Oct 28, 2011|
Scoot in for Tommy Tucker. Scoot talks Halloween
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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Halloween weekend -- tomorrow so tonight it's our Halloween show. And -- -- you wells the American image dot com boy -- bring back memories. It belongs and I. Okay and the long. Well we have a lot of -- -- talk about and this is gonna be our Halloween show as we head into Halloween weekend. But first it's time for the top eight at -- Here are the top eight things we'd like you to know about this we open our show tonight -- attributable to -- number one. I big topic is fatal car accidents on I ten in New Orleans east it closed the interstate for hours many -- stuck in traffic when we were going on here yesterday here at least diverted. It evolved and eighteen Wheeler and two other vehicles one caller on fire. Today there is talk of whether cable barriers would have lessened the severity of that crash. The Louisiana department transportation is going to reevaluate whether that section of -- ten. Should have cable barriers 32 miles -- by twelve and saint Tammany received the first cable barriers because that was supposed to be. According to experts the most dangerous section of interstate in the state of Louisiana. They got this two years ago and cross over fatalities dropped from four. To zero. Louisiana state police say that a majority of vehicles are stopped when the cars are vehicles hit the barriers -- we talked about tailgating speeding and driving dangerously. Driving to the station late this afternoon. I'm merging coming from airline I'm just passed Carol and I emerging from the right lane onto the park street expressway. Somebody was in such a hurry behind me. That He pulled out behind -- and passed it in an issue be sped past me on the shoulder of the road. Then jumped over in front of record for enemy and then abruptly jumped over -- is the only reason this guy's alive today. It's because the rest of us driving around him were cautious. Number two on the list of the top eight and eight. Well you just heard general talk about this in the news cats -- have been disappearing in one Harvey neighborhood some had been found with severe injuries when his died. Today an eighteen year old guy named Daniel Wright junior. Was accused by authorities of mutilating and torturing animals some of the animals were set on fire Daniel Wright junior has -- -- troubled past. And a long criminal record one really choked up Daniel he's charged with ten counts of aggravated cruelty to animals. It is being held on 100000 dollars bond on each count. If guilty please don't let this guy out of jail. Ever. If you and -- of the comment about anything we talk about on our show tonight -- 2601870. Toll free numbers 8668890870. And -- -- number is 87870. -- minorities are studio producer and music director tonight. Number three on the list of the top eight at eight. -- -- campaign targeting 1624 year old about texting and writing the new campaign will be called stop the texts. Stop the Rex. The campaign will try to convince people especially young people who are still texting and driving. But they are putting themselves and the rest of us in danger. What about tailgating speeding. And texting at the same -- that's a good combination. The the good news is this campaign may actually work because the click it or ticket campaign to get people to buckle up their seatbelts. Increase the seat belt use in this country from fifteen to 85%. So remember stop the text stop the racks -- text number again is 87870. A -- -- -- or show while driving. I'm studio for Tommy Tucker tonight overnight shift and now time for number four -- a list of the top eight at eight. What do you think is the highest. Grossing actor a fault line. I was surprised. This actor has grossed an incredible. Seven point 42. Billion dollars worldwide. Just take just a moment. And think about what actor you think is the highest. Grossing actors. Of all time. It's Samuel Jackson. And just imagine how much He would have made had He not done that movie snakes on a -- number five on a list of the top eight at eight. Porn -- BB Jones says she was used by a. Big time sports agent to recruit professional athletes. For his business. She admits that she went home with many of the athletes some of the athletes she recruited for from the NFL and also major league baseball players. Insert your own punch line here number six on a list of the top eight at eight. GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain says that it's. There was no hidden message in that viral commercial that we talked about we talked about this on the show the other night. His chief of staff more block it was in the video promoting Herman -- for presidency we can take this country back and here's why we need to get together and vote for -- McCain. Interestingly toward the end of the commercial He takes a drag off a cigarette. And just. Casually blows the smoke out. As much as I have analyzed commercials politics in the media over the years I admitted the other night I didn't exactly know why they did it other than just to get attention but was this the kind of attention they wanted to get well I guess so because. This video has received 830000. Views. On YouTube. Number seven on our list of the top eight at eight. Let's talk about a former Ohio high school teacher who pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. For having sex parties with alcohol with summer for students. You know she might have been just trying to tutor them I don't know whether this was following a sex Ed class or black but she invited some. So teenagers over to our house in and had sex with a minute seventeen year old former football player for the for the school and a former student is a teacher testified against her. On her attorney tried to convince the courts Vance. She's insane has multiple personalities. And also that the students took advantage of her in her home. During the parties she invited into. She pleaded not guilty yesterday by reason of insanity today 33 year old former teacher Stacy -- -- was convicted of sexual battery. And could face decades in prison. And finally number eight on our list of the top eight at eight tonight. We are talking about us. Halloween. Halloween weekend begins tomorrow night there are a lot of things to do in New Orleans. Halloween is. A lot of fun in the quarter throughout New Orleans there's house of shock as the mortuary. Gonna talk about Halloween tonight -- world is 2011. Are there special houses special places to celebrate Halloween this weekend we are you going what is your top what is your top funny that this weekend. Nor -- is also -- described as the most polluted city in America. We'll talk about some of the hotels. And bars that are said to be home. And we'll talk about. How ridiculous it is to ban Halloween in public schools that started did that in the eighties and nineties when there was talk of Halloween from. Christians have a fundamental. -- -- in the something wrong with that prepared to me this was taking it too far. Yet somehow celebrating Halloween was a satanic party well tonight on our show we'll do this after after 9 o'clock after the news at nine. The history. A Halloween it's gonna be brief history but it will just remind you how it started in. Maybe you really don't know exactly how it started and how it ended up in America so we'll talk about that after 1 o'clock tonight to history. A Halloween. It's not satanic. In anybody who tries to add a satanic. Motif. To Halloween. Is senate is just is is just pushing it they're just pushing there. Religious agenda on others Halloween it's not satanic. Also do you believe in ghosts. Have you ever felt the presence of the ghost or spirit. I have an -- tell my story -- -- And what's the best ghost story you've never heard. We'll also be talking about some of the creepiest. And scariest movies. All of that tonight from our Halloween show WWL the American dot com. -- -- -- Tommy Tucker the caller show call 2601870. Toll free 866889. Is nearly seventy. It protects our show by texting 87870. Then there's the possibility that you are way too young to ever win this on Wednesday it. Spooking time classic -- credit card that's it classic score. I'm old enough to remember. -- I have not had but I notice that. This is our Halloween show tonight on WW Halloween weekend starts tomorrow night have voodoo fest as this weekend there isn't. House of shock I'm gonna go there tomorrow with the issue arose from our news department. And we're gonna take some video and and get some audio. House of shock we'll have that up on the WW real dot com website. Hopefully by Monday Halloween. And house of -- does remain open I think until November 4 or fifth we'll have that that information for your. Also the mortuary as a very very popular place. If there is said if there's some place that is. A place that that people should see for Halloween maybe it's your house or maybe its house in your neighborhood. Is the Euro on streets. Decorated. Like Rebecca street used to be decorated in -- Rebecca street is so awful assessment made. Close to a power boulevard poster -- Carolina battery. And that -- street and a friend of -- attorney Stephen -- still has house on -- street. And He used to it to be part of that they would then decorate it would actually it school buses of people would actually coming to bus people in us young people into trick or treat. On Rebecca street I don't I think that's still going on maybe it's stopped with that with Katrina but there are there any other big areas in New Orleans that other people should know about. I you know about it but it's -- if there's a house or a street or some place that everybody should see of course you know about house of shock which by the way is probably not for. For little kids it's a little more sophisticated -- they do a great job at. I haven't been there since 1995. Feet and left town and in the 96 for awhile but don't back it will be going back to. -- -- shock for the first time in quite some time also will be reminding you of some of the key acts that are going to be at voodoo fest this weekend and play some of the music. From some of those pants. So there's a special place of the you know offer a caller show tonight. This this ban on on Halloween you know it's it's it's still it's still happening. I've written article today that in Portland Oregon they have banned Halloween the classrooms don't you remember as a kid. Celebrating Halloween. Don't you remember having fun in school. With Halloween. And now it's some kind of kind of festival is it now than they've given you some news the harvest time -- harvest festival or some some very benign thing. And I think it's just really changed. Vet some adults decided that they were gonna rob children. A Halloween. It was just an innocent fun time. Is banning Halloween. The right thing to do with public schools. And I really hate to ask this question because I'm afraid I know with the answer is but I would like to blame the schools. That are doing this if you wanna join me in this effort. Are there any schools. In the New Orleans area any schools anywhere in the country our show covers 38 states at night. Are there any schools anywhere. There are still banning Halloween because it's a satanic holiday Halloween is like worshipping -- oh please. To join our show with your comic Michael to 601870. It's toll free numbers 86689. As early seventy tech's number is 87870. Joseph welcome to WW well good evening. -- -- -- -- -- What He called out on talk about the package can occur until they're actually neighborhood in air and called imperial war. And what they actually out there like a block or about spot block and at all. We're not being at all where a court clearly drawn down there but audit of the block or every how it would. Somehow now we are -- a lot and lying and others and all of it is not been by Halloween block or -- you bring. By Joseph wearing -- handy isn't your rewards. And here it's right -- -- in the -- club -- colonial drive and signature word cross street. And is based drug after we are being outlook or court sports everywhere just walking Tiger -- Do they do this -- will they do that this weekend -- Monday night. It's Monday night look at it and I'm glad you're glad you brought that up I'll put that on the list of things that that people need to see. Budget that -- block party. So now -- be hot dogs live to and I'll go through mean it'll be one after the down. Jodi you have kids in school. -- do they get to celebrate Halloween or is that taboo now. Actually no they that you need to celebrate -- lean -- he's actually in now on the third grade now so they don't really be too much for neighboring upper body stuff like that they don't wrapped up anymore when He or kindergarten first grade actually did -- -- that they actually think -- you can -- -- case but that's not a public school. He has Catholics are smart about that kind of stuff they're Micah Donovan kind of ridiculous pressure on Tuesday. All right John let's call the show and happy Halloween. In -- -- talker tonight -- -- shift scoots on every WL MFN and dot com colonial drive imperial woods in her hand near colonial club club drive. Five block area. Monday night you can go clear if -- anywhere near the carrier live close to an agreement to go -- -- you stop and might be released safe place to be if there are bands that there are a lot of people there that will be safe place to trick or treat. And that's something else that we can talk about on now. Here tomorrow -- there's a frightening football high school football every WL and then Monday night is Monday Night Football going to be on -- Saturday afternoon for three to seventh so we'll talk more about this says Saturday afternoon as well. But I just wanted to. Give you some ideas on what to do Monday night since this will be the appropriate she -- talk about this is real liberty for Halloween and Halloween weekend. And I know there are parties. Everywhere in Jefferson Maryland welcome to -- WL. Hi -- and you. I have a wonderful place that -- they have made out of mentioned. It on State Street -- count avenue has anybody out about -- yeah. How wonderful they decorate every year at the mention. And it's not and that might talent in. -- I can't wait people. Life in the ground -- and I'm glad that -- need propped Japanese. And behind these all. I have read -- and they can't get tired. Old like a bridegroom. Bright Green and a debt it was our unique if you actually get. Yeah I do so that's a State Street and secure -- Stay and thank how's it absolutely. Adorable. All right Maryland -- call that thanks for thanks for calling. And I do also wanna talk about two or whether or not to the banner Halloween is is is appropriate -- Halloween S botanic holiday in the minds of some ominous change it to at least tell me what is it changed into some kind of fall festivals are gonna win this thing. Not exactly sure I don't call exactly. What it was changed to you know a lot of schools but are there any school is do you have kids in public school. And are they allowed to recognize Halloween. I remembered Halloween cookies and cupcakes and and having fun and I. I guess we dressed up in school but I'm not really Charlotte reliever called a dressing up and in in customs in school. But -- throughout this country there are. There are bans on recognizing Halloween and schools and I just think that is ridiculous. I'm skewed at the time to record George W comics and Michael to 601878. And toll free numbers 86689. Is nearly seventy tech's number is 87870. Coming and after the news at 9 o'clock the history of Halloween. -- the origin answer of Halloween but also Halloween coming to America and how it's how it started in America. The the origin behind trick or treat and the origin behind dressing up and you might remember but to some people might not remember some people might have never really known the true meaning of Halloween. Which is why get so infuriated. When -- when certain people. Of certain beliefs try to push their beliefs on everybody else. And talk about how Apollo -- this botanic holiday because it is not there's nothing satanic about Halloween. Whatsoever. So I'd like to know if there are schools in the New Orleans area that still ban Halloween. Also we're going to be talking about it some of the the haunted hotels. Some of the -- bars in New Orleans. And as hyped talk about this I may not know every place to think of every place so if there is haunted place the you know about in New Orleans initiative to -- show tonight. 260187. The toll free 8668890870. X numbers 87870. And here's a text that reads it to all those in Morgan City. At Lincoln Park CC HS drama club is doing their second annual haunted house from 7 PM to 9 PM. And that is from my thirteen year old political and social analyst Josh. In Morgan City thanks and attachments. Here's a text -- my five year old is getting dressed up for her school fall fast. Oh yeah we can't have Halloween anymore let's have a fall -- mark do you remember Halloween in school I absolutely remember following school Halloween is my favorite -- It's it's it's the -- held have a lot of people mean there's no pressure with relatives like there is certain Thanksgiving Christmas. It can be relaxed and -- needed to be needed to be scary. And then you know some schools are banding scary costumes. Past the purpose of Halloween. In fact if you wanna see something rather scary. I -- WWL dot com. We have some pictures of what Hillary Clinton what President Obama what Nancy Grace Herman Cain. Megan Fox Michelle Bachmann. Sarah Palin and Justin -- what would they look like. If they were zombies. And zombies seems to be a big. -- -- This Halloween and has been talked about you know -- what what if zombie start attacking or what if something happens in turns people into into zombies and zombies a big thing the says this Halloween -- zombies a big thing and pop culture right now. Yeah I -- I'm noticing that. I know that the TV show the walking dead doing very well I watch it every week at that it's a fantastic show. Com and and use -- zombies and talk zombies -- the hot thing right now in terms of horror movies and our TV shoes zombies are in. These aren't so go to our website WWL dot com the first really scary thing you're gonna see is a picture of me because that's which have to click on. A there's a picture in the upper upper right hand corner that is half what it is scary I've by the way on that's not me dressed up that's and that's that's really -- So click on that picture and then go take a look at some of these these pictures. Of these these zombies we also have a picture of Steven Tyler of Aerosmith who is in Paraguay's with Aerosmith doing a concert to concert had to be postponed the other night. Because He slipped in the bathtub. And knocked out to knocked out tooth and also really bruised his face. What I was looking at this picture of of Steven Tyler earlier today. It looked like a picture of Steven Tyler as a zombie but it's not Steven Tyler as a zombie. It's Steven Tyler as Steven Tyler after this accident we also have that up on our website. It's all WWL dot com in touch to a Ken welcome to our show good evening. -- It. -- -- Jack that. You know again. Right in and night night and now it. The they'd let you know words that. Okay. It's got it yet to be out there. And adopt it out. From -- Now -- -- 00 Waterhouse and Jackson -- I turn turn turn your radio down again. All right we lost realist it. I can't wait to your house -- shocker tomorrow night. But I'm gonna come back and tell you about some of the some of the hotels that are known to be ordered -- if you know of -- of haunted. House on haunted bar haunted hotel or any pony place in new world is that there we'll mention please call our show. It's our Halloween show tonight -- WL AM FN and dot com. To join our show with your comments -- 2601870. Its toll free at. Received 668890870. -- number is 87 days -- yeah. Your comments are next on -- Tommy Tucker this is gonna WL. It's for Tommy Tucker tonight that's good -- -- this this is our Halloween show. Here is today's big 87 -- ready jaguar opinion poll. Which activity would be the most terrifying to you. Spending the night in a haunted house. Spending the night in a graveyard. Or spending the night watching another GOP debate cast your vote at WWL. Dot com. Had to -- is they're comical to 60187. Toll free 866889. Is nearly seventy -- number is 87870. Here is one of the hotels in New Orleans it is and supposed to be haunted the provincial hotel which is it to 1024 charters in the French Quarter. This was part of this hotel used to be a confederate hospital. And part of the building. -- have reported seeing confederate soldiers and surgeons of that era. They're also reports of bloodstains appearing and disappearing mysteriously. On -- some of the rooms. You know if I ever checked into the -- -- the in the chick check that out 'cause amateur before I don't wanna see any blood on sheets at a hotel. Now I'm sure they disappear before they went out the room but this kinda creepy. There even reports once an elevator door opened up on the second floor of the provincial. And the entire hospital. Was in -- Also did you know that the army royal Orleans restaurant used to be the royal Orleans used to be to Saint Louis hotel years ago is -- That's it to a 621 Saint Louis Saint Louis and then -- -- and royal between royal and and charters. So this hotel is supposed to be haunted because it's said that -- made. At the Saint Louis still tries to comfort the -- on the second floor. Guests have awakened to find their sheets. Of the bed tucked in tightly around them this spirit. Apparently wants to keep -- -- It's nice to know that some spirits are good and and -- is also a nobody can explain why the cold water faucets. Turn themselves on sometimes in the middle of tonight. At the omni royal Orleans hotel New Orleans described by many as the most haunted city in America. Is that house or block that people should see this Halloween 2011. Got a call about a imperial Woodson -- hand this is going to be Halloween night this is near colonial club drive in -- and as a five block area. And here's a live music and a lot of people that idea a good place to take the kids -- trick or treating. Also State Street and saint Charles there's a mansion that's all decorated up is Slidell Kenneth welcome to WWL. -- -- Yeah well. Critical to a what about. It doubles so. What -- all. But the kid who's accused of a two year old Daniel Wright junior's accused as of mutilating and torturing animals some of them were set on fire some cats have been disappearing in -- in Harvey neighborhood. And now they've set up on the -- Daniel Wright junior. Lebanese side that would judge people. And walked in that horse shoes. Amber are used to shut the door -- on -- people. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yeah. -- Brown on the -- When you don't worry bearable. He reported. And He has it's an incredible story this if if you don't know that story look it up it's it it's a story of great inspiration. You're right Kenneth but He brings me to tears to about an innocent innocent animal being killed. Or tortured. True. Work out that the person. -- problem that we read. And thought we have a while to issue. That -- Look at -- I'm glad you called -- I understand that and and apparently He does have a story -- -- lengthy criminal record but that's not an excuse for mutilating torturing. Cats and one of them apparently. -- died while He might have. A sad story. It probably goes back to his parents although sometimes it's just it in Eugene sometimes it's just year. I don't want an eighteen year old if He is guilty. I don't want him out of jail. We hear so many stories about people like Jeffrey Dahmer started out as. Of people who -- were young torturing animals. And then what we Jeffrey Dahmer and at a joint. On the causeway -- welcome to WWL. I don't think it is true. Recorded. -- skating ice today some. Well. To block the rule book lists and and eat and that. It looked. And and you sort of Djibouti. And -- -- Aetna. It's good you could do. And -- police departments and -- -- At least yeah in. And saying that. Governments and just -- -- look at the -- and Julie told. -- you ever were you ever scared knowing that she might have been there. I would I would hope I can do a little. What could be the world. Look at him -- And that we don't it's. I am actually. -- Certainly street room. And Adam I am happy I want to go to. Commit. You. Can -- And if you believe that. Hi if you tell me I'm gonna I'm gonna believe you I you know I've I've had I've only had one experience and I'll I'll I'll tell that story. In just a little while but. I believe the stories that are here and I I've heard a lot of stories about to go say -- believable goes to leave his spirits and I believe these things that I read about these hotels and he's bars in the French Quarter. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Then she she. You W because. Eight and we're. -- I would hesitate. All media. Media. A man well. -- -- It would call. Him a little doubt about it and what do it. -- Well anyway. And about it to blow to take probably. Search our. And we -- them GM and let -- into -- -- that mighty. -- through you have a Jeep. That. Why didn't look upon him due to. And there. -- I don't know -- -- good story thanks for thanks to call the show. If you have but given the go storytelling whether your story -- you you heard it's a story you believe. A wanna hear your ghost story and I'll I'll I'll share my experience with you. It's it's something that's very comforting to me I'm I'm and I'm glad it happened it's only happened and He wants it hurts so many stories like this. From other people and you know there's a part of me that it is a little -- doubts that I was so comforted when I tell you this that story in a few minutes you'll understand why. I was so personally comforted by this. If and if there's a story that that you know about about goes to call -- this is our Halloween show tonight. WWL AM FM and dot com best ghost story you've heard and what movies think about it there a couple of movies that just really scared this. What movie. Scared you the most. 260. When He seventy toll free 8668890870. And here's text number 87870. On -- -- and it's of the -- I hit a text -- -- Megan Fox is still sexy as a Zambian Megan Fox is one of the you know one of the pictures we found. Of celebrities and politicians stressed that the zombies go to WW real dot com. Click on my picture in the upper right which is the scariest picture them all. Check out some of these pictures of what like Hillary. President Nancy Grace Herman Cain would all look like if they were zombies. And Megan Fox is one key is high society. -- Tommy Tucker tonight I'm -- we're coming right back with more on -- WL and what the big bands this weekend. -- -- We're -- -- at Budapest tomorrow night sound garden at this stage in Budapest. At 9 o'clock. Halloween show tonight at seven WL as we get ready for the beginning of Halloween weekend. That's an advanced party by going -- Going to go into Tony Tucker tonight thank you guys you'd let your -- What movie scared you. Other movies that are scary which a lot of move. Is that are scary but what movie really scared you. But I think about that a couple come to mind but one of the first ones that comes to mind is the -- assist. What movie really scared you to a 601870 toll free 866889. Is nearly seventy. And a text -- -- 7870. Here's a text that reads Angel hearts and New Orleans -- movie with Lisa -- Robert De Niro and Mickey Rourke scared the hell out of me as a kid. Here's one this has Halloween. Part one He had the original Halloween that was another movie that it scared me. Have you ever seen Angel heart. No I haven't as a fantastic movie should definitely check that -- shot it was shot here here's another text that reads something that something evil the fogged. The exorcist when when I was thirteen years old watched it at the -- westside theater. I was scared -- out that is from Ed in Gretna. What movie scared you -- -- Halloween. Angel -- those are scary movies coming up in in the next hour right after the news and about 906. We're gonna do the history of Halloween. And we're gonna set the record straight on Halloween not being a satanic holiday. Halloween is still banned -- some schools that are read a report today that there's a Warren Halloween and He Portland Oregon as a Warren Halloween in in Canada. And I'm assuming that they were still schools in the New Orleans area -- against the public schools. They banned Halloween because it somehow inappropriate watch is inappropriate about Halloween. You and I lived through it. We made it just find this point our lives and we celebrated Halloween until. Some hardcore right wing Christians decided to Halloween was satanic. It was just a fun. Innocent time for kids and those people in this country have -- children of the -- of Halloween. Now it's a fall festival or fall harvest festival or something like that. Are coming back with a lot more including the history of Halloween able tell you about some of the bars and hotels in new worlds that are -- I've -- it's our Halloween show tonight and to -- WL for festivals and kind of.