Feb 11, 2015|
Tommy talks to Arthur Hardy, the Editor and Publisher of the Mardi Gras Guide, about tonight's parades. Tommy also talks to Charles Weaver, a Prof. and Chair of Psychology & Neuroscience at Baylor, about Brian Williams and memory
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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You know I think I think if you go to parades and easy they got the marching millionaires I think it is of the Wall Street sent in with a row where carrying briefcases and wearing suits. Yeah of course six and stoppers they got and see you know one of the miners here. And I notes station was eighteen monitors it's hardly keep it was illness like the war room in them. War games when it looks back catalog. Com. Blood about a group I think it's a group of men being dressed like stewardesses that are gonna march in the parade. So I think we need a gimmick when you we need some kind of Monica and dimmer create our own marching group. That I did hamper it some thought into it may have a meeting shells in and Jordan and the thing about the marching donkeys. Where it would have a tail on being years and in the it would be. Like its string with a carrot hanging down in front on marching. Donkey news thing. I am another word they could apply but yeah well maybe the jumping. Other words you know I mean the other word it is and I sat in me a message here I'd like Lambeau those and of this and let those that you can. Almost say it was totally innocent and I noticed you don't know where there are about him and snappy name. Snappy name is Natalie catchy you know like the idea of the donkeys the big ears and tail and and you have cared suspended in on your face. I have to think about today. A lot of controversy over the president's decision for congress to authorize a war against. Yes surprises everyone counts him and pronounce name of the organization motive is an early Saber rattling are the real deal that's a great question David when you're talking about that it. Nightline I think it's the real deal and I think the the big collection yours who do you flight eight. Because they're all over and and if you do. Blight the amount whatever that means. And it is a pop up simply cells. Have been at least we could maybe you from and chuck didn't does America have the will power of the manpower. Did to promulgate another war I don't know. And as it turns out we've had more boots on the ground than we knew right and comes to rest while I'm on now believe and and American soldiers dying you know really accomplish anything Neitzel takes overly nice as takes over the country again. And finally what does the word promulgate really mean because I thought I'd throw it in there and I don't know. Use it correctly or not will check with Jordan legal resident genius you know on a lighter note the parades do. And I love the way you phrased it knew that from now on this could be a parade in numerous parades and every day until March April just gave garden very real when you look at it that way. Wow. Their party's gonna join us maybe give us some ideas and marching group. He donkey a doll carriage chases back Eric Chase Carey chases that name. And and we don't Wear the donkeys being. We may get everybody in the corporate world that we dress like people would dress the one work and it royalties in the Kerry trying to provide for their man got. I like uniforms in fifteen minutes I wanted to make enough 1 march at 10 o'clock we'll be back into VW. ID seventeen Johnny Tucker and their party humans right now and oil and John you are the good morning. Good Monica memoranda. I eight. Yeah its interest to have a great way to start final final week as double header uptown tonight. You know drew woods and next epic. A friendly most un Chico rivalry back and forth and they callers. Poked fun at each other and in the past couple years and thank you Nick's progress recruits is Connor won the battle. Look out and I think a big mixture of in the dollar on that they've been really enjoy each other. Parade back to back and something started this year members on order or checked on our. Lead off the true story. And it's a secret during this just a lot on. And book you say about that something that is the largest in no crew or. Sure the only two and union and totaled 15100 women and there are four years old arms urged its well something. The Dixie a good measures of its a wonderful for both of them. Now I'm confused. Between Nick's. And music. Which started it was. Odd yet but on bigger than muses. Yes. And in and they admit that there offshoot of users and they gave abuses as Oprah helped next partner and there's there's a strongly. Camaraderie between the two groups such. So between those two groups you you know almost a thousand people just want at all in the bank record American and looted and balances of the explosion pinot Kruup club has just been great column. Nine old muses through issues than our regular etc. he's an ordinary men everywhere. There's certain. Or precursors. And almost forty different local aren't absurd really stepped up. And the weather looks like it's going to be nicer bigger it had rained on topic to a third sort of the first four operates tonight poster. So Jews when it comes sins of purses and shoes it's almost like nobody get mad at me here I know it's blasphemy bit is it almost like. The people doing the coconuts that Zulu where they decorating themselves. Exactly. And and signature approach of and they throw and backward those will become part commodities and saw a lot of people beyond their denied it and the experts started your magazine and there is talk of a construction up there but the original goal on that the problems of the great stroke. Most people have all the and in Morrissey the bird that is a nightmare bearing program but you know this weekend or are people get off the article figured out. But that doesn't mean it's degree. Don't think Arthur hardy heaven apart due you'd think that ours is guts and a limo is on the just drive Telecom are crossing right now middle oddity don't think that I don't think a view going to operate like anybody else. Well I'm rich area for probably ten or twelve blocks away from. I'm mark on television location where shall from. And then getting getting it appears as important as getting now you know could then there are essentially to do. Are we go our charge so you either step there's no difference. Audio on fighting for a plot to smuggle them not to get tickets in the and they do not some tickets. And I tell people you know that the two things you or bon app. And parking and state when in doubt do not park that is. You will be ticketed or boot so. And talk about Mets a wonderful evening of the day. Come back and he corridor animal you know. They booted sick editor toad you come but the parking at the upper right. Megan dear that you know we're timeout earlier kitten around as a proliferation of these. I guess off shoots of the 610 stoppers because I got. There is some corporate peoples and remember they called themselves the millionaires some tonight might have been in. Crude of whom and when you were there were always in suits and carrying briefcases I silent on TV today they have some kind of a mere yet air hard group where it's an end up like stewardesses. None are normal decent men are not Americans are overweight women at the airport into their views here are solid ideas step into my guess ninety. That comic looker or he lovely ladies all that's an. Now the substantial opera's did not start at among a group as partners that was for the but he beat parade. But there are so many groups around users are a lot of credit rightfully so. Will tour giving me be so groups are Latino groups the chance to participate market or sell the others do you know well. I can tell you tonight in and an extra them a lot of prayer support Carla Boland backstretch that marching. The multiple a lot of as a will be there and I six terms stoppers. A group called Disco amigos dance group will be there are the policies voters dance group gold dust and managers. Down to it a law. Raj and cherry bombs and a better term groups and non operated more than music so and there's an actual orders or something Trevor. Island as you know idea by Ian and I came up with one in the corporate and I carry chasers. Where we would we would look worried we look nervous like were to be downsized and we had to carry in anonymous because and so we keep case. Why are yeah I. Like it thank you are there will Artie and Omar hasn't won the Kentucky lead in the nineties there. 823 timely traffic I like it that corporate Terry chasers. Equally great time traffic. Problems. I sound tech and migrants many hour talking about the president's. Idea not been released yet but it's been leaked that he wants. Congress. To allow old the United States go to war against rises in the wording of it is pretty ambiguous and I think anybody really knows what that means of its boots on the ground reasonably limited to three years which. I can't believe that he would limit airstrikes only three years and if it was he would say that. And yet a couple of different considerations here offers. Do we accomplish anything secondly do you have the will power do we have enough troops enough resources. To do this and do it properly because Indians intact saying you know what me and go for three years at least American lives literally now publish anything. Long lasting and and bail out. And when it comes to. So many people died in Iraq. Benicio unstable country is. When easy to people who died in Afghanistan and let's face it under cars well Karzai or prime minister it was a massive he has it. It's still it is taken briefcases of cash from both sides. And is there any way. And I'm not trying to be flippant here but just to make a comparison. Is there any way to wipe among others like it whack a mole game that we used to play is kids. Where he would want another one pops up angry at them another pops up in the other corner. And I think the other thing we have to decide is where we fight them. So I would really like to note season so when he suddenly what you think 34 that are against it hamper any jaguar opinion poll almost been limited time on this. Later Brian Williams suspended. For six months from NBC. And do you trust him is simple question 75 prisoners and no he has not trustworthy. 25% saying yes. And the thing I don't understand. Is about the memory of fog of memory. Or the outright lying because if the outright lied and I think NBC. Should have fired him yesterday. But if it was the fog of memory and would like to or neuroscientist at whose vote to yesterday about this. Well then if everybody is subject to it any yet in any way beat curator of birds anything that is curable. Why would you suspend him for six months and and what's gonna happen after that does they'll still be subject to the followed a memory to. It just doesn't seen to make any sense to me it seems like you would either fired him. Portland and continue working but I don't know what is suspension. Is gonna accomplish. And I get a text here about a new marching group the corporate area carried chasers. That you would you have slices of bacon busting out of our pockets. To show that we're bringing home the bacon. And you have a delicious. Energizing snack along the way which wouldn't be bad at a time yet you get to the end of the parade right idea belly full of bacon. And there's couple people there and only now 830 time for them WL offers news and then we go to David bowling. We're returned very serious and talk about the president and war against racism what that means India have. That will power port evenings and dampen like wind up happening like the other. Wars and at least. There's now yet much in. Lose a lot of American lines at least nothing long lasting and it's not in any way to demean them brave men and women that went over the user their country. There were enemies and stand as Lewis ordered by. Wage is currently deal where it was in Vietnam like so many veterans have told me where you'd use light and a lot of people died in plane grounded you get a couple days later. Are so I don't know on a lighter note again a couple of text here about a marching group. One of them says the marching blanks and everybody has a name like Jack Smart kick gums and thinking in the viewers that one's on. And announces don't forget Leslie bullies in their motorized recliner is which I think is a real. Marching ransom rolling could bring and I get a text here that has another idea for our corporate. Carried chasers. And that is that you start. With. Like a whole group of people. And then every half mile or so you get rid of one so it downsizing so at the end you know one guy carrying LB. Yeah. They get him corporate Eric Chase's that's not a bad idea. I'll take a break and then 2601870. How about Brian Williams and his six month suspension which to me makes absolutely no sense but. You know a lot of things that are sensible make no sense to me talk about it when we return. With our guests and Bulent got a WL 845 what are till nine I guess we had one yesterday. And Jordan. We at his guest on yesterday it was a professor and Monday were on Saturday at Lima professor and chair psychology and neuroscience. And Baylor University. I presume it's doctor Charles Weaver right. Right doctor Weaver we appreciated you time yesterday and today and you know we're talking about memory and how it gets folic Ian. Sometimes people embellish their roles never do they lessen their rules and things and then it happens all this. Question nine hand is is this something that can be. Treated or cured because it would seem to me. Now leave in the politics out of riddler or the M audience response the business out of it just looking at the Madison. If you spend Brian Williams for six months. Then that's presuming that whatever he had was gonna go away it is seen as an iffy lie it will land maybe NBC should have fired him and I don't. Went to date comment are expected to comment on when NBC should have done but. If we all have the the fog of memory or whatever you want to call it isn't likely to go way. Now it's not the kind of thing that you can sail not let that happen in the again. He what you can do is take some steps so that you don't act. On just your memory keep a diary. Take photographs of things talked to other people who were there. In in even something as simple cup qualifying. What you say. Is by saying you know my recollection of this yes I could be wrong with yours however remember. But what happens is. Luckily problems exist when we come to believe in the accuracy of our own memories to an extent beyond which they really deserved. When you've had me second guess and because when we talk Monday had talked about a very vivid memories that I had whatever reason. A walk in the school in seventh grade wearing a T and jacket and you said while so vivid memory but the jacket may not have been ten or you might not even been wearing a jacket. It could be it could have happened exactly as you remember it could've happened two years before that happened never and that. The difference I think between your memory and be public public memories just. That the cost of view miss remembering this is essentially zero. The cost of a public figure getting caught missed remembering war fabricating way however the interpretation wants to be. It's a little bit different there was. The historic book about sixty years ago published. Interviews oral histories from baseball players that turned the centrist called glory of their times the magnificent book. And and they tell stories of what it was like to play with tight copy and so on. Now in in the ensuing pit two years we've now got the ability to fact check a lot of these things and many of those events didn't happen. And in the cost of that is a couple double blow hards remembering what it was like in the turn of the century we don't expect to be accurate. We just we hold public figures. Like newscasters to a higher standard whether that's correct or not credibility hard thing to get back what shall lose it. You think you have suddenly ducked in Nassau I want to have you on made sense of this whole thing to me so. There's some middle ground between him handing this or all of us you know do our memories are not what we all think they are. And directly lying as opposed to you got a six month suspension. Where the rationalizations. Okay you need to learn don't act on these impulses unless you absolutely positively have video prove. Or undeniable proof don't ever just rely on your memory. And I don't know that the quite that far but qualify for use you can say you know. I remember it being like that's what could be wrong but my recollection like this. Its its. It's the problem of believing our memories to be like videotapes to get to Detroit. Website because a lot of response when you were on Monday did whip people go to read more about this. There's. We have a university web site if you type in daily university's psychology and neuroscience. I don't have a web site that I have individuals start to appear it was a wonderful New York Times piece in the last couple of days. Quoted colleague of mine that lot just talking about these very issues. I'd also recommend. Is a very easy accessible book. But that can't Schechter published called the seven since the memory. It's overview of the signs of memory. But written for a non scientist to cystic fabulous book. Let me just address all Cymer is with you while we have via certain people it turned 4050. They walk into a room or fewer single parent you get distracted and before you know it you forgot all about what you were doing. Is a common as you ages does that bring change somehow with absent any kind of disease where it just happens now link your vision failing. You know. If you look at the real break in our memory performance and aging it is. We rate as the current 5060 even seventy I which. Point about the age of 8080. Heart age too cheap content deeply you meet at 75 world in human luckily Dolan went out against seems 75. You meet an 85 year old nude so yeah. Things kind of change at around eighty but it's not an inevitable decline the biggest thing happens to us and fifties and sixties. Is that the memory failures that used to not popular at all now we begin to wonder. Is that the onset of alzheimer's it's certainly not but we were more. Doctor Al ala Tony you know you come on with a again may have maybe not Friday but innocent. And I. Doctor Charles Weaver professor and chair of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor University. And that's another me and I can talk to for like four hours because I think it's fascinating human brain works. And I think he made a key point is now we notice it. It's finally when you apply red car 400 trucks suddenly everybody's got one knows. And it's probably the same thing when it comes memory failure like he was and when you get. 4051 and yet. Outside new thinks something's wrong. When you actually do in the same thing probably mute when they're hurting you just did notice. 8528 before nine tempered evident you boat traffic in that would go to Tehran province. 857 Tommy Tucker get a tax man. And our agency in its entirety because they take the time the test texted him. All of the reason nicest attacks bee headings burning of pilot it's Federer world falls flag propaganda and go to war. This will lead us to world war three as well as the installment of the new world order Bible prophecy is playing out before our eyes. Stop talking about Brian Williams please that is just a distraction created we are about to go to war for heaven's sake please wake up. Please wake up and helped wake up the masses. We have to take our country back. We're gonna spend the hours we've been saying talking about the president and ask in the congress. Gas for war powers to go against. Prices and as you. Would you be comfortable with com. Basically another war. In Italy's then is there anything we can do to really shut down prices. And I really do have. To get business. Yeah oops I did it again I wanna politics. Only for this and it's not funny I saw on one of TV channels. A new marching group the Emilia and a haunts. And I miss identified that. Honestly. And it was a legitimate mistake with the Arthur hardy as men. Being dressed up as women and and I find out Willy really are women beat keep in mind these monitors are a long way away from me. And making a really seek clearly and I would certainly hate to offend. Anybody in their group so that's all on me he wasn't trying to be funny I was confused. Because of the poor view I handed the monitor. And when we come back we'll talk about something serious which is the United States talking about. It's going to war the president asking congress to to grand or declare war on rises like gas and that's not a country that's a group I don't know if you can do. All of that how legally constitutionally this would play out I know some things changed. After 9/11 with President Bush. And I think a big question is would you would you want your son daughter neighbor whatever going off to war to fight ices and wanted to accomplish anything. We'll be back serious stuff Tommy Tucker WW.