The Craig Silverman Show

15
Jan

Episode 79 - Law and Order – featuring attorney Tim Bussey and founder of the NCAVA, Kathy Redmond

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Tim Bussey in Craig's Lawyers' Lounge - 04:45

 

Kathy Redmond - 40:51

 

Troubadour Dave Gunders - 02:21:56

 

"This American Dream" by Dave Gunders - 02:27:02

 

Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge welcomes attorney Tim Bussey, fresh off his victory in the Colorado Supreme Court, which affirmed immunity for his client Patrick Rau who warned, and then shot to death, a disturbed homeless man who’d invaded the basement of his Colorado Springs’ multi-unit house.

 

The case came to the Supreme Court after the Fourth Judicial District Attorney's office made the claim that the basement in the subdivided house Rau rented an apartment in did not fall under the “dwelling” provision in Colorado's “Make My Day” law. https://law.justia.com/cases/colorado/supreme-court/2022/20sc583.html

 

Before shooting, Rau warned he’d count to five before firing. Rau was true to his word and fired the killing shot into the intruder’s torso. A homeowner in Colorado has powerful rights to use violence, but only under some proscribed circumstances. Tim Bussey explains how he prevailed in the trial court and at the Colorado Supreme Court.

 

Back in the fall of 1991, Kathy Redmond was a bright-eyed freshman from Colorado’s Columbine High who went to the University of Nebraska where she was promptly raped by a star football player. Cover-ups by higher ups followed including actions by legendary Coach Tom Osbourne.

 

This outspoken guest has interacted with big-time sports including the New England Patriots where Kathy Redmond’s been a consultant for the Kraft family. She describes what happened when her rapist got drafted, and then let go by the Patriots, and older and newer problems experienced by former Patriot, Antonio Brown.

 

Redmond movingly describes her own ordeal and the legal battles which followed. Her story’s been featured many times in major media. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/sports/ncaafootball/kathy-redmonds-journey-of-reconciliation-with-the-university-of-nebraska.html

 

Speaking out on behalf of victims, Founder Redmond of National Coalition Against Violent Athletes is a former Republican and still-committed Christian wondering what’s happening with all the divisiveness in America.  She discusses with host the consequences of having an authoritarian and acrimonious sex offender as our most recent former president.

 

Troubadour Dave Gunders delights us again with his classic song about an American house and what it means to lose it. The sanctity of one’s home is special. We remember the burned-out people of Boulder County and ask them to find some joy and hope in this classic song named This American Dream.

 

This show will give you some brand-new perspectives on modern life in America, especially as regards safety in one’s own dwelling, be it an apartment in a converted home or a dorm room in Lincoln, Nebraska.

8
Jan

Episode 78 - Alan Berg’s attorney/friend David Savitz — Who was Alan Berg‘s best friend?

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Troubadour Dave Gunders - 09:15

 

"Looking Down" by Dave Gunders - 31:19

 

David Savitz in Craig's Lawyers' Lounge - 37:41

 

Troubadour Dave Gunders brings us perfect song for troubled times, Looking Down. Fellas discuss January 6 Trump Insurrection trauma, and review hit movie, Don’t Look Up. The boys discuss why Joe Rogan is popular podcaster but bad guy for giving forum to despicable Alex Jones. Troubadour suggests more love than hate.

 

Ross Carlson, age 19, shot his parents to death in 1983. Attorney David Savitz, with aid of his mentor, legendary Denver lawyer Walter Gerash, remarkably defended the orphaned only child. This case fascinated Colorado and so does sensational Savitz book about the experience, Just in the Nick of Time, https://www.justinthenickoftime.com/

 

Savitz is remarkable storyteller. This accomplished Colorado lawyer describes what he learned about multiple personality disorders and the mental health of America right now. David Savitz knew very well Alan Berg, and he knows Peter Boyles, and Savitz describes true relations between them, and how he knows.

 

Sad straight line from scum who murdered Alan Berg to Charlottesville and Trump’s January 6 Insurrection/Coup is explored and explained. President Biden came to Colorado the day after laying the wood to the defeated former president. We have SML Schumer sound calling out the threat – bigotry. Call it out!

1
Jan

Episode 77 - Senator Rhonda Fields and attorney Sommer Luther – New Year 2022 Special!

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Senator Rhonda Fields - 04:47

 

Sommer Luther in Craig's Lawyers' Lounge - 59:05

 

Troubadour Dave Gunders - 01:42:16

 

"All That Water" by Dave Gunders - 01:54:26

 

Colorado current events startle as 2021 disappears. The Marshall Fire. The Denver/Lakewood targeted murder spree by misfit gun-nut bigot who wrote down his evil intentions. Governor Polis’ imperious commutation of Rogel Aguilera-Mederos sentence of 110 years down to 10 years.

 

These current events and much more discussed in detail with Colorado State Senator Rhonda Fields who goes way back with attorney host after targeted 2005 murder of Javad Marshall Fields and his fiancée, Vivian Wolfe.  Two of their murderers were sentenced to death, a penalty rendered unenforceable by Governors Hickenlooper and Polis.

 

Senator Fields and attorney host also worked together when serious death threats made against her by bigoted gun-nut misfit who threatened her with violence. The threat-maker was prosecuted but the best justice came from the civil suit filed, with money received going to Javad Marshall-Fields/Vivian Wolfe CSU scholarship, along with apology.

 

Fields and host praise the heroism of Lakewood Police Agent Ashley Ferris who stopped last week’s Denver/Lakewood killer. Who’s coming next? Is pandemic making it worse? Is there a crime wave? Spoiler alert. The answer is yes.  Gun laws, authoritarianism, bigotry, and the pandemic are discussed. So is Christianity and its role in current events.

 

New Years’ Day 2022 rings in Colorado’s great new law: the Child Sexual Abuse Accountability Act. This Fields-sponsored legislation, effective January 1, 1960, allows victims of sexual assault to hold accountable perpetrators and their enablers, dating back to January 1, 1960. Ghislaine Maxwell guilty verdicts also discussed. Host makes case against Bill Cosby and Donald Trump as serial sex sex offenders.

 

Sommer Luther helped make this law a reality. A mother and skilled Colorado litigator, she explains how she does it all. This native Floridian provides entertaining interview describing her upbringing and perspectives on Colorado law. Lawyers like Sommer Luther and host can now bring lawsuits against sex crime perpetrators and their enablers, even if old statutes of limitation have expired.

 

Show Troubadour Dave Gunders penned a classic song about a disaster in Boulder County and how to re-build emotionally and physically. “All That Water” is what we need now in wake of Marshall Fire in Boulder, scene of way too much modern misfortune. Listen to fresh show as the fresh snow falls on January 1, 2022.

 

Other broadcasters give you holiday repeats, but this show is fresh and covers historically impactful last week of 2021 in Colorado. Listen to strong opinions about the gubernatorial commutations and proper societal responses to systematic sexual abuse on women and children.

25
Dec

Episode 76 - Chris Decker, attorney for Tay Anderson – CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

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Chris Decker in Craig's Lawyers' Lounge - 04:38

 

Craig presents Tay Anderson hearing at the Denver Public Schools Board of Education - 01:53:04

 

Troubadour Dave Gunders - 02:25:40

 

"When the Lion Lays Down" by Dave Gunders - 02:41:36

 

Episode 76 is a fantastic Christmas special. Past president of the Colorado criminal defense bar, Christopher Decker, is my special guest in Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge. We talk about Decker family Christmases past and present, in Massachusetts and Colorado.

 

Decker grew up near Alan Dershowitz’s children and came to Colorado to attend law school back in the early 1990s. He served 10 years as a public defender before moving onto a private practice full of Colorado clients and adventure. He has defended many people accused of sex crimes.

 

Chris Decker is the attorney for embattled Denver Public School Board Director Tay Anderson, and he offers a spirited defense of the controversial young Democratic politician. Find out behind the scenes intrigue as the Tay Anderson investigation began, proceeded, and concluded. We’ve got Tay Anderson sound in his own defense.

 

Learn about Chris Decker‘s upbringing, and his employment and friendship with Ralph Lauren, the fashion icon with Colorado ties.  Hear him out on the reconsidered sentence of I-70 crash-causing truckdriver Rogel Aguilera-Mederos.Hear the predictions of two veteran Colorado trial attorneys about the result in the Ghislaine Maxwell case.

 

It has been 25 years since the despicable murder of JonBenet Ramsey. We dedicate the start of the Christmas show to her memory and a discussion of this haunting Colorado criminal case. Decker and host discuss the legal performances of the many Ramsey lawyers involved, including the controversial Lin Wood.

 

Show Troubadour Dave Gunders brings his all-time Christmas classic, his original composition of When the Lion Lays Down, sung with his beautiful daughters Sarah and Rachel. Have yourself a merry Christmas with a brand new and lively show about current events. Enjoy!

18
Dec

Episode 75 - Kevin Vaughan and Memories of 1994 Tom Hollar Murder Trial

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Kevin Vaughan - 06:47

 

9News story about Hollar case - 01:21:51

 

Troubadour Dave Gunders - 01:26:00

 

"Blow Wind Blow" by Dave Gunders - 01:37:15

 

Kevin Vaughan and Memories of 1994 Tom Hollar Murder Trial. The Innocence Project at CU Law School has identified pre-DNA Colorado cases where hair examination evidence was used to help convict violent criminals. Kevin Vaughan, ace journalist for 9News, did some digging and let host know the Tom Hollar murder trial was one such case.

 

Wow! Host remembered this case more than most he prosecuted, but a lot has been recently refreshed. Old prosecutorial team put back together fast and articles reviewed. Tom’s mother Nedra and widow Christina have been contacted, and they remain lovely. There’s plenty of other evidence and the hair probabilities were not oversold. Expect convictions to hold.

 

Kevin Vaughan's story appeared on 9News on 12.16.21 https://www.9news.com/article/news/investigations/cases-with-hair-evidence-among-convictions-slated-for-review/73-356d7172-96e4-434e-b325-17fd4e744f0d with copious footage from this dastardly 1993 Summer of Violence atrocity and its1994 trial in Denver District Court.

 

Kevin Vaughan, President of the Denver Press Club, has wanted to be a journalist his whole life. We dive deep into Kevin's past with talk about Northglenn High, Mayor Odell Barry, working at the Las Vegas Daily Optic, Coloradoan, Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post, Fox, and now at 9News. Big cases discussed include Aaron Hernandez, Alex Ewing and Michael Morton. https://innocenceproject.org/cases/michael-morton/

 

Vaughan discusses ethics involved in his profession and explains how he put this latest Hollar case story together. Cameras in courtroom are a reality and the need for federal cases to be televised is stipulated. We are all on camera now. And I was on camera then. Sound too.

 

Many people lost homes and property in Kentucky and elsewhere as strong ill winds swept our nation this past week. Perhaps Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell will blow a different direction toward the former president as January 6 Commission closes in. Latest developments in Ghislaine Maxwell trial also discussed as defense rests. Troubadour Dave Gunders delivers perfect song, Blow Wind Blow.

11
Dec

Episode 74 - Barry Levine, author of The Spider - Best Book about Epstein/Maxwell Sex Crimes

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Barry Levine - 03:08

 

Troubadour Dave Gunders interviews Craig Silverman in Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge - 01:56:02

 

"Deep Down" by Dave Gunders - 02:20:10

 

Barry Levine, author of The Spider: Inside the Criminal Web of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, is a fascinating guest. This veteran journalist discusses his accomplished media career and the ongoing trial of Maxwell in US District Court in NYC, a trial the author and host just attended.

 

Learn the significance of this hard-fought criminal case which touches the American presidencies of Trump and Clinton, both of whom were Epstein/Maxwell associates. So many mysteries surround this case, many of which we explain based on evidence.

 

Troubadour Dave Gunders provides perfect song with Deep Down about a scamp not necessarily sorry for misdeeds performed. Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge features host breaking down what he saw at the Ghislaine Maxwell trial and her Denver defense attorneys.

4
Dec

Episode 73 - Chanukah Sameach with Jennifer Rubin

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Jennifer Rubin in Craig's Lawyers' Lounge - 03:32

 

Troubadour Dave Gunders - 48:34

 

"Falling Rain" by Dave Gunders - 01:00:05

 

Featured guest this week, Jennifer Rubin, influential and prolific columnist for the Washington Post. A lawyer who graduated number one at her Cal-Berkeley law school, she’s now the author of Resistance, How Women Saved Democracy from Donald Trump.

 

Learn Jennifer Rubin’s true thoughts about Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt and the cast of characters at Fox News Channel.  Listen to Jen Rubin laugh when asked if it is time for leaders without penises given the Lolita Express revelations at the Maxwell trial in NYC. Other topics include Roe v Wade, Lauren Boebert, Ilhan Omar, MTG, Kamala, and Bibi.

 

Troubadour Dave Gunders has perfect song titled Falling Rain about a man enduring a stormy love relationship. The boys sing Rock of Ages including part about, “Thou amidst the raging Storm.” We need the moisture. The Chanukah stories flow during this Festival of Lights special.

27
Nov

Episode 72 - Aurora Madness, Sadness, and Inability to Talk

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Omar Montgomery - 06:14

 

Craig Silverman in Craig's Lawyers' Lounge - 01:06:54

 

Dave Gunders - 01:39:34

 

Aurora Colorado has once again experienced violent atrocities. Recent shootings at or near Aurora high schools are terrifying. Omar Montgomery leads Aurora’s chapter of the NAACP and was almost elected Mayor of Aurora. Listen to Omar’s optimism and answers for Aurora, Colorado, and America.

 

710 KNUS broadcasts from Aurora but got sued in Denver District Court for disseminating Trump’s Big Lie & Insurrection. Now they cannot talk about much of anything! We have the sound showing Salem Media hosts are not allowed to discuss lawsuit or important Trump topics. Peter Boyles, Steffan Tubbs, and Salem Media get boiled with their own sound.

 

Special Thanksgiving weekend show features entire Silverman family with young Samuel interviewing his father in Craig’s Lawyers Lounge, guitar riffs by older son Benjamin and sweet voiceover work by Mama Trish. Our Troubadour Dave Gunders performs “I Give Thanks.” So do the Silvermans.

20
Nov

Episode 71 - Federico Peña!

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Federico Peña in Craig's Lawyers' Lounge - 02:45

 

Craig discusses recent news with Dave Gunders - 01:33:47

 

Federico Peña was the United States Secretary of Transportation from 1993 to 1997 and United States Secretary of Energy from 1997 to 1998, during the presidency of Bill Clinton. He was also the 41st Mayor of Denver from 1983 to 1991. He’s my guest for 90 fascinating minutes.

 

Mayor Peña’s wonderful new autobiography titled Not Bad for a South Texas Boy chronicles his rise to the upper ranks of world leadership but how it all began in South Texas culminating in halls of power in D.C. But Denver captured this man’s love as you will hear.

 

Our Troubadour delivers his energetic song, Shake Your Moneymaker, and engages in great discussion about the Rittenhouse trial, along with the Arberry murder trial in Georgia. China may be upcoming center of attention with Peng Shuai disappearance, Covid-19, basketball shoe controversies, and upcoming Olympics.

13
Nov

Episode 70 - Alan Berg, Al Zinn, Stephen Singular, Harold Dubinski — Who was Alan Berg‘s best friend?

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Stephen Singular - 10:46

 

Craig reviews Alan Berg and Al Zinn Tape - 01:17:11

 

Harold Dubinski in Craig's Lawyers' Lounge - 01:43:32

 

Dave Gunders - 03:00:53

 

Episode 70 features bestselling author Stephen Singular, author of Talked to Death, The Life and Murder of Alan Berg. Learn about the famous Denver talk show host slain for being a Jew. The killers were right-wing radicals. Learn about Berg’s true relationship with Peter Boyles.

 

Harold Dubinski is a Colorado lawyer with forty years’ experience. His mentor was Al Zinn, a legendary Denver lawyer who was one of Alan Berg’s actual best friends. In Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge, Harold shares amazing Al Zinn and Alan Berg stories – plus plentiful sound of the two friends from November 19, 1981 on KOA.

 

Troubadour Dave Gunders delivers with the Skatterbrains’ hit single from the 1980’s titled Sometimes You Hurt Me as we discuss our memories of Alan Berg on Denver radio and his tragic murder on June 18, 1984. The Craig Silverman Show, every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Colorado time.

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