Feb 13, 2017|
Tommy talks to Lara Brown, Professor in the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, about the latest with the Trump administration.
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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Our Tommy talker on WW well AM out almond dot com was that the dramatic lyric of the day. The dramatic let's I don't know Arnold thanks so that's over. It's been. You were I you are not everybody hey I David halo. It's Monday it is Monday in Wednesday's my we got a full slate for you today like going on you know lose a north Koreans. Testing a ballistic missile not an Intercontinental ballistic missile but I think entering into what 500 some mind. Am pretty good brand John never happened just as the president and the Japanese present recently down to tell that's no accident David you think that was timed I think now. Not Jong new moon. June. Did that number's even before the murders yes exactly as if you can't ruin a guy's meal. What's the sense of being crazy dictator right. That the light got into. He went over to talk about today missiles and North Korea well at some point 25 teens were rested teenagers they vandalized a school with swastika news. And the judge sentenced him to read one book a month to expand their world views. You think it's gonna album and now. It and I had to kind of warm and Fuzzy. I got suspended from school and grammar school at saint Jean Kmart and remember the non telling me go home for three days and read this book in which Johnny to remain. And she says it's about a kid with a lot of care and apparently you don't have any yikes her. It does it hurts. Bombed Yemeni creative ways to discipline your kids talk about special session for Louisiana legislature getting under way. Gotta cut some or pay more right down there gotta cut. So just when he 3% Louisiana and think the legislators are doing a good job 49% think the governor. But great would you give him and you know some not ago what would it be. And also with president trump be like that he sticks by his policy policies even after setbacks. Or do you wish he'd try a different way. For example they're saying is border wall Mexico gonna cost point one billion. Inning it's worth it would you rather money be spent Els where in what do you think of the media's treatment of president trump and his treatment of them. I'm also listening some traffic in there too with the new. Configuration I guess for the Crescent City connection to all classes being on. I don't drive in rush hours Leo let me know if you think that's a good way they guided. Painted in the traffic merging in each other because that seems like the delays build up pretty quickly. In the morning and has to be beautiful day today highs of seventy enough in the sunshine. And tomorrow Valentine's Day at 20% chance for showers and highs of seventy foresee nibbling at that outside table if in you get there early. For lunch your dinner with you sweetie nom for Wednesday's 1% chance for showers cold front moves through. So highs Wednesday 62 Thursday 159 and then it warms up again Friday Saturday and Sunday in of course. Pete weekend parades coming out and as it stands now it looks dry witches everything. Lara brown joins us right now professor in the graduate school political management at George Washington university in morning. How are you. I'm just the little Syria idle at the grammys last night. Well miles ago but it. It's Donald Trump and Michael Flynn for people that don't understand. What's going on who is Michael Flynn and what do some people's they'd that he did. Well. Michael Landon. Is sent to the national security. Invited her it and there is. There have been reports that he spoke with potentially a Russian diplomat Pryor the president taking office. And that poses a problem because those. Kind of conversations are not supposed to happened. For anyone is officially in office you only have one president and one presidential administration time. And those. Communications can be seen. As. Probably it and also illegal because there isn't an old statute on the books. That does suggest that the conscious. So the conversation. Was about sanctions for Russia. Meddling in the election or hacking who ever they hacked. But this is president Obama's sanctions that Michael Flynn knew about. Yet so it it basically there's this question about whether or not Hewitt hockey's about. Could. And were made a president trump. Lift some sanctions that were imposed. By the Obama administration. But that. Obviously. As a set of problems because he's really not speaking for the current administration at that time and that sets up. That is not only confused diplomatic. Relations but hasn't said it and that would be kind of a breach of national security. Is this the typical Washington tale love it's not the offensively get you put the cover up. It may be because certainly we rarely see. You know kind of incoming administrations under. That kind. Scrutiny. Which regard to what it is that this thing needs. But had they said these things more publicly rather than it had Michael Flynn doesn't say an off. The record kind of conversation contagious. You know talked about what they hope to do publicly within the media you would see something very different and that it could be that there are. Issues with essentially a cover up issues say no it didn't happen when in fact it did it. Dust up with Mike Flynn Donald trumps security advisor saying that he and talked to a Russian ambassador about sanctions. Before the inauguration when in fact he did and I think the real problem comes in here. Because Mike Pence went on national TV on January the fifteenth based on what he was sold. And told Mike Flynn story that no he absolutely did not. I talked to the ambassador and problem is Lara Browner gas professor and graduate school political management at George Washington University. It's not like when applause as those appear a an underling. And then they have to go talk to they are boss for whatever reason some along those lines. And if there's anybody you need to tell the truth to it would be the person that's going on national TV to make the statement correct. I mean this is a very common. Issue with in Washington DC it is actually one of the reasons why. When you look at relations in Washington DC. There is much was sort of lying and in and then people from the outside new because what actually occurred. Is that people want to help the truth. To the people who need to know the truth so that day then hand the men and craft whatever. Messages need to be done and I think the vice president was rightly angered that he wasn't give and default. Understanding of what might Clinton did companies time to talk to that actions. You'd diplomat and really what he said the Russian diplomat. In a way it's kinda like having a lawyer defend you and if there's anybody to whom you can tell the truth it is your attorney because that's right if you keep things from them. You don't want them and you'd be surprised to win the truth comes out the differences here. Mike Pence I'd do bottom line using Mike Flynn survives a Serra. You know I think so much it's going to depend on. Two people injured Kirchner. The president. It you know count count. Ways his opinion very seriously as well as CNN. I think what you're going to see is. How much those advisors really matter the president. Ladies and what are they have. They have more clout than my pants. I you know I think in something like this the real question then becomes what does that mean if you have to replace them. Right and so there will certainly be champions from my plan that we're champions that put him there that began when it. And I would imagine that part. Those conversations is going to involve not just the vice president but also. Steve Bannon hander Chris. And Mike Flynn and supported Donald Trump way way back in his candidacy and those. Loyalty means a lot to Donald troubling news for uses foreign affairs of us for a long time I think was in on during the campaign. Yes and it means a lot to all of those immediately around. You know the president there are a lot of reports that David you know that is. Sort of the primary Fisher we in the administration itself is whether or not you're with the president on the campaign. Is there any practical mom. It would it would sort of thing and Epstein. That Russia got from there is so lord dom heads starter in Miami and only he did was. And I understand you know the the protocol and so forth analogue but. He just told him about something that was coming up today give Russia any kind of a van engine any news. Well it might mean that that sort heart you know it's hard to know. Now that information was communicated from the Russian diplomat. Back through the Russian intelligence agencies tend to. You know written so it. He really don't know how that kind of information played but I do that it is a problem in the sense that. You cannot have. Private individuals in eighteen in foreign policy and because the administration is not yet. Officially there. That does create confusion and problem. Thank you Lara appreciate your time. And we get a professor Larry Brown graduate school political management at George Washington University site comes down a list. Mike Flynn told the theater and he had the vice president repeated. And it's now obviously a lie he he lied about what he did negative by proxy I guess the vice president passing along his story. Lied to was so do you think Mike Flynn can stay or does he cast ago because how would you known a future peace overtures and not in a column in a two Thanksgiving so text here and I I thought that Michael Lynn was done. Just because of prime vice president would be in sense that he would go out exactly and and tell us say something that wasn't true based on what. Somebody else told him but it tech's guns senses not in the president's fire someone for allies. When he lies just about every day as the public and and the president has has been known to you know. Come out some alternative thanks. Is already Colin I allow alternative probably is now a ten Kellyanne Connolly column idea stretching the truth so I think that's a good point mom. And the other thing is. From. There's this thing going on where he'd be Elizabeth Warren for a long time has been called to certain name because. They can she says that she is native American. Nomination. Nom Dakota. Cherokee and Delaware Indian. But there's no proof of slow down trouble long time ago tweeted I find it offensive that goofy Elizabeth Warren sometimes referred to his spoke on this. Pretended to be native American get in Harvard and she tweeted back. Get your facts straight I didn't even go to Harvard I'm a graduate of Houston and Rutgers so. With all that in mind Donald Trump meets with the democratic. Leadership and in some big key Democrats any. And he says Elizabeth Warren poke honors is becoming the face of your party. Now he says is that the Democrats and Al Franken responded thus. I've missed president of all due respect that's racist. Don't please stop doing that. I my an Indian affairs is is completely unacceptable. If you really it's should stop doing this it doesn't serve anybody. He didn't tell the president that that's what he would have told the president because he wasn't there. So is that races skull and Elizabeth Warren poke her honest because she. Claims they have native American blood when in fact there's no proof of that at all or is it just tongue in cheek funny and everybody's got to relax a little bit. And I get a couple of text here about traffic on a Crescent City connection and if you're in it. I would really like to hear from you or you just use it the told plazas say this tax was a filter to keep the traffic going at a slower speed. Now everybody's going to fasten naturally get stop and start when that happens faster. Somebody else accident too that they're not munch on the new configuration at all seat tell me T 601870. Does that new. Crescent City configuration Nam on from the listening to these bank work. Or do they have to look at it and redesign it and are there any other choke points and traffic throughout the city. That engineers need to take a look at. It is a fact and you will not deny that. There are massive numbers of non citizens in this country who are registered to vote. That is a scandal we should stop the presses and I think country we should be a gas. Asked about the fact that you have people who have no right to vote in this country registered to vote. Canceling out the franchise of lawful citizens of this country. At Stephen Miller White House advisor they introduced in the public yesterday took his turn on holes Sunday morning shows. Is a pretty intense young man he's thirty something. And nom that's from ABC's this week by the way and tell you that. From. DD of have a problem with alternative sex text instances I thought Donald Trump didn't like political correctness. Alternative taxes bowl blanked the correct term is called lying. And then as far as Donald Trump calling. Elizabeth Warren Pocahontas. A text comes in and says and I I think this is. Kinda right on what trumps that is not necessarily races. It is childish time to be serious CU Lar the president and I wrote a blog as matter of fact an open letter to president trump. That you can read at WWL dot com Tim antidote to morning or Devin WL. Such common by the way the commercial proceeding you coming back wishful. All knee pain. Probably alluded late yet this seat back. Consider and got a dog in a dump somewhere tube and on mine he now that's gone. I goes and go at but I do have two friends one male one female both had sensor you'd did and it said. It will get better once said takes months to government says a year. If I did you sleep standing up like you saw happen in. What could certainly do some hay in the element I'm just some hay on the Iron Man. Don't want to talk about. Now that thing in a truck needs to decide whether he wants to be the messenger. The message are perhaps sometimes both. And that's been clearly demonstrated. You've got five groups of people right now. Not necessarily now about the order which you've got. Latinos particular Mexicans. Judges. You've got McCain and POWs. You've got women and then you've got the LG BT communities. They are not particularly. In favor of the president. And things get reported and when he talks about them wore a matter. And they do negative consequences. And wind is messenger go and say things they did Shaq. And approach is not going anywhere whether trump calls it the enemy are now. He may be. Yeah. He may be led gone somewhere. He may be yes. Well you know eighteen coming when is coming up and everything else is coming up. You know the press is still going to be whether it's. Yeah a young is interesting is that. We're talking about you're talking about eighteen. Thank you go to the call to him and the president's been in office what three weeks how long. Four weeks some like that it's been a busy for weeks man I'm telling him Mike in Slidell higher under the W out the morning. They would shell hit a. And you know just on hanging out getting a week started about Jew might. Yeah you know how much did doc a. And AM mantown Daniel Monday ism. You know they are there Monday. Watching get through that then you broke an era of term rational woody does somebody entities the Mondays. Yeah yeah. Would you stay away anyway that they you remember the traffic problem around here again that chip which. Truck proverb it now. Will you on deeds done you drug bribe. Alia been built ship sixty manned. And from Mike did people at their largest tune in and we yum. I ask and if the new configuration for the Crescent City connection is working because it seems as though traffic gets back to. Stumps and then the Lafayette and then Manhattan every morning that it just doesn't seem right like it's a good design and we also said what are the other choke points. In this city are the areas that need to be re design you have one. Yeah you know that the law. On our program truly a bull bar on east span around chokes up that trap the traffic here into the city. And they need to add one plane that bastard bill will pass. And glad that Alain can change your arm just go open Moreno about the stuff out of debt during Obama had passed the network helps stop all last. Yet Mike thank him lady calls and texts coming in about Cilic choke points rather in traffic one bad spot is in Baton Rouge coming from west. Off the bridge over the Mississippi River ramp to Anders the I ten and that is absolutely true. There's there's the high rises and choke point I don't know what to suggest but it Sox ended does. It is also dangers they're willing m.s coming down into the fast lane and that is true you emerging. In the the passing. So continue to talk glowing come back if you have ever dreamt about riding in a Mardi Gras parade. Being taken off you. Atlas who wanna sing on a ride of a lifetime he can roll in the crew Vargas with everything you need costume and throws free one more you've got it. Given away to rides with all of Dixon's go to WWL dot com now. And click on the contest page Danner. Item on growth rate grew Vargas from. WWL.