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).
We talked with Bill a few weeks ago, and he said that he was being setup by Portland Public Schools because of his stand against planned parenthood.
Bill called me today and said that he was being placed on administrative leave by the district, and that he was escorted out of the building by a police officer.
We called Portland Public Schools, and they declined comment because it's a personnel matter.
Bill joined me on the show to give his account of how it all went down...
The latest example comes from New Jersey, where a man posted a picture of his 11-year-old son holding an early birthday present: a .22 rifle that looks more like an AR-15. This led to what can only be described as a scary, unexpected confrontation.
Here is the account of the events from the father himself:
"Last night I was out with a buddy of mine. I got a text from my wife that the cops and Dept of youth and family services (dyfs) are at the house and they wanna check out my guns and needed me to open my safe. I’m instantly on my way. I get in contact with Evan Nappen (Lawyer) on the way. I explain the situation. I walk in my house and hand the phone to the first cop I see. Then direct all of em outside. dyfs got a call because of a pic on facebook of my son holding a gun. They wanted to look around and check all my guns out, make sure they were all registered. Obviously that didn’t go well because I refused. I had Nappen on speaker phone the entire time so they had to deal with both of us. They kept trying to pressure me to open my safe. They had no warrant, no charges, nothing. I didn’t budge. I was told I was being “unreasonable” and that I was acting suspicious because I wouldn’t open my safe. Told me they were gonna get a search warrant. Told em go ahead. Nappen (my lawyer) asked me for the dyfs workers name. she wouldnt give it. i asked for credentials and she wouldnt show em. i tried to take a pic of her and she turned around real fast and walked away. After a while of them threatening to take my kids, get warrants and intimidation they left. Empty handed and seeing nothing. People it can happen that fast. Most people wouldn’t have stood up to them like I did."
That means that based on a random call from someone who saw the picture online, DYFS and the police saw fit to try and confront this man. This should send a chill down your spine. This man knew his rights, and knew what these people could and could not do without a search warrant. The sad thing is that many do not know their rights and would give in to such threats and requests.
I have a feeling that you're going to start going to seeing events like this on a more frequent basis as the government tries to put your second amendment rights in a choke hold.
If this story does anything, it should make you want to know what your rights are in the event that you're faced with a similar situation. My advice is to educate yourself, so that you can protect yourself like this man did.
Today I brought up the fact that Oregon lawmakers are considering legalizing and taxing marijuana. It all went up in smoke from there.
I took a plethora of calls on everything from marijuana in the work place, to people who had alternate ideas for testing for the drug. Whenever the 420 crowd gets riled up, I usually get a few priceless calls, and I wanted to share one of them with you.
I got a call from a nice young lady named Sarah, who started telling me about her fiance, a medical marijuana patient, who was arrested for possession...
What would you say if someone you knew someone who had been falsely held on death row for over a 20 years? It happened to an Arizona woman in the 1990s who was accused in the murder of her child.
The woman was convicted based on a confession collected by a police officer who had what I'll call a slight issue telling the truth. The was no written confession, and there was no audio or video tape of this confession. Just the word of this police officer. The prosecutors knew about the officer's history of lying, but went with his word any way.
Now, all this information has come to light, and the woman is set to be released in the next 90 days, unless the state finds a new reason to try her for this crime.
I'm usually on the side of the cops because most of the time they tell the truth. But I can't stand behind something like this.
I was joined tonight by attorney Rob Cary who talked about this miscarriage of justice.
Arkansas Congressman Steve Womack
GOP Chairman Reince Preibus
Rosemary Jenks from Numbers USA
Former Congressman Allen West
Musician Lee Greenwood
Oklahoma Congressman James Inhofe
Georgia Congressman Paul Broun
Former Secret Service Agent and U.S. Senate Candidate from Maryland Dan Bongino
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