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Colorado Governor Jared Polis and CU Regent Heidi Ganahl

Podcast honored by 30-plus minute guest appearances by Colorado Governor Jared Polis and his leading Republican rival, CU Regent Heidi Ganahl. Listen as Heidi successfully vies for host’s Unaffiliated primary vote, as she tries to beat her mega-MAGA opponent Greg Lopez.


Lopez promised a pardon for Tina Peters, and Ganahl rips that decision. So does host. Discussion of Big Lie and its consequences ensues. Host reveals his disdain and desire to distance himself from Big Lie perpetrators. Also discussed are US Supreme Court rulings on guns and abortion.


Heidi Ganahl earns host’s GOP primary vote with a pledge to meet Coloradans where they are (pro-choice) on abortion, and her keeping an open mind as the January 6 Select Committee concludes. Heidi Ganahl gets confronted about appearing on Bannon podcast; and responds.


Learn why Heidi Ganahl says she won’t yet appear with 9News’ Kyle Clark. Find out where Heidi draws the line on right-wing interviewers. Find out why she thinks Colorado’s crime and education problems would get better if she’s elected Colorado’s first female Governor.



Headlining guest, Jared Polis, is Colorado’s serving Dem Governor, and may be propelled into a White House groundswell by a big win in November, especially if US has down Dem cycle. Governor Polis queried repeatedly about his presidential ambitions, possible Rockies’ ownership, and relative merits of Denver and Boulder.


1-70 killer truck-driver Rogel Aguilera-Mederos’ commutation discussed, along with any Kim Kardashian role. Governor Polis explains the tax rebate ($1500 for joint filing Colorado couples) and how it happened. Find out if TABOR deserves credit. Governor Polis explains why he’s not advocated for statewide assault weapon ban.




Governor Polis was a US House member for ten years and expresses his strong reaction to January 6, 2021. Congressional colleagues Liz Cheney and Adam Schiff are two colleagues. Polis knows well. White supremacist Proud Boy aspect of Trump’s insurrection discussed. So is hateful bigotry over-present in America and Colorado, including Denver talk radio.


Troubadour Dave Gunders makes perfect contribution with Place in the Sun about societal upheaval back in the turbulent 1960s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRhUSScQcUo Many of same societal issues still plaguing us now. Time for new better generation of leadership.


Podcast proud to be independent forum for reasonable Republican and Democratic political leaders alike to experience fair and revealing interviews. Polis and Ganahl impress as smart fine people. Let the voters decide on policy. And let Trump’s Big Lie be met by truth and justice.


The Craig Silverman Show Every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Colorado time.

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