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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For the life of me, I can’t understand why American workers put their future in the hands of union thugs who would rather shut a company down and kill jobs. Now Portland area Longshoremen threaten a strike that could destroy jobs at the Port of Portland…including Long shore jobs. General Motors workers had their jobs saved by President Obama violating America’s bankruptcy rules and the auto workers union owns nearly half the company. Yet GM is announcing new production plants in China that represent the kind of outsourcing the unions and the President say they oppose.
NBC’s 30 million dollar a year anchor Matt Lauer, tilts toward union rights, but when the network fired a bunch of workers, did he take a cut in his union pay to save his union brothers like Jay Leno…not a dime. I once belonged to a union, against my will, that hurt workers…till we decertified it. The Union fought the will of the workers in court for almost two years till we got our right to vote. In the decade since I haven’t heard a single worker wish for union representation. If you want to keep your job, you might want to consider firing the union that threatens to get YOU fired.
On September 11th, four Americans lost their lives in an organized terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Three former Navy SEALS, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and Sean Smith gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.
I had the honor of speaking with Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods shortly after the news broke that Ty and the other SEALS had called for help while under attack, but were denied. Two months after the attack we are still asking the same questions. When did our government know about the attack, and why were our fellow Americans denied help?
Yesterday the President gave his first news conference since the election. When asked by Ed Henry from Fox News if the President gave any order to protect the lives of the SEALS on the ground and our ambassador, the room became very chilly. Barack Obama explained that the moment he heard learned our consulate was under attack, he gave the order to do whatever we could to protect our people in Libya. We still don’t know what “whatever” means. The President also said he has addressed the families of our fallen soldiers and would not speak to them through the media. Today Charles Woods came back on the show to respond to the President.
According to a close family member of Tyrone Woods, the President has not been communicating with their family, as Barack Obama claimed. Charles explained that he would love to fly back to Washington D.C. to sit down with the President and discuss what really happened in Benghazi. “The President, he’s not willing to be transparent,” Charles said. “It makes me wonder if he is trying to hide something. And what is it?.”
I can only hope that when the President’s lies are exposed, the voters will respond. Charles Woods made it clear today that the life and memory of Tyrone Woods has inspired many of us that are familiar with his commitment to his family and country. Charles told us off the air that he is hoping for privacy and respect. We will of course do our best to honor that request but we can not allow the death of four Americans to go without and answer from the commander in chief.
Listen to the full interview with Charles below
Last week, folks in Clark county turned down funding for light rail operations. Yet Leavitt told me yesterday that he doesn't take that as a “no” vote on rail. Instead he says we have to have efficient transportation.
I pointed out to him that rail is insanely expensive…you can buy ten buses for the cost of one train car, the tracks go for as much as 200-million a mile, and the thing travels at an average speed of 19 miles an hour. Leavitt admits that’s not very efficient but he’s not backing down.
He campaigned for office with a promise to oppose tolls on the interstate five bridge, yet the rail bridge over the Columbia requires tolls that are allowed to go to 8 bucks per crossing, each way…a crippling cost for daily commuters.
Doesn't matter. Leavitt drank the CRC Kool-Aid and he’s not turning back...
The Oregon and Washington legislatures still have not budgeted the nearly one billion the project will cost them. The federal government has to pitch in a billion and they’re not exactly flush. And tolling that was supposed to produce 1.3 billion of the cost won’t…according to a solid source like the state treasurer Ted Wheeler. And documents from the project say tolls can go as high as eight bucks per trip. Now Congressman Jaime Herrera Beutler and state Senator Don Benton and seven others have signed a letter demanding they scrap the current design…and light rail…and essentially start over.
It’s about time!
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