WWL First News with Tommy Tucker
WWL First News with Tommy Tucker
Tommy, emotional call w/listener whose wife suffers from chronic pain
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
two years ago and we didn't have money. Treatment so they putter experimental drug and the side effects was he can destroy her and then it destroyed and street. They nine point 47 feet feel like there a flyer. And if you want for America and and an oxy. I don't know what you do she's in constant pain you that that it just tells. There and and we are so afraid governments are common in just blanket and just stopped. It's it's the and Chia take a few more appeals. At the end of their prescription cheap date moral power which you can go what they're to be more. And I don't know that he needs surgery ami. Imagine that
Tommy, NO has more drug-related deaths than homicides
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
and and member addiction has is a brain ailment so it's a mental health . Maybe a kind of treatment and doctors and outpatient and inpatient. To accommodate. All the people who on how that element and
Tommy, should we raise taxes to fully fund TOPS?
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
adequate. I don't know where you can change for someone it's senior high school right now we told him and it went straight to make cheap shot. Maybe you can change it for incoming freshmen come
Tommy, is Obamacare imploding?
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
well. You might feel one way about obamacare at the time our affordable health care act every one call at the president's comfortable with. Obamacare but. You might feel one way but then if they call you in for a meeting at work. And they say a we're gonna drop your health insurance you now gonna go get it from new exchanges. You politics who changed pretty quickly does it though is come down to whether it works for you were non. Yes certainly the issue of health policy is all it has you know has. Been a big issue. For the last eight years and will continue to be but
Tommy, more controversy over Confederate monuments in New Orleans
The group Take 'Em Down Nola wants to rename streets, schools, and even hospitals in New Orleans, saying they're named after white supremacists. What do you think?
the discussion should the monuments to people who committed treason. Against the United States went to war against the United States of America. And were involved in the deaths of 600000. Americans be allowed to stand. Should the test beat treason rather than
Tommy, what could tax reform under President Trump look like?
Tommy talks to Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, about what kind of tax reform we could see from President Trump.
Medical device taxes so. It there was tons of hidden taxes and Obama care what you think work. Our general damaging him so I was glad that the they're Republican bill to repeal those tax and.
Tommy, post-mortem of the GOP healthcare bill
What happened with the GOP healthcare bill? Tommy talks to Andy Smith, Director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.
tax policy troop plus with the can detect a true. He can claim victory they're much more easily done about anything claim victory but it's not like. Removal of the Affordable Care Act weird you have this new piece of legislation the Democrats that pain on. That yet that figure to get. That I think going to be the big problems that there's the terrors. No set expectations for what they do. So how via eight again explain to me IE can be against us or seven years. And not panel framework crafted door. Or maybe an alternative health care ability address the problems that you're constantly updating his new problems arise and you find ways. To solve the problems that obamacare
Tommy's conversation with caller whose husband was hit by a drunk driver
Tommy talks to Fay, whose husband was hit by a drunk driver when he was 19 and suffered for the rest of his life because of it.
But I don't think say when he comes to mom acted too drunk driving in the law don't you really have to be related to any body York. Or have any kind of special. Hook up to. To be true my did not into heaven not treated that seriously you know I mean. You'll buy it buy and that's what we need not because that means committee on eat duck at heart beat up on. Hot yet. You know I'm not saying I don't drink it a little bit but now. I'll tell you this on think now I've that I do find encouraging and I'd like yellow call in on this at 260187. I find at least with my daughter's generation and she's lying that they are very very good. About a designated driver . Of taken their responsibility very seriously and not only in terms of driving up and somebody drive drunk. And actually protecting the
Tommy, should the legal BAC limit be lowered to .05?
Tommy talks to Dr. James Diaz. Professor of Public Health at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, about blood alcohol content and how our bodies metabolize alcohol.
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on as much bruises they possibly can't seductive and in terms of public health issue. So I'm not in comparison with what Europeans. Have done and and it brings up a good point. The Europeans have
Tommy, will the GOP healthcare bill pass?
Tommy talks to Gregory Koger, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami, about the GOP healthcare bill.
And it seems as though that's what politics has become in the United States and I would just ask you. From a history standpoint. It was there a turning point bird really got bad and how