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The Vote for Mayor
12:31 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Businessman Says Development Code Key to What Ails EBR

Mayoral candidate Gordon Mese in the WRKF studio.
Credit WRKF/Amy Jeffries

Kip Holden is running for a third term as mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish. Among Holden's challengers is small businessman Gordon Mese. Mese is hoping to win a mandate to rewrite and enforce the Unified Development Code, which sets the rules for land use in the city parish.

In the first in a series of conversations with the mayoral candidates, Mese tells WRKF's Amy Jeffries the code is the key to everything that ails Baton Rouge... starting with taxes.


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The Jim Engster Show
11:31 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Roger Villere, Tony Guarrisco, Peta Lindsay

Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere and former Democratic state lawmaker Tony Guarrisco discuss how the election is stacking up.

Peta Lindsay, who is running for president as the nominee of the Party for Socialism & Liberation, stops by.


The Jim Engster Show
11:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Mike Chittum, Michael Jackson, Martin Flanagan

Republican Mike Chittum and Democrat Michael Jackson offer differing perspectives on the 2012 presidential election.

Musician Martin Flanagan says he is the illegitimate son of the legendary Hank Williams.


The Jim Engster Show
11:59 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Bill Cassidy, Cody Worsham, Darlyne Nemeth

6th District Congressman Bill Cassidy, who's running for re-election on Nov. 6, visits.

Tiger Rag Magazine editor Cody Worsham reports the arrest of four former LSU players on drug charges.

Dr. Darlyne Nemeth shares from her book, "Living In An Environmentally Traumatized World."


The Jim Engster Show
1:05 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Veteran Economist Jim Richardson; Politico Reporter Ginger Gibson; Actress Shanna Forretsall

Jim Richardson, veteran economist and member of the Revenue Estimating Conference, has his pulse on Baton Rouge's work force and tells Jim why there aren't enough skilled workers in our community.

LSU alum and Politico reporter Ginger Gibson discusses news from the Romney campaign trail.

Actress and Gonzales native Shanna Forrestall talks with Jim about Louisiana's growing film industry and her upcoming movie.


Higher Education
4:41 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

LSU Graduation Rate Reaches All-Time High

Louisiana State University announced Wednesday a record 67 percent of students who started college in 2006 graduated within six years. That’s up from 62 percent of the cohort that started in 2005.  

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The Jim Engster Show
1:38 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Rep. John Treen & Dem. Joe Delpit; CEO Walter Monsour

Republican John Treen and Democrat Joe Delpit voice their opinions about the third and final presidential debate between Romney and Obama.

Walter Monsour, President & CEO of EBR Parish Redevelopment Authority, gives us a three year progress report of his organization.

Liz Frischhertz, Chief Officer for Accountability & Assessment for the EBR Parish School System, talks with Jim about our state's poorly rated public schools and  their optimistic future.


3rd Congressional District Race
5:03 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Congressional Candidates Debate Federal Deficit, Farm Bill

Two long-shot contenders for Louisiana's Third Congressional District seat were the only candidates to attend a debate Monday at the Baton Rouge Press Club.

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The Jim Engster Show
2:10 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Author Kimberly Chopin

Author Kimberly Chopin joins Jim in the studio to discuss her first novel "Metamorphosis" and how she managed to write it while raising three children and maintaining a full-time job.


Bomb Threats
10:37 am
Mon October 22, 2012

New Plan Aims To Remedy Evacuation Gridlock

Officials at LSU say they are updating their emergency plan to achieve faster campus-wide evacuations in the cases of emergencies.

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