's...

Duration:00:04:37

Economist, Steve Moore: inflation pushing "ferocious bear market"

9/26/2022
KVI's John Carlson interviews economist and author, Steve Moore, about the latest inflation news amid continuing interest rate hikes. Moore describes the "ferocious bear market" now that the stock market has lost 15% of its value--adjusted for inflation--since Biden took office, why the Democrats spending $4 trilion after COVID has forced The Federal Reserve to raise interest rates continuously, Biden's UN speech last week spent more time on climate change than any other subject, why Moore...

Duration:00:12:24

September 23, 2022 show

9/23/2022
Hour 1 -- 24 hours later and still no response from Seattle's Congresswoman after incendiary/provocative comments about Israel by Squad member Rashida Tlaib, GA gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams makes disturbing comment about fetal heartbeats, some Abrams zingers after her pronouncement about in-vitro heartbeats, why the 'war on cars' is failing, GUEST: author and Reason.com's Randal O'Toole, gives some strong examples of how anti-car environmentalists have moved the goal posts on...

Duration:01:54:05