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Dan must really like to talk. He’s both an award-winning trial lawyer and a radio talk show host. Since Dan has never shied away from a microphone or a good fight he’s also been a legal analyst for most of America’s top television networks and newspapers.

Denver's Talk Station 630 KHOW


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    Ryan's Riffs, 6/27: Eurythmics, Ted Nugent, Wilson Phillips, Walk the Moon, Blink-182, Queen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 20:22

    When Tomorrow Comes - Eurythmics, Come and Take It - Ted Nugent, Hold On - Wilson Phillips, Avalanche - Walk the Moon, All the Small Things - Blink-182, We Are the Champions Queen

    Pam Anderson appeals to voters for last time in her run for Secretarry of State before Tuesday's primary

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 35:52

    Pam Anderson assesses the current tally of ballots turned in by Colorado voters ahead of Tuesday's primary, and what it means for her GOP primary race to be the Republican nominee for Secretary of State. Also, Dan comments on lunacy from once-respected TV pundits in the aftermath of Roe v. Wade being struck down by the Supreme Court.

    Heidi Ganahl vs. Greg Lopez - The Final GOP Gubernatorial Primary Debate

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 35:51

    Dan covers skyrocketing crime in Colorado, what the fall of Roe v. Wade means for our state, a homeless epidemic, and defeating the media-aided Polis machine in the final gubernatorial debate between Heidi Ganahl and Greg Lopez - live, in-studio for the full hour - as the two Republican candidates make their final pitch to voters before Tuesday's primary.

    Ryan's Riffs, 6/24: The Beatles, Free, Roy Orbison, Queen, Madonna, Sting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 27:28

    Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles, All Right Now - Free, It's Over - Roy Orbison, The Miracle - Queen, Papa Don't Preach - Madonna, Brand New Day - Sting

    Lori Saine, pro-life CO-8 candidate talks SCOTUS decision in Dobbs case on abortion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 35:39

    Lori Saine, part of a crowded and competitive Republican field in the primary for Colorado's new 8th Congressional district, joins Dan to discuss her pro-life platform and political path forward after Friday's landmark Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

    SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade in 6-3 decision, Erik Aadland reacts in tight CO-7 race

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 35:43

    The Supreme Court issued its decision on Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization, upholding the Mississippi law restricting abortion after 15 weeks by a 6-3 margin, and overturning both Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood as precedent for federal law. Erik Aadland adds his thoughts on the ruling, as his Congressional race in the primary for Colorado's 7th district draws near its conclusion on Tuesday.

    Ryan's Riffs, 6/23: J. Geils Band, Smashing Pumpkins, Golden Earring, Johnny Hates Jazz, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Pearl Jam

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 24:11

    Freeze-Frame - J. Geils Band, Bullet with Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins, Twilight Zone - Golden Earring, Shattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz, Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Glorified G - Pearl Jam

    Dick Wadhams worries Dem dark money in GOP primaries is working; Implications of SCOTUS gun decision

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 35:43

    Longtime GOP strategist and former Colorado Republican Party chair Dick Wadhams believes the millions of dollars in dark money from national Democrats is going to have an impact on Tuesday's primary races. Dan breaks down the magnitude and impact of the Supreme Court decision in the New York gun law case.

    SCOTUS overturns New York gun law restricting concealed carry, and liberal leaders lose it

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 35:41

    Dan rejoices at the Supreme Court's ruling upholding Second Amendment rights, overturning a New York state gun law restricting concealed carry permit rights for individual gun owners. A victory for freedom was of course a loss for the Left, as Governor Kathy Hochul (D-NY) and New York City mayor Eric Adams (D) both recoil at the decision and issue blistering statements objecting to the outcome.

    Ryan's Riffs, 6/22: Tom Petty, Van Halen, Stevie Wonder, Carly Simon, Ten Years After, Jewel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 26:25

    The Waiting - Tom Petty, Right Now - Van Halen, Happy Birthday - Stevie Wonder, Anticipation - Carly Simon, I'd Love to Change the World - Ten Years After, Who Will Save Your Soul - Jewel

    Dick Wadhams on volume of mail-in ballots for GOP in CO primary; KBB on ballot shenanigans in Pueblo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 35:43

    Dick Wadhams joins Dan to comment on the heavy early volume of Republican ballots being turned in prior to Tuesday's Colorado primary elections. Colorado GOP Chair Kristi Burton-Brown details some ballot issues going on in Pueblo, where of course there is a Democrat in charge of the elections. And predictably, Secretary of State Jena Griswold has done nothing to help remedy the situation.

    Tim Reichert makes final push for GOP nomination in ultra-competitive CO-7; What to call Friday's Roe overturn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 35:44

    Tim Reichert touts his experience as an economist who will fight for middle class Coloradans getting crushed by inflation and energy prices with Dan Caplis, heading down the stretch of a fiercely competitive primary race in the 7th Congressional District. Also, Dan asks callers what name we should commemorate the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court with, in their anticipated Friday decision.

    Tim Reichert makes final push for GOP nomination in ultra-competitive CO-7

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 6:30

    Tim Reichert pushes his experience as an economist who will fight for middle class Coloradans getting crushed by inflation and energy prices with Dan, heading down the stretch of a fiercely competitive primary race in CO-7.

    Ryan's Riffs, 6/21: Howard Jones, Joan Jett, John Mellencamp, Spandau Ballet, Neil Diamond, Sugar Ray

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 25:54

    No One Is to Blame - Howard Jones, Handyman - Joan Jett, Pink Houses - John Mellencamp, True - Spandau Ballet, I'm a Believer - Neil Diamond, Fly - Sugar Ray

    Heidi Ganahl on upcoming debate with Greg Lopez on Dan's show; Laurel Imer running for CO-7

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 35:39

    It's a done deal: Dan will be hosting the final gubernatorial debate between Heidi Ganahl and Greg Lopez live in-studio on Monday, for the entire 4pm hour. Heidi calls in to preview what will be the final pitch to voters for each candidate before the GOP nominations are decided on Tuesday, June 28th. Also, Laurel Imer faces off against two strong opponents (Erik Aadland, Tim Reichert) in the Republican primary and joins Dan to discuss the state of the race for Colorado's 7th Congressional District.

    Mike O'Donnell, GOP candidate for Secretary of State; Dan recaps his O'Dea, Hanks interviews from Friday

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 35:41

    Most of the attention in the GOP nomination race for Secretary of State In Colorado has been focused on the legal troubles of Tina Peters and the alleged ties to 'Zucker Bucks' of Pam Anderson. Mike O'Donnell, a third candidate running in that race, makes his case to the voters now one week away from the June 28th primary. Also, Dan reflects on his conversations with U.S. Senate candidates Ron Hanks and Joe O'Dea from last Friday and addresses where he feels each man has fallen short with voters.

    Ryan's Riffs, 6/17: ELO, Redd Volkaert, Huey Lewis, Mötley Crüe, Guns N Roses, Genesis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 27:26

    Telephone Line - Electric Light Orchestra, The Buck Stops Here - Redd Volkaert, Back in Time - Huey Lewis and the News, Time for Change - Mötley Crüe, Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses, Land of Confusion - Genesis

    Joe O'Dea on dark money ads funded by Dems to help boost Ron Hanks, listeners respond to his abortion stance

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 35:56

    Joe O'Dea addresses the influx of millions being spent by Democratic dark money organizations in an effort to rally support for opponent Ron Hanks in the primary campaign. Dan also presses him on his abortion stance, asking Joe at what point he feels life begins. Callers respond with their thoughts on his answer regarding the life issue, and another discusses why she supports Ron Hanks and his claim that the Colorado Republican Party 'endorsed' him in the Senate race.

    Ron Hanks stands by dark money ad claim that CO GOP endorses him in primary; Rep Ken Buck (CO-4) on Colorado races

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 36:03

    State Representative Ron Hanks stands by claims made by dark money ads from Democrat sources, telling Dan that he is in fact essentially endorsed by the Colorado Republican Party in his Senate primary race against Joe O'Dea by virtue of being the only candidate to emerge from the assembly process. Rep. Ken Buck (CO-4) also joins the show to criticize the partisanship of the January 6th committee and give his take on why national Democrats are so concerned about Colorado, spending money in a state most of them claim is solidly 'blue.'

    Joe O'Dea responds to dark money ads funded by Dems to help boost Ron Hanks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 13:54

    Joe O'Dea addresses the influx of millions being spent by Democratic dark money organizations in an effort to rally support for opponent Ron Hanks in the primary campaign. Dan also presses him on his abortion stance, asking Joe at what point he feels life begins.

    Ron Hanks stands by dark money ad claim that CO GOP endorses him in primary

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 18:20

    State Representative Ron Hanks stands by claims made by dark money ads from Democrat sources, telling Dan that he is in fact essentially endorsed by the Colorado Republican Party in his Senate primary race against Joe O'Dea by virtue of being the only candidate to emerge from the assembly process.

    Ryan's Riffs, 6/16: Foghat, Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, The Who, Billy Idol, Jefferson Starship

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 25:26

    Slow Ride - Foghat, Start Me Up - Rolling Stones, Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel with Kate Bush, I Can See for Miles - The Who, Hot in the City - Billy Idol, Jane - Jefferson Starship

    Erik Aadland on being a unifying figure for struggling families in CO-7; Rep Lauren Boebert (CO-3) sues over smears

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 35:58

    Erik Aadland is going full throttle down the stretch run of his GOP primary campaign for Congress (CO-7) in a highly competitive race against Laurel Imer and Tim Reichert. He tells Dan Caplis why he's the most electable, unifying candidate. Also, after scurrilous accusations fly from a Democratic operative group alleging she worked as part of an escort service and had two abortions in the course of that tenure, Rep. Lauren Boebert (CO-3) is taking legal action against the Political Action Committee responsible for distributing that false information.

    Attorney Qusair Mohamedbhai with an opposing view; Heidi Ganahl on Dem dark money pouring into her primary race

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 35:57

    Qusair Mohamedbhai offers background on his experience as one of the top civil rights litigators in the state of Colorado during two in-studio segments. Heidi Ganahl updates Dan Caplis on another $1 million being poured into her primary race, for a total of $3MM in dark money from Democrat sources looking to influence the outcome by labeling her opponent Greg Lopez 'too conservative for Colorado.'

    Erik Aadland on being a unifying figure for struggling families in CO-7

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 4:09

    Erik Aadland is going full throttle down the stretch run of his GOP primary campaign for U.S. House (CO-7) in a highly competitive race against Laurel Imer and Tim Reichert. He tells Dan why he's the most electable, unifying candidate.

    Heidi Ganahl on Dem dark money pouring into her primary race for Greg Lopez

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 5:25

    Heidi Ganahl updates Dan on another $1 million being poured into her primary race, for a total of $3 million in dark money from Democrat sources looking to influence the outcome by painting her opponent Greg Lopez as 'too conservative for Colorado.'

    Ryan's Riffs, 6/15: Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Harry Chapin, Mark Knopfler

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 35:29

    Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd, Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix, My Father's Eyes - Eric Clapton, While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles, Cat's In the Cradle - Harry Chapin, What It Is - Mark Knopfler

    Former Trump advisor Brad Pascale on supporting Heidi Ganahl for governor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 35:48

    Dick Wadhams on Colorado primary races, downward spiral of Democratic party

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 35:57

    Ryan's Riffs, 6/14: John Mellencamp, Blondie, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Patti LaBelle, INXS, Collective Soul

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 22:45

    Wild Night - John Mellencamp, One Way or Another - Blondie, Fishin' After Dark - Fishin' in the Dark - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Stir It Up - Patti LaBelle, The One Thing - INXS, Shine -Collective Soul

    Laura Carno endorses Heidi Ganahl; Barb Kirkmeyer battles crowded field for GOP nomination in new 8th district

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 35:34

    Laura Carno, executive director of FASTERColorado, details why she is supporting Heidi Ganahl in the Colorado GOP primary for governor. Also, Barb Kirkmeyer aims to separate herself from a crowded, competitive Republican field for Colorado's newest Congressional District (CO-8) - which figures to be one of the most hotly contested nationally in November as well. She joins Dan to discuss the race.

    Jenna Ellis endorses Greg Lopez; Kristi Burton-Brown updates new Dem dark money ad buys in Colorado GOP primary

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 35:41

    Jenna Ellis, attorney for President Trump in the 2020 election aftermath, announces her strong endorsement and support for Greg Lopez in the GOP primary for governor in Colorado, and details her reasons why with Dan. Also, Kristi Burton-Brown, Colorado GOP chair, updates more dark money spending by national Democrats in the state GOP primary on behalf of candidates they'd prefer to run against in November.

    Barb Kirkmeyer battles crowded field for GOP nomination in new 8th district

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 7:28

    Barb Kirkmeyer aims to separate herself from a crowded, competitive Republican field for Colorado's newest Congressional District (CO-8) - which figures to be one of the most hotly contested nationally in November as well. She joins Dan to discuss the race.

    Ryan's Riffs, 6/13: Aretha Franklin, Little River Band, Paul Young, The Kinks, Boston, The Smiths

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 28:22

    (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin, Cool Change - Little River Band, Every Time You Go Away - Paul Young, Lola - The Kinks, Peace of Mind - Boston, What Time Is Now? - The Smiths

    Fox News shockingly airs report promoting young girl's transition to a boy; Bill Maher calls out liberal media on Kavanuagh

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 35:31

    A story aired on Friday's edition of America's Newsroom on Fox News, with reporter Bryan Llenas featuring the gender transition of Ryland Whittington from a girl to a boy. Dan is incredulous that this would air on the network with anchor Dana Perino's blessing, Ryan suggests it might not have been her call and that the assignment editor/producer may have given Llenas the greenlight to report it during Pride Month. Are young children being forced into the gender transition process by societal pressures and parents demonstrating Munchausen by proxy? Also, Bill Maher continues his red-pilling by calling out the clear bias of the New York Times burying the Kavanaugh assassination attempt story.

    Jan Kulmann, GOP candidate for CO-8; Scooters are out of control in downtown Denver

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 35:54

    Jan Kulmann, GOP candidate for Colorado's new 8th Congressional District, joins Dan with an update on her campaign and why she is the right person at the right time for her constituents in the U.S. House of Representatives. Also, motorized scooters were dumped in the middle of the night by rideshare companies in Denver and many other U.S. cities a few years ago - and some residents claim riders are 'terrorizing' them as pedestrian, cyclists, and drivers.

    Time For a 'Kul' Change; Jan Kulmann runs for GOP nomination in new CO-8

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 6:28

    Jan Kulmann, GOP candidate for Colorado's new 8th Congressional District, joins Dan with an update on her campaign and why she is the right person at the right time for her constituents in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    Ryan's Riffs, 6/10: Kenny Rogers, Eagles, Adam Ant, Slaughter, The Police, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 23:37

    The Gambler - Kenny Rogers, Desperado - Eagles, Desperate But Not Serious -Adam Ant, Desperately - Slaughter, Every Breath You Take - The Police, Runnin' Down a Dream - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    Audio of 9-1-1 call from man who intended to kill Justice Brett Kavanaugh, KBB and Ryan on GOP primaries

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 35:46

    Dan, Kristi, and Ryan react to TMZ's release of the full audio from Brett Kavanaugh's assassin during a 9-1-1 call just outside the Supreme Court Justice's home in Maryland. Its chilling contents and implications further beg the question of why President Biden has not condemned the action or spoken up against heated rhetoric and protests outside the residences of SCOTUS Justices. Also, Kristi and Ryan take things down the stretch with a caller from Loveland who is unaffiliated - but will be voting in the Republican primary on June 28th.

    Desperate But Not Serious - Kristi Burton-Brown joins Dan to discuss mid-term desperation of Democrats in Colorado

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 35:58

    Democrats are desperate, both nationally and in statewide races in Colorado, so much so that the DNC is spending millions of dollars trying to influence the Republican primaries for Governor, U.S. Senate, and newly-drawn Congressional District 8. Dan and state GOP chair Kristi Burton-Brown discuss why this move might be motivated by pure panic from the Left.

    Ryan's Riffs, 6/9: Led Zeppelin, Emerson Lake Palmer, Roxy Music, George Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Def Leppard

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 25:20

    Ramble On - Led Zeppelin; Karn Evil 9, 1st Impression - Part 2 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Whirlwind - Roxy Music, The Race Is On - George Jones, True Colors - Cyndi Lauper, Hysteria - Def Leppard

    Greg Lopez questions motives of dark money spent on attack ads against him

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 8:28

    GOP candidate for governor Greg Lopez joins Dan, responding to reports of dark money from national Democrats being spent on attack ads painting him as 'too conservative for Colorado,' and questions the true motives behind them.

    Brittany Vessely refutes details of Kyle Clark report on Archdiocese denying communion to lawmakers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 35:38

    Mentioned by name by Kyle Clark of 9 News in Denver in a report citing the Archdiocese recommending Catholic Democratic lawmakers who voted in favor of Colorado's new extreme abortion law refrain from taking Holy Communion, Brittany Vessely of the Colorado Catholic Conference debunks several claims made by the television anchor.

    Kavanaugh murder plot fallout; Greg Lopez questions motives of dark money spent on attack ads against him

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 35:49

    Even the leftist media is calling out Democrats and members of the Biden administration for not speaking out against protests in front of Supreme Court Justices' homes, after the failed assassination attempt against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. GOP candidate for governor Greg Lopez joins Dan, responding to reports of dark money from national Democrats being spent on attack ads painting him as 'too conservative for Colorado,' and questions the true motives behind them.

    Ryan's Riffs, 6/8: Martha and the Vandellas, Pat Benatar, Led Zeppelin, Talking Heads, Steve Winwood, John Denver

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 26:26

    Nowhere to Run - Martha and the Vandellas, Invincible - Pat Benatar, Your Time is Gonna Come - Led Zeppelin, Psycho Killer - Talking Heads, Roll With It - Steve Winwood, Rocky Mountain High - John Denver

    Madman threatens to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh; Dick Wadhams on Dem dark money in CO GOP races

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 35:35

    Taking cues from Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and his reckless threats against Supreme Court Justices, a madman travels from California to Maryland to assassinate Brett Kavanaugh only to be intercepted by U.S. marshals guarding the Justice's home. Also, Republican strategist Dick Wadhams breaks down the impact of dark money from the national Democratic party being invested in several Colorado GOP primary races.

    KBB on dark money from Dems in Colorado GOP races; Ukraine fundraiser for first aid, vital supplies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 35:59

    Colorado GOP chair Kristi Burton-Brown offers her thoughts on reports that dark money from national Democrats is being funneled into GOP primary races to prop up candidates the Left feel will be easier opponents to defeat in November. Also, Greg Gold and Ukrainian native Alina Tatkov talk to Dan about a gala exhibition featuring the art of Ukraine at the Four Seasons Hotel in Denver this Saturday from 4 to 9PM, with proceeds providing essential materials and first aid supplies for citizens in Ukraine facing hardships caused by the ongoing war with Russia.

    Greg Gold, Alina Tatkov on Ukraine fundraiser for first aid, vital supplies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 10:18

    Greg Gold and Ukrainian native Alina Tatkov talk to Dan about a gala exhibition featuring the art of Ukraine at the Four Seasons Hotel in Denver this Saturday from 4 to 9PM, with proceeds providing essential materials and first aid supplies for citizens in Ukraine facing hardships caused by the ongoing war with Russia.

    Ryan's Riffs, 6/7: Madonna, James Taylor, Aerosmith, Queen, Survivor, Tal Bachman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 26:16

    Like a Prayer - Madonna, Carolina In My Mind - James Taylor, Janie's Got a Gun - Aerosmith, Killer Queen - Queen, I'm High On You - Survivor, She's So High Above me - Tal Bachman

    Matthew McConaughey seeks middle ground on gun control with speech at White House

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 35:38

    Matthew McConaughey, a native of Uvalde, Texas, gives an impassioned plea for compromise among Republican and Democrat lawmakers during a White House speech on gun control measures designed to curb access to mentally unstable individuals. Dan evaluates whether the actor's well-intentioned remarks make logical sense and have any 'meat on the bone' in terms of tangible bipartisan action which could emerge from the deadly school shooting.

    Transgender 'Drag Your Kids to Pride' event at Texas gay bar raises eyebrows and concerns

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 35:59

    A gay bar in Texas hosts a 'Drag Your Kids to Pride' event in which single-digit aged children tipped dollar bills to scantily clad transgender performers, prompting Dan to address the issue on a local level - where Denver Botanic Gardens recently canceled a 'Drag Queen Story Time' event of their own, after facing social media backlash due to a viral Libs of TikTok tweet.

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