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).
Governor Scott Walker is one of my favorite politicians. He's the only Governor to successfully survive a recall effort, and one of the leaders in the clubhouse to earn a presidential nomination in 2016.
He joined me on the program to talk about the hopes for the GOP going forward, ObamaCare, the newly inked deal with Iran on their nuclear program, and his new book: "Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge"
If you're still confused about who this man is, here are a couple of videos to jog your memory:
WARNING: VIDEOS MAY CONTAIN GRAPHIC LANGUAGE NOT APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN OR THE WORKPLACE!
Full Metal Jacket
R. Lee Ermey joined me on the program today to talk about life in the military, how he landed his role in Full Metal Jacket after it had already been filled by someone else, as well as his new book " Gunny's Rules: How to Get Squared Away Like a Marine"...
I had the honor of introducing Daniel Hannan a few years ago. He is one of the smartest guys on the planet, and is a well known voice in politics.
Today, he joined me on the show to talk about the state of America, and his new book, "Inventing Freedom."
Anyone who listens to this show knows I’m not a fan of unions.
The Portland Association of Teachers is threatening a strike if they don’t get what they want from Portland Public Schools.
Here is a quick breakdown of where things stand:
Pay: Portland Public Schools: The district is offering a 5-percent cost-of-living increase spread over a three-year contract.
Benefits: Portland Public Schools: The district would cap monthly health-insurance contributions at $1,431 a month, with inflation adjustments over the next two school years; and it would eliminate early retirement incentives for employees retiring after June 30, 2014. Portland Assn. of Teachers: The union wants to maintain current provisions, with 93 percent of teachers’ health insurance covered by the district, and they early retirement package that bridges the gap between Social Security and Medicare.
We got a call from a Naysayer named Becky. She’s a teacher (of course), and she had some thoughts on what’s fair for teachers…
The union has submitted a ballot measure that would change a lot of things about the way hospitals do business.
One of those things would be capping the pay of the CEOs of those hospitals.
I think it's a bad idea.
How rare are individuals that possess the skill set required to run a hospital? You shouldn't cap the pay of anyone. You should pay them what the market deems to be fair.
While talking about this on today's show, I got a call from a naysayer named Amy. She disagrees...
Naysayers are an every day part of the program. People call in because they disagree with me, and they want to change my mind.
Today, we ended up talking about medical marijuana, and whenever the subject comes up, the 420 crowd takes a break from toking on their bongs to try and change mind.
Among all the naysayers that called me on the subject, a gentleman named Steve stands above them all. Not for his prowess on the subject, but for proving my point...
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