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).
Chris Christie won re-election as Governor of New Jersey by a landslide.
Meanwhile, in Virginia, conservative Ken Cuccinelli lost the gubernatorial race to big time lib Terry McAuliffe.
What can the GOP learn from these two races?
Ford O'Connell, republican strategist, joined me on the program to explain...
Despite being caught in lies, the Obamabots keep telling them, and it's leaving people confused on a lot of things related to ObamaCare, and what insurance providers can and can't do.
So we did what we always do: we went to an expert, Rick Rebel, to shed some light on the situaiton...
After hearing what Rick has to say, ask yourself: Does it sound like the Obama Administration and his robots are telling you the turth?
I don't think so...
Justin Gombos first appeared on my show earlier this year when rouge LA cop Christopher Dorner was on the loose.
Today, he joined me in studio to help raise awareness for a family in need of support. Here is a piece of the email he sent me:
The reason I called you is that my friend and former squadron mate was killed at the end of September. I called in to help Lars break the story that his wife, Theresa was not getting her VA benefit due to the shutdown. There have been a number of people raising money to help her since the accident. I am auctioning a helmet from my squadron, the HS-14 Chargers. In 4 hours on Facebook I have raised $425, with 2 pledges to match contributions plus one $100 pledge. All told we now have $1325 going to Theresa Vitale Jones and her two sons, Anthony and Hunter.
If you want to bid on this helmet, and help out the family of a fallen veteran, you can click on this link: on.fb.me/19VT5fL . Send a private message to Justin to place your bid. Auction ends Saturday at midnight!
In my line of work I'm fortunate to be able to talk with some of the smartest people on the planet.
Today was no exception, as I got the chance to talk with Charles Krauthammer, who may be the smartest man on the planet.
Dr. Krauthammer is a prime example of American work ethic, and has never let anything get in the way of his success.
Today he joined me to talk about the state of the country, the ramifications of the failure of ObamaCare, and his new book...
If you like your health insurance, you can keep it.
That sentence is simple enough, but when you examine who said it, and what has happened since it was said, it becomes much more complex.
President Obama, for three years, used that sentence as a promise to gain support for ObamaCare...and for three years he lied.
Reports coming from the always liberal NBC News indicate that while the President was out on the campaign trail fooling the masses, that he and his administration knew all along that a big chunk of Americans would not be able to keep that healthcare they had and liked...
Marc Thiessen from the Washington Post joined me on the program tonight to talk about this...
All of these attacks were perpetrated by Muslim extremists.
So, one might think that it would be a good idea to keep tabs on areas where these types of people are likely to pop up. The NYPD has been doing just that by performing surveillance on Muslim Mosques throughout New York City.
But now, the libs at the ACLU have decided that they have a problem with the NYPD keeping tabs on those who practice the "religion of peace."
Here's more from Robert Knight at the American Civil Rights Union:
The ACLU is upset that New York City police, who lost 23 officers when Muslim extremists flew hijacked passenger jets into the World Trade Center on Sept 11, 2001, killing a total of 2,753 people and more at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, are keeping an eye on the city’s mosques in order to thwart further terrorist attacks. You might ask huffily, “Why aren’t they monitoring the Episcopalian community? Or the Jewish community?” For good measure, how about that shady-looking group of nuns over near the subway stairs, eating ice cream cones? The simple answer is that no Episcopalians, Jews or nuns have flown airliners into buildings, planted pressure-cooker bombs in knapsacks at a Boston Marathon finish line, killed more than a dozen fellow soldiers in Texas while yelling “Allahu akbar,” systematically executed non-Muslim shoppers at a Kenya mall, burned down churches in Egypt or beheaded Christian girls on their way to school in Indonesia. The ACLU’s Oct. 24 letter to two officials in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, signed by 125 state and national pressure groups, claims that “for over a decade, the [NYPD] has engaged in unlawful religious profiling and suspicionless surveillance of Muslims in New York City (and beyond). This surveillance is based on the false and unconstitutional premise, reflected in the NYPD’s published ‘radicalization’ theory, that Muslim religious belief, practices, and community engagement are grounds for law enforcement scrutiny. That is a premise rooted in ignorance and bias.”
Robert Knight was kind enough to join me on tonight's show to go into more detail...
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