Jul 1, 2015|
Tommy talks to Art Caplan, Director of the Medical Ethics program at the NYU Langone Medical Center, about a new law about vaccines.
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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I it's a pack of cigarettes gonna cost you fifty cents more today that is correct side I'll I wonder did the law went into effect at midnight. Yup and but I found out something that early this morning. Stop to get some gas in managers talk and a couple of folks in the Caribbean store they hadn't raced they had an add that the attacks on yet. And then a guy came and said well they did on the straight. So I may be there kind of getting organized I don't know if you IS still it did in nondurable. Why well that's it has wondered if you're in line at 1159. People c'mon c'mon c'mon hurry up hurry up like trying to make a better at the racetrack is you you wanna say that fifty cents. And I dancing but as somebody yesterday at a convenience by like eight pack cigarette stock canal and a Sima says in on a spoken problem smuggle Adam but. That's what is isn't and now like to talk he would T six at 187 if that 50% increase a fifty cents increase not 50%. Is going to be enough to make you quit smoking and Ari just gonna suck it up and pay the price are you gonna really make the trip to. Mississippi the view from here to buy cigarettes I presume at their cheaper their taxes lower. Yeah they are not they didn't used to be but not a dark we had the lowest in the country I've had two you know before this went into effect. We were at 36 cents a pack now it's 86 cents a pack. So is it really worth it. Com to drive we did that far to save money on cigarettes if you get a burn gas and where it is it. Borders and entering a smoke less Sodini collar secular principles guarantees 601878. And Leno are you gonna start smoking less or give it up B or goes somewhere else gators cigarettes. Because they're fifty cents more packet carton of cigarettes one. Twelve taxes that are 1010. Might he be talking about six was more cartons and one thing we didn't get seed David yet are pretty jaguar opinion poll do you trust the federal government. A new poll out says just about 60% of Americans do not. Howell which is interesting as we go to the fourth of July weekend to celebrate our country yeah out and a freedoms Aronson gimme call about that due to low do you trust the federal government 84% are saying no. Sixteen prisoners saying yes. I think it is incredibly incompetent. And inefficient so I don't know where that falls in with trust and if you feel that way too. I'd like to hear from you Tommy Tucker David Blake Shelden Williams Jordan fecal. And you most importantly altogether and this Wednesday morning here double WL. You know they have some stories that are breaking news others follow and TV into the we're gonna have to watch this. Category and I think it's in the news that we've been reporting on anyway homeowner shot a guy he allegedly believed was a thief. On his sport and he's been charged with aggravated battery by shooting. Louise de Lima booked on charges late Tuesday an incident occurred around noon intersection blow to Louisiana and Loyola. The police respond to the call a shooting found that Billy image out of forty year old man who was found near the front steps of the home police said the victim was shot several times. And the advocate is reporting workers near the scene said they heard about ten shots ring out. And a neighbor toll advocate that the man who shot was begging for his life. And witnesses told the advocate that the homeowner told neighbors to call police. So I don't think stand your ground. Is gonna. I don't know if it will now double talk about that as more details. Emerge on this with shooting guy on your porch. That. You think is a thief not enough he tried to steal something and where does that all fall Mike investor hand morning or Devin WL. Yeah a question about the a cigar or rather those cigarette ads. Will it affect cigars as well. It has a quake a great question Mike which brings us to. Today's theme which is you know there there's some people call it hump day I think he cheated. Wednesday should better be described as downside of high you rise date and it is attribute about frost. Alex Cohen I I don't care day. Because. So many others are under pressure to make instant important decisions snap decisions. And when I would like to do is dedicate Wednesday to I don't care none and I don't care I don't know. I don't know day so if somebody at work is named Mike we need to that we need to decide to go at this project that project which is better which makes more money. Which cost more you supposes say. I'm let smoke are. Well we can do that a few one day and the reason I don't know day is we asked around everybody here including the newsroom. And the consensus was we don't know. We don't think it does at tell you something that I found interesting and I don't know how it is for you bullet with our health care. If you smoke. You pay a higher premium. But I believe they told us that if you smoke. To cigars a week. That you don't pay the higher premium or it might be a month I don't know yet a similar thing where you work. No we though it doesn't. Separate. In regards to that I think smoking is. Considers smoking whether it's you know a gum disease or stroke can't that you might hear from cigar smoke. As opposed to you know so the worse which is what you want here are open from cigarette smoke. And it it ultimately. Is not that there will be an exception in this but the other noticed is they get a text here about trusting the federal government that says forget the federal government I don't trust the people work. Because everybody talks behind everybody else is back at work if they're not here to defend themselves you agree with that and our. About somebody else to me a discount him just he's an acting I hope they get the point. Game in that you know it's a kind of silent response is opposed to engaging them in and correcting them out of my trust our. It toxic it is it's like smoking cigarettes you know another vote smoker out there. That may now agree that by its toxic so it's just it's draining and it's Fox's so it's it's not Al. Totally agree thank you Mike in lady call oracle haven't I done Tagamet the federal government paid nine year run double WL. Yes good morning thank that they might call quail. The the federal government that if the United States congress is representative. Of the federal government. Then the American people understand why because the federal government has been selling out the American people for the last 75 years. It didn't have that rule government that. Has a dollar and supported the congress about the jobs that let the United States that vote mark. Of the world. Mark are not gotcha and Don I'm glad you called when it comes to people. You trust anybody. Completely and totally or do you think inevitably somebody. It is gonna stab your back T even even your friends from time to time that they're gonna go to somebody else and carries and trash about you. I think the I think that general nature of relationships in the United States of America articulate. And cheap and I think most people well why and nab include Europe proudly as well that your business so there. I cannot disagree Dunham played a cult thank you have a good day are 8260187. Anymore to this conversation. Well we come back. Boat. Taxes on cigarettes 50% more packed fifty cents more packed today. Six dollars a carton or more today is second to make you cut down on your smoking. Make you quit. Are you any use that as. An excuse to get somebody you love to quit smoking similar week is that the money for this. Hours and make no difference they're just gonna pony up the money and puff away. It comes trusting the federal government 60%. Of the people in a new surveys say they do not. So why don't we get together on July 4 and and celebrate the country in central planning some kind of revolution I'm not advocating that I'm just ask him. 822 time for traffic now and evidently you. In the Dixie RV superstores traffic center I'm Carole Robertson McNamee at the slide down the twins and good shape this stills that he's slowing. Around prouder of them highrise and then that slow approaching deletion feels pretty solid coming this dvd. Here's an accident at the Orleans ramp at the right lane blocked looks that they got all that off the right shoulder now but you got the wreck the flashing light the most normal yet. Possibly you know advisories restrictions it Europeans from plots doing fine of monetary Spiller with respect cups the Williams after veterans things open up. All the votes in operation in the draft or brought to you by. Mary we're pregnant saint Tammany parish hospital. 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You know Billy Cilic is now let's talk about elephants. And chilling nine Jordan had this conversation off the about Chris Christie announcing his candidacy for president public. I always like Chris Christie I don't care how much he weighs. But some of the verbs that are being used with him imply activity that. Perhaps he couldn't do like climbing mountains are jumping into the ringer leaping into the presidential race. Elect on a different I got a vertical leap like George head on signed filed with the shoes. Again about an inch off the ground. And the other thing that struck me uses bunny is god bless god rest my mother but she used to say whatever reason on where this thing came from. A meant what I said and I said what I meant an elephant's faithful 100% in what Chris Christie. Said in his. Again announcement speech was I say what I mean and I mean what I say. One thing we're gonna talk about tomorrow is a pretty jammed up to date is what Chris Christie said. And that is compromise is not a dirty word. And they are so many people on the hard right it's a you know what I don't care who win the White House or not. You have to stand for something. And I think you need to. You need to win the white house of viewing anything done I think I would rather be. In the middle willing to compromise and have a Republican in the White House just my opinion in my feelings. Then head of the candidates so far to the right and standing for their principles and the principles of some of the people at a hard brightness country. They got no chance to get elected. So do you deal went up pyrrhic victory if that happens where. OK we stood for our principles. Long way from when and a White House and I did you feel about that then tomorrow is again we're pretty jammed up today. On 2601878. If you wanna get involved with. Losses are about the witty she tomorrow as well fat people I've got the tape this targets of abuse by society do you think people that are every year. Or any less able to to do a job now maybe when it comes some physical labor like. Brick laying it and it's in Conakry were coming up or that kind of thing and maybe that would be a hindrance but if it's strictly mine to work. I don't know how that has anything to do with anything or nor does nor do I think it has anything to do work with work ethic. There's nobody trusts of federal government 60% of people are saying no that's up ready jaguar opinion poll as it stands now. And this is highly unscientific. 80% were saying note 20% were saying yes. That they don't trust the federal government and I have been busy focusing on July 1 because it really get together and fly the flag. Now what exactly are you celebrating. History. Every celebrating history. Don't wanna beat. Here we go again. That wrong to fly the confederate flag perhaps not on July 4 positive it's a celebration of what it was then and that would it is now. Now think am reaching too far wanna make that comparison if you think the federal government 80% of you don't trust it. Any think it's erupt or you think it's ruining their country then why would you hang a flag out tech's guns in your mother saying came from doctors seems. When he realized that about it elephant's faithful has been a long time since I. I read doc series but thanks for that and and it's ours is talking behind my back at work Antarctic behind anybody's back at work and in the bunch a text here. Saying that of cigarettes went up fifty cents per pack in their only ten packs in a carton why would the increased B six dollars. Glad to talk behind my back all you want about my math skills okay. Just kidding it would be five dials carton right now time for double WL offers news for that we go to David like I don't know what he saw the CBS evening news last night in and by the way. They used to be Brian Williams guy. Went over to Scott Kelly CBS and I go back you up who I like the way they present the news and I like him. From what I know him from his TV persona certainly don't know the man but. Com and it's on covered time magazine she is and also sixty minutes and a media sensation. A probably the most famous ballerina in the country now. Misty Copeland username and if you saw any of the video of this lady dance own and and it is a historical things is a first African American woman to be named principal. In the 75 year history of American belly theater principal dancers and last season charging school. Wasn't she the one that they told her over and over again no no no you you you don't belong here you can dance you know dislike forget. I think you're thinking of the movie blacks in one inning on thinking of this one line and chief waterway through an hour Shia. Sanitize Upton. Opera not so much. But I love to go to the belly because this is at lettuce schism. As as much as you'll see in any kind of basketball game in any kind. Soccer game anything else certainly not as violent as it would be a football game but. The way they stand on their toes I mean that that would gist. Defied every law or your body don't you think in terms of tendons and can you imagine the muscles I was considered thing. I would think initially when you learned. Because I mean they got this awful they got heading on the toes but this woman and not to mention the Achilles tendon and and as any belly dancer but. She ages marvelous to watch it marvelously look at it congratulations to her house so to light that this kind of flaws little mouse and it's not just the way exits into the hands and everything else. And if you've ever seen me dance that had to do who you'll know it. Believe me you'll remember dale. We're to talk about vaccines now always a hot button issue and there is a California law. You know come up fifty cents pack hike here on smoking one of the California laws. And legal grass and in order to one of the California laws is. It's a very strict vaccination laws one of the most. The forceful I guess it eliminates personal belief exemptions so if you say. Nat and I don't believe in and operating gated what are now known and know you gotta get it done so I think our question you whizzes and a bad law that takes medical decisions. Out of your hands if your parent or is that a good Lotte protect public health. And are you when your kids vaccinated and despite the former Playboy model Jenny McCarthy that. Is said that it cause their kids autism and he came out and said it didn't. I'd like to know what the policy is in your home in which like the seawall like this. In Louisiana if you believe and vaccines in your afraid that somebody else's kid is gonna get you music take a break and come back we'll talk to. A friend of ours art Caplan director of the medical ethics program at the NYU lingo and medical center and talked to you as well. It was a conversation when we come back Tommy Tucker. David Blake shortened Jordan Williams and Sheldon Segal all geared evidently you and you know the most important ones. 84713. Before nine Tommy Tucker we're talking about vaccinations. Now and I find this interesting. This is this text I don't know if it's ironic I don't know if it's. Confusing. But its citizens Louisiana his 49 in education. I don't think you're gonna get much of a fight when it comes to. And you would think from this point it would go to people not wanting to have their kids vaccinated but now it says since Louisiana's 49 and education. I don't think you're gonna get much of a fight when it comes to vaccines from the general population. They will generally let the doctor do anything to their kids. Without arguing. Very very interesting text their doctor art Caplan joins us right now director of the middle medical ethics program at the NYU. Lang don't mean medical's senator or lying down doctor I always get confused which is that. Lingo and united 5050 shot with a mere millionaire right tell me about first off thanks for being here. It's a pleasures always tell me about dom. The new California law and the importance of getting kids vaccinated or the dangers of. California like many states like William impact permitted parents to exempt their kids from vaccination. When they were required to get them for school you could sign performance sale on religious Graham. Or run philosophical grounds or on health grounds you didn't want your child vaccinated the law just passed. Says. No more religious or philosophical. Exemptions just health exemptions. He and the only person you can do the exemption is a doctor know chiropractors and though. Pull me past a doctor can wait you out on health or medical grounds. So. Really restrictions. And it was triggered I think because of it remember the big measles outbreak at Disney World. Sure they get really get everybody nervous that if you don't get vaccination rate up above 90%. You can really caused problems. Black people in Mexico around North America trip that measles outbreaks so. That's what led him to say we've got to do away with ease exemptions. Too many people are taking them and they are not really take a moment with just rammed it just read on the Internet get scared. How did this get to be. A conspiracy. Theory. That government is trying to. Take over your children on and off at some kind of mind control. It happened with the I don't know did it's our Swine Flu vaccine during a Ford administration when people got sick from a. Well you know as we did a kind of intimate acts he did acting in the middle ground we've been Turkey into the beginning of the twentieth century people. Not like the needles. They've always were about putting forward and things in your body that many people nervous for a long time and then. Some folks so that you know vaccination should use that you should rely on god to protect you should you vaccination of some sort of odd. Combination both in the US and in England. Canada. Dex seen resistance spoke the truth in those early days vaccines were much less safe so people that get sick in the were problems. And that weight on people's minds too taxing they're super state nothing's ever 100%. But it. Indexing directorate at 99.9 999%. Level and the bad history. I think. There's been around a long time worry and concern and then. We wanted to key factors when you may remember ago published a paper saying he'd like to optimism. To vaccinations. And turned at the paper was fraudulent the guy left a license to point is that live on in the Internet that optimism vaccination connections it's bogus. They yanked he would go over four into the Internet without seeing it. You gotta think about and we're talking doctor art Caplan director of the medical ethics program at the NYU laying go owned medical senator and I wonder doctor if we hit this had been the mindset. It when accurate memory in the polio vaccine and if it was mine armored sugar cube or both I don't know maybe. I'm confuse it with my rabies shot. Either way what is this mindset had been aired during the days before polio vaccine was. Two who was widely administered do you think. If people would steal him this. Back plant still have this mindset where they would be willing to let their child wake up paralyzed after a bit colder for no apparent reason. Absolutely so thousands died and tens of thousands paralyzed people news of polio was a big threaten land. Harkin statement came up with their vaccines they were heroes they were covered time magazine nobody hesitated to get polio vaccine they do it Ireland was. They knew crutch is meant to bring in let it did childless. Today because the vaccination. We'll see those to be I mean we kind of have to remind people here at the medical school and LSU enters the same at Tulane you know this as easily as you know these. Happily this is what mums looks like you don't see it happily. But it's vaccine rates slipped because people get complacent. Those disease historic comeback collected Disney. Outbreak and we've seen mumps outbreaks of all over the place to. So the then he does not change its decades ago they would sit noted the polio vaccine any but he refused it never gonna happen. But even into it with today's mindset do you think it was take advice that you polio epidemic you know think it is if Ebola. Came into the oil does anybody really think parents should take note of vaccine. I wouldn't think so no I don't think so either so. You know it's sort of there's a little bit of self assist and here's what I mean. Do you object to that your kid. In my neighborhood exceed his kid and politics and mine to get it up to 90%. That I can be pre writer so there's a little bit of that I think in the goes on out there to. I can tell you this is a dad that the worst experience on of this plays into it at all. But the worst experience in the world one of them as a parent is holding your little baby down. While a doctor gives them an injection. And a debt and that the child is looking at you begging you to save them that the the person that they trust most in your little tiny lights. And you and you gotta just suck it up and do it because. You know that it it is the best for them and I just wondered does that have any part you think because it is such an unpleasant experience for parents and. I do I really think it does it's hard. Which we get in Gil global vaccines that are. Something that might be attached that you could wherever I think that would help you know they're just a lot of folks at during do you pull victory like government when it anywhere near them themselves. And pardon me much less their kids so. Yeah I do you think that's a piece of it took its just a piece that. You know. It instantly there nobody likes going in there it's and it kind of a three shot and handling. What kind of defy. One of the tougher things of Everett the face stock erotic time thank you as always told my doctor art Caplan director of the medical ethics program at the NYU laying known. Medical's I don't wanna hear from yell at T six 1878. Against Mexicans and give everyone a shot that government knows best. And think these two topics kind of dovetail with. 60% of Americans not trusting the government but yet when the government requires you is they are in California they get a vaccination for you child if they got. Is my kid you can't control me. But again if you remember polio you go to bed fine and wake up and and you got polio when you can't walk 854 time for traffic Davida you. I Tommy Darden Cardin of vaccine should they be mandatory unless there is a medical reason again I'm California does this one of the strictest. Vaccination laws and get a text that says thanks for yourself don't let doctors thing for yet. Personally I think when it comes of politics unions think for yourself when it comes to medicine. And they give you got a guy or woman went to medical school it's probably best she is my opinion to let them do you think in four. I don't think that make Jewish people will be back definitely was.