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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Well a southern Oregon man was told that if he put out a fire burning near his property, that he would be arrested for doing so.
This small fire was part of what became the Frenchglen fire that is burning in southern Oregon. Governor Kitzhaber has now declared a state of emergency in southern Oregon due to fires like this.
The real travesty here, is that this fire was preventable. I was joined by John Witzel, the man who was told not to put out the fire, today on the show.
He doesn't seem to know where he is or what to do lately. He lives in New York City, works in Washington DC, and says he represents Oregon.
A while back he co-wrote a plan to fix Medicare that made a lot of his democrat party friends angry, because it allowed Americans to make their own decisions about which insurance to buy instead of allowing our wiser government masters to decide.
Today if you ask about the plan he denies it was a plan and he doesn’t like to be reminded that he co-wrote it with Paul Ryan, who is likely to be the next vice President of the United States. You would think he’d like that connection. And this week, he attended a meeting of northwest folks who hate the idea of exporting coal and creating jobs.
Asked if he wanted a lot of environmental studies done to slow down or stop this new trade, the Senator indicated he stands by Governor Kitzhaber, who opposes all uses of coal, but isn’t ready to oppose coal outright.
Like I said, Wyden’s not sure who he is anymore
A couple of years ago, Oregon Congressman Greg Walden brought Ryan to my studio. Ryan knows how government works and knows how much money trouble the country finds itself in. But the best thing is that this 42 year old has a plan to fix the problems and he has the guts to push it forward despite all the wailing from America’s dimwit democrats.
Ryan has a Medicare fix, because that program is 37 trillion dollars upside down and it threatens to bankrupt the country without changes. And if you want a taste of the kind of campaign we’re going to see this fall, go to my Facebook page and watch the six minute youtube video of Ryan dressing down President Obama during a meeting three years ago on the subject of the smoke and mirrors of his healthcare plan.
I’m pretty sure that before mid September, we’re going to hear that ole Crazy Joe Biden is just plan too busy to make it to the Vice Presidential debate.
Because if he shows up, Ryan is going to eat his lunch.
Obama’s new EPA regs are a big part of the problem and the only reason they’re this low is that the economy is still in the dumps. But if Oregonians really see this as a problem, let’s do something about it.
Let’s build a new oil refinery in the state. Coos Bay is a deep water port that can take tankers from Alaska. There’s so much oil up north that we sell a lot of it to Japan. Oregon needs the business and the jobs. And having a state of the art gasoline producer here would help even out the big swings in price. Critics are right that the bunny huggers will try to stop this in the courts but there’s a way around that.
Let’s work in concert with the Indian Tribes on the South Coast. Build it on land they own…even if you have to deed over part of the Port to them and we can dispense with a lot of that sue it to stop it nonsense.
It won’t be done for years but with all the new oil discoveries we’re not likely to stop using petroleum for fifty years and when the economy recovers under a new President we’ll need to produce like maniacs to keep the price from spiking above five bucks.
Two Oregon teens are suing the state for failing to protect itself from the effects of climate change. They also say that this is causing our water supply to deteriorate.
Let's talk a little more about these two girls. The report from the lawsuit says that these girls enjoy doing things like going to the beach, skiing, and backpacking in Oregon's forests.
Now..I won't claim to know these girls, but doesn't it seem like you would need to drive a car to get to the beach, or the mountain, or the forest?
So doesn't that mean that they are actually contributing to the problem that they're suing the state about?
It doesn't make a lot of sense to me, but I'm only one man.
I had the attorneys representing the girls on the show today to present their case. You be the judge on whether this lawsuit is justified.
We talked for about 30 minutes, and I had to blow up a few of Rep. Esquivel's ideas, but it was an intelligent conversation.
After I finished with Rep. Esquivel, I received a call from my favorite type of caller: a naysayer!
Chris was his name, and he said he was going to beat me over the head with my own words. Was he successful?
Take a listen, and judge for yourself...
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