Jim Engster http://wrkf.org en THURSDAY: Activist Joe Traigle & Judge Darrell White; and Actress Lee Grant http://wrkf.org/post/thursday-activist-joe-traigle-judge-darrell-white-and-actress-lee-grant <p>Judge Darrell White and Activist Joe Traigle join Jim in studio to discuss/debate the Fairness Ordinance. The ordinance, which was to be voted on last night at the EBR Metro Council Meeting and was not, is an ordinance which seeks to not discriminate against members of the LGBT community when it comes to housing and employment.&nbsp;</p><p>Veteran Actress Lee Grant joins Jim for the second half of today's show to discuss her life in films and her new memoir "I Said Yes to Everything."</p><p></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:12:43 +0000 Jim Engster 29850 at http://wrkf.org WEDNESDAY: Attorney Mike Wolf & Kevin Serrin; Former WAFB Anchor George Sells http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-attorney-mike-wolf-kevin-serrin-former-wafb-anchor-george-sells <p>Former President and CEO of Capital City Alliance Kevin Serrin and Libertarian Attorney Mike Wolf join Jim in the studio to further debate yesterday's topic of the Fairness Ordinance. The ordinance, written up by EBR Council Member C. Denise Marcelle, will be voted on today.</p><p>Also, former WAFB Anchorman George Sells joins Jim in the studio to discuss the happenings in &nbsp;Ukraine and its relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the recent international terrorist attack on flight MH17.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:25:11 +0000 Jim Engster 29796 at http://wrkf.org TUESDAY: EBR Council Member C. Denise Marcelle & Reverend Reginald Pitcher http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-ebr-council-member-c-denise-marcelle-reverend-reginald-pitcher <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px;">On Wednesday, the Metro Council will again be asked to vote on an ordinance that will impact LGBT people in the capital city. The proposal, which is similar to laws passed in Shreveport and New Orleans, is a local law that bans discrimination</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px;">&nbsp;of gays, lesbians and transgender people in employment, housing and public accommodations.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 15px; line-height: 22.5px;">East Baton Rouge City Council Member C. Denise Marcelle&nbsp;who is backing the ordinance, and Reverend Reginald Pitcher debate the subject while the phone lines explode.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:09:18 +0000 Jim Engster 29734 at http://wrkf.org MONDAY: La. State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson; The Advocate's John Wirt http://wrkf.org/post/monday-la-state-police-superintendent-mike-edmonson-advocates-john-wirt <p>Louisiana State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson&nbsp;joins Jim in studio to discuss the happenings of the state police, recent legislation concerning the state police, and much, much more.</p><p>The Advocate's entertainment writer John Wirt&nbsp;joins Jim in studio to talk about recent entertainment events around the state, like the Essence Festival which set a record turnout.</p><p>Also, Christy Kirby and Pamela Vannorman stop by the studio to discuss their involvement with the 4th Annual BRAND Charity Golf Tournament coming up which is being held to raise money for disabled veterans.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:06:46 +0000 Jim Engster 29680 at http://wrkf.org FRIDAY: Author Edward Haslam; Robert Seeman; NPR's Political Junkie Ken Rudin http://wrkf.org/post/friday-author-edward-haslam-robert-seeman-nprs-political-junkie-ken-rudin <p>Ed Haslam, author of Dr. Mary's Monkey joins Jim for the better part of today's show to discuss his book. The 1964 murder of a nationally known cancer researcher sets the stage for his gripping expose of medical professionals enmeshed in covert government operations over the course of three decades. Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://doctormarysmonkey.com">http://doctormarysmonkey.com</a>.</p><p>Baton Rouge Green Program Director Robert Seeman&nbsp;drops by the studio to talk with Jim about the Plant Smart Baton Rouge Green Education Event. The event is tomorrow July 19th at the Hilltop Arboretum. Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://batonrougegreen.com/content.cfm?id=39">http://batonrougegreen.com/content.cfm?id=39</a>.</p><p>Also, NPR's Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins he show for the last segment of the day to discuss everything politics in Louisiana. He and Jim discuss the upcoming Senate race between Sen. Mary Landrieu&nbsp;and Rep. Bill Cassidy; key issues in the upcoming elections, such as the state of Louisiana's economy; as well as Governor Bobby Jindal's popularity around the nation amidst his political goal of reaching the White House.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:19:04 +0000 Jim Engster 29577 at http://wrkf.org THURSDAY: SNAPNetwork Director David Clohessy; Attorney Michael Wolf; Author Suzi Parker http://wrkf.org/post/thursday-snapnetwork-director-david-clohessy-attorney-michael-wolf-author-suzi-parker <p>David Clohessy, the Executive Director of the Snap Network (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) joins Jim for the first part of today's show to discuss the Louisiana Supreme Court's 6-1 ruling against seal of confessional&nbsp;in a recent case against a Baton Rouge Priest. Also, Attorney Michael Wolf joins the conversation in studio to discuss the recent court decision and explain the legal action taken.</p><p>Author Suzi Parker joins the show to talk with Jim about her book <em>Sex in the South: Unbuckling the Bible Belt</em>. Her book takes the reader on a private journey to an eccentric side of sin where Southerners secretly (and not-so-secretly) defy sexual convention.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:05:54 +0000 Jim Engster 29523 at http://wrkf.org WEDNESDAY: Columnist Quin Hillyer & LA Budget Project Jan Moller; Casey Phillips of BR Walls Project http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-columnist-quin-hillyer-la-budget-project-jan-moller-casey-phillips-br-walls-project <p>Columnist for <em>The Advocate</em> Quin Hillyer and Director for the Louisiana Budget Project Jan Moller&nbsp;join Jim for the better part of today's show to discuss recent updates concerning Common Core, and much, much more.</p><p>Also, Executive Director of BR Walls Project Casey Phillips talks with Jim about the projects and murals his non-profit has set up around the city.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:13:21 +0000 Jim Engster 29472 at http://wrkf.org TUESDAY: LPB CEO & Pres. Beth Courtney; Elliott Stonecipher; and Theatre Baton Rouge's Jenny Ballard http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-lpb-ceo-pres-beth-courtney-elliott-stonecipher-and-theatre-baton-rouges-jenny-ballard <p>LPB President and CEO Beth Courtney joins Jim as the day's first guest to discuss the documentary <em>Breaking Away</em>. Airing tonight on LPB, <em>Breaking Away </em>asks the question: would the breakaway city of St. George quash Baton Rouge's school desegregation process? It airs tonight on LPB at 10pm after the Frontline special <em>Separate&nbsp;and Unequal</em>.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:15:35 +0000 Jim Engster 29416 at http://wrkf.org MONDAY: Longtime Political Consultant Raymond Strother http://wrkf.org/post/monday-longtime-political-consultant-raymond-strother <p>Today on The Jim Engster Show, longtime political consultant Raymond Strother&nbsp;joins us for the full hour to discuss the upcoming U.S. Senate battle: Democrats v. Republicans. Considered the father of modern political consulting, Strother's&nbsp;former clients include Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Gary Hart. He predicts a Landrieu&nbsp;victory in the Louisiana Senate election coming up this November; talks on how campaigns strategically target gender; and even chimes in on Governor Bobby Jindal's&nbsp;bid for the presidency.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:07:18 +0000 Jim Engster 29357 at http://wrkf.org FRIDAY: Craig Freeman, Hal Marcovitz, Jennifer Mayer http://wrkf.org/post/friday-craig-freeman-hal-marcovitz-jennifer-mayer <p>Click below to listen to today's show:</p><p></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:45:24 +0000 Jim Engster 29267 at http://wrkf.org