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).
At approximately 2:50pm, two bombs were set off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Here is what we know right now (this will change as new developments are known):
- Three are confirmed dead, including an 8-year-old boy
- At least 125 people are injured
- Two bombs containing ball bearings were detonated in trash cans that were 50-100 yards apart
- Reports indicate that as many as five additional explosive devices were found near the race site and disarmed by law enforcement
- A third explosion occurred at the JFK Library, but was said to be unrelated to this attack
- Air space around Boston was temporarily shut down, but has since been re-opened
- We've received conflicting reports about a person of interest being guarded by law enforcement officials while being treated in a hospital for wounds suffered in today's attack. Earlier reports indicate that there is person a of interest. The New York Post reports that the person of interest may be a Saudi national. CBS News is reporting that this person of interest is now being questioned by law enforcement
- A picture was released showing a man on the roof of a building directly above one of the explosions. It is not yet known if this mystery person may have been involved with the attack
The President made a statement and said that anyone found responsible for this attack will "feel the full weight of justice," but refused to call it an act of terror. About 30 minutes after the President's statement, an anonymous White House official said what the President refused to say in his address: "This will be treated as an Act of Terror."
We will update you with the latest information as we get it. Please join me in saying a prayer for the victims of this tragic attack.
I’m glad to see Congressman Greg Walden stick by his guns. The conservative eastern Oregon representative laid down some tough criticism on the President’s budget regarding the way it balances on the banks of America’s seniors. But top House republican John Boehner saw the need to call Walden…who’s junior to him in the political universe of Washington…on the carpet. Many times when an elected official stakes out a position on an issue and gets heat for it we see them back down. That’s foolish. If you’re not willing to stand up for what you say…then stay out of the business of politics. Walden didn't back down.
Meantime, Boehner told the whole country this week that he doesn't need a republican majority in the house to pass some of these liberty robbing gun regulations the President has been pushing. This week we’ve already seen 16 turn coat republicans in the senate agree to let those gun rules go forward. Can you imagine Boehner is hinting he might join the democrats in passing new laws that the majority of Americans oppose.
If it comes down to Boehner or Walden…I can tell you who I support.
I know you've heard that Beatles song, "Taxman," about all the things the government would tax if it had the chance.
The State of Maryland has decided it needs more money from their citizens. You pay based on how much rain falls on your property, and how many square feet of what they call "impervious surface" - thing like the roof of your house, or your driveway - is effected by that rain.
The total take is going to be north of $300 million. We're talking about $14 BILLION in the next ten years or so. It's a ridiculous amount of money.
And the idea that the government would tax the rain? It sounds like something you'd find written on a political satire site like The Onion.
But it's real life for Maryland citizens.
He said that the President planned to diminish America in every conceivable way.
It's happening now.
Our latest example: The Air Force is grounding 17 squardons. Here's an excerpt from our friends at Aviation Intel:
I find it very strange that 17 USAF squadrons are being GROUNDED, including the USAF Thunderbirds Jet Demonstration Team, yet Air Force One showed up at SFO last week, along with a pair of Marine One helicopters, a squadron of Marine force protection and staff transport helicopters, the Presidential Motorcade, assorted heavy transports and hundreds of Secret Service so that President Obama could raise $3.2 million for Nancy Pelosi’s reelection. Air Force One is all about “The One” apparently, the rest of us won’t get to see or interact with the military we pay for this year. Think of it as ending White House Public tours but at 600kts and 7.5Gs… Nice. With this in mind I ask where is sequester for the Presidential Airlift fleet? So 17 USAF combat squadrons can’t fly, the Thunderbirds have their wings clipped so no public USAF presence and the front line guys that still remain flying get their precious complex training hours slashed, but the money burning tub known as Air Force One gets to cruise around with unlimited mileage? How is a Nancy Pelosi’s fundraiser “essential operations?” It is good to be king I guess, that way none of the rules or “tough decisions” ever apply to you. I challenge the White House to significantly curtail non-essential VC-25 operations and related executive travel just like the rest of the USAF. Are endless vacations, constant trips to Hollywood and political fund raisers seriously justified expenses right now? Considering the readiness of our prized USAF will be degraded to a degree never imagined before, I really doubt that such luxuries are necessary. I would venture to guess that the President’s trip to San Francisco cost more than the money raised at the political fund raiser. One has to ask themselves, why not just have the Government write Pelosi a check instead? I bet it would have been cheaper for the tax payer!
Our expert Ty Rogoway joined us tonight to go a little more in depth...
Now, one Oregon business has decided that trying to expand here isn't worth the headaches...
Colt Competition makes fantastic firearms in Canby, OR, and owner Charlie Lake came on the show today to dispel rumors that he was moving the company to Texas.
Charlie did say that he isn't moving the company to Texas, he is expanding...
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