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6:52 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Louisiana May Lighten Up on Marijuana Laws

Louisiana patients may soon have a new medicine option, if one state lawmaker has his way.

With some of the nation’s harshest punishments for marijuana possession and an ultra-conservative Republican governor at the helm, few would expect Louisiana might be the next state to allow folks to light up a joint. Yet one state lawmaker is planning to push to lighten up some pot laws during the upcoming legislative session.

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The Jim Engster Show
10:08 am
Wed February 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Louisiana Political Writer John Maginnis; Novelist Laurie Halse Anderson

John Maginnis, Louisiana political writer and co-publisher of LaPolitics.com, 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 The Impossible Knife of Memory.


The Jim Engster Show
10:22 am
Tue February 18, 2014

TUESDAY: Tamar Jacoby, Rev. Steve Crump & Rev. David Diamond

Jim Engster interviews Tamar Jacoby, President/CEO of Immigration Works, about immigration reform, Reverend Steve Crump and Reverend David Diamond talk about remarks by Reverend Pat Robertson and also discuss politics and religion.

The Jim Engster Show
10:28 am
Mon February 17, 2014

MONDAY: Marjorie Esman, James Llorens, & Tom Aswell

Jim Engster speaks with Marjorie Esman, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana about the high incarceration rate in Louisiana, Dr. James L. Llorens talks about his future at Southern University as Chancellor, and political analyst, Tom Aswell discusses Louisiana politics.

Bayou Garden
6:56 am
Sat February 15, 2014

Swiss Chard: Color and Nutrition for a Winter Garden

Swiss chard with yellow stalks.
Credit Schnobby / Wikimedia Commons

During the late winter and early spring, we can continue to plant cool season vegetables, including Swiss chard.


The Jim Engster Show
10:50 am
Fri February 14, 2014

FRIDAY: Karen Alderman Harbert, Gavin Newsom, Zachary Karabell, & Hunt Slonem

Jim Engster interviews Karen Alderman Harbert, President/CEO of U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy, who speaks of the politics and economics of energy including the Keystone pipeline and natural gas.  Als0, California Lt.

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Politics
6:54 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Insight: Resolution on Anti-Sodomy Law Rekindles Gay Rights Debate in Metro Council

The Baton Rouge Metro Council on Wednesday considered a resolution to voice support for a bill to be taken up by the state legislature that would get rid of Louisiana’s anti-sodomy law. It was a lively discussion.


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The Jim Engster Show
1:54 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

THURSDAY: ex-NFL player David Kopay, and author Dr. Will Clower

Jim Engster talks with former NFL running back, David Kopy who was the first professional team sport athlete to declare he was gay, and author Dr. Will Clower discusses his book, "Eat Chocolate, Lose Weight."

Culture
1:03 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Baton Rouge Musician Pays Homage to Tabby Thomas with Listening Room

Turner says to look for the guitar over the door.
Ann Marie Awad WRKF

One local musician is looking to revive the spirit of Tabby Thomas’ Blues Box in Baton Rouge. Henry Turner Jr.is a Louisiana reggae, blues, soul and funk musician. He has been touring with his band for the last two decades. But, Tabby’s Blues Box used to be the only place in town where he could play.

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The Jim Engster Show
10:19 am
Wed February 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY: La. Democratic Party Chairwoman Karen Carter Peterson; Judy Benitez; and Roy Fletcher

Louisiana State Senator and Louisiana Democratic Party Chairwoman Karen Carter Peterson talks with Jim about the status of the Democratic Party and what the the future will hold for it within the predominantly Republican state of Louisiana, as well as other political issues concerning the state.

Judy Benitez, Executive Director of the Iris Domestic Violence Center in Baton Rouge, stops by the station to discuss the serious issues concerning the link between domestic violence and female homicides in the state of Louisiana.

And Veteran Politico Roy Fletcher calls in to talk about his favorite basketball player, Bill Russell, who turns 80 years old today.


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