May 15, 2015|
Scoot in for Tommy. Do you have any memories of B.B. King? Has the passing of any other celebrities touched you? Scoot 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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And David we're talking about the passing Arafat BB king live to it to be 89 years old and I mean this guy toured until the very end and he was it to Jazz Fest not too long ago never signed it Jazz Fest. But did have a chance to meet him a long time ago now you've got to do an interview him or them when somebody passes you know you do think about that that personal moment that she had with them either you met them. Or even if it was just a a real personal emotional connection that Jimmy with him. When you were on state when they were on stage Albert you were at the concert you have them something about the music religious Turkey under its nose so I distant or we'll talk about who's passing really touched you. Yeah yeah that's a good good good angle here. Here's a text that says saw be became an old man rivers and Evan dale. Lucille. Was stolen but later found hiding in the cellar. Really gonna wait and edit makes it sound like Lucille his guitar ran away from America lives younger legs and does that still left him. Here's the text from 1975. To 92 over for John Fox a very left a random warehouse concessions beer bars snack bar. You see and I tell you at the warehouse in those days the snack bar where is just as crowded as the beer bar are all in the things you've got deceit and duke and disperses as a needless to say I saw all the shows that the warehouse the BB king winner showed definitely opt in the top ten and my brother ran security. At the warehouse facilities it's a nice that they were at that at that at that concert seeing BB king with Johnny and Edgar winner. Oh yeah yeah I've seen those two to get you know and you think about BB 389. So. Nice long life and yes it was did you know touring not long it off and go he was still out there doing his thing but. This is a guy he and adults a man. Misses us he's dealt dates to marine poverty and poverty can't even believe and and it made his way out of that. Through all the barriers to what he became. And never had an attitude David that's what stands out most in my mind about BB king. In a lot of a lot of people make it from nothing and become something and they become very arrogant. BB king from my meeting with him an interview with gamblers. An interview with a guy who never lost that humble. A person that he he actually once. So I really always admired that so we'll talk about this who's passing really touched you. Here's our number 2601 point seven in every coach final four to 60187. At Texas a 7870. Which when somebody passing you when you heard about somebody. Passing away here or dying. You had some kind of a relationship with then maybe you'd never met them but you had justice emotional bond with him from going to their concerts was neither music. Who do you remember really. Morning. When they passed and for many people today. It's BB king. And I'd love to hear from you if you've got to BB king's story after being in the audience or from actually meeting. A numbers 260187. Ricoh final four to 601 A simply text. 877. I'm screwed if Tommy Tucker and rich here on the VW on good morning. Like what their trucks through it but. There that you depart. Libya. Oh and BB king theater. And lake. And share a couple. It. That could be. A bit and. Sele he soldier one of his guitars. And we've got about our son Michael for an exit ticket for the idiot ought to be well. And Beckett are now. You larger order that you all trial and she dot that our our aid for. I gave a tour. People. And might even ruling that she might have been willing to kill you for at one point. Yeah now can. Lead. To opt. Objector BD packed away that morning and just means that. Right but it cool and in my town in 1998. Now he had a series of guitars that he referred to as the steely coldness to terribly he was this wireless seals. Stereo looked like thirty. All. Areas that are and it. Gets loose seal at all gold plated. Again. Many are are a year. People. Are. And but having won the original. Lucille aren't my man that ticket site at all. I'd like to song but it either you have the little. Richard your and secure musician what kind guitar player where's where's BB. And try to. Put it. It. Almost like. You know you deal. You know and beauty. Our. Pick up and or. Are. It's adding that he could do he could still make the guitar sing and cry. Yeah and what. And they've all got it. Richard appreciation in the story where art if you'll enjoy this for your comment this morning on numbers 2601878. Coach final four to 60 points every text. H 7870. Who's passing really touched you and again for many people it's it's BB king and it was somebody passes away here for guys that we we think about. We think about that moment if we we made that emotional bond whether we've met them or we were in the audience are we listened to him musical line. Who's passing really affected you. Honestly I wouldn't occur Kobe. Committed suicide. Definitely effectively. Because I thought this was a really really talented guy. Who at the age of 27. Killing himself robbed an entire young generation. Watching him evolved into the person in the musician that he wants to come to become and I want to go with furcal they would be doing today. If you would enjoy for the comment on numbers 2601878. Feet to a final four to 601 answer any tactics of the seventy. I'm skewed to the timing and we'll be right back on him if you go. Hey good morning on this Friday morning on skirts and for Tommy Tucker this is a BB king got a text asking for this song. He became performing we've used to. When love comes to tune. If you rejoice for the comment on numbers 260187. Or text is a 7870. Did you ever see BB king what are your memories and but I think about how I felt when I hired by her be peeking into castaways over here early this morning. And I thought about how well I'm by filter meeting him and the memories that I haven't figured they'd be realized that that there will put people pass away there are those. Those people that we just feel very very close to even if we've never meant to. I and there passing. Whether it was a natural passing or. They Dieter were killed. Is something that causes us to more so who was it for you who's passing. Not really effective job getting a number of text by John Glenn and here's an if you text. John Lennon I was in the eighth grade and I just got off for Christmas break in the news came on the radio my parents looked at each other. And as people started to cry as they played at mansion on the radio never forget that day that's apparently few. I have no idea who that was on the year but I remember being on the year. When John went the morning I found out that John Lennon died because he's in it happened that I before pursuing a morning show so I was up really early in the morning and I'll never forget. That forget that moment because we'd have. We have cellphones that have Internet I've been when John Lennon died it was 1980. And I remember that pick it up a newspaper. Is it going to work you're doing a morning show. And I I was in an added just like a newspaper. I dispenser. And I'll never forget being honored dark street in downtown New Orleans by myself. Missing the news the big headline that John Lennon had been killed and apparently it had been announced on Monday Night Football that night with the Howard Cosell. By IE what was in debt assumption the more action so I didn't know until that morning but. That was that was a major topic of discussion because at the time John Lennon was killed. There's talk prior to that that The Beatles might actually. Get back together. Here's a Texan John John Wayne. It was June 1979 and woke up to a clock radio saying John Wayne had died I was almost twenty years old currently differ quite a while crying. I'm getting a number of text about dispersant. Robin Williams Robin Williams suicide really got to be won an artist. If you've got a comment on numbers 260187. Area code 504. 2601 A semi tech state 77. There's an update on a party general people something else you've been talking about throughout the morning. Do you feel deceived by NFL teams excepting money from the government to salute the troops. 81% say yes. 19% say no. You shipping by going to website WW dot com. When I found out this and found this out I was I just felt deceived I mean I understand capitalism and I understand. The Defense Department has a budget and they need an all volunteer army to try to appeal to. A potential young recruits it would better way to do that and to use the NFL. But what I heard about the salute the troops and I sat there I think that must've been in overseas and superdome because I'd remember there's. When I hear about salute the troops are thought to have put a great thing for the saints who would agree things for the NFL to do well as it turns out. NFL teams and the saints. We're paid. To salute the troops. Desist take something away. Our numbers 260 when he simply text 87870. And chuck here in WWL. I don't skirt reject. I had the pleasure of taking my wife to his eightieth birthday celebration. At the coliseum opened the show. And you should know once sat stage you know mister Bartley years. Elegant these out line guitar player from the law into these phenomenal but he sat on the other side stage. And that they go to church he became associate Bryant. You know he's a pretty much like you do that we first black arts you look exactly like. That's a true story integrates as a human Guinea short bit and on and military. I'm retired military men and mister Pritchett mr. an exception to the military to secure the street tickets at all. I don't know that was a corporate decision or not they. That change are always embraced military might get a. So I was just I was disappointed to hear this and it's not that I don't think it's mr. Benson and the saints don't do a lot for the military and for the community. But there's something just it to me. Overtly deceptive about the idea of it we're saluting the troops and you know because it was a if it was an actual product and you and I would know well that they're paying for that endorsement. Yes and it's it's surprising that the saints received the money to salute the troops along with a number of the teams. One quick strangled mr. Vincent I don't know o'clock. Ears. He was that there request that option and. While. Which are I appreciate the call. Well sir are you to let me get to come will be sent text here's another text John Lennon's death really touched me even though I never saw him line. I'm getting a few text about Leonard Nimoy here's detects a letter Timor's passing hit me hard being a huge Star Trek fan here's a text about BB king. A scoop my wife and I saw BB king play at the crash landing on causeway in battery back in the seventies. Our table was located right in front of the states I remember the crash landing it was a it was an airplane it was an old. I think it was a constellation. Has built derided a causeway and and the ITN. And and part of it was. Was an actual airplane at the fuselage of an airplane and later it was torn down and and it became a fair inside after that. I got to Texas somebody who is getting in trouble because when I talked about the start working at the the warehouse I mentioned on fox and burial last that I didn't mention Clayton fall. I guess as he pronounced it end and ray Compton so I wanted to make sure that we got those things in there as well. Here is a text or good morning scoot the local bands zebra we're big BB king fans see replaced many gigs at BB king's music club. In Manhattan in New York City. Here's a text about. Suffering a real loss served feeling severe feelings of being in morning after somebody passed away Luther Vandross. I teed marine. Whitney Houston Donna Summer and bring change. Was it for you who was passing whose death whether it was. Accidental or just. Old days in a natural death. Who steps really effective June for a lot of people it's SP became our number 2601878. Attacks overseas Stephanie Stephanie I'm scoots in the morning for time Tucker it's 930 and here's our WWL news update with David Blake. David who's passing did you think Bakalar for earlier it was hard for you to get over. A move. Michael Jackson. He a lot of people would have been really affected by that I really thought that was Joost just tragic the whole story around you know everything about it. Just really bugged me. At a Texas says sinister believe it or not to John Wayne because of his principles and the fact that he reminded me of my dad. You know we do have this emotional connection with some celebrity ball and some performers and when certain people pass away it's touches us more than when. When other people pass away it it doesn't mean that of one persisted is more important than another person but it's it's just one of those things that we we take more personally. Here is a text buddy d.s death by but he he was a great personal and may be. May be only people from New Orleans know who used but he was agree one here's a text Paul Walker who was with their fast and furious says series. And also. Pistol Pete that was Shockey went to subpoena Arabic. Passed away you know the story ninety's hates it still bugs me do this day I think you remember the story. I was in Los Angeles. And working out on the West Coast in radio and my sports director came to my office one day and said I've got a guy here I think you'd like to me. And in. The door of my office is come special peek. Gray hair you know I guess he was in his forties at that time and sat down and of course I had been in New Orleans for good chunk of my life before going out to the West Coast so we're talking. Covington and cropped vision LA if you and New Orleans and all like good had a great visit with him and and then he he lapsed in and did the interview with my sports guy. And the very next day about the same time in the morning 9 o'clock. Comes over the wire pistol Pete drops dead while at a basketball practice in Pasadena. Oh yeah it's I still gives me chills it's still what a great guy ago and especially when it when his death comes so close to you having just met yeah. Yeah it's. Imagine yeah I was that not release it shook me up I can imagine. Got a text here a Princess Diana I cried for days watching the funeral on television here's another text their Robin Williams. And Michael Jackson Stevie grave on a very sad day. Here is texted Reid sent the Space Shuttle Challenger yet that was so yeah it was hard to get over. I'm from New Orleans east Lindy your under the W on good morning. Hello Linda. Not. This again OJ. Like you like act. I hit it out. Loud. And I bet. Really. You. They are both of them seem to deal with substance abuse issues Cindy either Hewitt. You would hope that people close to them could've done something so they would not have ended up the way they ended up. Right and today I guess it was. I am I out or it. So sometimes Linda's sometimes somebody's passing just really just hits us in the pit of our stomach. But I appreciate you calling you have a great weekend. Mic here under the WL. Pace go to more than. The corporate the world mr. Harrison's name. Insurgents on the when he. Why George Harrison mean so much to you he was one of the quieter Beatles. Right I mean it looked as simple stall and the man was between two legendary greats. Witten caught in Landon. And he had found a way to shine through let he was just a fantastic and an unbelievable people or us. And though. That I you know up like ignoring. It just meant so much summing. And you remember where you are we heard the news. Actually. Yeah. Thank poles living here in loans to that I had moved away put. I was back and now. I'll remember that day. I know he went through to cant have thing out if remember yeah yeah actually. He succumbed to the cancer of has this. There's there and allele names of some and the people and remembrance. When he passed. You know but just always thought is my whole. Nick I appreciate you calling me every weekend. From Montana on Kevin you're on WW real good morning. Johnny yeah yeah dead that you. Well lots. Also laid out there. Yet it's like. Probably. In the you know what it is to work all of the I am ever. So. Not a Lackey back to why I don't know him and realized. That that kind of shut that down and that though. Visual. Oh with a guy that who Sam bought it had been. Yeah so it's it's interesting though that we have these emotional bonds with with people lost for for different reasons even if we've never met him. And I don't know what we've heard this or not Kevin but there are plans for a a full length movie based on good times. Yet at that Serbia Tuesday but be too tough on well. You know. They did go through some tough times in Chicago in good time touting. Can I say I'm surprised that they and their bell. That's not apply that not many banks have brought in the that don't expect a little better at that some days. It disappointed me Kevin bush called have a great weekend if you're hold you stay with us on scoots infertility Tucker here's a number viewers join us for the conduct 260 when he seventies. Annika final four to six of 170 text they 77. Yeah we heard the news that Michael Jackson it has died even if you weren't just a Michael Jackson fans a lot of people Michael Jackson fans but they had become disenchanted with him because of charges against him don't ever found guilty. This was still quite a loss because he was so young. We'll be right back with having a few oil. A do you feel deceived by NFL teams excepting money from the government to salute the troops 81% say yes. 19%. Say no. Anyway I heard about this it made me wonder about things like on Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October when everybody's wearing pink and it's such a great thing for the NFL to do to bring awareness to that degree. Do they benefit from that meet again just I think when you find out that the salute the troops. Event. This was something that was paid for by the Department of Defense. It just disappoints me a little bit. A BB king is passed away and I'm getting a lot of text by the way I read all of your text I can't read all of them on the air I respond to his music and get a chance and I do read a few on the air. But Kate to too often but I do read all of your text. Lot of texts in about ten people who were really touched by the passing of for particular starred for many people today that is BB king. Here's a text the day Elvis died was really heartbreaking for me also Patrick Swayze by the way and get some text here. John AMIS. Who was on. Our good times is in debt. Apparently he's alive and simply five years old so he just died on the show from New Orleans east James you're a bevy of you well. Ergo more go the James. I don't. Good. Or Montgomery on that we were. I went together got together when street out BB king and open it. While we're sure that no matter you know the little old. As I got a text about that a few minutes ago. The real partly a couple of record to a lowly. Immediately followed that will be peeking into a well. So deep owning only one guitar when. You know we. Don't. Nobody. Thought he played against. Well. I'm an adult were able. Monroe. I know they all those guitars look the same you don't think we're much. My. Money out go to. It took so. It's sad it had. No more honor all. You. And James that was my impression of a meeting and interviewing never guy who was a real person and never really strayed from who he started out to be. I in life are just very very humble one of the truly nicest people that I find met in this business. Exactly go to direct or. James I'm sure we ordered YouTube thanks to the effects of the story here's a text one of the greatest passing that affected me the most the passing of all the lines. And Ottawa. I'd Reggie you're into the WL. Or good Reggie. Our. Quick short. I. Met. And call. Eight children couple. And it. And score and she won at each of the real at all. No not at all we were. Saying that Joseph query. Or. Shall black. Oh. Get. She. Came. And a change. Your. It would but we've been north. Island site. Greg what a great story it's always somebody like that pass to somebody personally touched you. It's it's hard to overcome that. Yeah and and I could bode. Well. And yet and fortunately patently bad could not. We just met this month that it should call. Them by. Our political hardship. Did you appreciation and that was temporary retail. You don't end it's it it's a very generational thing when it comes to who. Who really hits you hard right when they passed away or died here's a text I miss Joseph storm or from the clash terribly. And then I've I got a text from somebody. It's said their Shannon Hoon on the leasing or Blind Melon. Infection who died in in a tour bus like he was a tour bus right here in New Orleans in her tour busters hotel room and apparently it was a an overdose of foe of cocaine. There is a text that reads. It's. The day Elvis died was really heartbreaking getting a number of those and another text as his dust off the archives Gregory Peck. He was in my dance fraternity at San Diego State's in the 1930s I never meant it's interesting how we have those connections. And for some people that connection is. Just being in the audience or even watching them on television because you made this connection with. So is many mourn well we all mourn the death of BB king he was 89 years old with a great life and even though we don't we diabetes was. Constantly Tori and I admire him for that. I'm there's always somebody that we think back on who really touched us when they when they passed away. I'm skirted the Tommy Tucker by the way our congratulations to Pablo Reyes. He's a winner and will be the guest of the night tickets to this efforts to help pass on to what was game next Friday and of course the big fireworks display is from WW well his efforts. It's more than a baseball game. It's a blast. Thanks for listing you know these guys have a great time party I will be right back there tomorrow. It's Friday we are heading into the weekend together. Right in my as the guy to few showers big deal still Friday it is still. That we hear on student Tommy. A lot of places every Friday about when. It's what you get cancer just think about it if you have stuff that you over the weekend you know it's Friday children and everything mentality so right now I just reach over. Push that button. Crank it out. Have been talking about the passing of BB king at the age. 89 years old passed away very peacefully according to those close to him. Hi in his sleep last night in Las Vegas. Meg you're under the W Hal good morning. Good morning. And that suddenly. He had did not want his the fact that all of them. The passing of BB king and his life but when you count it as it that's the but the lie that in my life span was as the greatest effect. And I can't believe somebody else has been that it. It appear flexible on that decade that number of decades about the they have about the loss for. John F. Kennedy. What the law but the and it's got nowhere else. But more than that we can stop the well. But that was its doesn't show that I couldn't contain. The effect policy what I would be announced that it was dead. How far beyond me. Make everybody had a chance to mention that because your that in effect today's generation that is the establishment we were ends in school and a half and appreciate you calling you agree weekend. Here's attacks Ronald Reagan I wasn't a fan of his as a president but I love his old movies and his wit and getting some text that less Paul. Is made by Gibson OK well then that explains it but rest in peace BB king. I want to thank Ed die and Newman our executive producer also Roy Jordan Siegel our studio our show producer and Shelden Williams or studio producer. I've stood I believe I'm scheduled to be back in. For Tommy on Monday. I've done that duke is next in the think tank have a great weekend what you New Orleans.