Jim Engster http://wrkf.org en TUESDAY: Donna Brazile; Andrew Vogel & Brenda Perry Dunn; BTR's Jim Caldwell & Jason Wilson http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-donna-brazile-andrew-vogel-brenda-perry-dunn-btrs-jim-caldwell-jason-wilson <p>Political Strategist, former campaign manager for Al Gore, frequent CNN contributing commentator, and Louisiana native &amp; LSU Grad Donna Brazile is the day's first guest. She and Jim talk about the rapidly approaching November election in the state which is shaping out to be between Sen. Mary Landrieu&nbsp;and Rep. Bill Cassidy; &nbsp;her rise in the world of politics from a very early&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">age; and much more.</span></p><p>Documentary filmmaker Andrew Vogel and Brenda Perry Dunn stop by to talk with Jim about the restoration process of Baton Rouge's Lincoln Theater. Vogel has made a documentary film about the Lincoln Theater and Dunn is the Founder &amp; Executive Director of the Louisiana Black History Hall of Fame which owns the Lincoln Theater.</p><p>Also, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport's Air Service Development &amp; Marketing Manager Jim Caldwell and Administrative &amp; Development Manager Jason Wilson drop by the studio to close out the day's show. They<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;give us an update on the happenings of the BTR airport, including new renovations and the upcoming 9th Annual Business Opportunities Workshop this Wednesday July 30th at the Renaissance Hotel for firms seeking business opportunities at the airport.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:24:04 +0000 Jim Engster 30054 at http://wrkf.org MONDAY: LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope; and LSU Museum of Art Curator Katy Pfohl http://wrkf.org/post/monday-lsu-faculty-senate-president-kevin-cope-and-lsu-museum-art-curator-katy-pfohl <p>LSU Faculty Senate President, and the always well informed and loquacious Kevin Cope joins Jim today in the studio for the majority of the show to discuss financial matters concerning LSU and the LSU Faculty. He and Jim discuss the 3% pay raise for the LSU faculty members, how the school was able to find space in the budget for it, and what it means for Louisiana's higher education which has faced budget cuts in the past decade. They as well cover a plethora of other topics including a new smoke-free LSU campus, LSU Baseball, Vladimir Putin, and the San Diego Chargers, as well as much, much more.</p><p>Also, newly appointed Curator of the LSU Museum of Art, Katy Pfohl, joins Jim in studio to close out today's show and to promote the upcoming art exhibit "LeRoy Neiman:Action!" Considered the most important and inspiring sports artist of the twentieth century, LeRoy Neiman's artwork displays athletes in their element: whether that be Shaquille&nbsp;O'neal&nbsp;dunking or Tony La Russa&nbsp;coaching in the dugout. The exhibit begins July 31st and runs through February 15th.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:12:52 +0000 Jim Engster 30006 at http://wrkf.org FRIDAY: Red Shtick Magazine Publisher Jeremy White; Reverend Reginald Pitcher http://wrkf.org/post/friday-red-shtick-magazine-publisher-jeremy-white-reverend-reginald-pitcher <p>Jeremy White, publisher of Baton Rouge's Red Shtick Magazine, joins Jim in the studio for the first half of today's show to discuss Wednesday's Metro Council forum on the Fairness Ordinance. While he does shed a comedic light on the issue, he also brings a fresh perspective and some serious thoughts to the much debated subject surrounding Baton Rouge at the moment.</p><p>Reverend Reginald Pitcher joins Jim on the air to discuss his new position on the Fairness Ordinance. Just a few days ago, the Reverend stated openly on the air that he was an opponent of the ordinance, but on Wednesday at the EBR Metro Council meeting he openly changed his mind, and today on the show he discusses with Jim just why he changed his mind.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:06:03 +0000 Jim Engster 29906 at http://wrkf.org 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