Jan 14, 2016|
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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Would you agree for the most part that we try to do our very best year I absolutely agree we really deal we spent a lot of time on I just apologized. This again we gave admiral. It lead that the bombs rosters now when we means news. But you have referred to it is riding the morning lightning and I don't mean to bring you into the back in the butcher's shop seeing NC house subsidies maiden. But we have so many different things on on. In terms of time none of which we can control and fortunately. We you know try to squeeze it and what is it you know things go longer than anything shorter than you think and we are adjusting constantly in. And fortunately we didn't get the admiral enough time and I wish that it is spoken in 45 minutes. And and you do to Gaza to remedy audience so. We will have him back on and when we do you'll. Make sure we block out a lot more time for him you Google acts are breathing room absolutely you know lines and you know that might change you never know what's going on thank you David appreciate your time. I get a texas' Tommy the Democrats are not always line of the public shocked. And I think. A couple issues here I think it's first of all do you think the climate is changing or are we going to a cyclical period. Do you think if it is changing it's man made. And do you think if it needs changing we'd better hop on it pretty quickly. I guess scuttling the ozone layer which I understand we fixed. And the other thing is that politics and science they make for terrible bedfellows. And bring it up again you know it's about Katrina being the worse. Natural history. In the in the country and it wasn't it was the worst man made history because the levees fail Katrina and field rather Katrina missed Haas. And Mike Huckabee saying no reason so many people were years because they were. Vegas in disagreement. With climate change and they thought. I don't quite know what he said but for some reason he I don't know what you would stay here if you don't believe in. If you believe in climate change and an all right time for each sterling Burnett now before notre research fellow at the heartland institute. In managing editor of environment and climate news morning sterling is there a orderly. And a year repose at tonic elections there. I get texts from people. When it's hot on Christmas and a see there is global warming I get texts from people when it's cold like it is. Has like it has been this week saying ways global warming now. I can't tell by one day here's the other canyon. About one here you can't tell 11. Week one month. You can't really tell by decade to decade or century you know. When you hit on one with the records taken. Talking. In 2000 pundits out and what. It's just that each party geologic record it record what. That essentially you. And Dominic here and agricultural revolution in the last. Ten and that they can tell you. There have been periods but. There appeared what was comfort chipped it. This is the first period it is one. Has there been. There was and so I got thinking. And many other more accurate group. Here. And what we know we're in the war Mercury passed me. That we actually better is that when. By little Greenland and urged. That cropped expanded that life and expanded. It from Nortel now that we call period that we all of them from. And these glaciers. Are. And that lights went out crops. So warm and cool and warm in the past president. England that we don't know the clause. The first one. So wait so long we define present warming we're talking about the last how many years. Well it's about a 150 year. And it will warmed. Up well. You know in the twenties and thirties that there were actually. As warmer warmer today and it stopped and started crew. And that plan for the seven were coming in the next I look at where we didn't it's based on you know geologic history. So there's certainly there on the coming out that was could. And then we'll set and early eighties and start then that it was focusing on such. According to period. On a problem. About it in yours is also the way until two on apology. Somebody who want and then and the peak in. I am since they don't want. It has been cold but it's such if it flattened out there I walked all the while they're at that point one. Comic dimension has to agree. So. Do you what do you do I mean do you waded out to see what happens do you. And yeah. But what you thought. He did you make. Decisions. Try and we have no control whatsoever Wetzel. What you really you know if you if you really war. We expect expect. Expect. A modest spread some tropical disease we expect. Drought and under it it's so what you should look at world can't we do something about those. Whether this. Thing caught by humans whether caught when. He. Pardon city again on life and we know not to subsidize. Insurance what he developed. Areas that. A conflict already and will be worship. In Iraq. When. It does not prevent carbon. Should certainly you know my malaria. It's just bringing DDT and when he does this Earth Day it's saving lives today. Rather then possibly saving lives are yours now by. Which. Heatley today in answers that are. A lot of it's. What it's like you know picture. If you look if you compare what happened in the law that herbal. Doesn't compare to. In Asia. It was working. And the title and that they're happened in Afghanistan went earthquakes. Kurt and without people at the post. Dozens to hundreds of people about when Katrina did not appear quickly. You know back in the back and I'm just a quick treatment and even. In anymore. Which ridiculed 15100 people won't do it but it. What are people would collapse it. I don't believe in and on that beacons competition would point you to make that point. Wide. Key people but nor can I heard about but it's not working works. Happening there was worse when picture it was. It was people build them. And adapt and respond to the faster quicker than port. And so if you want to prevent the actual actor from 100 without people publish Courtney and the lives. You in which you helped to costs were so that they had that. In response to eat natural disaster would it sounds regardless of whether humans contribute to that are. Would you minding and some phone calls. Does you know far more about this and I I can never wait you've forgotten more about this one that I could ever know and and I think it's very controversial subject obviously somebody just handed me this await let me say NH. This just in. Again hurricane Alex born in the Atlantic. This morning the Azores could have a problem with a winds of 85 miles an hour right now headed north northeast at twenty toward the Azores which are remembered from Paul about Columbus not the point. I'm Alex first hurricane to form in January since an unnamed storm in 1938. And a first hurricane to occur in January since analysts of 1955. A load began did Allison December 1954. So I guess what I am asking you eight sterling Burnett a research fellow. At the heartland institute's everybody knows you mark. From it to me this makes the case that you know one all's weather is cyclical. And people believe in global warming or somehow gonna say how high you see. Hurricane in the Atlantic in January. Proving my point. But then the people that don't believe in climate change are gonna say well you know what it happened before in 39 it happened before. And. 38 rather happened before in 55 announced saddening into when he fifteen these things just happen every now and then. So Harlow. Who's stronger right up there. I don't know many people are not I don't know many people that don't meet climate change. Know a lot of people they don't believe in the present changing climate. Is necessarily cost by humans currently in the post split small part. But not in part changes the meaning of these foolish not. Look at history as being part exchange. So the three examples I gave you a hurricanes in the Atlantic mean nothing those 32 random events do the circumstances at the time. But that's not attractive bid in Egypt nature taking its course since some. He Turkey talk about. Averaging bell curve sometimes. I didn't occur. The smaller the technical connected. To the outside the car. One thing that always. Interested me is if you're gonna preserve the environment. And you're gonna preserve the ecosystem because you wanted just like it was and you don't want this to be destroyed or that to be. Become extinct. If philosophically. Environmentally Kenya rule out the actions of man. When he comes of the earth and what happens. Then yeah. What the ways that you definitely impacted. Their regional changes in. Well. It would work was in the this one's partner in southern corn or we're awful without the buffalo. They treat stone and we want a tree now. That we did. We also have morally. That we now if you look at some places like when you are in Africa. We know that the glaciers there Carmel but temperatures. So are the click it turns out. That there's not as much rainfall in the doubtful talk about oh when because. The people. The bottom of the have been coming on the right forced to eat dirt and put their and talk. Well that affects you watched that change is so. The level all familiar with that change with the city. Urban. League or we can sort capture airports with a lot of concrete. Okay we want to. Certain which. Approach. So how does this change could turn political in this. In people little liberal or saying there's no doubt that we're headed for trouble. And it's man made and people that are conservative saying this is up plot this is some kind of a conspiracy to do away with the business is completely. Yeah critical strictly on liberal and producer wants. A PG and speak but yeah. In part. It comes from the fact that. More money poured climate change research or not he. And our entries are. In in all of history. And when government starts throwing money on an island. Figure out how to fix the problem the problem that may find one at a your government. And decides to do what it. Ought to change that. A study. On the league that's what you start stop. And coupons no problem department as well so I think that's part. In addition. Who owns. Other feature. Of the region that humans can control. It. No actual note that other people so surfaced. I. And so if you look optimist and wanted to talk about global clue. Global crude. Bigger. And bigger. Involved. Well let's start warm what was it they're not a problem for a stay at their government. That sent out for the most part for conservatives women start and about the government that they are on the that. I hang on 12 please got to take a break in and Allentown given the ozone layer when we come back. Because there was a problem with that that I thought we fix it above we'll talk. Later 924 Tommy Tucker back in a flash talking climate change and other WL. Thank you David just a couple of minutes left to quit date sterling Burnett research fellow at the heartland institute managing editor of in an environment. Climate news is eight sterling engines and tanks here about your organization. And who funds it did Saturn unit share that with a. Well you know it it's not a question not only because I don't do with the armed. On right there on policy issues my newspaper you do it independently you know anybody telling you to do. Here on a story and and they've run we have money. Bought I'm not one. But any case because again and get a lot of comments Nona. Now on scientific all political solely when he comes in the ozone layer we only a couple of minutes left here did didn't we have. Oh hole and that an Indian we fix it or in my Megan's stuff out. And that was interpreted in CFCs which square or corporate that we are conditioners and refrigeration. And the we. Straight. We replaced him if he's turned out in that same fact. Largely on the note. But those year meaning that statements. We are real hole and didn't and we need to repent accidental but you know it is it's not clear. Once again reached those are very very short career so. We suspected the series now. The ozone layers and so if you. Was something at least. Partly agreement and other and we all switch to see him in fact. Our home. We have options you most most are so there were sent to stop she's. So. We treated the ticketing two. To solve the problem in the Amazon you know we. Are singing a lot of and that. It could have been and or could have been nature healing itself. That also typical. Thing that one thing he did so on cyclical. If it start again. They won't know. Something retreat to something else. And something wasn't what we should stay longer period before we jump to conclusions. We can do. And you know. It was expensive but it. Didn't hurt our economy and so you know if if we are responsible for solve our problem. See my fear with. Man made global warming particularly fossil fuels if that's what is happening here is Alicia get the whole world to cooperate. Yeah you're. Don't use any in delicacies here which you're accomplishing nothing because you have China. And what is it Venezuela Brazil wherever it is down there and the India. The better just massive polluters we don't know how did the areas and in China due to fossil fuels in factories and cars etc. So if you are gonna go under the presumption that it is manmade. And you don't do anything about the bigger polluters are larger polluters is he really make a difference. Well that would split emerged in the east. Your card so important that we have carbon dioxide. The would be true because it's part of it is it was part of our answer. And plant would. It may need four person decides there conduct. But there's police in China. In and parked in a terrible. They don't have that pollution control devices that we have on our. Now are. The truth about these two he believes he. Is driving global warming in the clutch. We're not pushed hard working on this now twenty years ago. China wouldn't expect it to surpass our CO2 emissions and tweak on the three years later I was told that would pass in twenty should change. The past are you that you mentioned in 2000. OK you know they don't see too much and they have so much respect are migrant care. They're not up there about twenty or they expect. Air emissions will plateau. And they haven't said what law older mission but. It doubled or quadrupled. In. What we do. It doesn't matter what Western Europe. China alone well well. India don't expect to plateau de de. The fourth largest ever see your world. Date have stood here as well what I would. Where will only beaten when I of course that could actually do plateau and not grow. I don't see how we're gonna so all that the problems. That. A modest warming that you're you know it's a much longer difficult problems. I don't feel we're gonna solve that your traditions here and wept. If these other countries cope watching on the way and they're already in China's case already well surpassed that in India's. What can. Our appreciate your time there really deal we get a chance to come on again. Lucky UT. Sees me united Ruben so I think it's interesting because he said he and a home. On the southern plains where buffalo used to Rome so idiocy. Agassi but he gave my home where the buffalo Rome. If hot and I tummy tucks are congratulating. Jean Paul. Jane's pretty happy camper now we issues when a family package we're tickets to the LP he has sold revival it happens this Sunday 230 at the north Vietnam you want by its agency and go to www. LP of music dot com. It always listen tomorrow will have two more chances for you to win. With me Tommy Tucker on debit WL and we're gonna have another Ray Charles song of the decade the jeweler. And it promises of B. Edges of the metal on cue lights out Sherlund parent joneses or in Charlotte parent child director for the city new loans mourning him look at morning. Tell me know what it is it's going on in the city. So. And everyone is aware that we in in this. Enrollment period for. The marketplace. Or health insurance. And the deadline to enroll is January 30 so that you can have covered. About march bird. And the city is involved in a nationwide challenge with nineteen other cities. Who can't hide number people. And citizens enrolled in the marketplace and do it at a Beijing January 16 we are adding he's citywide he would enrollment. Where we're going to be and it at least thirteen sites throughout the city that includes libraries are houses community centers even some dollars. Where we will people to help off. Our citizens. Do the enrollment process you can do it online yourself. And into the marketplace pack health care dugout. But Whitney hand people available. To walking through those processes. To get him world and it's. We talked like White House chief stamp McDonough about this I think is well and this is all about. The Affordable Care Act right and getting up there that don't know about it to seat to keep from going in the emergency rooms again as an hander on health insurance and avoid paying the penalty if they don't. Absolutely services beat the opportunity. Two to give health insurance which will. Allow you to receive one of the primary care that you need and eventually you know attended the hour ordeal without capitalization. You know hopefully what we're trying to do in line to get people enrolled. Panel that hit the insurance but said to get access. The well you know and and hopefully to keep you in a state of health. That is that is good for you and good for this city and help acted to create a community that is more health. Do you think most people. Are not aware of of what their options are for. Perhaps. I don't have they have the money Florida don't think they have the money Ford know of it haven't done a resurgent and that's what you guys are gonna do. Got me yes definitely we are here can help educate. So people can know what's available to them. And I also understand. That caused panic in some cases with some of tax breaks you can get by early in the marketplace you can't find plans for fifty dollars per month or even. And what we need to do is to help people understand how to work that. We are not here to help his plans for you to do act that really does help guide into the process. So you where to go and if you want and rolled it he added it's great if you wanna go look at it and take some time to explore and understand it. That's great to. You know this is the day where we are putting our resources out together to do it. But even an outside of this date there aren't navigators and assistance available in an approximately qualified health matters. To the city load helped apartment to help people win back on the dean of enrollment to get that information we you know point to make sure. That we put our best efforts forward. To get that information to the community. You have any idea have you plotted out presumed how long it would take per person. It you only takes one once we started anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour to walked into the process. And again it is going to be people there who will tell what the process. Other people that helped volunteer intern that is getting making charity and information that they need to get it done. But again. The time for some people the main act V. Is you know relaxed the better are computers and the as to how to walked that it we will hit people bear and concentrated. And group of people at that everyone is much as possible. And the people go to the bars they understand as business. It. Yeah mean you know we we do and year but it's an effort candidates are participating of course and the challenge. Every year for the past couple of years that city. Health Department along with app partners have been trying to. I'm unique ways being gauged people look at that that girl and a piece in the marketplace and the lead into the boards they afford to do this. And actually been pretty good and pretty successful. It easier on somebody coming back with nobody signed up wreaking demur lo and let eight new friends or not the idea. Not quite the idea that you know again. Our goal is to reach people where more and and try to help. To understand that this is an opportunity to be used to be now. And that's really what this is all about Avian deeply any other team and it wouldn't be excellent. Or see her to win anything. Anything at all nothing and a piece of paper anywhere to go. On line seem more about it people want to know where we're going to be. Again is that this city that web site www. Lance marketplace. Those deepening over there going to be an over the next couple days will be on airwaves technique teacher knows the interpretation. I thank you Charlotte a pleasure to talk to thank you a little way to our quick hang on attacks comes in. Com what is person have to bring the sign up do they mean anything yet. What they should bring with them is this so full security card. And proof of income so that we can be able to put that information in this see what plan to qualify for and what breaks they qualify. Chicks from a current chants I'm born in Cameron Exeter was yes that should work expect that anything can tell us what their current income nature of an okay. And I thank you as. All leisurely parent health director for the city new loans back in a flash. Under the W. Ill people accuse me. Every time I had a guest on. I don't care who it is it could be Barack Obama it could be but hopefully on now France's. It could be Pope France's it could be. Help pick anybody if Mother Teresa were alive she did come on. And we get text or people just mean. Not toward me toward the guest Aaliyah why did she have to Wear blue and white what's the deal with that. She wants to help somebody better tell self. It just amazed via needs ticket chill pale I just realized everything you have going for you. Don't worry about saving the world make sure you get groceries on your table. And then from there you can move on to the bigger things but either way you again. You worry about it without being mean that. Kind of odd but you know what if you expressive here and it keeps your from harming somebody god bless you keep texting and it. Carlos coming up naked next and think tank you know opened for the feds to protect the monuments are allowed their removal. The year DO CP supported you agree that the party trying to. And a White House and some Hollywood stars tweeting points to weed out in support of president Obama's got reports Todd and s.'s. In the day they get hard Garland thanks everybody for listening we will hockey tomorrow morning.