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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.

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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.

    October 15, 2021

    October 15, 2021

    6am hour -- CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta faces some very difficult questions from podcaster Joe Rogan, Rogan grills Gupta on why CNN repeatedly falsely portrayed his doctor prescribed COVID treatment as 'horse de-wormer', Gupta fails to answer why didn't push-back on CNN editors when he (as the medical expert on CNN) certainly knew better, VIDEO: the WA DOT workers posted a very blunt message for Gov. Jay Inslee and the Transportation Secretary regarding the vaccine mandate, debunking the claim that supporters of sanctuary cities/states usually use to defend their policy, Gov. Inslee's vaxx mandate now means some island residents in WA will have to wait 8 hours or more to get to the mainland (and vice-versa). 7am hour -- drug use and drug over-dose deaths hitting all time highs and it shows how leniency toward drugs has backfired with homeless/addiction/crime problems in Seattle and other major cities, unvaccinated firefighters in Redmond WA warn city council of longer response times to emergencies and fires because of fired workers due to the vaxx mandate, will 'cancel culture' kill the Rolling Stones song "Brown Sugar"?. if the Asian Giant Hornet story wasn't bad enough get a load of this warning about an invasive Asian mosquito, GUEST: Sharyl Attiksson examines the revelation that veteran news anchor/reporter Katie Couric selectively edited an interview about National Anthem protests involving a sitting US Supreme Court justice. 8am hour -- Joe Rogan grills CNN medical expert Dr. Sanjay Gupta about CNN's continual distortion of his ivermectin COVID treatment, how Rogan got the best of Dr. Gupta during their interview, pushback on Seattle political candidate who states: "fact check: evictions lead to homelessness", Seattle Kraken win their 1st game in 2nd try to start the NHL season, a KVI listener e-mail tells about a daughter who's had 5 friends recently die from fentanyl drug over-doses, KVI callers sound off on Inslee vaccine mandate, POTUS's plan for the supply chain problems is having port workers working 24-7.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    October 15, 2021

    October 15, 2021

    6am hour -- Katie Couric admits she selectively edited Ruth Bader Ginsburg interview 6 years ago, more incendiary tweets emerge from the campaign of a candidate for Seattle City Attorney, the chair of the WA Democratic Party refuses to denounce the latest disturbing tweets about violence and death on fellow Democrats, a PNW NCAA scholar-athlete says something about his assistant coach that applies to the dysfunction of Seattle's response to homeless problems, WA Ferries just decided to cut sailings on most runs( one run cut by 50%) because of how many workers will be fired due to Gov. Inslee's vaccine mandate, the political game of exemptions and accommodations for the Gov. Inslee and Seattle/King County vaxx mandates, the admission by Katie Couric "trying to protect" a sitting US Supreme Court justice who said something that didn't fit the left wing narrative. 7am hour -- time to expose some questionable things in the Congressional Democrats' $3.5 trillion "infrastructure" spending, GUEST: Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform, points out the Constitutionality of dish washing machines in America, how gov't prevents markets from evolving and changing, even the progressive Bellingham City Council is against a hazard pay ballot initiative being pushed by a socialist political group, a Seattle elementary school declares that Halloween is racist (but did they ask the children if it's racist?), the war on achievement in some US schools (in the name of 'equity'). 8am hour -- drug over-dose deaths and narcotic drug use setting records in America right now, yet three states managed to reduce drug deaths amid this national rise, the drug over-dose deaths have gone from 70,000 in 2019 to over 90,000 in 2020 seem to be exacerbated by government imposed lockdowns, GUEST: executive director for the Center for Immigration Studies, Mark Krikorian, discusses a new report that shows a main justification for sanctuary policies by politicians and activists doesn't bear water, the Biden Administration just halted border wall construction at a location that sees the most amount of illegal crossings, what changed with the "remain in Mexico" policy between Trump and Biden presidencies; the disturbing tweets from the campaign manager of a Seattle political candidate who is already under scrutiny for her own incendiary anti-police tweets.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    October 13, 2021

    October 13, 2021

    6am hour -- Seattle Kraken battle back but lose franchise lid-lifter, the sad double-standard of Nicole Thomas-Kennedy's anti-police venom and the Kathy Lambert 'socialist puppet' campaign flyer backlash, a school employee on the Equity Support Team in Maple Valley WA quits after her video screed against white people is discovered, US inflation hits a 13 year high, mission accomplished for Gov. Jay Inslee's climate agenda (this month), Southwest Airlines flight delays continue this morning, GUEST: pilot and Captain for Frontier Airlines, Jessica Sarkisian, working with a group of 10,000 airline and transportation workers (US Freedom Flyers) to pushback on vaccine mandates, the group consists of employees from 26 airlines and even Amtrak employees, says American people have the power over such mandates not the politicians. 7am hour -- KVI caller + as William Shatner sits in the capsule of the Blue Origin awaiting launch this hour we listen to his 1978 version of Rocketman, unintended yet hilarious replies to a journalistic question from our favorite investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson; actors Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber prioritized their marriage and family before their show biz careers, political candidate Terry McAuliffe refuses to answer question about CRT, Maple Valley WA school district employee busted for anti-white screed posted on Tik Tok, this story shows the importance of school board elections (and coherent candidates). 8am hour -- (90-year-old) William Shatner has landed back on earth after 10-minute Blue Origin launch into the stratosphere, the bankruptcy history of a candidate for Seattle City Attorney, the candidate's affiliation with a pro-communist lawyer's guild, GUEST: KVI's Ari Hoffman (who broke the bankruptcy story) joins the show to talk about the implications on the personal finances for someone who wants to run a $35 million city office, Seattle Police rescue driver from burning car who crashed after speeding away from a traffic stop, so why aren't Seattle's typical police critics praising these officers for saving the dangerous driver?, Seattle Police preparing today to shift all detectives and investigators to patrol shifts due to shortages from vaxx mandate requirements, GUEST: publisher Peter Norton talks to KVI about new book of illustrated Beatles song lyrics, the book includes a photo of the first time Paul McCartney met Linda, how "Nowhere Man" changed the trajectory of the Beatles career, the vulnerable lyrics from "Help" improved McCartney's song writing.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    October 12, 2021

    October 12, 2021

    6am hour -- the road to the Stanley Cup goes through Seattle, a major legal rebuke for WA Insurance Commissioner, NFL coach John Gruden resigns in disgrace & scandal over racist/misogynistic/homophobic language in emails, Northern Lights seen from several spots in WA, some good news about COVID cases in WA, push back on the Seattle/King County vaxx mandate by a King County Councilman, how the SEIU labor union got a stunning exemption from Gov. Jay Inslee's statewide vaccine mandate, a P.R. blunder for Veep Kamala Harris regarding a video message about NASA. 7am hour -- new Gallup polling says many Americans think the country's best days are over and unlikely to improve in the future, the polling has managed to flip in roughly 3 years, its almost like Gov. Jay Inslee didn't see any of the ferry boat cancellations from the last week, "woke" DC comic book writer expects backlash to new plot line that Superman is bi-sexual, Seattle Times issues scathing editorial urging Gov. Inslee to delay horribly written/planned Long Term Care payroll tax on all employees, the looming Initiative 1436 that would allow voters to opt out of Inslee's Long Term Care payroll tax. 8am hour -- the difficult conversation about how shootings involving Black victims and White victims are conveyed and portrayed differently in social and news media coverage, GUEST: Publisher of the South Seattle Emerald, Marcus Harrison Green (also a columnist for The Seattle Times) discusses a shooting near a south Seattle sports field during a youth football game that sent parents and kids scrambling for cover, wants to know why there isn't more outrage and media attention regarding this brazen shooting; SEIU group launching all salvos at Seattle mayoral candidate 3 weeks before general election, the Democratic strategy to simply portray any opponent (regardless of party) as pro-Trump, a Monroe HS school psychologist now under arrest for communicating with a minor for immoral purposes, the unsolved murder of a US attorney in Seattle that occurred 20 years ago.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    October 11, 2021

    October 11, 2021

    6am hour -- more WA ferry boat sailings canceled yesterday for the 5th consecutive day, why Gov. Inslee's vaccine mandate appears to be the blame for ferry workers taking their sick days last week before vaxx mandate goes into effect in 1 week, Southwest Airlines canceled 1800 weekend flights over similar circumstances, still no arrest after probation officer was shot/wounded in Shelton on Friday, CA imposes law mandating gender-neutral sections in toy stores or stores with toy departments, what day is today? (Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples Day or Leif Erikson Day). 7am hour -- defining and identifying political "deep fakes" on social media and bogus news websites, GUEST: Greenhaven Interactive founder, Dave Parkhurst, explains "deep fakes" and how digital video editing can distort and falsely portray words or events, what's the responsibility of Internet providers to police/delete these bogus videos meant to mis-inform? King County Councilwoman apologizes for campaign flyer/mailer portraying her colleague as a socialist, officials now considering six airports from Snohomish County south to Lewis County for a second major international airport in the Seattle area, 911 caller tells dispatcher he "has to pee", can you guess which WA school districts & schools rank the best (a mix of academic, social and athletic criteria)?, the district and school rankings show an educational donut hole in Seattle, the districts and schools with the highest rankings don't always have the biggest budgets, how a 1997 KVI interview forever changed a listener's understanding of news accuracy and the tendency for network news outlets to peddle fear over accurate information. 8am hour -- DEVELOPING: a King Co. politician begins the pushback on vaccine mandates reducing police/deputy staffing in the aftermath of 6 days of state ferry cancellations, preserving public safety over vaccine mandates, actor William Shatner will have to wait a little bit longer to launch into space with Blue Origin, San Francisco is easing mask restrictions as COVID cases keep dropping but apparently Seattle public health officials have no inclination to do so, the Biden Administration's feeble answer to why supply chain problems keep continuing, would supply chain problems be this bad if Trump managed to win the election for a 2nd term?, two groups of Seattle indigenous people--on Indigenous Peoples Day--are in deep disagreement about who should be called a "tribe".

    • 1 hr 54 min
    October

    October

    6am hour -- COVID cases/stats drop even more in Florida, what WA Gov. Jay Inslee could do to improve the state's response to COVID, homeless problems in East Wenatchee and Wenatchee prompt a tie-breaker vote to pass a sales tax hike to implement a Seattle-style shelter, will the two cities manage a better homeless response than Seattle has with low-barrier shelter(s)?, look at all the canceled WA ferries yesterday and today! , Oktoberfest is leaving Leavenworth WA over a permit requirement decision, West Seattle's Nucor Steel Plant says they're getting hit hard by crime/break-ins, the Nucor Steel Plant situation is another example of Seattle officials passing the buck on fixing homeless problems. 7am hour -- Oregon Pop Warner coaches and players complain about player that's too big and too good, a KVI caller sounds off on the complaint, WA wheat crop the smallest in 50+ years, good news story: a 1st grader's school picture turns into a GoFund me effort that has raised over $38,000 for the boy's college fund, Sweden suspends Moderna COVID vaxx for people under 30 due to side effects, US Senators agree to condemn activist group that recorded Krysten Sinema in the women's bathroom but one socialist Senator refuses to sign the letter. 8am hour -- the social justice influence on Democrats and current public safety concerns, 1/4 of WA prison cells are empty in Democrats effort to apply social justice to criminal convicts, a Seattle homeowner takes law and justice into his own hands on his property, defining who is The Most Socialist King Co Council member, Seattle City Attorney candidate posts appalling anti-police message displayed by her 7 year-old daughter, KVI callers talk about social justice crusading by Democratic politicians and this new revelation involving Seattle City Attorney candidate, the November general election candidates in suburban Seattle cities who are saying voters want to avoid becoming like Seattle.

    • 1 hr 54 min

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