Jan 10, 2017|
Bob in for Tommy. Would you rather have bad roads or more taxes to fix them? Would you pay a higher gas tax? Bob 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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Now it's Bob natural for Tommy Tucker WW well they on my famine dot com. Night's sleep well. Cheeky you don't know what that does not all so I'm watching the game less like I am very hard for oh shoot it. Yes but when Alabama plays because I like Nick Saban always poll. For the crimson. You revealed that yesterday a much to your well. As possible bodily harm law I got a couple in bold calls from loyalists who bunnies. Oh. I'm I'm watching the game. My wife wants to watch one of our pre recorded programs addict as gore got to the point what went seventeen to seven or I'm not quite sure. Noodles on NASA all right. We'll watch your shows and that'll connect the gap comeback letter odd doze off. A totally doze off social interest that I wasn't her programs and wake up. About five minutes that's left in the game that's what I did perfect timing. Perfect time and man oh man. Nick nick nick knew it was going pro is absolutely nuts. Nick the dog did. Well on our zone Nicklaus or even ice SA but yet he was or cars to I Amin and I was really pulling a thought have been cool. And SEC team win the national championship two years in the wrong. You know I'd I would be a nice thing but he did being such a big tiger fan right outages I need deceived them go to our own. Well that's not only is tiger's gone. The wrong tigers go out and other tigers though utilities. Pushed bam in the ground no matter what cardiac channel like. All right I'm I'm wondering if we hand and LSU fans listening right you know if you're tiger Fred Ellis shoot type of thing and and your listing where ya happy now that drama lost and if we can take a couple of quick phone calls. How long do you think it will be before Ellis shoot. Plays the the national championship. All right I'd like to see that happen next season I would them a little word that we losing a lot of key people in the draft but. Wa I guess we'll take some phone calls in and get some opinions do 601878. Text via a 7870. How long do you think it will be before a L a shoe gets to a national championship game and as a tiger fan. Where you have played. Or you're sad but Nick Saban and Alabama lost the championship game last night club like goodness. If you missed that game last night between Clemson and Alabama. I thought Alabama was going to roll unknown loyal true fans were all happy in fact I'll read a couple of text messages. I'm just a statement fail right way and L issue is not involved Alabama odd I pull for Nixon it will be read a couple of real. Quick text messages to throw the Clemson long nominal shall on a Manila shoot flannel woke up my wife. With a slight moment Clemson scored with 12 on the clock. L issue will be at Alabama. This year I bleed purple and gold and very excited that clumps at one Alabama needs a reality check statement is not god. Let's go to Geoff and Julie Jane gentility Jane first of all how long do you think it'll be before L issue plays and all these national championship games. Or don't make it appeal or at all you know I also. Want. Well this should tradition okay. Where an accident and would real issue you saw what happened you remember that your call or write to us. It was victorious. And then when you want to crunchy taco and once again victorious. So he's got a history he wondered coach. Yemeni doesn't coach I'll shoot him or so I don't know your point aren't though or. Were. Now let's hope it's open coach O. Can start that history at L Shu Jen diligent enough thank you for following this morning we're also going to be talking this hour. You want new roads and bridges don't June. Well transportation task force says 700. Million dollars. Is needed. To fix them so here's where we York the state needs 700 million dollars depicts each roach. Should day. The money's not gonna fall all of a tablet should they raised the gas tax. Set up tolls. But money from. So morals and the words we don't want anymore sticking to try to go online at WW dot com and you can put on race gas tax. You can click on some holes you can. Click on Khat money from somewhere if you were always complaining. Always complaining. About the roads here Wednesday I'm I'm I'm one of them you know we say why are road so bad in the state we have the worst roads in the country. Why don't they do something about these roads. Well if you want something done depicts the roads and bridges for the state. Follow would you feel about raising the gasoline touched 23 cents per gallon and we zeal well they threw you cents a gallon. If I were dedicated to picture in our roads and bridges and of course we have to have the follow up question. Do we really trust our politicians if we give them the tax money. And say it's dedicated to pitching roads and bridges will they stick to their word actually used the money. Only for our roads and bridges by the way the gasoline taxes not been raised. For decades and it's 700 million dollars. It is. A lot of money I guess it also shows you what color shape the lauer. Roads and bridges or around 2601 it's evident touched me at age 7870. State needs 700 million dollars depicts the roads. Should they raise the gas tax and trolls cut money from somewhere else and if you were making. A list. Of roads and bridges that you what's the improve or repaired. Which one would be on your list. To start making a list. Of the roads and the bridges that you think have to be repaired. In in this state. I don't even know the name of the bridge but it's right off I think mostly Louisa exit headed east he used to be able to get off the higher realized. Poll on the side take this little rolled all this whole broad enough that it took fuel and on gentle and robe was great to beat the traffic as far as I know. That bridge still has not been rebuilt at all just go to Ryan Ryan. How warriors narrowing. Confident that it now. I'm I'm fine not asleep what's on the screen you can't believe as an LSU fan I pull for Alabama. And quote. I'm pulling didn't sleep. Well 200 Alibaba. There. Or England and mr. And. All right suppose all of a sudden let's let's just kept under the would never happen. Let's say all of a sudden Nick Saban says you know something. I wanna come back the Baton Rouge and they have the money to pay him would you want Nick Saban as coach of the tigers. Of the award to a. Approach. Code. Well that apple well. If we. Coach and military and would you pull for and then. All of them below shortly. I like the way he left one team when you know that that America or anywhere out there and next thing you know nick that he impeccable. There what are again I've told the coach to but I think he's the best coach in college football. Ryan since I have you on the phone do you think Louisiana needs better roads bridges. And why. And and charge. Well a year being common now an appointment listening to us now America. You know like. You know I would ever come. And break up at the knowing that it. Well this is going to be one of those programs. That it's going to be a continuing program nothing is going to be fixed. Over overnight and if we want at a rose that we won't the repairs we've got to come up with more money at some other choices they are giving us. Is raised the gas tax. Set tolls on bridges or cut money from somewhere else. But what what would you cut from. So that's probably. All right Ryan thank you so much appreciate your vote like our all right let's let's go to Joan in Metairie Joan thank you Colin WWL morning good morning to you. I'm just I interrupt my my eligible bunnies. Well well could be on the way but I don't think at it and that thinking it may. Alabama. In Panama. And it. Should be an app now. He didn't eat there. LSU. And that approach. And took the thought oh what is. Sean Payton. And what you. Are. Not that. And you can pick up and Greg. Palace is out. I'm the stand for itself. I am at it again elect them and they'll. Joan I'm with you I've coach of the idea I pull for Nick Saban I think Nick Saban is the best coach in college football. I think he goes an incredible job if I had a kid going to school I would want Nick Saban. To coach him and depth like pull for I'd. Have. How about these roads state wants 700 mil let's say they either have to raise gas taxes and tolls. Our money from slum where else would should they do. You know. I agree that road we would be repair but when Ali top and according that well. Coming ignorant like they say it's gonna go by what what which it that. Act and I'll get. I'm by the. My. Role what are the things that we find in the state over and over again and that's what they're going to have to prove to losses. We are told many times vote for this tax vote for listing here and all the money will be dedicated to this product right here. And and then years later they don't have the money does the wasn't dedicated. All right John thanks for phony and you have a good morning okay. Its interest in the morning we're talking about the state needs 700 mil to fix the roads and I'm asking people. To pay for would you be willing to raise gas tax. Set tolls. Got money from someplace else where do you think or limit charges go I don't agree can cut it anymore I don't know and it's just sent. What I say but analysts say where while I don't know the Narnia just cut if I am getting a little support. Couple people do agree. You can be an LSU fan and still pull for nick say all kinds Arrigo who also part of a little support their minority support the big go to Bobby and Alger Bobby. Thank you so much for calling in the morning have a good day so far. This album of imprisonment the metro certificate thing you know you want. Absolutely. On. And other issues on the put down. I have to go to Texas this in my heart alters the Auburn man and one not only go to Moscow on. And knocked that up by Alabama. So long. Usually the difference in approach you know we you know when you're and lose and a news when you come on home old when you leave them. The state ago where are flawed as stated we have one side is car insurance is also in the nation if not rise to. So. All on an op operation cast actors and I'm sure it's an out when east. In this state where they confine sharpened too long implement the on the funds needed. In the bridges and. Here's around here for a new four of them be talking to show on most of his secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation. And the Belmont and asked him. I'm gonna say Bobby says as a lot of waste of the state why can't. We fictional worlds on the way I'll do that you are right. Okay and also on the game all of evident there it was a great game but it was a long game boy I've never seen Germany play reviews. To Santiago the alms. The college NCAA championship but I'm glad that they NCA that Connick got some type of playoff format where you went to declare champion. I am too when I'm getting tired of always play reviews and the apology and goes. Oh all right Bobby thank you phoning and OK. But YouTube is always good to wake up little Beach Boys music at 64060. Love let's say an injury require. Don't show me the money well you can win 1000 dollars or remotely contest here on WWL. 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I couldn't bank of millions of them and now. And narrow group. My dogs are you happy with the road to Louisiana. Men and I have met. But this. Time and and women and a half ago. And yet and that. And you know. All right appreciate it OK let's go to jail applause. Jerry what about you are you happy with the roads and the bridges of the Louisiana. You know and you know at this stage the federal level we hear mayor are huge opportunity while the gas prices have been so low. And on an abstract people wouldn't have felt that occurred got some of that work done. But at the stupid attitude that we will never raised taxes. We meant that big opportunity others still relatively low. We're gonna have to pay more you it's gonna happen now we don't fade or it won't happen. Somehow people think we don't have to pay for these bank it's very child Asian market. Of course when gas prices drop I think the public will go crazy if it was said well. Prices are low so we don't want you to take advantage of that we're in the Jack about more but you're right about one thing. You'd have to pay for what to want and in in this state we all complain a roads and bridges or are aren't terrible shape. But now we need 700 million dollars to fix them and has got to come from somewhere. Well the fact that he you know they say that mattered millions of them mean you know certainly have to raise that much much you can do once we're Dan. You know them and I called and it's that go shorter and weighs what like good and go where it is how much it is let's irrelevant. But it's not gonna say people on shorter about the way. While we're waiting to hear from troublesome is the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and development. And what I'd like to know about the possibility. Of raising the gas tax or the polls. We'll let. BA public vote. Or wold Baton Rouge decide we're gonna put this on you. Well I don't know that. Don't like that they don't have to raise 700 million did you rate that the center and they get more work done. And and they don't need that 700 million the whole project so I'm sure I could just get started with her with a few million affected today. As far as being day LSU tiger fan and pulling for Nick Saban text message does know. A slight bit of genocide in Poland Darth Vader what's owed to a let's go to Nolan Nolan towards the ball are you happy with the roads and bridges and Louisiana. No I'm not that I didn't grow work. And you think they need to be fixed then. There are right. Baton route to say and they need 700. Million dollars to fix the roads and they're gonna have to get that one of a couple of ways raise gasoline tax. Set tolls orb up the money from someplace else what are you voting for here. Well. When asked. I don't can't replace that Duca library back to deal that would bite or. Why don't you go up there at work and want out are out knowledge you're pica. All right to of the politicians take a pay cut but should it or later I think we as the residents of Louisiana you have to take and only at the moment unless. Unless we can take an example. From Donald Trump and nick Mississippi play for. That might work on. What they. Mississippi. Color it add them back. Yeah I. Have. Across. All right Nolan also sunscreen you fail issue is going to the national championship next year in place of Alabama that right. Well let's hope bought coach opened do that to bust thank you so much let's go to Johnston and in gentility. Justin now what about you how are we gonna pay for all these. Roads and bridges that need to diction gas tax rolls other taxes what to use today. On I don't know the solution that a workable concentrate. On the run it in the woods themselves that drivers are bad anyway. I think what it certainly dolls not pocket change you know that something. May be it trees are deeper to load of money into society we have debate Ortiz what you. Well sounds good to Maria Alicia think you know outside of the botched. Is there now. A lot but all in good shape yes I like him because again the or rate the players accused. I'll let you want to say thank you Alabama football does he did donate supplies for the play in the back memories and it really appreciated that. All right Justin thank you so much. All right.