Jan 12, 2016|
What are your expectations for Governor John Bel Edwards? Should we raise the minimum wage? Tommy takes your calls and talks to listeners.
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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David Blake I seem to have somehow stirred up a hornet's nest injected myself into the vortex of the controversy. As the late great Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Douglas. Once said but then this is a bite. From John Bale Edwards is inaugural address yesterday. In military terms victory is won by information. Or intelligence as we call it in the army strategy. And tactics. That is how I propose we proceed and our shared mission of putting Louisiana first. Now I mentioned that I've heard. You know hiring or electing a businessman because. They can run the government like a business yeah us and for whatever reason as some people have misinterpreted my comments about. A military man running. The of this state it to mean that we go. We're gonna have a dictated a military state near the 1009 that couldn't be any further now I didn't hear that when you mention what MR's last he just said he's gonna use military strategies to come together and solve problems any mention the military saying a lot during his campaign exactly. Attacks guns and Tommy military strategist verses a politician a politician use New York. How to boil a frog analogy when a military commander Jews holds allude tight and hopes for the best known somebody else sexy well military's not what it was thirty years ago. For the love of god Jesus Mary and Jose. It was just an analogy and I think it's a fair one because. If you say get a businessman from outside of government because. He'll straighten it out he'll run it like a business well right what you're saying here is well we have a graduate of West Point he says he's gonna employ military tactics. As it relates to solving a problem. So I don't think it's any different the only thing that struck me about that is we always talk about electing a businessman instead of a politician. When about electing AL would zeal lieutenant colonel. A colonel nice any hiring guys I got a call out the National Guard now I'd. At are all not no military action and all what I'm saying is. What about instead of employing a businessman strategy. Employ a military strategy to solving a problem that's all you got they hear all you got to capture and a song on Tryon is saying you got to get everybody to work together and that's what they think he'll try to doodle legislature or at least. For everybody I hope he does indeed David in new loans or get down to take you way yet David. Eight. They wouldn't do the camera yet but the and ordered yesterday Amal group will look back and forth between. The inauguration and CNBC because while going on beer do they glow once again be. CP ABC with a part of all the market strapping yen. The price of oil 31 dollars and thirty cents I think which is the lowest it's been. Since what 2003 David. Cool record also. Beat and it was a analysts on at the moment that their record was given her earlier this sermon that the bridge. But that speech and arbitrary way. And and he was there in the analyst struck me about eighteen dollar barrel well. There are not valid logic of your group. Just supermarkets so outlawed in the throat more markets more about what European markets. And they were there panel on talking about this eat all well. And argue go to when I was with watching put the record or not what beat nick got all the to keep the thought of a while ago. You know Rick brokering shot up. And and like you looking at the sport that the market which dictate our state so much. And here all of a Pollyanna. You know we're gonna give all this stuff away at a site where the article it from the BP money go away. But the money's gone through your money's guard there is no more billions of dollars the ugly woman in this state. And people are just so original that think that we're gonna get anything more. Novel question is going to be doing what we cut. I would have picked the chains where you know at one person David said that you know ironically enough Abdullah were to. Sort of got elected by propping up the charity hospital system that model work there and so on you know even a dual Bobby your belt movement and also all hospitals. We get rid of the war not only make money but also to get rid of expense of running a somewhat mean they're out. And learn war and no more money is gonna come in unless you raise taxes because as yours and bright soil like you even imagine. With the effects would be if it goes down fifteen knows perilous up and in his last night people in Saudi Arabia. Even complaining because apparently they get subsidies and those have been cut and think a 150000. Jobs. Not necessarily just in Louisiana but around the nation have been lost in the oil industry because of the price of oil and if it went down a fifteen dolls barrel I can even be in. To imagine that thank you David I'm glad you called. You alluded to and I 8714 coming back taking your calls at 261 any access to music so when he said he. If you work in the oil and an alert gas industry eyewitness actually. Love being here Tommy Tucker back in a play action that it. Gary very briefed on bella Edwards there they get points. During his inaugural dress you're using to believe that matter not somebody text and an earlier and say no wait a minute. That means somebody making minimum wage is gonna make more. Than my daughter who just graduated. It is a tax now not need for did in my then my daughter. Ella she graduated daughter who attended on tops plus nice. You know. Debts I think one of the questions within this text is he let you kids are or not let his. And you can't really force an adult to do anything they will practically to get to back. But. As opposed to doing what they won one being some happy that's problem that parents always do face when it comes down. Two advising kids and and mine was noted is gonna go from. 101000 dollar increase you made do as well dudes gonna make you happy united talk about. A 188 years opposed to money you might consider that a 180 year although you may not know. Because I talk to young Manning goes LA issue was originally majoring in. Petroleum engineering now is changing to a different engineering. Specialty. Curriculum because. Of what's happening in the oil and gas industry Roy in home at a morning your debit WL thank you. Remark that particular McCaw. Good possibility viewed in chart strategy in government couldn't screw that book called the war Britain by Japanese general record year ago. Banks on. Tease you like it out at an air at that time did you get in on Kindle or. God graduate. It's. He's up to me about sends you in the audio to lower. You wrote about you know it has. Attack strategy study enemies of logistics and supply art and that. Professor took did it to how to apply. Portrait yeah and Brit the report yeah. Well when you go by. What you can do and they do it cheaper can. It got all the market in the applicable to. At bell brought out in the market at Detroit. Or we're at all system went all candidates to oral GC what. And general 9% are taught what. Any officer any body for use there Smart intelligent. They understand that there and they like that and it was just. There are problems at minimum wage could be a problem as well or restore cashier can pout about. It at king. While. Ago whole bunch of people that might get a rate and the ones that were away from the art is something. A Zach. And that's a great point Roy that I hadn't even thought of so minimum wage now as one. Seven I seem so you got extraordinary employees that work their way up. Fifteen dollars an hour and now yet even about a fifteen some where's the incentive to work you way up. Unless a business owner like you wants to pay more money which you may not be able to do because you know you make a profit as well. I'm glad you brought that up ruining and let me clear nobody is saying the governor's call out the national go are more known and self said strategies. And that they were trying you know he'll suck people get these degrees at all art and music. You get a job that they can doubt about it at that point which ought to anecdotal at. That Google Talk technical support and what god degree in the majors at a camp good news. Lot history degree in law school. Came that it has. A teacher. Is only a Smart guy Roy did you do you know. Not political that I the reason I says I went. Now a deal and only may have gone the same time. Locked. At 0007. Season as exit 87. Thank you roll I'm glad you called 722 time now. League traffic under the WL. 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Two tried to fix whatever problems we have tried to wheel and deal and that's way government works and sorry if you if you don't. Believe a matter don't wanna hear that listen to this and you gonna wanna hear this. It debuts York. Any concerns to give away with a head coming up. That's all the mess around and if you love old school music governor WL wants is saying it is sold revivals Sunday inexperience in music of Ray Charles. And Stevie Wonder performed by the Louisiana philharmonic orchestra with Ellis hall. A tower and dollar frame this Sunday 230 at the European theater. All week long two lucky winners a day so do between now and 10 o'clock you're gonna win a family pack of four tickets. It is keep listening between now and 10 o'clock when you hear that Ray Charles on. L 504260. W lion dance caller rates gonna win four tickets. Valued at 220. Dollars from me Tommy Tucker and make sure that. You can use the tickets or in if not Wheaton. And when something else if you heard that song before and you think it sounds familiar I hit it. Because if you've ever seen a movie planes trains and automobiles. That is a song to which John Candy is playing the dashboard piano. And almost wrecks the rental car. Fun fact if you've ever seen a movie. Tonight president Barack Obama's speaking of speeches. Is gonna give his State of the Union Address his final one. Seen here at live at 8 o'clock here on Devin WL followed by the Republican response which will be given by South Carolina governor Nikki Haley. They it's stick around and talk about it with Christine Garrick in team Bob Hebert on double coverage. That's still midnight here at WWL so it's starts. From the coverage starts at 8 PM whip. The State of the Union Address and then the Republican. Response nothing but politically that. Nikki Haley the governor of South Carolina that is somebody to watch. The long term in in the the realm of Republican politics nationally 730. Time now for double WL offers news and for that we go to David Blake. Upload governor Edwards -- keep sane until. Ali used to it around governor Edwards. Moments region would raise the minimum wage to fifteen dollars and if you're a businessperson to annual Ford that. Maybe trying to live on 750 an hour. Tell me if you can afford that. Into seeing day incident that happened after the Alabama victory last night to claim the national championship. Elaine given was talking and somebody any younger brother there the defensive line coach for Ole miss and they missed the team boss. So this loss bottom data buses pull away so he whistles and ran after that in seem not yup you hope they didn't seem. And the bus and stop. Saw a cop comes up dances are you why you hear. And he explains you know he is timeline given as exactly so what happened is in his brother had to Obama ride index havens black UConn that they can't wait for. Now it's interesting about that is linked yet and younger brother had never actually met Nick Saban. But he did beating the last Ole miss a beat Alabama the last two years something there may have been all kinda awkward. Ride the yeah maybe Nick Saban is very nice that you need it it'll let it did end up and we got room for planning. Donna on the north sure to talk about the governor and minimum wage and whatever else is on his mind. It. I. Oh. And it. Picked up as it. Oh. And that actual. So you'd think everybody's gonna coral cooperate that the speaker that houses a big compromise. And what do you think about the fifteen dollars an hour more than minimum wage. You know our Arctic. Circle it as it. A law that. And make it. An activity. On salary and. Seizing guilty they'll get together play nice. And plug the hole in a deficit Ben Ali a plug it. Like I do it without getting. It but they're not all of a common problem we had. It would not be up at the end. So as an and it and it's a big deal about it but it's not about to get it. I done. Thank you I appreciate your call get a move on now because all what do you know already let's congratulate David Jackson and he just wanna Stanley packet more tickets of the LP is so revival on Sunday January 17. At 230. WW. Www. L video music dot com. And just keep listening with another apparently giveaway before. 10 o'clock game you when you hear Ray Charles the mess around. It's pretty easy to determine song that is. Will tell you what number to call get a text here tuchman John Bell Edwards and the minimum wage I had read a couple of different places they wanted fifteen dollars an hour what he said in his speech. Was that he wanted a meaningful. And modest raise in the minimum wage so I don't I don't see the wrong thing here let me clean and up if I was presenting yet. The wrong way Texas apartment behind up to make seventeen dollars an hour that I made. Announcing mcdonalds workers should make anywhere near close to that I paid a lot for school. And they haven't another text. Jindal made all the same promises. I think a big difference here is that. I don't think it John Bell Edwards has any plans to run for president. And I mean I was pretty apparent with Bobby Jindal I would say from year two. Of his first term that ness is going to be a background job. For him tech's guns and ha ha highly governor and legislature gonna play nice. I love it when you get a collar leg Dorothea and honest things he's still in Kansas. So. You know the the governor did Edwards said he would today I think. Live for the Medicaid. Expansion that Bobby Jindal turned down perhaps. Not in the best interest of the state but for political reasons is conservative. Run at being the next president of the United States but. The governor did make a point in terms of well you know what the other states or get nit and you're paying taxes of the federal government so why should you pay it. And it go to other places when he could be coming here to help the indigent. With medical care so we if you heard. The governor's speech we've been playing sound bites from it today. The agree or not in in terms of the battle over the speaker of the house that went on behind the scenes. You think that that portends trouble or is it an indication adding compromise because. They guy that they eventually. Went we have now RA is a oil and gas lawyer and banker. Annie was formerly had Democrats switched over to Republicans you would think. In terms of maybe is he hearing both sides and NB in Maryland till lead. Nudges the votes but the agenda. That maybe it means good things for the statement in bottom line that is the question. As John bill Edwards knee inauguration yesterday and of course the election before that does that mean good things for the state. Does that mean bad things for the state where does that mean this same old thing for the state because somehow. Whether they get along or not they're gonna have to fill that hole though one point something billion when he comes to a deficit. And even if they get along and is not to make money magically appear. So would you rather pay high taxes do would you rather them make cuts to things and if they're gonna cut will would you like to seem cut. And the other thing we're talking about his oil and gas prices the rejection yesterday was that they could fall as low as fifteen dollars a barrel. And I can only imagine the effect that would have on the oil and gas industries so. If you work in the oil oil and gas industry how have the change in oil prices affected. Your job recently and on the other side of it. Had the cheaper prices at the pump really made a difference. In your life and would you rather have gained full employment here in southeastern Louisiana. With the oil industry pay higher prices at the pump or do you think it's all about the market in the world market for oil and that you know what. It is what it is that's the economy's so I would rather have the low gas prices. And let the industry sort itself out and you know concerns which side of the pump you are on. Always some new double WL dot com new governor of chorus calling for politicians business leaders and citizens would Louisiana's first. If you miss the whole thing you can listen to or read. The inauguration speech at DeVon WL accomplice Louisiana. Joe's a new speaker New Iberia represented Taylor are rock and while we jays speaker pro tem general area remains president of the senate. And as we all wait the drawing for a record one point three billion dollar. 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That he's serious and whatever it is to be as un politically correct as he can be to appeal to people who are. Tired of political correctness duke in a moment morning and Devin. W well. Reporter army a year. Popular in your house or treat you want street needs treat me pretty well coming under. Well you'd ask about impact on the alt field at all and so or comment 000. Yeah. After a terrible. Lead the nation. Are jobs. Stats don't really show our picture jobs that are the school year not jobs sit back well. You know good jobs people racing at least insurance. At all. And these are not move in anywhere else are gone away I mean they're judges there's so what jobs. Just to. Correct have the so I shall go. You know range anywhere from he or. Being you speakers. Correctly so you eat for those. Not counting the short work week. Marie. Blow. He should. Carry your jobs or are six dollar. And doll. Really good living. We built a world where. Has increased our domestic production probably eighty your dirty picture. In the year we went and he. Production. Ball. Be all right. Near the legal people got here. But just on ash ash you the eight years ago Ledee who respond to attacks and run around at a time years ago when gas. I was 89 cents to a dollar a gallon the oil industry was still booming but that the whole market changed since then I mean you're talking about 89 cents a a gallon that'd be the seventies almost. Well the economy's speed economies of all that are completely changed its just from the the experienced or well now. You know many times more for the let me go on company from low red army quick announcement isn't all that that's about it. You know we're suffering out here. Really. Impact the problem out there it's gonna get worse housing market the oval. Resort so one more. Fair and you know when idiots who know. I hope we gets better do you do thank you so much 7159. Coming up on 8 o'clock. 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