Jim Engster http://wrkf.org en WEDNESDAY: Cancer Services' John Boudreaux; Port Allen Mayor Richard Lee; Dr. Melissa Stewart http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-cancer-services-john-boudreaux-port-allen-mayor-richard-lee-dr-melissa-stewart <p>Jim is away for today and Michael Danna, Director of Public Relations for the Louisiana Farm Bureau and host for "This Week in Louisiana Agriculture" is filling in.</p><p>Chief Development Officer for Cancer Services John Boudreaux&nbsp;joins Michael in the studio to discuss the services offered by the Baton Rouge based non-profit. He touches on how Cancer Services offers educational, financial, and emotional support, as well as their growing Bella Bowman Children's Program offering support for children diagnosed with cancer.</p><p>Newly elected Mayor of Port Allen, Richard Lee drops by the studio with his campaign manager Rose Roche to talk about his first days in office. He discusses his background as a Baton Rouge police officer, how he's getting to know Port Allen's Councilmen individually, as well as his future plans for the City of Port Allen.</p><p>Also, Assistant Professor for the School of Nursing at Our Lady of the Lake College, author of <em>Practical Patient Literacy: The Medagogy Model</em>, as well as founder of the Organization of Patient Educators, Dr. Melissa Stewart stops by the studio. She talks about Obamacare, educating Professional Assistants in the medical field, teaching nursing school students, and just what it takes to become a nurse and the costs involved.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:35 +0000 Jim Engster 25604 at http://wrkf.org THURSDAY: CATS CEO Bob Mirabito; Author Trent Angers; Councilman John Delgado http://wrkf.org/post/thursday-cats-ceo-bob-mirabito-author-trent-angers-councilman-john-delgado <p>CATS CEO Bob Mirabito&nbsp;joins Jim to discuss the efforts he's made to revamp the public bus system in Baton Rouge. He discusses the improvements made to bus stops around the city, the rigorous pre-qualifications for new bus drivers, and what it is he envisions Baton Rouge's public bus system becoming in the future.</p><p>Author Trent Angers talks with Jim about his new book <em>The Forgotten Hero of My Lai: The Hugh Thompson Story</em>, which&nbsp;traces the life of U.S. Army helicopter pilot Hugh Thompson, who tried to stop the infamous My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War.</p><p>Also, Metro Councilman John Delgado joins Jim in the studio to talk about the proposed city of St. George, the controversial anti-sodomy law, and much, much more.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:29:15 +0000 Jim Engster 25380 at http://wrkf.org FRIDAY: Kevin Kane; Libertarian Attorney Michael Wolf; Novelist Ayelet Waldmen http://wrkf.org/post/friday-kevin-kane-libertarian-attorney-michael-wolf-novelist-ayelet-waldmen <p>Kevin Kane, founder and president of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, discusses his institute's push for the reduction of drug possession sentencing - chiefly marijuana possession.&nbsp;</p><p>Libertarian attorney Michael Wolf is back in the studio on Good Friday and he does not shy away from discussing religion. He touches on what it's like being a Buddhist and whether or not it's constitutional for public employees to have a holiday on Good Friday. He also discusses the recently proposed sodomy laws, Vance McAllister's recent scandal, scientific creationism, and much, much more.</p><p>Also, novelist&nbsp;Ayelet&nbsp;Waldman&nbsp;joins Jim to discuss her new novel <em>Love and Treasure</em> which weaves a tale around the fascinating, true history of the Hungarian Gold Train during World War II.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:07:41 +0000 Jim Engster 25378 at http://wrkf.org WEDNESDAY: Col. Rob Maness; Sam A. Hanna Jr.; Doug Daigle http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-col-rob-maness-sam-hanna-jr-doug-daigle <p>Retired USAF Colonel Rob Maness talks about his bid for a seat in the U.S. Senate, and his&nbsp; platform in which he is running. Publisher of the Ouachita Citizen, Sam A. Hanna Jr. joins the show to discuss how his small newspaper uncovered and published a now nationwide story based on a video showing U.S. Representative Vance McAllister (who campaigned for office last fall as a devout Christian, family man and devoted husband) kissing and embracing a member of his congressional staff. Also, environmentalist Doug Daigle joins Jim in the studio to discuss his twenty-plus years working toward improving Louisiana's environment, as well as his involvement in the Land and Water Conservation Fund.</p><p>*Note: Due to a recording error, this episode of The Jim Engster Show begins three minutes into the show.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:34:17 +0000 Jim Engster 25284 at http://wrkf.org TUESDAY: Actress Pam Grier, HIV/AIDS Alliance Rep. Timothy Young, Blogger Tom Aswell http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-actress-pam-grier-hivaids-alliance-rep-timothy-young-blogger-tom-aswell <p>Actress Pam Grier speaks on the HIV/AIDS epidemic and how citizens can contribute to the cause through awareness and prevention.</p><p>HIV/AIDS Alliance Representative&nbsp;Timothy Young touches on HIV/AIDS in the Baton Rouge community. &nbsp;HAART's Dining Out for Life fundraiser will be held on April 24. For more information, visit diningoutforlife.com.</p><p>Blogger and former comic Tom Aswell speaks on the scandal swirling around Congressman Vance McAllister and other political issues.</p><p>The Rotary of Baton Rouge member Chris Ciesielski&nbsp;speaks with the honoree Morgan Gautreau&nbsp;and her efforts to bring Spina Bifida awareness to her community.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:46:05 +0000 Jim Engster 25233 at http://wrkf.org MONDAY: LSU's Manship School Professor Bob Mann, State Rep. John Bel Edwards http://wrkf.org/post/monday-lsus-manship-school-professor-bob-mann-state-rep-john-bel-edwards <p>LSU's Manship&nbsp;School of Mass Communication Professor Bob Mann talks about Congressman Vance McAllister's scandal and what it means for the GOP. He also touches on Edwin Edwards' congressional campaign and Senator David Vitter.</p><p>State Rep. John Bel Edwards speaks on his candidacy for governor of Louisiana.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:23:43 +0000 Jim Engster 25231 at http://wrkf.org WEDNESDAY: Planned Parenthood's Raegan Carter; AHIP's Clare Krusing; Sam Irwin; Darlene Rowland http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-planned-parenthoods-raegan-carter-ahips-clare-krusing-sam-irwin-darlene-rowland <p>Raegan Carter of Planned Parenthood talks with Jim about House Bill 388 written by Katrina Jackson, which Carter says could shut down three of the five abortion clinics in the state.</p><p>Deputy Press Secretary for America's Health Insurance, Plans Clare Krusing, joins us from Washington to discuss the Medicare program's budget cuts to the states, and what it means for senior citizens.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:45:13 +0000 Jim Engster 24638 at http://wrkf.org TUESDAY: Clarke Cadzow of Highland Coffees, Politico Raymond Strother, Saxophonist Brad Walker http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-clarke-cadzow-highland-coffees-politico-raymond-strother-saxophonist-brad-walker <p>Jim talks with <span class="st">Clarke Cadzow</span>, owner of Highland Coffees, and resident authority on the North Gate neighborhood, and veteran political consultant Raymond Strother.</p><p>And Brad Walker, a rising star in the New Orleans jazz scene, visits the studio.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:12:31 +0000 Jim Engster 24633 at http://wrkf.org MONDAY: Former Congressman Buddy Leach, Former Ambassador Francis Rooney http://wrkf.org/post/monday-former-congressman-buddy-leach-former-ambassador-francis-rooney <p>Former congressman and former chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party Buddy Leach talks with Jim about what's going on in Louisiana politics with Edwin Edwards running for Congress and Sen. Mary Landrieu seeking a fourth term.</p><p>Francis Rooney, former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, discusses relations between the Pope Francis and President Obama.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:37:55 +0000 Jim Engster 24627 at http://wrkf.org FRIDAY: Education Committee Chair Steve Carter, Former UNO Chancellor Tim Ryan, More http://wrkf.org/post/friday-education-committee-chair-steve-carter-former-uno-chancellor-tim-ryan-more <p>Jim talks with Rep. Steve Carter, chair of the state House Education Committee, and former UNO Chancellor Tim Ryan stops by.</p><p>Red Shtick publisher Jeremy White previews the annual Gridiron show lampooning state politicians this weekend.</p><p>Steve Meyers discusses his plans to offer Section 8 housing in Baton Rouge's south side, to the dismay of some neighbors.</p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:21:00 +0000 Jim Engster 24419 at http://wrkf.org