MAY 2020

The Kim Monson Show is broadcast ever weekday morning at 6-7 am on 560 KLZ AM. The show is rebroadcast every weekday night at  10-11 pm. If you missed a show or want to go listen to a particular  guest or segment, you’re in luck: this page is the vault for all shows after the initial broadcast. Shows are archived by year and month. 

TABOR, Colorado, and Emergency Taxes

Penn Pfiffner, Chairman of the TABOR Committee, former legislator and founder of Construction Economics discusses The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) provisions regarding the idea of imposing emergency taxes because of COVID-19. Matt Durkin, JeffCO District Attorney candidate, joins Kim to continue the conversation regarding safe communities.

Elizabeth Reiter Died in Isolation Without the Comfort and Company of Her Family — She Did Not Have COVID-19

Steve Reiter joins Kim with his heartbreaking story.  Steve’s wife died alone as hospital administrators continually denied his requests to let her have visitors during her 21 day stay before passing on. State Representative Mark Baisley discusses his request to the 18th Judicial District Attorney, George Brauchler, to investigate the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Chris Cantwell with Transworld Business Advisors gives an update of businesses during COVID-19.

Rick Turnquist Forecasts Colorado’s Perfect Storm

Guest Rick Turnquist, writer and blogger, examines with Kim the consequences of an ordered shut down of Colorado as researched in his recent article, The Perfect Storm. Lorne Levy, mortgage specialist with Polygon Financial, states that mortgage rates have stabilized.  Most people are presently getting rates in the low-3%. Jason McBride explains how the market is coming to a point of resistance, and it’s worth it to continue watching for the breakthrough.

Innovation and Creativity are the Key Ingredients for the Oil and Gas Industry

Guest Tom Petrie, energy expert and oil and gas investment banker, explains current issues for independent oil and gas producers. Candidates Grady Nouis (HD-48), Justin Everett (HD-22), and Doug Townsend (SD-31) have all been endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus-Colorado. Jason McBride proactively states that we don’t want a “new normal” as declared by the left activists; instead, we want to reclaim our lives from a few months ago with our good values leading the way.

Th Economy and the COVID-19 Response

Dr. Brian Domitrovic, economic historian and colleague of Larry Kudlow (director of President Trump’s National Economic Council), joins Kim to discuss unprecedented levels of unemployment, bailouts, the HEROES Act, Federalism, and universal based income. John Kellner, District Attorney candidate for Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln Counties, is running for office because he firmly believes in the rule of law. Kim asks Jason McBride what happened to Pier One, a favorite store of hers. 

COVID-19 Restrictions Cruelly Separate Hospitalized Family Members

Lyle Laverty, former Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, reflects on the Buffalo Creek fire set ablaze 24 years ago. Why separate loved ones from each other during a health crisis?  Steve Reiter’s wife has been at Anschutz Medical Campus for 20 days due to pneumonia from a bacterial infection and she has not been able to see any member of her family, except through Face Time. Jason McBride is welcomed back by Kim and talks about the positive indicators of both the stock market and oil futures.

Kevin Sorbo on the Importance of Hope, Faith and Love

Kevin Sorbo, actor/producer/director, joins Kim to reflect on Hope, Faith and Love. Lorne Levy, mortgage specialist with Polygon Financial Group, indicates that the interest rates will continue to stay low for mortgages. Giuliana Day explains the curing period for the ballot initiative, Due Date Too Late. 

Does Social Distancing Work?

Guest Michael Thau, blogger and soon-to-be author with Redstate, explains his article, “The Real Hoax isn’t COVID-19 – It’s the Pseudo-Scientific Quack Medicine called “Social Distancing.” Dr. Jill Vecchio joins Kim to talk about House Resolution 6666 which calls for $100 billion in 20202 to contact trace people. John Buckingham with Presidential Wealth reviews comments delivered yesterday by Federal Reserve Chairman Powell. 

Why the Left Targeted Michael Flynn

Guest Sharyl Attkisson, host of Full Measure, reviews with Kim the case of General Flynn. Tim McCormack, candidate for District Attorney in Adams and Broomfield counties, joins Kim to discuss what is happening in the justice arena. John Buckingham from Presidential Wealth reviews the push for the Federal Reserve to go to negative  interest rates.

Universal Income and the Disincentive to Work

Guest Patti Kurgan joins Kim to examine the question: “Why Work?”  The additional $600/week unemployment compensation from the federal government has incentivized some employees to not answer the call to come back to work. John Buckingham with Presidential Wealth joins in on the conversation believing that either a vaccination needs to be immediately provided or people must have the freedom to move about in order for herd immunity to take place. Kim and Steve discuss the status of businesses like C&C Coffee in Castle Rock and Waters Edge Winery in Centennial.  Gov. Polis says he will exercise his right to suspend indefinitely the license of C&C Coffee through the Food Protection Act. 

I’m A Trumpster in 2020

Guest Reggie Carr, founder of I’MA Trumpster, explains how in the 2016 campaign, then-candidate Trump got his attention. Rob Natelson, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence at the Independence Institute, discusses with Kim his recent article, “Latest COVID Orders Layer Chaos over Confusion, Add to Risk.” John Buckingham with Presidential Wealth Management joins Kim to discuss Elon Musk’s threat to leave California.

The Danger of Freedom Creep

Allen Thomas, a millennial, and Kim converse on freedom “creep.”  The public has slowly been abdicating their freedom to legislators and administrators with little resistance. Kim reports that Waters Edge Winery owned by Jennifer Hulan was shut down by the Tri-County Health Department on Thursday afternoon. Karen Starr, owner of Karen’s Kafe and Stephanie’s Bar & Grill in Calhan, joins Kim explaining why she re-opened her restaurants.

Trump and Churchill:  Defenders of Western Civilization,

Guest Nick Adams, international speaker and author of “Trump and Churchill:  Defenders of Western Civilization”, joins Kim to discuss the leadership of these two men. Lindsay Miller, owner of The Perfect Fit Children’s Footwear, is a small business owner and a “hero” as a member of the “backbone of America.” Kim begins with an update regarding Jen Hulan, owner of Waters Edge Winery and the Colorado Attorney General and Tri-County Health threatening her and her business. 

Flynn Case Proof That FBI Needs Reform

Guest Thomas Baker, a retired FBI special agent and legal attaché, comments on his recent Wall Street article, “‘Rewrite’ in Flynn’s Case Shows FBI Needs Reform.” Jen Hulan, owner of Waters Edge Winery in Centennial, explains to Kim why her business is open regardless of the governor’s arbitrary orders as to what businesses may be open. Matt Durkin, JeffCO DA candidate, joins Kim to discuss the increase of crime in the Denver metro area. 

U.S. has Given WHO Billions of Dollars

Adam Andrzejewski, founder and CEO of Open the Books, delves into financial assistance the U.S. has given to WHO (World Health Organization), a total of $3.5 billion, from 2010-present. Dr. Jill Vecchio clarifies a data table on the CDC website exhibiting fewer COVID-19 deaths listed than had previously been reported. 

Colorado In Dire Need of Budget Cut

Colorado State Representative and member of the Joint Budget Committee Kim Ransom updates listeners on the Colorado budget and states that anywhere from $1 billion to $3 billion needs to be cut from the budget that was almost finished in March before the economic down-slide impact by COVID-19. Renee Anderson and Andy Jones, candidates for the Highlands Ranch Metro District Board, echo Kim’s comment that people need to be involved in local politics.