Jan 27, 2017|
Bob in for Tommy Tucker. Bob talks to Carlton Dufrechou, General Manager of the Causeway Commission, about the Causeway finding itself on President Trump's list of infrastructure priorities.
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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Here's Bob Mitchell on WW LA anathema dot com thanks Chris 9 minutes after 7 o'clock let's go right to our polls to Lloyd has been. Been waiting patiently Lloyd thank you so much blood after his first week of office. What kind of job do you think Donald go president Donald Trump was doing. And anything really excite you or anything go much dear your a little bit this past week. Yeah. I mean that's really too early. To get him a great site. Can start that is that some of the same Utah and there watching. Our. I. You've got weak that it be objective about this I wrote broke out but. Out. But I couldn't be object wouldn't get those upon what really don't shake out. Clearly you are guys in the body that can. What I'm bored and go back and become the president if the mark for local. Let me what you gonna. I'm about to call. Out there. You've been. These. A war against. Bob. Well I point out there but I thought the party members were going to look at what you appearing. Share. Lloyd I am basically remember that. I think demonstrations. Or five I have no problem I don't that does not bother me if there's a demonstration. Every day that president Donald Trump as a love what I don't like. Is when they turn into riots that start destroying people's personal property like like they did they the gentleman's limousine. It why why do you take out your frustration and make someone else who lives not trained to do with that suffer. That's I don't know like I did not did not see that going on when president Barack Obama took office. Well. On all sides. Let's say last weekend but when that march you know millions of people involved and a few of them are being. Yet black like well. Don't whine. The entire league for the act of Laurent and a lot about what higher call it folk act. No I don't I just hope that those people who wrote that I hope they do real jail time secrets sooner or later we're going to have to speak out in this country. And say if you break the law if you break the law you're going to pay the price appreciate you calling and Lloyd got a text message from Brenda. In New York. I used to live in New Orleans eleven New York now published in new on line and I'd agree with every word you just so archer do. On the net a oh but James James thank you in WW hour. I'm doing that looked a little bit more to get me off the couch this boy and a spent the week of sleeping late and get a point. But a Libyan with you guys. After his first week in office do you think president trump is doing a good job. I'd read the way. They give a grade but awkward doing that you don't get that back he's doing it job. I'm disappointed that. We're gonna ask that the American. Putting the belt for a thirty billion dollar all. That. You know seatbelt apartment that you make them they've worked real. This and I firmly believe okay. I firmly believe he will get Mexico to pay for part of that wall and I think. That's 41 and all along you know went when you deal with someone when you try to negotiate. You you throw a big big number and then that you know they're never going to be able to Nate and and you kind of compromise and I think that's. Has been his whole full possibly behind the walls of the started. Well. Whatever whatever you can panic and there are ago. There are other that we get out the act ordered but on New York PA in the EPA. The ordinarily occur patient gets lyrical point the group I don't think that any way shape or form. Not a bad the US government should you wore a certain political person or party. Because. The bank to be our people and their specialty and appeal early and back. You know numbers and they're big party and there's no way to keep those though it because your political views keep you from. Big stepping certain things that are going on nature or a certain spot in it or you. Don't think they'd purely not all like we shouldn't be like China or Russia and calling it on the Internet put out there are people. Gotcha thank you probably read a text message and Derek you're going to be next and when I go to you Darren let me know if you agree with this. Foster rideau like some of the things that he has done but he is an eagle maniac. He can't take the fact that he lost the popular vote even though he won the elect Oreo college for you know something I think you're absolutely right but. Here's a question. Would you rather have a president who was an eagle mania really gets things done who really turns this country around. And I do realize we don't know that yet but would you rather have a president who is a complete ego maniac. And eventually turns this country around or. Would you have won those always politically correct and just an all around nice good guy but doesn't do. Let's go to Derrick Derrick thank you for calling WWL. Got more and buy dot com. I think I would I would do going to be. In quantity and not call 40. Oh that's going to call Tom I'm really Hewitt a graduate of America program in history military history. And I would not call will be. No accident I don't opinion. I think people. Or the the Republican and Democratic Party. It kind of oh. I would and the pin got couple that it meant what. I don't I am to Gary I am too. I did not put the drop. Outlook particularly given great I worked it out of some of them being there at triple. Dot com all. I'm border. Wouldn't that economy and bring it. I don't I'll be building a wall. You're cornered you know there are immigration. If we can recall. A not that then there ought emigration. Problem. You know really focus in on immigration into N two focusing on terror. And the one thing rare you really gotten. An economic climate tanking by ought. Mr. Obama put it in a debt wouldn't argue the call of the court or what those are of our. And eight Halloween president went and read it on its weapons of destruction. What. Bill without the need to tell circulating you mature you are aware. And I we have to now say this Sunday I don't care how we got their I'm not looking to blame. Barack Obama I'll build I'm not looking to blame anyone I just want to stop. I'll I'll I'll or a want someone to say if you're an eagle maniac and you can stop the of this. Constant up fallen to mourn mortgage debt that's OK with me. All right Derrick thank you so much quick text message on back to the fold front supporters asking the majority of Americans to give the demagogue races of the policies that chant. The answer is simply. No. I'm not giving American actions would not be different would that be nice let's go to opposite Martinez is that correct. Yes that is correct thank you so much spot that they are commonly appreciated. Well potty looked at the first week of a presidency under Donald Trump. Well pocket come to the closure that you that are you are trumpet and the agency out there out. Are they you know manage and track at Lowell a couple of our bill which. He. I'll probably. Everybody in Barack Obama. Are you give. There were people who fought a Barack Obama well let let's egos and although the the the parties that we can make him one term president but I think. Once he settled it and I know I gave him a retrenchment and I'm an independent. I'm not locked in any park at all all on one if you will complain about the well complain about you know they'll work again but we continue. We continue that trend over and over and over again. I want what is best for our country. We. Tee is our president. Let's listen to what he's doing that's a few minutes ago I do not believe he ever intended for Mexico to date for this. Wall Street. And in week on the plate for a half of if in a better deal than nothing. Uh huh are not present out there that are. And when you negotiate as a business and back what you do it's come like. Well I've been interviewed for jobs report is how much money do you want to pick up start low. Right. Oh. Exactly. About the people are saying it. Like electric. Common with a subject like percent or catholicism empathy should do what you saw and shot. Well one week ago on this. Today archer have that has sex and market the school. About a minute before it transpired. And where art we're back down arrow where it happened at hold on here. Content in just restricted pop. And as early. So. It's. Not so Jerusalem. I was on the air. When it happened and then come off the air and went home and it wasn't until. I turned the TV on later that evening and felt it was still going on limited. And that that was a tough tough day for the family. Exactly. It really work it's going to be a lot orchard offered. A top column are surely you can call. Thank you so much okay. All right we we have some lines open at 260170. Text me at 87870. Donald Trump and an awful lot in its fourth week on I think more than any president. Has ever accomplished holly you I know it's only one week but. Deal like what you are seeing so far doesn't excite shoot those those Detroit news. Well we are taking a poll on line or begin it's seventy of a ready jaguar opinion poll after his first week at all was do you think president trump is doing. A a good job thank Chris. You have animals a home approached yet dog. I ran into Oprah. Over the weekend and she had the most incredible. App on her phone I don't it was Smart moment it's taken me some time to get in those some of the things are true telephone can actually do. But she had this app on the phone wish you could see her dog. At home and triggered the dog which see her on screen and she could talk to the bill and give the dog commands and they would come and go back and forth. And then she hit this a little app on their where she pushed a button. And it released the treatment the adult. Mean that is just incredible. She would call the dog's name the dog would say something should slate sit the dog would set an that you push a button and a treatment come down for the dog. Ayman I mean I'm on a love my animals blood adult novel legal and part. All right it's 736 let's don't alone in the plus slowly thank you for calling WWL. Atlantic is there. Well but they've weakened putting more Holden bungled where you're as well military in Slidell Terry thank you for calling WWL. But I think president trot into a tremendous stuff. Let's say last week and he did something that Michelle Obama tried to do for eight years. People get all the bucks and access stop and I'd get that can be marked a lot for the next forty years that we use this back and make America great economic America help it. The fact that the. Second thing he did. When you call the White House now is not one merchant to respect. It won the English only we've got that extra man is not the way it should be and everything we do. He fired that hit the Border Patrol agent who was imported viral. And yet noble patrol experience whatsoever not want to navigate. And yeah hopefully he can put Border Patrol agent in charge. Our seat he's put people work not put people to work for the pipelines. So how could you not give them in and you know he's he's making everybody act the again and not give out these people talk about him walk in. Exercise and one of the episode Bob why is that Madonna in jail. Right on the White House. I mean if somebody would the President Obama it would have been on in that you're already. I was having this exact discussion. With us on a law who is an attorney and he said I just cannot understand. Why she's not in jail UConn threatened. To what burned and the one if you can't do that if you are higher would've done that and of course it it it gets back to I don't want to start. On an old pot but it was like. When Lynn calmly the FBI god was being questioned about some of the things that Hillary Clinton's lead and he said no she did not say that and and Kosovo. Without coming in and out and say and she lied but anyway if we. Had done anything like that if I would've gotten on this show and said you know Sunday and I'm ready to burn down the White House. And Bill Hall mob but here. Is that FBI office right now. No reward money talks simple. Like that you were in court. And a we're. Would you ban jail. The engine. You know that money did. You wanna get away. And I think that got that pertinent topic. But in in Denver proper. It is. Take it all the English only and put people back. All right thank you so much I I don't care whether Spanish French or English a little given your view any choice and in language you wanna speak but. Just the American OK and let's let's fight for America right now let's not Trotta. The beat the the policies of president we don't even know that Polly going to unfold. After his first week in office do you think president trump is doing a good job 75%. Say. Yes 45%. Say no. You can go online and cast your vote at WW all the outcome or better. Simply call Leah 260187. In you can tell me and you own words why. You think he's doing a good job borrow why you do not think he's doing a good job. And I have someone on the phone right now. One he heard similar things that. President trump was going to do. He said this is the biggest must come off. As the biggest smile on my face since I got a bite when I was seven years old Carlton it was showed general manager of the closet it commission did you really say that. Yes that certainly made for open let's. I mean with. He's sincere. In its government by itself. It was black and white it was a huge big swing. Yes yeah we Wear. Our Wednesday going all electric ride it dug line it. Well so it should but we later by current and change yeah. But her 20. Did you did you did you have that old battery operated horn you know. I didn't know when I guess I'm law amid date myself fitted the ball that made a big. Yeah yeah. Excuse me at all. It was like a good bye likes her well. So New Orleans why. Donald Trump made you a happy man. How she was in the last 48 hours seek a way it was like it is swollen creek it beat top. They're out infrastructure priorities for America. Shut up then that is a tremendous recognition is Ford I'm concerned we are like extremely delighted. Right now it's just just a bunch of well we're long on paper but. It. It's certainly the our organization is tremendous we're in there with good number of navigation projects. Or wait navigation. Railroad project. Are we're it's all transportation oriented. And really probably it's the result but as far as I'm concerned Bob. Treat two plus years of efforts of two people everybody looking under rocks left and right for for four million they're on from your article mark commuters it's certainly the congressional delegation and a state legislators and certainly. The parish officials to. Right now it is it is strictly just a priority list but we've got we got Arnold Schwartz. A car and if the causeway gets the money. What does it mean for the whole public. It throughout the parent of magnitude one of the region think we were selected as we like many in the other cart is in that list. Our local entity that have enough ability to me would it. In this is my opinion but I think the US government actually looking for ultra locals that Rick can parlay their functionally do orchard with the locals and try to get more on the balk. Are ultimately it will boiled down to is used does do hundred. Plus million dollars should come forward because well there. Fifteen million billion in. To me the the trolls would be adjusted accordingly if that's. It could pay for 50% of the improvements and the tolls would be just to 50% down accordingly. I can tell you exactly what a lot of the general public is that you run. You're gonna get that federal. And then you're gonna try to keep the other money and it'll doesn't go somewhere. The old dedicated early in the the safety improvements to the segment children. And the other railed at the sole reason more and helps out there and not. Anywhere at the moment though while it hurt insert new rumblings that. It came as a surprise. Were the last few days you and that we're we're just. Like here. That. And become more than just words on a that will be seen again the next. And unfortunately while I do think uncle and work a little bit fast and has. The best for years. It's still should get through congressional process with Stewart would be. I appropriation on the problem long ago yet. Carlton this past week of Donald Trump. Reminds me of a little speed rounds a lot of quiz show. It did. You get all they can't direct get credited president trump Pia. Became eighteen Sudanese in my opinion to answer from the sale quicker to. But I know their stuff and they're moving. And it is always good to make things happen it's that certainly seems to be if you were right now. Carbon to bushel thank you for being on the show this morning. All right Carlton general manager of the causeway commission we have us a few minutes ago I was. Talked about some of the anti trump protest and I called it a right. And this text message read Bob they did not riot in the street I hope you say this on your show. OK then what word would you use for a mob of that takes a small business persons limousine smashed the windows and set fire to a if that does not arrive what does that. Trying to stay warm. Let's go to Penry a little sure Henry thank you for calling WWL. Sure or protect all like to make a couple of observations you had a previous caller on. You know I don't talk about the the Clinton administration. Or worse for the Bush Administration. Louisville notre on the end of the Bush Administration but we don't try to keep the Backstreet. The annual budget. And the national but to a tally issue. The national we've been in that book that the amount that is now and it doesn't make it whether Republican or Democrat ought or economic just simply don't work. We're gonna continue to sink down there's no matter what went through the bush tax cuts and spending money intimately. Which was. Probably. Let's look about let's talk about the fact that there are people. Oh pay no taxes at all in this country that the government continue to spend more and more money. Economics that work. And I liked it up like I'll be sure untrue and I know I call them open or were the tension out all the way on the road and it now in 1990 or. And we're all around here you an issue itself. Ever you want wrote the Arctic that makes it all all Serb has not reopened are. We won't stop around me. Or are they'll. Do you not think Pia cause wage should do whatever it needs to do to make it as safe as possible. The same Nightline in 1990 or idiot grip on the road to this country NCAA. Type in I. You do occur that brought here on the weight by 21. And at a critical and traffic rule the speed limit. Putting cameras on a bridge or on the LO to speak out and spent an epidemic wrote. Stronger of the people and brought. All right Kelli thanks so much for calling a go to ray ray at this point what. Grade do you give president Donald Trump's first week of office. It's too early to give him a grade. Tom I do. Think Dan evil little irrational. I do commend him for China meet little business leaders that he's on but that think that you know. Really don't make sense in and I had little concern for first of all. Why would you Bible we expect. Mexico to pay for law that they won't receive any panic. The knot it at a bad apple and port. Actually Larry I think I think I can answer that okay. First of all. The main thing that Mexico will get all of this is goodwill from the United States from the standpoint that. Oh we we do a lot of business with Mexico they shall a lot of their their and their merchandise and their that their their imports here. And we we are of their biggest customers so. You wanna do whatever you can to make your best customer just as comfortable what do you as possible so I think that's Mexico won't get and I'll also read now I realize everything you read online is not true but I did read that the that the wall shall. Would clause. What would create a lot of jobs four for Mexicans and that that Mexico. Either makes or shells flew on an incredible amount of cement.