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).
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...
The government shutdown is into its fourth day, with no sign that it will end in the near future.
President Obama and the Democrats say that, not only are they not willing to negotiate with the GOP, they don't care if the shutdown ends. They claim that they're winning this political fight.
At some point, the people who are blaming the GOP for the government shutdown will have to see that, while the Democrats seem to be just fine pouting in the corner, the GOP has been hard at work sending bills to the Senate to try and start reopening small parts of the government.
We talked today with Bob Smith, an economic expert from Peregrine Private Capital, who says that this government shutdown should be no different than when a husband and wife sitting down to go over bills...
The President held a little dog and pony show, and that's all that it was. The President sat down with congressional leaders on both sides, and, according to John Boehner, all the President said was "I"m not going to negotiate."
How much help is that? What we need at this point is some type of negotiation!
At some point we have to let the process that our founders gave us work itself out.
All Harry Reid says is that they're just want Boehner to say yes. Yes to restarting the government, yes to funding the government, not for a couple of weeks, but for a few months, and then they'd be willing to sit down and have a conference committee to try and make some of the changes that the republicans want.
Harry Reid is trying to pressure the house republicans because he knows that they're up against a debt ceiling fight that they're likely to lose.
Congressman Ron DeSantis joined me on the program tonight, and said that if the government is restarted before they go to a conference committee on these issues, that all leverage is lost.
We warned you about this months ago when Cover-up Oregon announced that it didn't budget your money well…ran out of taxpayer cash and was running behind in making the website work. You’ll be able to browse insurance plans. Oh, and those taxpayer funded subsidies for health insurance…that part of the site isn't working…so you don’t know how much help you’ll get from Uncle Barry. The deadline is just 75 days away but who’s counting. And the President has already exempted Major companies, union friends, and employers from the law’s mandate. Its only you dumb taxpayers who are still under the gun to get signed up…or get fined by the IRS.
Dontcha just love ObamaCare? You’re working today…and it’s not.
But governor Kitzhaber wants it and he’s going to get it even if the people and their representatives say no.
On Friday night, the Coast Guard gave approval to the bridge even thought its height is too low for big ship traffic to pass under. No explanation about why they signed off but I smell a democrat deal between Kitzhaber and the Obama administration.
The Oregon State Treasurer told me Friday afternoon that the bridge is not financially viable. And for some reason, the Washington Attorney General says it’s okay for Oregon to go it alone with the bridge even thought it will mean Oregon exercising eminent domain in Washington state and it means Oregon will collect tolls from Washington residents and spend the money…taxation without representation.
If those tolls don’t produce enough to pay the debt for the bridge, Oregon residents end up on the hook to pay the tab. If you put the whole Boondoggle to a vote in either state, it wouldn't pass. But Kitzhaber wants it and he’s going to have it unless you tell him “no”.
The certainty of rain in Oregon is only eclipsed by the certainty that state government will never get enough money out of taxpayers pockets.
The last session of the legislature had an extra two billion dollars to spend over the previous budget. A billion dollars of that increase went straight to schools. Yet Governor Kitzhaber insists that Oregon has been defunding its schools. I wish my boss would defund me that badly.
There are half a million kids in K through 12 schools. One billion divided by half a million…two thousand dollars per student more. Guess where most of that money goes. PERS pensions. Tell me this, does your kid know more if his teacher knows that twenty or thirty years from now his pension will be bigger?
The Governor brags that some schools will add a day or two to the class calendar, only if they get more money. I’m sure that you’ll hear plenty of lawmakers and the governor brag that Monday’s special session is “all about the kids” but the truth is, it’s all about the money.
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