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Bayou Garden
6:49 am
Sat February 8, 2014

Your Home, a Good Place for Plants to Start

Tomato starts
Credit Ralph Hogaboom / Flickr

Raising your own transplants is not overly difficult, and it is a fun, rewarding activity for home gardeners.


The Jim Engster Show
10:39 am
Fri February 7, 2014

FRIDAY: LSU President & Chancellor F. King Alexander; Steve Winham; Theologian Rebecca Parker

LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander stops by the studio to talk with Jim about LSU sports, student debts, the TOPS program, the new pressures due to decreased taxpayer funding, as well as a number of issues posed by numerous callers.

Also, former State Budget Director Steve Winham joins Jim to discuss the upcoming state budget and new library in St. Francisville, while Internationally known Theologian Rebecca Parker calls in to discuss Christianity in the second millennium.

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Politics
6:25 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Insight: Louisiana's Abortion Rules, Execution Method in Limbo

There were developments related to two hot-button issues this week in Louisiana: abortion and the death penalty.


The Jim Engster Show
10:45 am
Thu February 6, 2014

THURSDAY: Tom North, Grace Boatright, & Roman Krznaric

Jim Engster speaks with child abuse survivor Tom North about his book, "True North," and Grace Boatright, Legislative Director of the National Grange talks about non profit organizations with missions to assist rural America and agriculture, and Roman Krznaric, founding faculty member of the The School of Life, discusses his latest book called, "How Should We Live."

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Politics
11:55 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Louisiana's Education Reform May be Due for a 'Do Over'

Teachers rally against Gov. Jindal's ed reforms in March 2012

It’s been nearly two years since Louisiana’s Legislature passed a package of highly-controversial education reforms. Since then, there has been confusion at the local school level and angst for teachers -- especially over changes to teacher pay and tenure under a new evaluation process. Courts have ruled some of the reforms violate the state constitution. Many are now saying the upcoming legislative session is the opportune time for a “do-over” on education reform.

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The Jim Engster Show
10:19 am
Wed February 5, 2014

WEDNESDAY: LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope; Mass Comm Professor Jensen Moore

LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope stops by the studio to talk with Jim about higher education at LSU, as well as issues concerning LSU's tuition, infrastructure, and health care. Also, LSU Mass Communication Professor Jensen Moore joins Jim to talk about this years best, worst, and most controversial Super Bowl commercials.


The Jim Engster Show
10:29 am
Tue February 4, 2014

TUESDAY: Ex-Minn. Governor Jesse Ventura, & Custom Clothier Manuel Martinez

Jim Engster speaks with former Minnesota Governor, ex pro wrestler & author Jesse Ventura about the current state of government, and Manuel Martinez of Martinez Custom Clothier discusses men's fashion.


The Jim Engster Show
10:24 am
Mon February 3, 2014

MONDAY: Award Winning Cartoonist Walt Handelsman; SU Media Relations Director Ed Pratt

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Walt Handelsman chats with Jim about his illustrious career and what its like to draw Presidents Bush and Obama, and to hear praise from the presidents themselves. Also, Southern University Media Relations Director and Columnist for The Advocate talks SU sports, both past and present, as well as  last nights blow out in Super Bowl XLVIII.


Bayou Garden
6:34 am
Sat February 1, 2014

Freeze Busted Citrus and Perishing Palms

Freeze damage.
Credit LSU AgCenter

This has been a really hard winter in Louisiana. An unusual amount of sub-freezing temperatures has caused a lot of damage to the landscape.


The Jim Engster Show
10:21 am
Fri January 31, 2014

FRIDAY: Ed Cullen, Evan Tyler, and Chris Mann

Jim Engster interviews long time Advocate newspaper columnist, Ed Cullen who now writes for Country Roads Magazine, musician/songwriter and novelist Evan Tyler on her latest fictional book about women in Nazi concentration camps, and Professor Christopher Mann, the Director of the Academy of Applied Politics at L.S.U.


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