Jul 24, 2015|
Angela discusses the shooting in Lafayette and says farewell to WWL as she hands her timeslot off to Scoot.
We're discussing the hot topics of the day with co-host of First Take, Todd Menesses.
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And we welcome you back to our third hour and it's really a continuation of our hot topics. And I'm so thrilled that the Todd has so gracious of so stay with so we're gonna continue now we're gonna talk about drew breezes Jersey being number 25 I sales and I'll sales as a maybe the variant but I think we have an awful lot of Jimmy who ran hospital also in Maha. We wanna talk about if you wanna talk about this madness we wanna talk about what can be done. And addressing the mental health issues in this country and definitely in the state as a couple of people of common and it was just dismantled as far as I'm concerned. By this governor. And but we have new governor coming in next year and perhaps that person can re address what's needed. OK. Lettuce immediately go to our phones you have been phenomenal to hold on and I really mean so let's start with let's go to Gregory. In Latvia you're on the W. You're in Metairie talking about a great break. Yet at her. Apartment at. People. Veto statement size and summaries and aid the airline air answered questions. Elegantly and there's an ally in record failure on arm on people. About you know mental illness what can be done. He immediately seek out. We're Natalie illnesses people in. They're law. Yes right that common in Iraq to do because they are people. Who. Be it. Are lucky enough frankly to have family and friends who are identifying issues and they themselves may be struggling with it but they have people want to help. They issued an is where did they go where does the family and friends the working associates. Go for help to direct that person that Marty in denial but there should be. A system that makes it a little easier. There are late you know I myself I suffered from depression and it really. Know how the crowd. I thought started drinking. And he got gorilla they're problem. And that the people from those who called the mobile like this unique objective Paris. In the to get hurt up Obama I was urged someone wrote but argued that. And you wreck many people come out and say. That you have with me. That though he get there which is under but yet this parish. And albeit with a psychiatrist. And they got me on prozac and it changed my life. Oh my god that's a great great thing you've just shared. A wonderful thing yeah. Our age there are many many things get get it in the paper are you argue. Are all of our services. It did it help you. He hit it and it is not out. No I'm not saying there's nothing out there I'm saying we used to have a meanness that I believe it is called an appropriately mention. Mentally ill people now end up in jails there used to be hospital beds. Now the good news is at least a little bit they're going to be more hospital beds in a very few weeks when the new teaching hospital opens. Downtown but we have had wholesale elimination of hospital event. I. And a lot of people suffer from visits are made from metal element. Yes there are that that's eggs and there are many people who have mental illness that a function. And get through every day and may work in our productive Sutter they have they mental illness. This is what I'm talking about the stigma that we have to you're right to say people don't wanna be statement not bullets tried to really look at this in this country in saying you know what. Mental illness is an illness. Right off the bat. And many probably one out of four people I think that's the figure effort from nominal one out of four people in this country had some form. It may be short term it may be something you were born with it may need. It's very sophisticated drug treatment it may need short term council. People suffer from mental illness. You're very you're you're very right. You know that I present issues and an up or not you know I never labeled them. Oh is there is no doubt happen. No it does happen but more than you know I appreciate your comments that you would say you did get some help. And that there is help out there and I'm just I'm thrilled that you feel that your life is back on track. And I Gregory now for the call now very much self. I'll let this go to sharing in Metairie Sherry you're on WW. I've already done better take account all I didn't feel that the there are mentally ill people of course are. But I think that they'll look at both of them. I think depression is the son of mental illness I think it's normal to get depressed bad things happened there was apparently deliberately crack this kind of thing. And there you go on with life. And I think what the best appears permanent buildings if possible is to go out and and our cars you can volunteer force people. You can help and get out of yourself. That's what I think about that. Well there and and I'm in agree with you on certain levels that that's a beautiful example. There are people though and I know you know this to Sherry that have very serious problems than owning an in volunteering is going to be the answer but for others. Where it's a more situational thing it is about standing outside yourself helping another human being and ultimately you feel better about your. Exactly where I have one more point one to meet the common sense of it all what is the first thing you didn't bring them. These rates of these high profile killings. You can get rid of his mini guns fully known as possible and allow concealed carry an out and about that because it's common sense. And you will bring rates down. Have been good but it is essential that the debt. You think people perform these and areas that they know they're not going to be challenged with a gun is his portrait. Exactly infected that from what I heard and all of that apple pocket as we head. Over the years. That this on the left Vietnam but all of the then took place in god we don't all of that showed that the people who cared. Those their plan. We're looking for the light. Place to go to that you percent of going to be able to have attended the chance of pulling off in the country's. The common senses get rid gun free zones allow concealed carry. And I think statistics show that too late automatically dropped. Thank you very much for the sculpture really really appreciate it okay. Let's go over to. Is my lotion Marie aero. Mileage you're under the WL. I. Really left I'm sorry I mean. Okay and our program and what they're the garnish your I and I'll tell you pretty much. I think a lot of people feel about the earlier but they don't you know go get the grade are you. And I'm not on be little outing but what country or Pollard. And here. Wild animal open raises a lot of problems. How do entry. Our opponent. Comparisons are. Gun crimes and other countries were in this country and I I have all the callers here that. That is different mentality here in California American product going to be great. But. My opinion. And is that people should not have forty semi automatic automatic weapons. He's got out of this country these app restrictions on people same constitutional right only other thing that country must be restricted Abacha Koppel. Everybody should not criminal element out there. It's going to happen in time what restrictions. And and is to win they're. Penalty people would. And you know. Are they needed treated that the people cocaine you don't want that around. The things that the B changer the higher penalties or they are bad feet out there there is a rehabilitation. There are bad achieved without mental health issues they just don't care I'm I'm I'm old not a note. What went into the as they restriction that country. And from college and say well at someone out of open carry permit there. They couldn't stop that are you know we don't know what happened but what everyone had a majority of people. Aren't they put on demonic or on Moneyline. Did get the network were wild and country is compared out of them. You know that's pretty much a these speed automatic weapons in the mine. Are all weapons. That is only the police. Sure. And I've asked that many times what you've. What do hunters need with automatic weapon what is that. Yeah I don't know I'm not I'm not a hunter. And I think that you know I have said automatic or semiautomatic I don't know which he would be dead for. For home protection ago which you think you're going to via assaulted by I would have no problem with that. But I think you can't ban guns out right and I think the founding fathers put that. In our constitution as they write simply because of going through. The revolution if they did not back guns atlas it would mean that would not have been able to put together forced to throw the British out here so they they realize the importance. Of having. Citizens that are able to arm themselves and it's been quoted that you know the Japanese emperors that they need the it would invade. Or general and invade America because there is a gun behind every blade of grass because they can do Americans had gotten so. You know there there is some some reasoning forward as to why it's there I understand that. Bush. Do you need a gun they can shoot you know so many round second or whatever I don't I don't thinks. Let's remember one of the years that Japan Japan it's small. Population. They voted one. That. I've seen. That. And the entire country. Canada and it is almost not exist. It's been here. In this country I don't get a check for opting I don't know but you know it's the. And now but it but you can also you know and I can argue the other says the people are texting in if you if you just look at. Homicides in those country people do get killed they will find a way to kill you there there's not use and a gun to do. Who writes that Twitter which they restriction on how. I would it would be a mile. None meal most let me tell you started off by saying I think people some people would agree with you and I think you're very right I think a lot of people agree with no thank you for being on. We're gonna take another break but hey all you guys John Troy another John Janice Mary Tim and junior next. And we are back talk Manassas myself talking about on. The horror of what happened last night and let's go to Janis in Lafayette Janis on I'm just so sorry. Thank you an it. You know we haven't community and it can't community here with Kate in Iraq how she was part of that music community should ban gay. And it really gray one. And and Gillian I mean I am. You know they talk about that word and it bit you know should be countries. I don't and the unit dark theater. Everybody can be gone in Poland now should you share. You know I think what you were talking about that metal detectors. If you haven't gotten pretty poor and a metal detectors. Then people were carrying guns in to take out to their car. And it would it would be it got me. Right. No I know that makes sense you know this is going to be. It's an inconvenience going to the airport right now but it's life. And and it's inconvenient having to go through other types of metal detectors but maybe this is the future. Well I'd have a permit that I'm not playing all the linemen and them yet Eric not that it could be looking out you know what you're doing you get there it. Well anyway. But it's an lately but no listen I'm very sorry in and I know you've probably heard this all day and hopefully will for a long time that. We know what a very special community Lafayette is and how I'm sure it is collectively crying. All I've been here in San Diego in on nine because I well I'll see you. And and that there community enemies and the music community musicians. It's an op earlier net. And it is there and collaborate communicate in the echo and they were not that there app. Harmonizing. Wonderful wonderful I am. So that thank you for your year is not an amber look at period. That issue will then it is happening. And it but I appreciate you telling us about one of the one of the women who was killed I mean did just only humanize this or more. I agree graphic art on Perry and now it's. And did you sit up or you just think of you're going to the movies on Thursday night. Yeah Canada my friends act it out here he is really I am not like the sports that you can't tell. Mean the father that he's. Stop there at The Herald and then in a different by live in your area of the father. As battered. So it. You know I'm I'm reminded when you're talking about a father learning about the death of a child. Then I saw an interview today in it was the father of one of the victims in the Colorado theater should our. And an end now it's been three years and of course they're coming up with a verdict for this man not the verdict at sentencing on the man who was convicted of but he was saying. In reference to those who have lost people. You will never get over it. Mean every day you will wake up and think and it's item which is how he said it I thought only Koch. Every day of their life. Yes and you know I have a friend that you are mental rehabilitation medical met met mental health clinic. And I remembered her saying and I know that and that work order. And I remember when he started it may actually in a mental health is taking lots. In the next ten years of violence and crime rate is Guernica. Because we're losing out on. Terror and. We need to address that again but thank you again Janice call really appreciated. Stay with us everyone got to go the newsroom find out what else is going on but I promised we're gonna get to you right after the and we are back talking hot topics top Manassas and myself and going right back to our callers on so appreciative of holding on him into the tomb. Thank you or. We need to be very very thoughtful. And very patient. About missiles situation. Because it is it intently pitched overnight we don't know gun to kill every man woman and child in the nation already. So that that campaign down but what can be done is we can do some things with regard particularly to our children. For God's sakes. There are things called trigger doors. Which are given away Obama for responsible gun dealers. Where big weapon in anybody's home is never far horrible until they owner takes that gore Al. Also when I wasn't sure how I played with. A lot of World War II weapons but. They parents there were so awful they've taken a far pans out of them. They maintained. Their own personal weaponry but it was a lot. Until they chose to unlock it or what. So Britney loses to a group Kosovo without regard to personal responsibility. Number two. They automatic weapons there's not much need for massive automatic weapons. Easier any need at all OK I would agree with Cuba's some don't. Based swear up and down made that there are fifteen dollars target she would there. Yeah I got a lot of text that says that that's what they like to do the good guns in target you. There are a lot of better. Talked quite well. Then on sale or if they ain't art any art AK 47 for God's side. So you know we've been weakened ligament that we can also limit on or talked about wicket to a computer. Situation with regard to sales and with regard to backgrounds. We could it. The end what is wrong with having a little comment patience when it Manger but I am way and others. Agree Latvia. Well you know. They talked about already Rupp and you'll it would take one more day left. Not have weekends even usable. As away tears. So you have to wait a week or two weeks away. Does it matter when you're buying a weapon and they can kill somebody. Finally. The person that airport recently who attack with a machete in the world foray. Obviously not ball OK. And news despite by young woman with GPS oh Wednesday. It was he he cut power. But you know. It's very difficult it is for the countries to kill people with baseball. So with other elements. They these and didn't cry is that. Guns don't kill people people that's a lot of Cooley is. People kill people will go on our people with guns kill people. Having guns make it easier detail they certainly as we got to get in the autumn or autumn as we got a text here that says you'll never make a perfect world we will be killing people for thousands of years long before there were guns. Very true but it well a lot more difficult to do the club. In Dallas last year in nine Euro tried. Two. A derived band called burgers and bullet. She was given a semiautomatic. She squeezes burger it's jumped on our our bullets all over the place and killed real support. So what what we do if not. You know like pogo said we've made the we have met the enemy and there. Tim has always you always have great thoughts on on many subjects and I've truly appreciate you calling today. And holding on. You and Todd need to come to Joba though. Because you'll automatically be cute. Absolutely typical has been voted one of the world. And the United States. Hubble will second that OK. And must be one heck of a city to him to do that for me hook hook up. That's very that we needed to laugh we still have callers we're gonna take another quick break we're gonna be right back stay with this. I'm Todd I'm not time no I'm not I'm Angela by golly and we'll be right back up. Even though the subject has been painful I am so appreciative. Of every single person who called. It is talk radio and when you called it just makes such a difference. It was one of the reasons I wanted to get there the talk radio distance so that I could listen to people. Much respect for each and every one of today is my last broadcast. On WWL but. Hopefully you'll hear me again because this beautiful family if people. Want me to continue to do commercials. And other things and I will be novel also be there any time their they need to pinch hitter. It has been eight unbelievable. To hear adventure I keep saying that word. Because it's it was hard. But it was a glorious I learned something. New. At this stage in my life and and is it is great to learn something new it is it's unbelievable. And you you get to a point in your life where you never know what knew was gonna happen and you have been. Sensational and you have brought a lot to the station and to our family. Look who's talking mr. astute I'm gonna get T scoop it. You know whether it's television whether to shoe store whether it's whatever a business. Is not the building it's the people yes. Great companies and WWL is Entercom is a great company. Starts at the top Chris clause the general manager. Took a leap effect. For ever grateful to this man they call on the senator 'cause he kind of looks like one but I always call Magellan. Because he is. Diane Newman is one of the smartest women I think I have ever known among. She is the overall producer of everything we do. She guided me every single day. And gave me the support that I needed in the confidence I needed a wonderful human being knows more about radio than anyone I've peppermint. Helens since Manning is the producer of the show. Producer of also Garland shall we go back 25 years she was won the producers of the talk show on the WL television. She is the single hardest working person I've ever known the greatest multi tasker I have never known. She is a friend. And a heart. And I think sort of the heart of all of Doug W I think she's so beloved. I will miss her every day but as I've said to her at 2 o'clock every day for the rest of my life I will think that for issue walks in with a different flavor cough. You know she always had that says that human maternal touch or speaking really grates cookies and and he. Bakery items you always say. And that's part of what makes this place special but it's also. Top Manassas. Talk and assists you talk about somebody helpful Angela when you go to a break dude this Angeles at. I learned it was like going to a classroom with Todd he's so phenomenal. All the news guys Dave Collins Chris Miller. And and certainly David to bully who would do are trending. Loved them they are the epitome of news people. All of our board operators and shaken my finger at this time back here you don't get anywhere in this business without them they know when to turn it off they know how to guide to this well. I also had never done a commercial in my life so I wanna think the salespeople WW. Because they helped me it was such on known territory to me. I don't know what I would have done without them so Smart and so again embracing. Steve Saint John probably the most beautiful voices in radio I have never heard. Hey he'll never know what he did for me the first time I was doing his commercials I was I was so nervous and afraid. If he got me through and I listened to him and I learned thank you Steve. To all the incredible people from Tina at the front task to amber sweet emperor who gave birth and I felt like I was part of for new dating. Ian. My first join our first six months June. Thank you June. Michael leaves a cinnamon bun every Friday on my desk it's the little human things mean so much. Again to our audience. And also to her. Fifteen years and we know where it would appear. Shouldn't. He's been so patient and kind. He's a great. He's a great gentleman and each and every time I have been and his company I can totally see what you. What you saw in him and working with you I can see what he saw and you have what he sees and you. We are passing this time to. The person who has not just earned it who was gonna bring so much to be one to force segment and that is scoot scoot. You are and as somebody has commented before one of the hardest working well we get emails deceit ever not worked hard. What you are going to just sore in this. You are you're going to be. Everything that is needed this radio station you bring such compassion but such smarts and common sense. And you bring us to our feet on the ground with an intellectual wants things to. We're blue in the face it's about human behavior and that's what you with captured. Ways overall product of delight that we floods and sometimes we don't make decisions about things that happened to us in life the only. Decisions that we make it's on a handle on various things I am I am honored and it is with mixed emotions because I've really enjoyed working with you. Mean for what's trending in hot topics it was a blast coming in here I don't responsibility. You would think you're in charge you with a host and I could just kick back and and and have a great time. And then I'm going to show often and I I enjoy killing it for you for Garland and and for Tommy. I'm obviously this was a goal I had in mind all along that one day I would like to be. Back in in in this position and it's you know bringing my life full circle again because my very first job in radio. Why is as a young seventeen year olds who got coffee in the newspaper for a guy named Bob ruby yes WWL. And that when I returned to New Orleans Iowa I mean I was in music radio magic and then moved to WWL surgery talk for the first time in the early nineties. And here I am full circle again back at WWL so obviously this is where god wants me to be yes. It is and you are going to have a ball and the audience adore she I know you have people detection mean things and if I could go through them machine Graham by the throat I would do it. Quit being mean to sky and it. Well not everybody has to agree with me but I think that's something that we should celebrate it in America. On and it's something that we've kind of lost this this part of I'm disagreeing I mean you know. If Barry Goldwater and I get dirty go water and Lyndon Johnson I mean you think about some of the great matchups in the past and there have been bitter rivalries between bright and and and left. It just unfortunately gotten so ugly and in and territorial today fit. I'm not everybody will agree with me but yet I'm not going to. As always I'm not going to try to see everything through the same. Myopic political perspective it depends on the issues sometimes I'm liberal sometimes I can surfing the doesn't mean I'm wishy wash he's he's unlike most Americans. We we don't see everything is right or left it to really depends on how the issue impacts us. And that is the breath of fresh air you are. I really mean that scoot we're gonna have to go but I guess once again congratulations. I'll be listening to you cheering you on and I want to again thank our audience for two great years. And I am a better person because I know you're now and because I have worked with you on and you you taught me. Increasingly I may have been in this business a lot longer than you but you've taught me a lot about my own business and I could see it coming in with somebody who is so fresh. But you'll always have a place in my heart on my love you and will always consider you to be a friend and again I learned from you. Thank you and thank you all.