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Tommy Tucker's bio


Who the heck is Tommy Tucker, anyway?

How do you describe a cloud formation? Or that perfect bite of soufflé ?  I don’t know…but I DO know this.  I’m a Leo and the ladies dig me.  So do puppies and postal workers.  Wait…what?

Now that I have your attention let’s get on with this biography assignment.  I’m a native Algerine…a Wanker.  For ya’ll that don’t know what that means I grew up on the Westbank - on Lauradale Drive in Algiers.  It’s near Behrman Stadium and O. Perry Walker High School.  I didn’t go there, however.  I attended Archbishop Shaw, also on the Westbank, but decided to go away for college…across the river to UNO.  Other than moving to Las Vegas, which is WAAAAAAY across the river, I’ve never lived anywhere but the Westbank.  Las Vegas was great but it wasn’t home.  Wanna hear a true story?  It was while watching the movie “Blaze” in a Vegas theatre…and seeing those beautiful shots of Louisiana…and realizing HOW MUCH I missed this amazing area that I decided to come home after 9 months.  I’ve never regretted it. 

I got my B.A. some 13 years after graduating from Shaw.  I’m not THAT dumb, I just picked up a minor in life along the way.  Some of the “classes” I took included construction at the rebuild of the Continental Grain elevator, purchasing materials for the Mississippi River Bridge Authority, service management for Firestone and an insurance sales career that lasted for about 48 hours. The problem was that “siren song” of radio.  It was always beckoning and I had to answer its call.

Morning shows and music radio had been my forte’ until that day in August 2005 when a hurricane named Katrina would change all of our lives forever.  It sent me to WWL where I had the fortune to work closely with Garland Robinette, watch the master and work and absorb as much as I could.  I had always been a fan of WWL, first falling in love with morning radio listening to Bob Ruby and Maury Magill while driving to UNO in the mid 70’s and attempting to delude myself into an accounting major.  That love affair with the Big 870 continued throughout the years with the many great stars that have graced the airwaves…names like Eric Tracy, Rob Aubert and, of course, David Tyree.  I cannot begin to express how humbling it can be to walk into the studio and know that I now get to share that same microphone.  

I’m glad that I took the “road less traveled” and spent that time bouncing around from job to job...ah…that is… I mean …gaining valuable life experience.  That experience has been as helpful as my degree when it comes to my job here at WWL.  Having knowledge of the practical along with the theoretical often helps me separate fact from fiction and perception from reality.  That, simply put, is my goal when I tackle and try to make sense of so many of the complicated issues that we all face today.

I'm a PROUD daddy, frustrated in general, BIIIIIG fan of smawt, funny people. Single and ready to mingle. BTW, I'm broke.

 
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10-29 7:15am Tommy, religious freedom or child welfare?
Tommy talks to Arthur Caplan, Director of the Medical Ethics program at the NYU Langone Medical Center, about whether the government should step in if parents refuse medical care for their child
10-29 6:45am Tommy, NOPD crime stats
Tommy talks to State Senator J.P. Morrell about a new report on NOPD's crime statistics
10-29 6:15am Tommy, NOPD crime stats
Tommy talks to Rafael Goyeneche, the President of the Metropolitan Crime Commission about a new report on NOPD crime statistics
10-28 8:45am Tommy, harder to get pain meds?
Tommy talks to Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the President of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, about a proposal to reclassify Vicodin
10-28 8:15am Tommy, harder to get pain meds?
Tommy talks to Douglas Hoey, the CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, about an FDA proposal to reclassify Vicodin
10-28 7:45am Monday Morning Quarterback
Kristian Garic's interview with Saints QB Drew Brees
10-28 6:15am Tommy, Saints vs Bills
Tommy talks to WWL's NFL analyst Mike Detillier about the Saints win over the Bills
10-25 9:10am Tommy, legalize marijuana?
Tommy talks to Kirby Goidel, LSU professor and Director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab, about public support for marijuana legalization
10-25 8:15am Tommy, blaming Obama?
Tommy talks to Dr .Ryan Teten, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at ULL, about whether Obama is unjustly blamed for things
10-25 7:45am Tommy, religious freedom?
Tommy talks to Chris Rodda, the Senior Research Director for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation about the quest to remove "So help me God" from military oaths
Tommy's Blog
Tommy: Do we do enough for America's veterans?
Do we do enough for our veterans?  I feel like we send them into dangerous situations, but we aren’t giving them the resources they need. I spoke with a friend of ours, Shad Meshad, the President and Founder of the National Veterans...
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Tommy: Processed meat said to increase cancer risk- what doesn't?!
WHO knows what's best for us to eat. No, there shouldn’t be a question mark at the end of that sentence, because it’s a declarative statement. You see the World Health Organization a.k.a. WHO has determined that processed meat can,...
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Tommy: Who's causing more problems, cars or bikes?
Cycling is a hot button topic here in New Orleans.  Whenever we talk about it, the phones light up with people on both sides of the issue weighing in.  We hear a lot of complaints from bike riders, accusing of drivers of being reckless and...
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Tommy: Lakeview man arrested for shooting possum; really?!
A Lakeview man was arrested… for shooting and killing a possum outside his business. The police come out and charged him for discharging a firearm within the city limits.  They’ve got bullets flying around this City like doubloons...
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Tommy: Archbishop's prayer before Katrina most sobering moment of my life
“One thing I noticed when a firefight was about to happen in Vietnam was the quiet…the stillness.  It seemed as though the birds and insects knew something bad was about to happen so they left.  I notice that same quiet...
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Tommy: Are Saints CB Browner's Seattle comments a bad omen?
Oh boy. Saints training camp hasn’t even started, and I’ve got my first worry of the season already. New Saints cornerback Brandon Browner was in Seattle for Richard Sherman’s charity softball game and made some comments that...
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Tommy: Troop reductions will "cut into bone" of the US Army
I was amazed when I saw the news that the Army was planning on cutting 40,000 soldiers… right when the Obama administration is ramping up efforts against ISIS in the Middle East. I don’t get this.  So I talked to our friend,...
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Tommy: Is ISIS turning Iraq into another Vietnam?
What is going on with the US and Iraq?  The President recently announced the US is sending an additional 450 troops to Iraq to help combat ISIS, and apparently there’s the possibility that up to 1,000 more could be sent. Gen. Martin...
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Tommy: Is the American Dream still alive?
According to a new CBS/New York Times poll, a lot of Americans may not feel that way.  61% of people think only those at the very top have opportunities to succeed.  Two-thirds of people think wealth should be more evenly distributed....
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Tommy: Do you need church to be close to God?
A new survey from Pew Research shows that more Americans continue to move away from specific religions.  People who identify as Christians still make up a vast majority of the population at 70%, but that’s down from 78%.   What’s...
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LOVE DIS: Eli Manning looked miserable when Peyton locked up a 2nd Super Bowl


"Eli Manning is not going to have those two Super Bowl rings to hold over his brother’s head anymore, and he is apparently bummed about it."

LOVE DIS: Female shark eats tank mate


"In what was likely a turf war at a Seoul aquarium, a female sand tiger shark has eaten a male banded hound shark."

HATE DAT: Second teen dies after drinking racing fuel mixed with soda


"A second Greenbrier teen has died and two more received medial treatment after officials said they drank a mixture of Mountain Dew and racing fuel last week."

LOVE DIS: Muslim boy's spelling mistake leads to terrorism probe


Police have dropped an investigation of a 10-year-old Muslim boy who mistakenly wrote that he lived in a "terrorist house"

LOVE DIS: Monstrous Derrick Henry makes Mark Ingram look tiny


"Mark Ingram is listed for the New Orleans Saints as a 5-foot-9, 215-pound running back. Derrick Henry is listed for the Alabama Crimson Tide as a 6-foot-3, 242-pound running back."

HATE DAT: Walmart marriage proposal celebrated with shoplifting spree


"Authorities in Michigan said a couple who became engaged at Walmart with a loudspeaker proposal celebrated their engagement by shoplifting jewelry, underwear and sex toys."

HATE DAT: Miss Universe Fail


Steve Harvey crowns the WRONG winner

LOVE DAT:World's fastest ref outruns football players on touchdown


"This is the fastest ref in the world. Hands-down, no doubt -- give him the title"

HATE DAT: Saints would do well to cut Brandon Browner


"The Saints 34-28 overtime loss to the Titans is certainly disappointing, but the behavior of defensive back Brandon Browner after the game in a verbal altercation with Lyons Yellin of WWL-TV is disgusting."

Arkansas girl, 4, requests CVS themed birthday party


"An Arkansas girl's fourth birthday party featured a CVS theme complete with prescription bottles filled with mints, her mother said."
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Tommy Cares

An Evening of Giving Hope


"Hope is never complete in our lives. It grows every day. By bringing businesses and community members together we endeavor to inspire people and help them find courage to face the future."

Toys for Tots


The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Wounded Warrior Project


Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, service and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of 9/11/2001.

Adopt-A-Cop


For as little as $10, you can sponsor an officer's breakfast, lunch, snack and beverage while they work the parade routes.

Operation Christmas Drop


"Our mission is to grant the wishes of military families with Louisiana Heroes Project!"
Tommy's Homework

How the Iowa caucuses work


"Here's a primer on what to expect"

Cam Newton: 'I'm an African-American QB that may scare a lot of people'


"Cam Newton knows he has plenty of detractors outside the Carolinas. In fact, he might be more criticized than any other player in today’s NFL."

Trump: I could 'shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters'


"Donald Trump boasted Saturday that support for his presidential campaign would not decline even if he shot someone in the middle of a crowded street."

Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders hold solid leads in Iowa


"Donald Trump holds a commanding lead in Iowa as Sen. Bernie Sanders takes control of the Democratic race in the critical first-in-the-nation voting state..."

Antwaan Randle El Makes A Compelling Case For Kids To Play Baseball Over Footbal


"Antwaan Randle El is the latest former professional football player to express regret about playing in the NFL."
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