Craig served for sixteen years at the Denver District Attorney's Office where he was a Chief Deputy District Attorney. Craig has appeared hundreds of times on local and national media. Subjects have included the death penalty, serial rapists, the JonBenet Ramsey case, Columbine, the Oklahoma City Bombing trials, the Kobe Bryant case, and the Aurora movie theater massacre. Craig is the host of The Craig Silverman Show which airs Saturday mornings from nine till noon.
Episode 13 - Spencer Haywood
Spencer Haywood! When I was a Denver adolescent with hoop dreams, an older teen came to town and taught us all about big-time basketball. Not in the Denver Prep League, or college, but in the American Basketball Association where Haywood starred for the Denver Rockets. 30 points and 20 rebounds a game. Can you imagine? 1970 ABA Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player. I saw it happen. This NBA Hall of Famer tells me about his love for Denver, how he got screwed by racist and anti-Semitic Rockets’ ownership. Spencer Haywood fought all the way to the US Supreme Court for his right to next play in the NBA where he was a star in Seattle, and played after for Knicks, Jazz, Lakers, and Bullets. This 1968 Olympic Gold Medalist (USA’s leading scorer/rebounder) spoke with me about racism in the sixties and today. This civil rights trailblazer paved the way for Kobe, LeBron, and Jamal. Speaking of which, find out that Haywood is rooting big time for Denver to beat the Lakers. Also rooting hard for our Nuggets is Mario Nicolais, my columnist colleague at the Colorado Sun, and an outstanding lawyer. Mario, a self-described conservative, discusses what has happened to his Republican party and we discuss what has happened to talk radio in the age of Trump. In Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge, Mario reveals his selections in the presidential and Colorado U.S. Senate race. Covering the U.S. Senate race in Colorado is ace reporter Jesse Paul who works for the Colorado Sun. Jesse gives us the latest on John Hickenlooper versus Cory Gardner and all things political in Colorado. Jesse also discusses the COVID crisis and what is happening at Colorado College and the University of Colorado. Find out why Jesse is the reporter to read for Colorado news. Apropos of the season (Yom Kippur on Sunday eve) and in celebration of Spencer’s brave recovery from his cocaine addiction, our Troubadour Dave Gunders has a perfect song, “Somebody Help Me.” Spencer Haywood pulled himself up by his own bootstraps and has gained lots of wisdom in his 70 years. Never in a million years did I imagine I’d someday be interviewing Haywood, but I just did, and it was terrific. Rundown-Spencer Haywood - 00:01:37Dave Gunders - 00:51:52Jesse Paul - 01:11:11Mario Nicolais in Craig's Lawyer's Lounge - 01:39:37
Episode 12 - Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah! A new start with a new year. Right on time. Just what we needed. In an age when humans need to pray most, our congregations are either socially distanced, closed, outdoors, or on-line. But it is an interesting thing about talking to the Almighty. Everybody does it differently. In their own time. In their own way. Some even podcast. Dave Gunders, our Troubadour, has written a beautiful song called Good to Believe. The story behind the song is sensational and should make you fall further for our musical pal and dedicated dad. Scott Levin was a hugely successful Colorado lawyer who gave it up a decade ago to become Regional Director of the Mountain States Anti-Defamation League. The ADL is on top of major threats to our civilization and the Jewish people. For example, Michelle Malkin. Further on top of those threats is famed American University history professor Allan Lichtman. This Washington D.C. resident is good friends with Bob Woodward and listen to his description of how Bob’s encounters with the Donald have made Bob feel, frightened for our country. Professor Lichtman perceives and explains the many threats Trump poses to our democratic republic. And wait till you hear Lichtman’s takedown of AG Bill Barr. There is more reason to celebrate than just Rosh Hashanah 5781. Our Denver Nuggets are in the Western Conference Finals in this oddest NBA season ever. I’m loving the action and excitement and we talk about what it all means with the Altitude Sports’ voice of the Nuggets, Olympic Gold Volleyball champ, Chris Marlowe. Bring it on LeBron. 5780 was a tumultuous mess. Let us hope and pray 5781 will be better. So much of that will depend on November 3 and what we do to work toward the right result. May 5781 be a sweet year for you and your loved ones and America. And for the Nuggets. Rundown-Scott Levin in Craig's Lawyer's Lounge - 3:30Dave Gunders - 36:50Allan Lichtman - 48:15Chris Marlowe - 1:20:00
Episode 11 - Talk Radio
Talk Radio. Not good. Not since hosts and management sold out to Trump. Joe Walsh was a syndicated star at Salem Media till he jumped off Trump Train. Joe and I discuss true Salem stories. Prager & Hewitt. Larry Elder too. Damning truths are told by former Tea Party leader. Walsh is a former GOP Congressman now fighting to save the country by opposing Trump and his enablers. Joe knows Cory Gardner well from Congress and he will tell you whether to vote for Gardner now. I shook up Joe with this question, “What happens if Trump wins?” Cole Wist, former Colorado state legislator and Assistant House Minority Leader announces that he, as a stalwart Republican, is voting for Cory Gardner and Joe Biden. Cole and I go back and forth in Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge about the Bob Woodward quotes showing Trump disrespected all of us as he hid the truth about Covid. We also talk about creeping fascism and dangers posed to our families and country. Jean Guerrero is author of Hatemonger, the best book out there about Trump senior advisor Stephen Miller, a powerful advocate for white nationalism. Miller gets along great with his boss, President Trump. Both are big fans of talk radio. Miller appeared 69 times on Larry Elder Show when he was at Santa Monica High School. David Horowitz heard Miller and saw a rising star. Guerrero got sit down interviews with David Horowitz who is now furious about her book. Hear all about it on my podcast. Dave Gunders, our Troubadour, asks us to Give it Up. And the message of that song has never been more germane. Rundown-Joe Walsh - 4:05Jean Guerrero 39:39Cole Wist in Craig's Lawyer's Lounge P1 - 1:11:02Cole Wist in Craig's Lawyers Lounge P2 - 2:02:01Dave Gunders - 2:27:41
Episode 10 - Breaking Up
Breaking Up. It is hard to do. So sang Neil Sedaka and countless crooners in one form or another. Our Troubadour Dave Gunders has the better break-up song for this historic Trump era. Called “Hole in the Head,” it echoes a phrase Dave and I heard from our mothers. “We need that like a hole in the head!” In other words, stay away from certain relationships and bad associations. If you find yourself so entangled, get out. Now! Your survival and happiness depend on it. It is not a close call. Some people are toxic. Like President Donald Trump. We must break away just like his ex-wives. Prominent lawyer, Lyle Wallace, is a partner/member at Denver’s oldest law firm, Sherman & Howard. Maybe the partners and clients do not like it, but Lyle had to take a stand. He authored a fiery op-ed in the Denver Post telling the world his opposition to Donald Trump and why he, as a life-long Republican, was going to vote all Dem this year, to REPUDIATE TRUMP. To stand with Trump now is inexcusable. Our President is a bullying bigot who this week told people to vote twice and sided with a 17 year old AR-15 toting Trumper vigilante mass shooter in Wisconsin. The highest rated show in the history of The Craig Silverman Show featured William Sulton in Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge. William returns – from Wisconsin - to tell us what is really going down in Kenosha. William Sulton has roots in Colorado and Wisconsin, and is now the President of the ACLU of Wisconsin. Happy Pandemic Labor Day. Tom Woodard has been working hard his whole life making his living in the game of golf. Golf is booming and Tom is working hard as head pro at The Meadows. A proud African American and Manual HS grad, we talk civil rights, Trump, Shane Bertsch, Calvin Peete, Denver Prep League Golf, NCAA golf, and the multitudinous Halls of Fame in which Tommy is enshrined. And oh yes, we talk about City Park Golf Course – old and new. Oh my, the views from the new clubhouse are spectacular. Join us. Breakdown- William Sulton - 9:22Dave Gunders - 38:34Impactful Sound - 47:09Tom Woodard - 1:09:47Lyle Wallace - 1:49:56
Episode 9 - Don't Quit
Quitters never win. We need to win the hearts and minds of the American people. Don’t quit on democracy. Defeat Donald Trump. America is not Trump’s country club. Don’t let him cheat to win another club championship where he makes up all the rules and somehow gets others to go along. Former Colorado Speaker of the House of Representatives, Terrance Carroll, returns to Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge ready for the fight. @speakercarroll is an attorney, cop, and clergyman. He also was Colorado’s first and only black House speaker. We discuss Kenosha, racism, justice and what it was like for Terrance to recently be deployed around Colorado’s state Capitol. Excitement and joy fill my broadcast as Colorado’s own pro golfing stud, Shane Bertsch, age 50, joins me fresh off his victory on the PGA Champions Tour at the Charles Schwab event in the Ozarks. Shane tells us what it’s like to never say die, keep pursuing a dream, and realize victory, fame and fortune in only his second Senior Tour tourney. Wisdom and perspective aplenty from this champion golfer and person. Troubadour Dave Gunders pleasures us with his cool original composition called “Eddie Don’t Quit.” And I analyze the IMPACTFUL SOUND of this most consequential week. Breakdown- Terrance Caroll in Craig's Lawyer's Lounge P1 - 05:55Terrance Caroll in Craig's Lawyer's Lounge P2 - 30:16Dave Gunders - 51:59Shane Bertsch P1 - 59:34Shane Bertsch P2 - 1:25:09
Episode 8 - Morning Light
Morning light. The world starts anew. We open our eyes. Most of us wait till the sun is in the summer sky but not those who have to rise early for work. For many years, famed meteorologist Marty Coniglio woke in the wee hours of the morning to be part of the wake-up crew at 9News. Others just love the morning. That is true for our Troubadour, Dave Gunders, who gifts us this week with his beautiful song, Light of the Morning. And the story behind it goes back to pre-WWII Germany before the Nazis seized total power and imposed its murderous fascism. Marty Coniglio lost his job by tweeting a photo of Nazi brownshirts under a Swastika with the words: “Federal Police in cities . . . now where have I seen that before?” Marty knows too much and that includes science. He is repulsed by trump and wants him repudiated in the coming election. Learn about how that decision has affected Marty and his family and what he has to say now about his television employer. The very first time Marty’s commenting on the situation of his termination will be on this show. Special guest in Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge is former Denver DA Mitch Morrissey. Mitch speaks out on DNA nailing the Golden State Killer, rampant destruction in the government end of Colorado’s capital city, and how the JonBenet Ramsey grand jury ended with an indictment of the Ramseys which the DA would not sign. Mitch has a surprising answer when asked to choose between Biden and Trump. Give a listen. Breakdown- Marty Coniglio P1 - 3:24Dave Gunders 30:17Marty Coniglio P2 - 43:38Marty Coniglio P3 - 1:53:42Mitch Morrissey in Craig's Lawyer's Lounge P1 - 2:57:06Mitch Morrissey in Craig's Lawyer's Lounge P2 - 3:43:16
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