Aug 20, 2014|
Tommy talks to Anne Weisberg, Senior Vice President of the Families and Work Institute, about the rising number of stay at home dads
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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A woman shopping and leaving her job to followed the man around the country men are doing it to follow more successful women around. So does it matter -- you who is the chief breadwinner in your home or is that all about the bottom line income and if you could. Would you be a stay at home mom hours staying home -- out. You know my daughter's eighteenth there wouldn't be a whole lot for me to do with -- would be even better but. If I had had the opportunity I would not reminded that a no no you know I'd I'd -- it. Very non sexes when it comes income whoever's making the most money. Let's go with that 713 Tommy Tucker coming back under the that you. Tommy Tucker she does work hard for the money mom does or ladies do you sometimes only earning 77 cents on the dollar that men works that manner and so. She really working hard for that money indeed some of the -- that come and and boat. Do you do men of follow women now instead of women following -- did there jobs wherever they happen to be transferred to a couple of text and then. I've followed my wife and know Oklahoma where she's a professor Nichols state. I love my job and Nolan out of professional firefighter in home aren't happy home I'm happier now than ever before. And allowances I was stay at home mom until my daughter was in sixth grade I wouldn't trade those years for anything. The only thing we didn't ham was the best car on the block which brings up. Another situation about what he willingness to give up to be one. A stay at home mom or dad let me go to Joshua recruit for yet Torre -- hi Joshua you're on debit WL. I like more. Up with you. How low laden I currently work offshore. Carriker a short work offshore -- -- -- -- now beyoncé. Years ago. And and she graduated. -- the masters and school technology. All the movies. Here in the next couple weeks we'll look into spammers shall be and university amber to not. Get her -- Education so picker is not that he yet not a doctor. Let me assure adequate what can -- UN news and ROB tech and about. I didn't get do you guys friends give you a hard time about that. And I'm currently. I'll marker on an for a while until we start having kittens like but and then would you be seen it. Yeah that's what we planned out and now I'm looking forward. And I'd I'd I'd do cooking anyway so bonds. A go Joshua appreciate the call one to give to our guest in my Eisenberg senior vice president of the failings and work institute of mourning and morning thanks taking the time was you just heard Joshua is that a new trend in America. Yeah actually and I wouldn't say it's Dubow. What we've been seeing is that. Over the last 1015. Years there's been no real shift in how both men and women think about their old home. As well as -- work. It does it go to equality for women but if it does and why not equality in terms of pay. Yeah well. There's still a lot of that is old assumptions that people have that we all carry around frankly both men and women about who's doing what it home. And a lot of the pay gap at this point can be explained by what's called. Maternal by -- Both men and women sort of assuming that once women have kids. There's going to be less committed to work and therefore. I'm not as valuable employees. And that actually. Is it when you look at date. The pay gap between mothers. Well women who are mothers and women who like -- That's where you see the biggest pay -- In terms of -- men following men and women to their jobs and is there any. Trend in the United States or something that spending on going on for awhile and women are becoming more educated than men generally. Yet I mean women accepted. The majority of college graduates in this country and frankly in most countries around the world. Including. Brazil. Japan not Japan actually -- one exception trying. A lot of Europe fell -- -- Are more educated. Then men and and then knowledge economy. They have better opportunities for good job. And he's been saying you know this still -- a lot. What we called bias in this. Where you know people assumed that women -- as competent and and we see that in every field so. We have a long way to go but part of that is just. Having these kind of conversations where you concede that the changes is already taking place. And not in society a lot of us have -- moved to a different sort of understanding of what men and women want from -- lines. And that men and women actually want very similar things. A lot. At night and why. Strong -- -- to be involved in their life and the one good job. Of ball. It is and -- as -- appreciate -- time senior vice president of the Families and Work Institute when we come back -- on the phone lines. At 26018720386. Exit 89087. -- On the what is the situation in your home is it gender specific if -- man -- you have a problem. With your wife make in more money and you. Being a professional and perhaps you aren't -- following her around would you be willing to do that is their career advances even have been means moving. Even if you had to take maybe a job that wasn't as good as the one you had here or beat them one stayed home with the kids. If you could would you be stay at home mom or -- Which would be better for the kids and if you are one I would love to -- he has 723 time related traffic that would go to Terrell Robinson. I Tommy Tucker talking about being a stay at home mom -- stay at home dad in -- you have a problem. If you wife made more money continue your significant other and moving away with their -- further Euro or advance her career. And some of the -- that are common man and -- pretty. Pretty strong stuff males have lost sight of what would be means to be a man they've become wimps. Another one says there -- seven women for -- of course they're more graduates that are women I don't know. We've stats are coming from about there being seven more. Seven women to every man in the United States but if Hayward be allowed easier for a lot of -- -- dates -- event. And Allen says I'm too old he has stayed home and and I'm definitely looking. -- to be a stay at home husband I'll wash cook clean and even have a glass of wine waiting on side. Of our hot bubble bath when she gets home -- -- for a ship -- wife. But I'll tell you why after the after the divorce I've found download that. Well it it takes a lot. To get everything done on time and efficiently in terms of get in the laundry done and get nine. The house cleaned. Get in the dishes washed didn't. Dinner cooked and all that stuff man on Tony it is a lot of work so before you to say you'd like to be a stay at home mom or -- You gotta think about what kind of work -- exchanging. And while I set I would like to be a stay at home and it would have liked it to spend more time with my daughter. In terms of do in this. Or stay and home. Although now -- on both but they stand home and cook in and clean and and doing that on a daily basis. I couldn't do I really couldn't it would drive me crazy because I hate it now the outside stuff the cut in the grants the pressure -- and etc. no problem. The insides inside stuff I hate. This text it's not being sexist sexist I would not -- my wife in this rat race from hill. For starters. From. You tell me when we come back at -- 60187. Until 386 exit 89087. In other Texans and followed the money. And if you have a son. And you're dead do you think it would set a negative. Image for him and viewers stay at home and the wife was the chief breadwinner. Conversely if you have a daughter. And your mom that goes to work and it stays on does that set a positive image for a car. -- David Blake talking about men new trend in the United States really -- -- well and get up and move away with their wives or significant others to advance the ladies' career then and being less worried about their own that I hear you say you could not do homework I mean off housework. Was speaking of that you know it's funny Jim hands of his story. About the proper time to do hallmark I'm sure at some point I did it. But I can't really remember -- all of a deal -- -- I head to have done it here of course you're in high school I had to have done no question about. Like I certainly remembered them maybe it wasn't as marches. Kids have today I don't know. But back on this saying with the with the dads staying at home yet. It do you think there's any problem there is what I'm saying with the masculinity thing to get things done. Efficiently consistently. It takes a lot of work if you refuse to really keep the house unaudited dew dusting if you clean bathrooms are here and a coat and washing clean every day. And I had no idea I would much rather. Do this now. And then do that. Because -- used that -- is drives me crazy like there's nothing wrong if you like it I'm just saying. I would much rather do out to a word than indoor work so we can talk about that. And then you know and then there's that is. -- medical Roy broke up with his fiancee tennis star Rory McIlroy won the British Open this year and also the PGA. And he's the number one ranked golfer in the world are Yahoo!'s big headlines every war while he broke up with is his fiancee who is a professional tennis players today and she got to keep the ring which looks like. You know one of those old glass door -- it's in a shotgun house review periods that -- all man but he says that breaking up was the best thing and he could do because she was keeping him from focus -- on the game are -- are. So generally speaking and I think it's a balance in your life between bogus and work and and focus on the relationship. And I would like to know from the listeners if they know of anybody a couple where. You know it that they were poison each other sometimes you can you can get somebody -- significant other that. That is helpful and supportive like a guy that's willing to get up and -- with his wife for her career out somebody's got your back but other times you can get somebody that. Is so intrusive and has it has -- talk every couple of minutes and you're trying to get your work done. Or maybe they're not will Internet to support you and take on the extra work if the new job he'd take. Requires some extra hours but yet they want the money so I would like to talk to yell at T 60187 -- 386 exit 89087. And ask you how you balance that are you know somebody that either their husband or wife or significant other boyfriend girlfriend. Almost ruin their career or if you have employees. That are like that Heidi handle it. And generally speaking if you are stay at home mom dad -- the of the talks Ian were you raised at home. -- stay at home there I don't think it really matters if the parents work or not. But it text comes in and says that I would not want my husband to be a stay at home -- children need their mother to be the one who stays home. Women are better care givers because they carry the child it's just affect. We'll talk about it when we come back Tommy to record got a W. It is going to be hot and humid today as it has been and as it will be about a 20% chance for afternoon showers and highs around ninety -- and depending upon where and how long it rains. And now 78 degrees and and warm up quickly here. -- WL is it is where you are we're talking about stay at home moms stay at home -- -- -- -- -- across a country given up their jobs or careers of follow their wife and bottom line. Would you do it. If you're a woman would you get haven't -- York. Man -- does it that way but across the country with these job new study out says Louisiana has the most native. Born residents in the country. So would you leave here to take a job that paid more money are you just new loans through and through and what is it that would keep you here. Is that the -- Siler is it because you parents and all your family. Here's some other things are going on a woman in Florida severely injured in a crashed. A crash caused by a texting driver. Got four point three million dollars in damages and losses but what's interesting about this. Is that the text there was and then another car she was a passenger in a car. In India in the passenger seat when her then boyfriend was texting while driving. They ran a stop sign right -- and eighteen Wheeler she's permanently disabled. And it four point three million dollar award came to her from a judge not a juries -- it's a lot more likely to stand up on appeal. And the other thing to my attention is is the suit that buddy Caldwell has filed against state farm in terms of repairing vehicles with. He said used in substandard parts and I think we've all been through this week in an accident. And yet relatively new car and all of a sudden you find out that the parts are common from a junkyard to replace it. From a knockoff place and -- -- wait a minute. A 30000 dollar -- and you put and replacement parts on it but unless it's brand new. I guess. I don't know what's fair and what's not because it it angered me when efforts found out about it. The negative thing and a lot of ugly you know want defender wasn't new. Really when it was damaged deal whatever part they had to replace the cap that the front part of the car because it you know. And 20000 miles on that so wasn't new to -- the right to ask for a new one. So what's been your experience when you've -- the body shops and tried to get your car repaired after an accident do you know what kind of parts are put -- -- it. Can you insist on new parts and and what do you think is fair in terms of car didn't damage that has some miles on -- the right to demand. New parts. It's an interesting. And part has to work it can't be sub standard. But the do you really think -- you'd you'd justified. Or oat -- new parts and if you get them what's negative insurance rates all across the area. Coming up on potentially timely Traficant that would go to -- Robinson. Hi Tommy Tucker -- WL talking about a whole bunch of things including insurance companies in the suit filed by Louisiana attorney general. Against insurance companies when it comes to body work using used or sub standard parts to keep the cost down and AM in the morning on -- WL. -- -- The great you know it actually call actually. Insurance. Is. Or. One and a larger. Actually. There. Actually do you think he could be just as a percentage. Of our users and and so and so and they only. Actually. You just corrected it the right. They want the Saturday is a certain percent. Supposed to be. What they call. Use. The market. Which is that it may be. Actually made that act as -- -- -- Like a water -- percent and where -- mining get the water pump from the dealer you get. A lot of competence made by parts company is among those lines Ryan. -- do so and you know pandering. Laura -- -- -- back it our but it sort of place our. You know I only. Use. It -- Is you know the companies. Are. Police say he -- you know. Saving them so. -- brought -- -- And there or. But you know you look at. You can go. Out or on its -- here. And a check you. Would you know -- it -- -- -- -- A harbinger. You know I mean there's no way -- insure that your beauty. Of -- saint. While it. Anthony what does that what are the policies usually say what rights -- have as a consumer Kenya saying. And I want everything brand new orders of policies say heavily -- does that they have the right to vote on used or aftermarket parts. Well. -- that they use. You can protest -- I mean most. Wanted and what we crowned. We -- and a four. X amount dollars so you wanna get a new. At this as well. -- -- -- -- You know I mean I was out certain procedures and operations. Were. A lot -- I actually did choose. The mindset that you -- shoot them and initial. You got damaged the war. -- -- Operations. Are under him to be. But so what they'll do so I noticed. On the door. -- So -- -- that you check or. Yeah 600 dollars but what it took shop. Which. Is like fifteen under the growth of the company opened today. And only. So what happens when you what happens when you go to new body shop that's recommended by. The insurance company and so we know it you don't have to go to the adjuster just go there and we'll take there word -- senator adds Gerri can you trust. The body shop -- to get that preferred status. They in bed with insurance company to try to minimize whatever word needs be done. Shots or to try and me a great -- here for sure and so their complete and -- 00. See you. -- the people. They can't but also repair on the insurance company. Spirit in the insurance companies -- -- -- To go out of these companies. A lot of the outlook on life. -- -- shops. Right we don't have to go to an independent adjusters thanks very Anderson --