Lars got his start in radio at age 16 spinning records (remember 45s?) and reading news, sports and weather (twice an hour) on KTIL (The Mighty 1590) from a little cinderblock building on the edge of a cow pasture in Tillamook, Oregon (75 miles West of Portland, Oregon).
36 years later, he’s only moved 75 miles east to Portland and light years to “the Right”. Emmy and Peabody award winner Lars Larson brings nearly four decades of experience as a radio and television journalist to the microphone for six hours of the best talk radio in America. Six hours of daily prep keep The Lars Larson Show on top of the news and top-of-mind for listeners across the country.
Along the way, Lars has worked for more than a dozen radio stations and five television stations. Today, Lars holds down the fort from 12pm – 4pm on Radio Northwest flagship FM NEWS 101 KXL. His local talk show airs on seventeen stations in the Pacific Northwest (and earns him the biggest local talk radio audience in the region).
What would you do in the event that America was hit by an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)?
Right now, America is extremely susceptible to an EMP attack, and the effects could be devastating to the 300 million people who live in our country. The cost to bring the nation's power grid back online after an EMP could range somewhere between $60 billion and $2 trillion, and that's not counting the loss of life that would occur due to people living without power.
Today was an important day in Congress, where members of the house introduced the SHIELD Act, which has the power to give our nation the protection against the threat of an EMP.
Frank Gaffney from the Center for Security Policy was at the hearing where this was introduced, and he joined us on the program to talk about it....
What a world we live in...
The government seems to be set on shoving this immigration bill and, along with it, amnesty for 11 Million illegal aliens. You know the democrats are pushing for this because it means that they gain 11 million new voters.
It almost feels like a no win situation. If the immigration bill passes the Senate, the bill will be taken apart and turned into a good republican bill in the house. But after that, it will go to a joint committee where amnesty will more than likely be put back in. From there it will go back to the house, and most likely be passed by the democrats and RINO republicans in the house...
To make things worse, RINOs like Marco Rubio are pushing for legalization now, and they promise, cross their hearts, that border security will happen later. They promised the same thing in 1986, and it never happened. Why should Americans think things will be different this time around?
If you forget history, you're doomed to repeat it...
Congressman Louie Gohmert from Texas is on the front lines trying to fight this immigration bill, and he took some time out of his schedule to join us today on the program...
Wildfires are running wild all over America, and all you seem to hear on the news is how sad it is that there aren't enough planes to put out all the fires.
If you had the biggest and best tool for fighting fires at your disposal, would you use it, or would you let less efficient, smaller tools try and do the job?
Evergreen Aviation is fighting this fight right now as their 747 Supertanker sits on a runway in Arizona collecting dust because the government refuses to use their aircraft.
We had Bob Soelberg, the VP and Project Manager of Supertanker Services for Evergreen Aviation, on the show today, and he talked about where they stand with the government, and what their tanker could be doing right now to help put out these wildfires.
In the Obama Nation, we've seen a huge jump in reliance on welfare. We found out today that a record 23 MILLION households are receiving food stamp benefits.
Nearly 80 percent of the Farm Bill that is about the be passed represents funding for food stamps. But it doesn't stop there. We've also had record numbers of Americans sign up for Social Security Disability benefits.
When you sign up for government disability benefits, you are saying that you are absolutely incapable of performing or obtaining work to support yourself. But, as we've seen with other forms of government assistance, some Americans are less than honest with their disability claims.
Jillian Kay Melchior is a fantastic reporter for National Review, and did a fantastic story on some of the outrageous examples of this type of fraud. She joined me today on the program to talk about it, and you'll be shocked when you hear some of these tales of Social Security Disability Fraud!
The Obama Administration says that the NSA's collection of phone data, approved by a federal court, is needed for national security.
I want to give you a couple of pieces of information on this because some of the arguments against this are not based in fact.
1. It is NOT the Patriot Act that approved this. It was a 1979 U.S. Supreme Court Decision, in which the Supreme Court decided that when you dial your phone, you are giving the information about your call to a third party. Hence, making it not private. Now, you and I can gripe about that. We don't like the intrusion into what we think of as a private transaction. But the fact is, the Supreme Court says that, under the constitution, it's not a private transaction.
2. They're not listening in on calls. Again, I'm not defending this. I don't like the idea of the NSA scooping up the records of 100,000,000 phone callers, and then using them in this fashion. I don't think that getting my phone records, or your phone records are going to get them any closer to people like the Tsarneav brothers in Boston. But, that being said... is it legal? Yea. It's legal.
Should they make it illegal? That's a problem as well.
I want these agencies to be able to go after the people who really are the problem. I think the CIA and other agencies should have done a better job of keeping track of the Boston bombers and their activities. Tap their phones based on the fact that you've identified that these people, or others, may be a problem.
To me that's no more complicated than a cop who goes down the road, and doesn't pull over all the cars that are going normally down the road; but when he gets behind the guy who's weaving in and out of traffic at high speeds, or looks like he might be weaving because he's drunk, that guy gets pulled over.
What do you think of that?
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