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).
In 1973, America found themselves in a pretty precarious position. Due to decisions made by the Nixon Administration, the members of OPEC chose to put a stranglehold on America's oil supplies and caused what was known as the "oil shock" of 1973.
This created a need to reduce our dependence on others to provide us with energy. We've finally gotten to the point where America is one of the top energy producers in the world, due to the new energy reserves found through fracking, as well as tapping oil reserves in places like North Dakota.
Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy, joined me on the program tonight, and said it's time for America to use this new found energy independence to our advantage, and send some oil "shocks" of our own...
Do't like his position on abortion? Racist. Don't like ObamaCare? Racist. Think Benghazi is a real scandal that he was involved in? Racist.
As you can see, there's a point I'm trying to make. The lamestream media is so concerned for our dear leader, that it's bordering on helicopter parenting.
Kevin Jackson from TheBlackSphere.net joined me on the program tonight, and said that we need to stop coddling the man in the Oval Office...
We're over a week into the government shutdown, and we've seen little movement on either side.
But there is a glimmer of hope. The President has invited some of the top republicans to meet with him tomorrow to see if there might be a way to get the government up and running again.
One of those republicans will be Congressman Greg Walden. Congressman Walden joined me tonight to talk about what the republicans will need to see in order to agree to start the government again...
One of the non political topics that comes up frequently on my show is genetically modified (GMO)food. I'm a huge fan of GMOs. I think that GMOs will be the saving grace during famine, harsh winters, and even more.
There is a big group of people who think that GMOs are nothing but poison conceived by big corporations like Monsanto to get us hooked on food that makes us sick. This same group is behind a big push to pass legislation that requires all GMO foods to be labeled as such. The idea is that it will help consumers make an informed choice as to what they choose to, or not to put in their bodies.
We talked with Greg Conko from the Competitive Enterprise Institute about this, and he says that simply labeling GMOs may be misleading to consumers.
Will I go to college? Will I get a job? Should I join the military? All of these are possible choices for kids after high school.
But what if you decide not to apply for college? And, what if that decision not to apply for college actually stopped you from getting your high school diploma?
The Corbett School District is currently talking about doing just here's more on this from OregonLive:
A rural Oregon school district wants to make acceptance to college or trade school a requirement for students to receive a high school diploma. The purpose, said Corbett High School Principal Phil Pearson, is to ensure that students are familiar with the application process – even those who don’t intend to go to college. “Foresight is not the strength of a 15-year-old,” he said. If graduates of the Corbett School District want to pursue more education later on, the principal said, he doesn’t want them to be held back by not knowing how to apply. But the new graduation requirement faces resistance in the district, which serves about 1,300 students and is located in the Columbia River Gorge roughly 22 miles from downtown Portland. Annette Calcagno, a school board member in Corbett, said making acceptance at a post-secondary school a requirement for a diploma is going too far. “I think we’re over stepping our bounds as a school,” she said. “I don’t believe we need to make it mandatory.” Roughly 60 students a year currently graduate from Corbett High School. Under the new rule, students would not be required to attend the college or trade school that admits them, but administrators want all students to show evidence they have indeed gained admission. Students in the Corbett district's charter school would not be affected. The school board will hold a final vote on the measure in two months, but even board members who oppose the measure say it will pass. The chair of the board, Charlie O’Neil, said with confidence: “It’s going to happen.”
Should you be required to be accepted to a college or vocational school to graduate high school? I'd say no...
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