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).
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conclusive evidence that a lot of green certified building products are safer than non certified products. Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman joined me on the show today to talk about why the city is "exploring" using green building products that may not be any safer, but will cost the taxpayers even more money...
Last week, the bank loaned twenty million dollars to Clackamas County. The money was then used to pre pay a bill for light rail. What the bank had every reason to know, was that ballots will be counted tomorrow to let voters have a say in all light rail funding.
I’m sure that the bank didn’t violate the letter of the law. But when bank customers find out that Clackamas County Commissioners determined to pay a bill they know their constituents don’t want paid, they’ll have to answer for that at the next election.
I’ll bet there are plenty of B of A customers who won’t like the idea of a Bank helping rogue politicians circumvent the will of the voters. Banks spend lots of advertising money to tell folks that they’re part of the community, warm and fuzzy, care about the little guy and really want to earn your business. I don’t bank with B of A but if I did, my accounts would be on their way out the door to another bank right now.
It surprises me that the bank’s underwriters would make such a loan given that they know there is a public groundswell against paying for TriMet’s gold plated, 1.5 billion dollar choo-choo train.
Tomorrow when the votes are counted, we’ll get an idea of how strong opposition is…and I’m sure that starting today, BofA will be counting its lost customers.
When the police are dealing with dangerous, sometimes armed, sometimes drugged or drunk folks that present a hazard to public safety, they don’t have time to diagnose mental illness. Nor should they make special exceptions.
Every threat to public safety should be treated the same: Stop it as quickly as possible. Of course they should use the least force they can. But I figure we’re going to get deadly policy decisions out of city hall, and I mean that literally.
They’ll tell police to second guess decisions, to hesitate, to use less force than officers have been trained to use. And sometime soon, a citizen or a cop will die as a result. The civil libertarians have insisted that you have a right to be as crazy as you wanna be till you present a danger to others.
That standard and the widespread use of illegal drugs means society will be presented with these threats on a regular and growing basis. And the lawyers will make lots of money convincing juries to Monday morning quarterback the cops...
This echoes the ridiculous statement by President Obama yesterday that our government rejects speech that denigrates anyone’s religion. The government is out of line to criticize or try to chill ANY speech in this country. Its’ forbidden by the first amendment. And it echoes the promise by our embassy in Egypt to condem speech that hurts the religious feelings of Muslims.
That’s buying right into Sharia law which many muslims would like to see here in America…the kind of law that put one talk show host on trial on Canada for his critical comments about Islam. And we’re foolish to buy into the “the movie made me do it” argument in defense of violence.
We know where its coming from…Radical, militant Islam. Not every Muslim is a terrorist or a terrorist supporter…but the majority of the acts of terror over the past half century have been committed by Muslims in the name of their religion.
The terrorist supporting Muslim Brotherhood in charge in Egypt…attacks on U.S. embassys yesterday which are acts of war. They burned our flag, stormed our embassies, murdered an Ambassador.. And most important to all of us, the Obama State department APOLOGIZING for free speech in America that the Obama Administration says may have incited the violence, and a condemnation of American free speech that quote “hurts the religious feelings of” Muslims.
This is the Sharia law that’s coming to America thanks to Obama…he may not BE a Muslim but he’s so Muslim friendly that who could tell the difference. Be prepared to give up your first amendment rights under this President when they criminalize any speech critical of our peaceful Muslim friends as the United Nations has been demanding.
Get ready to live in Dhimmitude
"On September the eleventh, enemies of freedom committed an act of war against our country. Americans have known wars but for the past 136 years, they have been wars on foreign soil, except for one Sunday in 1941. Americans have known the casualties of war but not at the center of a great city on a peaceful morning. Americans have known surprise attacks but never before on thousands of civilians. All of this was brought upon us in a single day and night fell on a different world, a world where freedom itself is under attack....
We are not deceived by their pretenses to piety. We have seen their kind before. They are the heirs of all the murderous ideologies of the 20th century. By sacrificing human life to serve their radical visions - by abandoning every value except the will to power - they follow in the path of fascism, and Nazism, and totalitarianism. And they will follow that path all the way, to where it ends: in history's unmarked grave of discarded lies....
The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them. This is not, however, just America's fight. And what is at stake is not just America's freedom. This is the world's fight. This is civilization's fight. This is the fight of all who believe in progress and pluralism, tolerance and freedom....
Great harm has been done to us. We have suffered great loss. And in our grief and anger we have found our mission and our moment. Freedom and fear are at war. The advance of human freedom - the great achievement of our time, and the great hope of every time - now depends on us. Our nation - this generation - will lift a dark threat of violence from our people and our future. We will rally the world to this cause, by our efforts and by our courage. We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail... I will not forget this wound to our country, or those who inflicted it. I will not yield - I will not rest - I will not relent in waging this struggle for the freedom and security of the American people."
-President George W. Bush
Please say a prayer for those who have lost their lives, for those who were hurt, for those who helped save lives, and for those who continue to save lives and protect our American rights and freedoms.
I'll do the same.
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