Apr 1, 2013|
Tommy takes your calls and talks to listeners' about a gun giveaway program and April Fools Day pranks
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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Johnson shotgun Seattle fourteen and so while back I don't remember I believe. I believe it was a single shot it broke apart they called them I don't know eagle I -- a -- -- -- Arab I had a double barrel for him. I think this is the single shot I think I don't know a long time ago don't remember. Armed after Katrina and disease that my shotgun experience I was coming back and you know those are different times. Regular family back after staying here yeah we are humble little nervous at -- but I varies from Conroe Texas announced that an academy sporting goods in Conroe and -- think and I let's go to the police model let's get the Remington 870 and he was like 250 bucks though that's what I got and I think he can put four or five. In at one time shells and -- one subcompact and again we -- here. So a lot of onions -- -- dollar barrel law Null or not that's a federal offense not want to do that orca. So get a text you're seeing as it relates of the shotguns -- -- handing out. To shell done -- cult of double barrel it's one -- Clinton -- and I think he's talking about a single shot which we call a Cracker Barrel here. So I'm trying to -- out exactly and maybe report Jordan zone worker to people in there maybe three if we can. Called Justin -- text in the find out exactly what kind big guns it is -- given away -- desired -- A semi automatic weapon Cracker Barrel says here Forte and singled -- So if we're talking about a shotgun. That -- crack it in half. Put one Shalit and the and in close that I -- load and it is this is. A just a little bit removed from a muzzle loader on same -- and Gary had a put it down in there and and they shot it down in a -- -- notre shooting spree with this not much of a shooting -- I'll tell you that. So who would you be for this or against it given away. Guns Tzipi single moms. Calm people in war crime -- -- primaries if they pass a background check. I don't think it's a bad idea at all and in terms of people break at Indiana house. These are not the preferred guns criminals all in all not at all but they certainly could deter criminal. I would think -- shot gun owner of a criminal -- just like people put alarm signs out in front of their houses. I think of a criminal news that everybody and and neighborhood had received a free shotgun. I think they got to move on and I think police officers or our crime experts Italian. -- I hate to say this though when it comes to crime it's all about sent them somewhere else very about it now says that everybody in the neighborhood has a dog. They've gone somewhere else very about a neighborhood has an alarm system they're gone somewhere else -- about a neighborhood has burglar bars they're gone somewhere else. And I get text or about April Fool's Day listen to this. My all time favorite April fool April fool's prank was during my fifteen months in the long term care. I was assisted by a nightmares the first -- dispersants and long term care for fifteen months -- got a long haul admire them for even their sense of humor right. I was assisted by a night matters super -- for me a new urine bottle. So is brand new okay never been used. Fully sanitary fully -- same as a pitcher that you get from Tupperware. This is brand new. And a bottle of apple Jews. The Sullivan started the next morning when the date -- almost lost her breakfast. And continued from there now that's a good April -- practical Joseph Louis blues weird nobody gets hurt don't you think yeah -- Yeah you know brand new clean container -- and it was real enough -- was apple Jews. And that it's Vegas regulated and hilarity ensues on April Fool's Day. So it over the phone lines a couple of different things. Here just very cruel and I don't that's so funny joke that that's what makes a good April fool's joke because of me nobody's gonna get hurt. It's got to be innocent. Like one time when I was working backfield Mississippi river bridge authority there was an older guys that work their former school principal. And a younger guy -- back in the old you know the old phone when they had little plastic things that came up and -- -- dial tone and and the receivers. We put went down on those you remember those you know about the -- the little plant like plastic buttons came up and and when you -- the receiver yeah. When he took a clear piece of tape and take those down and the guy get picked the phone up and can get -- dial tone. Culprit pulled out via the Internet to get his phone they understood loneliness and -- exactly but that was pretty funny as well. So where do you draw the line between -- funny practical Joker April fool's -- human and it's not so funny what are some of the ones that pupils. Or are being in the that the victim. And when it comes of this -- giveaway single shot. Break down shotgun good idea and do you think it would. Deter crime or the worst thing you've ever heard -- would you mind if that happened in your neighborhood would you take a free gun. And would you mind your neighbors take -- one I would have no problem with it at all Tommy Tucker back and flashed a BW well. Hi Tommy -- -- money debut for these statistics so when aids day after Easter CC so when examining. Until 386 exit 89087. -- we head. Some pretty imaginative things planned for April Fool's Day until we messed. In a corner office of ms. Newman on. Good Friday and we're told we had been warned by the corporate office not to do any of that so. We didn't. Tony Slidell banks are -- on -- WL. Again. And radio media and current Chicago. With an agency we send area they only an hour on that sales manager. At 8000 dollar why. Outside the media about it. -- -- Guys in double. -- Director -- ebony and watch column. By. So we. Are all and -- Well. And I have two men. And local. -- at all. -- -- -- -- -- that's a nice it is a joke where nobody -- there did anybody get fired. Again that's a good when did you ever you do the policing it turned around on -- and bitch in a rare and. -- That it. Yes -- radio he would be careful because again that's that's why we were. That's why were warned on Friday and of course we would have to thank you Tony appreciate the call happy April there was a Korean and -- will be warned. It is the first of April we would never do anything to jeopardize the credibility of WWL but. I wonder Jordan if it would be acceptable to say to talk about some of the things we had considered not actually say am. But talk about some of the things we had considered. -- let's let's. Take a look at traffic. And go into executive session go in the plenary session is at a plenary session and -- the political science guy you tell me 81 -- on particular -- WL. First news talking about April Fool's Day talking about this but this is on April fools by the way I -- get away that -- -- the guy that is originally from Baton Rouge just and do we moved to use and present of the armed citizens project -- Giveaway shotguns to single moms people and bad crime neighborhoods and somebody says so one of these people take that gun. That they otherwise wouldn't have had and blow some people away will -- be the fault of the got a programmer other keep in mind these are single shot. Shotguns -- got. Break down break enhance take Michelle put another shell in and I think the likelihood of that happening is is. Very very low but if that does happen it would be the fault of the people with the gun. Just like any. Person until somebody with a gun it's the fault of them. I gotta tell you it's the truth guy I do it here to the phrase guns don't kill people people guilty kill people I'd -- Is an inanimate object it can't do anything on its own so I think would be the fault of the of the people it's my opinion you're welcome -- -- -- at -- six -- 1870 till 386. Exit 89087. In tell me what you think. A dead Texans in and says best idea ever citizens armed criminals go away and they get thing about a shotgun in terms of home defenses it doesn't over penetrating on a story about. Like up high powered rifle pistol way it's gonna go through a wall and hit some innocent neighbor plaza. I had somebody tell me. Azeri news skilled guy who has perform under pressure. That he heard a noise script dismissal went downstairs he was surprised that the shaking that was going on with his hand -- the involuntary release of adrenaline in his body and he said he went on bought a shotgun. -- you know have to worry about aiming ages got a point Peter lake view talking relate brothels -- good morning your on -- WL. Search I'm not that abruptly for example -- saying -- -- and they make it's anymore. But so bad and I'll be -- got some like typical plastic on the. Iraq they make it anymore that's staple of the of the novelty industry are you kidding me. Brought it and and a whoopee cushion. Yeah -- -- deftly and not able -- put out of somebody's desk and that was. And you would if you were added it got even joking look at -- board. Grossly out of -- -- -- -- -- but overnight flight left on the hit fifty and one of the guys that question. I'll make clean it up -- you did you smell awful I assure you that. We have you know tried to muscle memory into which you when -- -- -- and such you'll have different memory here's something bring something -- -- You're welcome to kick it up. I don't know if you're Catholic or not but. Yeah you know they'd they'd do -- -- -- that -- demands they do it and bullies Saturday father Billy over it all PH in Belle chase he loves. He loves he loves to get the smoke on in the church with the with the take over the thermal I think innate but affect you if you go to mega thermal YouTube did this thing at some. Cathedral in. In Spain. Was San Diego some and then the other listening this took like eight. Amongst Apolo rope to swing this thing is most amazing thing you've ever seen. But anyway -- you know they get the smoke and as soon as we get back on people start coffin in church right. Well in Vietnam the -- tell me our -- some one time that. They they forgot to put the charcoal and things so they went through the ceremony of an anyway and put the incense in the in the empty it's terrible -- every call and incense burner but there's no fired on so there couldn't be any smoke and isn't as they started swearing in of people starting coffin. -- -- exactly what you just said Peter. -- it it must have been some kinda sinus memory because they could have been any allergic reaction because there is no fire no smoke. -- a mistake he ever been on the wrong side of and April fool's joke or. Either of one that went terribly wrong not not seriously but just I shouldn't on this. No Bob Melvin the president pretty lucky to help. I would -- -- today thank you Peter had a great day. ID 2601878. Toll free 86 exit 89087. When we come back I talked to Jordan my attorney and he says that we could probably tell yet. Some of the ones who we were thinking about. They involve the president. They involve Mardi Gras and they involve bomb. The governor will tell you what we come back right now time for David W offers isn't that got to face it David I want to bring some. See. Studied -- Stanley lost a member last week and it in the news broke over the weekend Bruce Miller passed away and home man. One of the -- wanted to great. Thrills that I had -- incumbent being traded from. You know the -- for softly even before Katrina. When. Cool money five point seven he'll be station became affiliated with the company the known -- WL and and we all. Came into the building downtown was being able work with the legends that I had listened to for many. Many years is in as big WBO fans from. Time in the series due to all all the way back through Jack Ruby. Bob repeat my object groups guy killed though -- -- oh yeah I was not a big Jack Ruby and I although at the time we were all angry. About the the assassination of president Kennedy -- and away entirely different story. Bob ruby proper yes. And I met the guy and you know anyway. And Patrick. WW Allen. And finally I get I get him to meet and work with in the same building. People like he'll play but until Borough and and -- me yell and and Bruce Miller and these feet are icons of new loans radios and and we learned of -- passing and I just on semi wishes out to his family condolences and ladies and man this is just a legend and Bruce Miller and and one thing I did finally did finally. Get to meet these people who work with them is that even though they were legends and had been doing this for years and years they were never ever too busy to talk to a -- -- -- blatantly you know some money -- in the business are never too busy to take the time that tells stories they were never too busy. And it never had the big head you know I'm saying there just aren't always down to earth and. -- stress the true pros in our business and I don't know if there's going to be a generation to replace them. Welcoming in an even mileage -- has brews Miller and I and now -- and senators I was walking to work and he was common. The -- work a he'd just always had time to stop and Chatman and we developed just a little bitty minor acquaintance shipment earlier friendship that. But man he's a visa is -- legend there we're -- missing were really and. He got a nice a word and I believe it was last year and I was thrilled forum. At that time -- you know just in one of those things it was long overdue. Aides get the joke to most Johjima only -- award the saints hall of fame in two when he lemonade and hands say yeah memorial gathering -- late one Metairie funeral home. -- boulevard. Friday this Friday -- -- April 5 from ten until Manama try to -- there stolen yet and I. Thanks David when we come back we'll talk about some more April Fool's Day 260187. Regional free 866889087. He'll tell you the idea is this week and we're not -- them. None of these are actually April fools' pranks these are ideas we handed and thought better you'll see which ones you would have believed. Or Nazis excel when he 720386. Exit eight -- early seventy. Tell me about your April -- plans. Four years pants or today some of the things you hold or worse had pulled on yet. And a -- funny we'll also talk about this the shotgun giveaway ideas -- would you take a free shotgun. If you lived in a crime. A heavy crime neighborhood or -- single mom would you want it in your house if you we're taught how to use it. And do you think that would make your neighborhoods safer or more dangerous. Back in Atlanta -- well. Tucker DeVon WL April fools they know these are not April fools' pranks these are the things that we discussed. Doing. And then we realized that WWL has a lot of credibility we've -- ever do anything to risk. That. But if we were to have done these swing and again. We're not doing days. Because you know WWL has a lot of credibility and we were warned -- boss ms. Neumann not twos so we're not. But these are some of the things some of the ideas we had kicked around. And oh in which of these would you have been on if any. One album was that the city was thinking of instituting a Mardi -- attacks this is not true with these are ideas we had kicked around. That for an April fool's prank the city was I thinking and instituting a Mardi -- attacks. So that from now on if you wanted to rope off from any spots from Mardi -- you would have to pay for a permit. And it would be like. And a toy boxes square foot and any money raised visited twenty bucks. Per square foot per 24 hour period. So any money raised would go to offset the city's deficit. So we thought that might get some traction and maybe you would believe that. Then another one was that President Obama had decided to appoint Sarah Palin as the new secretary of energy since she was from. Alaska and oil producing states. I had an idea that was quickly shut down for a million dollar giveaway but we give -- -- that was supposed dated. April 1. 3013. Corporate -- that went down immediately. And then there was a fourth one that. Bobby Jindal was gonna go back to using his. Name. His name and his birth certificate I used because he knew it was eventually gonna come around during any potential presidential race. And then he was gonna start with -- campaign slogan and push for high huge. Those were the four ideas we had. They came out of the meeting. And I don't know if you would have. Beaten on any of those. But all of the four. And none of these are true these are all. Potential April fool's hoaxes that we were thinking of pulling. Which one which one would would he had the most potential for yet fallen for what -- may have been. The President Obama appointing Sarah Palin as the new secretary of energy in a new attempted bipartisanship. Would it have been the Mardi -- attacks. You can -- off your spot. But it's one dollars per square foot per day. Siegel put on a yellow tape in your ladders in the city sends out about it a measure -- got to send a permit you gotta buy apartment first. Would -- have been. The million dollar giveaway with the post dated check. We wouldn't tell you about that right away until you won and you realize that women this check is stated to 3013. Or would it have been the com. The governor gone back to his original name on his birth certificate of -- huge. And the fact that it would have come out during a presidential election anyway that that was Israel names so. He measles are now in launches push for -- huge campaign. Would you have believed any of them and if you would have believed. Which one would you if it any which would you have been more inclined to believe. I'd like to hear from me at 2601870. Toll free 86 exit 890 point seven. My feeling is you would you would have believed the money grow one. Dad when you would have been in so much of an outrage about you wouldn't have realized that it was a prank and -- started complaining but we'll see 852 timely traffic and for that. -- -- -- Tummy -- everybody's tired on this day after Easter. Beyond responsibility it slowed texts or would it -- as well but. You know what does a good idea it's it will be your idea for an April -- story. Because this is a it's Mexicans in Tom Benson this is not true. This is a suggestion for an April fool's -- this is not true. Tom Benson receives an unbelievable. Offer from a management -- about it Tucson Arizona but they have agreed to keep the name. Pelicans that Tucson pelicans. See that's not true these are just suggestions for April fools' pranks. And some of the stories that we had we had four ideas. All of which are shut down by. By management and rightfully so because WWL. Has a lot of credibility we can't monkey around with that. Nor would we but are four ideas work. It we're asking you which one would which one would you have found a would you have fallen for. No one -- was that President Obama and a and a show of bipartisanship. Appoint Sarah Palin as is new secretary of energy since she's from an oil producing state Alaska. The other one was we give away a million dollars when you come to get your money it's a post dated check. April 1 3013. Corporate thought about -- of brides say about a millisecond. And and I think the questioner yeah do you mine came up. The third one was Bobby Jindal knowing that his real name would come out during eight. Presidential campaign decided to just start being referred to as and wanting to insisting that the media refer to him as I used Kindle. And he launched his presidential campaign with. Push for -- huge. And the fourth one was a Mardi -- attacks and from the overwhelming amount attacks and get and Pete. Bulls said they would have bought the body broad tech story and as a matter of fact. They're saying that's not a bad idea. Moderate grudge text for sure -- say I could see that working. And then they're saying you know what. I think it's actually a good idea. An out of balances our rights record now you've done it April fool's jokes aside you'd give -- and drew the idea. But would that be a good idea if you want to get out they early. And and -- you spot off and grab all of this land this big land grab that people do where now they're in the mood did it to rope off this big spot. And they -- they're not gonna interact with any other people and grant you know an acre and put three people in there I -- get paid for. I still think that's a good idea. I think you should be forever. It's music so 187 he told creates -- at -- times early seventy. You see now we get big go on here facility. Stories some idea April -- idea. April -- idealists miles tires Jordan Jefferson does the cystic quarterbacks coach. Aids. Another when Drew Brees traded to Atlanta that's another nice April -- sex. All of these false it's April Fool's Day back in a flash.