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The Jim Engster Show
4:55 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Columnist Smiley Anders, Sheldon Gottlieb, Smart Growth

Jim chats with Advocate columnist Smiley Anders, to talk about his 76th birthday and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. Smiley was a working journalist on the day the President was shot.

Shelden Gottlieb joins Jim to talk about former Pres. George W. Bush support  of Jewish believers converting to Christianity.

Nationally recognized expert on tax and energy policy, Denise Bode talks about the Smart Growth Summit taking place this week at the Manship Theatre.


The Jim Engster Show
4:16 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

TUESDAY: Political Blogger C.B. Forgotston, Music Historian John McMillian, James Windham

James Windham, with the Capital Area Re-Entry Coalition, discusses re-training and re-integration of former prison inmates as productive members of society. 

Government watchdog and political blogger C.B. Forgotston talks about the upset victory of Vance McAllister in the 5th District Congressional race, and what it means for Governor Jindal, who unofficially backed Neil Riser in that race.

Music Historian John McMillian on his book, "Beatles versus Stones", about the friendship and rivalry between the two supergroups of the 1960's.

 

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Politics
10:34 am
Sun November 17, 2013

Newcomer Trounces State Senator for Congressional Seat

Support from the bearded men of the popular reality TV show combined with a deep pool of personal wealth has helped vault Republican political newcomer Vance McAllister into Congress.

He'll represent Louisiana's 5th District.

McAllister crushed GOP state Sen. Neil Riser in a special runoff Saturday, winning the race by 20 percentage points.

A political unknown only three months ago, McAllister managed to distinguish himself among a pack of 14 candidates to get into the runoff — with little outside help, no prior name recognition and no heavyweight fundraising.

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Bayou Garden
6:40 am
Sat November 16, 2013

Which Herbs to Grow? The Ones You Use

Credit LSU Ag Center

Fall is a really good time to plant seeds or transplants of cool season herbs, including annuals like dill and cilantro, and perennials like mint, rosemary, and lavender.


The Jim Engster Show
12:50 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

MONDAY: Author David Huddle, LSU History Prof. David Colbert, Sportwriter Sam King

Writer David Huddle talks about his latest work, "Black snake at the Family Reunion"

LSU history professor David Colbert discusses the assassination of John F. Kennedy, 50 years ago this wek.

Veteran sportswriter Sam King talks about "Johnny Football's" arrival a Tiger Stadium this week, as LSU hosts Texas A&M.


The Jim Engster Show
11:54 am
Thu November 14, 2013

FRIDAY: Former Johny Carson Lawyer Henry Bushkin, Author James Tobin

Jim talks with Henry Bushkin, former attorney for the legendary Johnny Carson. Bushkin reveals some surprising details of his long relationship with the late King of Late Night TV.

Author James Tobin, on his book, "The Man He Became", about how Franklin Delano Roosevelt defied his crippling polio and won the U.S. Presidency.


The Jim Engster Show
10:24 am
Thu November 14, 2013

THURSDAY: Author John Heilemann, State Police Commander Mike Edmonson, LSU's Swine Palace

Author John Heilemann talks about his new book, "Double Down: Game Change 2012", which he co-authored with Mark Halperin. The book details behind-the-scenes events in the 2012 Presidential election campaign.

State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson discusses safety at Louisiana's schools and other crime fighting and public safety matters.

From LSU's Swine Palace Productions, director Sean Daniels and actor Anthony McMurray, on "Dove" - opening tomorrow night.


What We're Reading
5:41 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Segregated Soliders: Military Training at the Core of the Fight for Civil Rights

Credit LSU Press

In his new book, “Segregated Soldiers: Military Training at Historically Black Colleges in the Jim Crow South”, historian Marcus Cox argues that African Americans leveraged military service to claim their civil rights.

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The Jim Engster Show
5:43 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Author Patricia Cornwell, LPB's Charlie Whinham & Shauna Sanford

Jim talks with bestselling author Patricia Cornwell about her latest book, "Dust"

From LPB's "Louisiana: The State We're In", hosts Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford discuss the biggest stories of 2013

Scott Wilfong joins Jim to talk about the 20th anniversary of Pres. Bill Clinton signing the Brady Bill. 


The Jim Engster Show
3:37 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

TUESDAY: Political Insider Roger Stone, Media Matters' Bradley Beychok, Filmmaker Amy Oppenheimer

Jim talks with political insider Roger Stone about the assassination of John F. Kennedy and his theories on the involvement of former President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Media Matters head Bradley Beychok discusses CBS News' recent apology for misreporting events in Benghazi

Filmmaker Amy Oppenheimer talks about her film "Faces of Israel"


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