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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.

Tommy's Recent Interviews
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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: 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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Tommy: How much you wanna bet NFL goes easy on Patriots?
The report on Deflate-gate is now out, and it says that Tom Brady was probably aware of what was going on.  It feels like there’s always something with the Patriots.  They got in trouble for Spygate back in 2007, but what will happen this...
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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."

Gunfight re-enactment goes awry in Tombstone, Arizona

"Two people were hit with bullets Sunday during a gunfight re-enactment in the Old West town of Tombstone that was supposed to involve blanks."

Baby born at 30,000 feet

"A woman gave birth at 30,000 feet on a flight between Taiwan and Los Angeles"

High school grammar lesson with JFK, Stalin, and strippers?

"A drawing of JFK, Stalin and two strippers has sparked outrage among some parents at a Texas high school after a teacher used it in class to illustrate the importance of the Oxford comma..."

Referee chases ducks away from soccer field in Austria

"A referee at a soccer game between Russian and Bulgarian teams in Austria had to escort a family of ducks from the field after they repeatedly disrupted play."

Florida motorist accidentally jumped drawbridge

"Cameras mounted on a Florida drawbridge captured the moment a distracted driver jumped the gap as the bridge was rising."

California surfers set world record when 66 ride one board

"An ambitious group of California surfers have set the world record for most people riding one surfboard."

Police: Fake name used by suspect was a wanted man

"A New Zealand man accused of giving police a fake name was arrested when officers discovered the name belongs to a wanted man."
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.

Stop 22 Veteran Suicides A Day

"There are 22 Veteran Suicides Every Day.  And that’s just the official number."

Hearts for Holidays

"1 in 6 families in Louisiana are at risk of hunger.  That’s our neighbors, co-workers, seniors, even veterans and their families who are too proud to ask for help.  Let’s do something about it."
Tommy's Homework

4 Things To Know About The Vetting Process For Syrian Refugees

"Here are four things you should know about the current vetting process and concerns over security:"

Among flood of refugees, a trickle brave Central American smuggling routes

"And a trickle are now appearing on the western side of the Atlantic, having decided that a trip across a foreign continent at Central American smugglers’ hands is their best bet for starting a new life."

Trump on rally protester: ?Maybe he should have been roughed up?

"Donald Trump said Sunday that the protester who interrupted his rally at a convention center here on Saturday morning was 'so obnoxious and so loud' that 'maybe he should have been roughed up.'"

Tumbles the two-legged puppy gets new pair of wheels

"A two-legged puppy named Tumbles is living up to his name."

More states say no to Syrian refugees after Paris attacks

"Several U.S. governors are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states
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