John Maginnis en MONDAY: Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell; La. Politics Publisher Jeremy Alford <p>Foster Campbell, the Louisiana Public Service Commissioner for District 5, weighs in on the state legislature's recent passage of Senate Bill 469. The passage of the bill rejects a lawsuit filed against 97 oil and gas companies by a New Orleans levee board and retroactively kills litigation claiming that the oil and gas companies environmentally damaged Louisiana's wetlands. Commissioner Campbell, by the way, makes it very clear to Jim and to our listeners that he is not a happy camper about the legislature's decision.</p><p>Jeremy Alford, successor to John Maginnis and now publisher of La. Politics, talks with Jim and spends the remainder of todays show remembering their friend and journalistic colleague John Maginnis, who passed away Sunday May 25, 2014.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:14:29 +0000 Jim Engster 27442 at FRIDAY: La. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon; Political Consultant Gus Weill <p>Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon&nbsp;talks about the start of this years Hurricane Season which begins June 1st. Donelon&nbsp;warns that although the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is predicting a possible six hurricanes this season, all it takes is one to devastate&nbsp;communities along coastal waters. Donelon also talks about steps one can take to prepare for possible hurricane landfall (i.e.: making an inventory of one's personal possessions), and the importance of Flood Insurance.</p><p>Also, famed and legendary Louisiana Political Consultant Gus Weill&nbsp;talks with Jim about the passing of John Maginnis; a loss that not only affects Louisiana Journalism, but the state of Louisiana as a whole.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 19:46:22 +0000 Jim Engster 27336 at Remembering John Maginnis <p>It was just a couple of months ago that John Maginnis appeared on WRKF’s “The Jim Engster Show,” talking about Governor Bobby Jindal’s presidential aspirations.</p><p>“Outside Louisiana, there’s no serious talk about Jindal being a serious contender,” Maginnis told Engster and WRKF’s listeners. “But I think he’s still a viable vice-presidential contender, a running mate.”</p><p>Longtime political reporter John Maginnis passed away unexpectedly Sunday, at the age of 66.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 06:59:27 +0000 Sue Lincoln 27103 at Remembering John Maginnis WEDNESDAY: Louisiana Political Writer John Maginnis; Novelist Laurie Halse Anderson <p>John Maginnis, Louisiana political writer and co-publisher of, joins Jim to discuss the issues surrounding Governor Bobby Jindal's supposed presidential bid for 2016 and Senator David Vitter's announced run for governor of Louisiana. Also, young adult fiction author Laurie Halse Anderson talks with Jim about her new novel <em>The Impossible Knife of Memory</em>.</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:08:31 +0000 Jim Engster 22762 at WEDNESDAY: John Maginnis with, Author Andrew Salomon, The B.R. Art Gallery <p>"" publisher and columnist John Maginnis and Jim discuss local and national political matters, including Tuesday election results from around the country.</p><p>Author Andrew Salomon talks about his book, "Far From The Tree"</p><p>Jason Andreason, with the Baton Rouge Art Gallery, discusses the annual benefit fundraiser"Kinetics",&nbsp;this Friday night</p><p></p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:03:47 +0000 Jim Engster 18451 at THURSDAY: Blogger John Maginnis, Leo Honeycutt & Eric Lane, Kim Ritchie Spencer <p>A visit with veteran Capitol correspondent and publisher of <a href="" target="_blank">""</a> John Maginnis.</p><p>Write-journalist <a href="" target="_blank">Leo Honeycutt </a>and&nbsp;local businessman&nbsp;Eric Lane talk with Jim about former Major Leaguer Matt Batts, who died recently here in Baton Rouge at the age of 91.</p><p>Kim Ritchie Spencer, who contributed to the book, "The Thinking Mom's Revolution", about being the parent of an autistic child.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:14:28 +0000 Jim Engster 13496 at FRIDAY: Politico John Maginnis, LSU Hilltop Arboretum, MLK Day of Service <p>Jim visits with longtime capitol watcher and publisher of <a href="" target="_blank"></a>, John Maginnis. They discuss Governor Jindal's tax reform proposal, which would eliminate income taxes while raising sales and other taxes.</p><p>From LSU's Hilltop Arboretum, Dr. Jeff Keuhny and Peggy Coates talk about the Annual Symposium &amp; Edible Garden Tour, happening tomorrow.</p><p>Keisha Thomas and Erica Green discuss the Annual MLK Day of Service, coming Monday in Baton Rouge.</p><p></p><p><em> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:24:59 +0000 Jim Engster 4916 at