May 24, 2016|
Is success more about hard work or luck? Tommy takes your calls and talks to listeners. Tommy also talks to State Treasurer John Kennedy about red light ticket refunds.
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 am not success. And a lot. David in and continue via self made person whether you're a man or woman. As I think. 88% of the public according to this research. On the things that they are successful because of hard work. And not block. OK so I think it's a combination I don't think you can just work your way. To success. I heard you mention education. Yes and we talked earlier about opportunity. Gets life and timing and and injures plain ol' loch what are if you were in a situation where your house that you lived in his amass. You're educational opportunities are limited you can't scratch two pennies together. And you know I'm trying to say just it's so damn tough. To make it. Did you visit my home and he's not a because it does sound seriously like it was yeah you didn't have a leasing when I was growing up and and you know I get be hungry first off I guess and you got to prepare yourself. A got to put yourself in the position that I don't think. Education result weighs about going to school are not unknown on get to have basic skills which also had to take I think a lot of people. They don't wanna take the time to learn their craft and I don't care if you do this for a living when every. I recall list whenever craft this would be but whether whether you're an accountant. Or witty wanna be a manager Dave that you immediately say why why are they a manager why can't be Mabel maybe the person was lucky. To be the manager you don't mean and I think we've fall not here but at different times works for. Incompetent manager all us absolutely and you wonder why how what the heck did they get their job and obviously they got a sponsor at corporate or something else I don't know. Com I think it's an interesting concept and on and off becomes too. Honesty or humility or security to admit that. But for a lot of people. I wouldn't be where I am today in and I thoroughly think that's true but in in my case. And on if you want to but talk about yours but I. But he column. I worked my tail off at night did Al kinds of different shifts to earnest talk radio uses different. Charters them as is yours with news and some people would rather start with. And little bit in the weeds here but some people would rather start with a blank piece of paper and be able put whatever they want on it. You have to be incredibly accurate and worked with the stature given our. I would much prefer the blank piece of paper so I can make up anything I want you understand and and not in terms of the interviews we and I think that makes you fit. Right into what you're doing I guess but you on the other hand I think would be more comfortable with taken effects. And if you've ever tried to write a news story it is the most difficult thing in the world. Because you tighten it up and it's like no way the dog won gold in the gun. And any type it up again it's like no no no no that's not right that guy didn't belong they got it was a nail a watchdog Larry Johnson. I was negative tone James are on site here and other WL taught him. James. Go legit thing. A little bit vote. But my situation color and it shows that is well aware that mark Fergus and I was just be lucky. Meet the man that actually my current job by what like markers are do you not work ethic that drive where. And and JR I don't know if you do this but you better do whatever they be willing to do whatever they give years. To do yummy on BOR restaurant and we better make myself available. Credit bank and you take any any thing and there are exactly do you get it where you can kind of well. You got out that front are awarded if you don't wanna make this go other. In two and you blow well like you know I don't wanna stay at the bottom latter would be so you that brought that war. You know but only so all that you don't wanna target so nobody for. Maybe TV people you work with that have a terrible attitude again not here I'm just armada hypothetically and you see yourself you know what. These he would do struggle for the rest of their life because they. Don't get absolutely no I don't know I have to do at work or do well on the outside earning. That goes back to each owning individual. Situation that you don't want to bury your situation. Like that went or you gonna happen do you oh no matter art and art from a so it was well apparently you know. Everybody situation different but it you'll. Or watch it change what you have oral yourself. If you're going to be stuck in that situation over your life. I'd salami let me say this if you you do wanna change it. But you don't get the breaks that you got you don't get the break that I got. Then can you work your way up and make your own. Connections make your own luck is that a function of lockers that a function of working hard to be in the position to get the break. I thought I had Derrick out a little bit of vote that are being. You're working at age shoot choke or you know security or work you shall know early usual you know part in the early buyout weight or. You couldn't tell somebody else you know it dollar wherever he may be pressured go to. There are certain they'll note printed caught noticed that. You know maybe being kick out of reach out whoever made you you work were trying to make an actual. And then at that point neither are they caught earlier if there are showing you yeah or your credit credibility. Britain maybe you should look elsewhere mean. Are you determine Euro where. And Ellis do this and only ask the audiences you know to give me a name but have you ever worked at a place where. Mary its success hard work none of that had anything to do with anything there were some favorites. And it was all political and as a result. Those are the people got promotions even though they had no idea of what they were trying to do. Oh yeah there are and that goes with it we anyplace sort of by. At the Buick at some point Merrill I think there. Where they're at now are where they were before so. And you work are you talking about like the manager that has no idea what they're still trying to position. You know they've been married in my bed right right I'm just grab it that position you know we don't know what happened at that point where. Arm you know we practiced a rare but barely got as light as picnic. James appreciate the call and I'll be called back some time thankfully aren't. I could Mike 9 morning or double WL. I think I'm. Paying. I rattling toward. The idea that really. Opportunity. Will seek out those people who are working hard and continue to work hard. That. You know lot I think can be in a one off incident but I think people. Reap what they so absolutely believe in a meritocracy. And that's what I'll tell. My employees is that you we're we're here because we've been selected by the merits of our work. And and not by you know. Something. Just by law and and and it's worked for a twenty years and you know firmly believe and every day get up there's an opportunity that as you just got to be prepared to work Arctic. Mikey a business Sony had to tell me which one. So. Have you ever been in position of you'll appoint an promoter and an employee because you see. What they're doing you know with the job has to be you know the goals of the business aren't there working toward that. But yet there's some sour puss that thought they should have gotten a promotion. And don't get why they didn't and thing it's because this person sucked up to you whatever do you take that time. With a sour pose to explain to them why this person got the promotion or have you ever been experiencing. Well in and I haven't really experienced. That because. We we tend to serve our our process. It is to explain to them exactly. That this as a meritocracy. Where we work and that we wanna develop people. Actually we want all boats to rise because when you account to people. You know then you is orchestra's sir. And in and our general growth cheapest. So when you you know. You gotta be do work. Habits as there is does the ball UW works and at bottom off. I don't think going to be in business long. If there and I corporate situation is different but if you're private businessman. Or woman and you give the promotions of people it curry favor with you. United in this long because you can having competent people in in strategic positions where it's even more important in the lower level they be competent and hard working. Yeah absolutely and the in other. In that a lot of people and and I think we're now out of sugar right. I think so man I want these manager. You've got an easy job in that you know certainly these. And then what do. Finally realize. That the bottom line is is that. The go here actually slaves. To note here in that's slaves but you're buckled and keep your employees. And you're also vocal in your customers. So it's not this wonderful while it is this just tell people what to do. Yeah it sure employees. To help satisfy customers you've got to keep such percent. Might we got to go in and I say this generically known cities specifically. I respect people that have their own business like you would not believe first us yet to risk your capital to get it you had to take what you have already. And put it on the line because she had a dream of a business and that's not enough because you can be everybody's dead. You can give them all money all at one time because if you do I would and ended due next week good like DL hope you find it. And then sometimes they get mad at daddy is daddy and give what they want right. And up at the last thing you think of at night in the first thing you think of when you wake up. Is make him pay world if you get people in Mamas and daddies and kids count them. Thank you Mike respect I have a great day right thank you all back in time 921 more calls we come back about success. And luck in Kenya really. Being your own self made man or woman and without getting any breaks door. Any help from anybody else nine when he won now I guess in traffic problems and for that. We go to WW ultra nine Tony seven Tommy Tucker talked to John Kennedy when we come back about some unclaimed money. I think it's always of interest when you think you might have some moneyweek and poignant. Com which I'm not success and luck and how that factors in together when you'd talk about. Well locked and hard work at least when your time being successfully 80%. Of people in a new holes a it's all but you work ethic. And not locked in Italy thing is success more about hard work. Warlock and do you really think you Lorie a self made person and how he did and still work ethic in your kids. And how old were you when you got your first job in deeds you get fired and did you learn a work ethic that way. Or did you learn your work ethic in a positive way by a work in his hard. As you could pumped gas in Stanley service stations so. Cameos by failing but then I get a job at MacKenzie bakery in high school. And man I remember one New Year's Eve or Christmas Eve from like 8 in the morning deleted ninety. And didn't complain then I guess at that point it work ethic. A certain what Mike did. By showing her receipts from meeting at Latina crap easily every wanna call these places and I'd say look which is about eight. This so much it cost to come here. And have a meal in in anything fancy. And for three people it's like eighty dollars with a tip or seven whatever was. So we have money you're on tour about that we're not probably you've got to realize that when you get older it cost money to hand things. And throughout bill whole time since I've been preaching life is about trade offs. So if you wanna. If you don't have these things and you got to find a job that pays enough to enjoy them. Or if you don't care about dad and you would rather gay. You're satisfaction from from doing what you think helps the community then you not be able hand these things unfortunately. Because of what different jobs pay. And dials or to older. There are no Tucker fortune. So you. In I want to prepare yourself for that is if you think there's a big pile of money somewhere waiting for yet. Now and that's a march. 260187. Delegates she calls. Of an effect author right now they are DR and other WL. You. And it. Cool that yeah because. A whole book unfortunately. And I bet on this ma ma. I get a better. Urged. Again did you get which pretty. And you know so I don't want my outlook Italy. And an early lead you into audience and although. I've pitched jury. It's what our. It so there. I'd. Vote at. Our. In the I. Very. In all. Under one. I want. To go back in. World. It'll work. Out. Corporate world ours is the art world. Well let me ask you this then was that a lucky break when you got fired. I. When. They got in well. It. Oh yeah. And got a grant them build it or not only ten right. Package forced to do. No I didn't think it would items sold its. Back to the and that. Again. And I would. It I'll ought to quit and Dario. Hos there I'm glad again you made us feel happy just by hearing your voice. I'd drive carefully keep listening called back and we look different hired Arthur. Detects your Tommy Ben Hogan was SV felt lucky to win so many US opens his answer was well. The more I practice the luckier I get 932 more calls we come back we'll also tell you about some unclaimed money. And might be waiting for you with his red light traffic settlement. I think Garrity claimed mine David Blake it was like and it's point four dollar out. Check that Erica but Tony for thirty to ever couple say at a beach vacation planned. Rule ploy does Google know beyond Iceland each. When he I don't think it would even buy me some doughnuts and donut hole I don't think it would dolls. And it's not snotty little low place and Sunday and now I guess I should go to you for news now it's going to be the weekend and I'm am I the only lights might be on abuse or radar here's David Blake double WL offers news. To talk to John Kennedy a little bit find out about some unclaimed money and get a text and some money. Does it get a ticketing Gretna I would suggest you pay it. Because I don't think that was part of the of the settlement that's include I don't regulars around Basra. Now well no I don't think. I don't regret has got better now but it's a different municipalities. Got you so. I would say that it be an interesting conversation Monday to have about about talking you kids about money. And your own personal financial situation because I said earlier. About teach my child about successes had. There is no Tucker fortune. Don't think that there's a big pilot Scrooge like dot money hidden somewhere because there's not it's often I am angry old the old work just up there on none but John. And text comes in on T Tommy on July and report child about the Tucker's staged an endowment program. But I think it be on Monday to talk about that do you talk about kids. About money with your kids about how much you might be sitting on what they can look for when you gals. Did you ever had a conversation with your kids. Who's yet you did yeah is that area enough and they are now they'll let nobody asks Blake fortune up. But for did not know Scrooge make money so sorry snags due in. On the car again cards. Are asking a ungodly. What. David Blake and it'd take about David I'm thinking about. It. Would. You. We. Yeah. Currently. Owns. You know Albert. Ole. And the old beat up on what got me on one. Able. Would. No. No we're. Not. People. The patent. And eat and what. More like you know you and I quickly. You know what you can't. And what. It. Right. Comment on a hard time I'm sorry I understand you but and you called maximum time. Yeah anything LA is different subject completely. About prayers that those on the daughter this the other day that. It open your mind and cuts the BS out. Because of your brain god that you know Jordan stops being a jerk. And I realize Lee and those. Enemy that made him act that way in and you can't anyway 941 coming back. Tiny amounts of money that might be waiting for you with John Kennedy's state treasurer on WW them some. Money. Lleyton for young guns planes. Occasionally we talked to state treasurer John Kennedy about then and and we're doing it again in mourning second morning. Tell me about this money it is us that pile if you will as I said earlier this scrutiny duck money that's. As laid result when a big old pilot gold coins. Well I keynote (%expletive) impaired huge to have a red light camera program and I think everybody knows what that is the at least cameras setup and if you ran a red light allegedly or ran yeah why not hit people Tellme they get tickets when that were going to a green light that. Any white they don't have the program anymore because. People got kind of get up at night filed a class action lawsuit. That judge. Well that they settle all let me say that that said the judge ruled one way or the other. But this at some to do with who was held in the money aware was. Yeah yeah yeah. Yeah I don't remember all I would involve them litigation but the pointy ears. They agree that they would stop the red light camera program and change some of the money back to. The courts and Al about a hundred Nady towels and check is our call. But a lot of people didn't cash or checks 50000 people didn't finish their checks its map one point story. Million dollar so instead of the the parish just keeping the money. They turned it over to meet any unclaimed property program and I am holding. One point three million dollars. As part of our aren't buying property program we have a lot more in the pro. Actually we have about 700 million dollar and yet. But we've got one point three million in the east on pitch. Class action settlement red light camera checks out 80000 people. I've got to Mormon database and Mac computer what you gotta do is go to our web site. Putting your name is usually your name. Bill out of form on land moved each future. I get a text here on out they're playing or not it's as an amateur winning three dollar eighteen cent red light camera checked. It bones and I'm looking in an additional twelve dollar charge from my bank does that go through the treasury department of revenue our house where John. No no that's we we just got this money we wouldn't of kept out of this and check out the check my the panel from. For from the original source but he did bounce. This I don't want about. For about 24 bucks I'd say about a month ago so that could have been from may be the lawyers administering Anderson yeah. Maybe they'll all yours administering the program. I'm sure they are a third party administrator originally sent out about 480000. Checks. About 480 album I think 50000 were not Kay ash. I've received the money but the pit out. Now what happened before that I don't know but I can assure you we did we didn't match. In terms of AT&T I've gotten. A couple of checks I think one album. These two different mailings into different days and when was for eighteen cents the other one was for 21 cents if if eventually. People like me I keep it just show people as opposed eighteen into anyone's get in the money yearned to paying. Now costing society of the banking system whatever it would cost of processing checks are you gonna wind up with that money is Weller it's a different kind of procedure. I don't a substantially we probably will lots of times I get it. So on the money you know what site from AT&T. And I get the names of the people and it is it is. I've seen the man is small Palestinians. But actually. That's. Barely right. Com. The average claim. That we play Annan calling property. Is over underdog now that's cute little bit because just this week outside and about to object to people. To it and we Yahoo! over 101000 dollars age. So obviously when you and that's not and you and I do that every week so those kind of skews the average a little bit but. If you go web sided story LH racially LE GRE EK yes or watch dot com you can just play around. With the input in meeting saying we want. You can put in the name. Is put in the war and see all the businesses that pop up. With opening the war and it you can even put it in the name of yours story. And money if you neighbors Robert term money to Debbie Libya. Caddie would what is good site again John. LA treasury dot com LA. TE RE. EK it's EU all our watch LH treasury. Dot com island. Roland let me ask you this when you said you've signed checks for 101000 dollars is not like Steve Martin and moving along time ago. Where you're sending a sign every check for 24 dollars are you. Now I don't have a landing machines to be pretty busy week we have a flattening signing machine as we sent out a lot of money last year. My colleagues returned our oh million dollars unclaimed property we got in though. Ninety million dollars in all Smart. That's why the pot heat stroke. We've got in deity 7400. Million dollars in unclaimed property. Can you take a questioner real quick if her jacket UC Jack it's about claiming money. Yeah out. I. I have content that is going to be coming in the mail looking at your application. On the first it was the class action. Traffic light camp when he 2008. Look at. At that particular. Living in the street and let me. Because. And people like talk about that. Back good. Well let people copy it license. Up please post it here because of the documentation to prove that the report of the week. Right. Well that's. How's that stayed in temporarily. What am I supposed to do the provide proof. Here's. What she did get sent via a copy of your driver's life challenge and put a note in the air then ask said that call me. And if you don't if you don't can't buy and prove it you prior dress. Don't worry about. I just throwing dub dub the only interviews suing knows they're phone calls or knows ER. And that it hit the common enemy. Another hole up in. The guide says there should be no problems should be no well we app. It is Jack it would have to be careful because some people try to scam. But what I generally do on the smaller amounts. You know we if if the folk tale me I get the benefit of the doubt now if you were calling him. You know 25000. Dollar. We'd we'd be a little more careful because you would want somebody to claim your money with people trot scam you're not if they give you any trouble outweighed. John real quick I think if you sign those checks individually they be worth more to you know they would. They're year actual signature yeah right sure they do and AM today 96 solo 187 any. Is our number for Garland when he comes up as he went knocking him right now times with the traffic and evidently well.