Jim chats with Tiger Athletic Foundation President & CEO Ron Richard, USMC Major General (ret.), about a push for funding for another expansion of Tiger Stadium, and other initiatives.
Keep your garden productive through the dog days of summer. The southern pea is a delicious summer vegetable that can take the Louisiana heat.
Stanford University biologist Professor Paul Ehrlich, who wrote "The Population Bomb" in the late 1960's, explains why overpopulation is still a threat to mankind.
Professor Moses Gates discusses his book, "Hidden Cities"
An encore of Jim's talk with Dr. Michael Gurian, on his book, "The Wonder of Aging"
Edward Haslam, author of "Dr. Mary's Monkey", a book with a controversial theory on a conspiracy linked to the Kennedy assassination.
A visit with journalist Dudley Lahew, who reported on Senator Edward Kennedy's car crash at Chappaquidick; 44 years ago.
Tulane University's Dr. Patricia Farris, co-author of "The Sugar Detox"
11,000 more students who graduated from Louisiana public high schools this year took the ACT, compared to the class of 2012.
About a third of those did well enough to enter college without having to take remedial courses and well enough to get TOPS tuition scholarships.
Sen. Conrad Appel, who supported a policy mandating the ACT, said Wednesday it will lead to opportunities for better employment and help break the cycle of poverty.
“3,600 kids in Louisiana for the first time recognize that the only obstacle to their success was in their own head," he said.
A visit with veteran Capitol correspondent and publisher of "LAPolitics.com" John Maginnis.
Write-journalist Leo Honeycutt and local businessman Eric Lane talk with Jim about former Major Leaguer Matt Batts, who died recently here in Baton Rouge at the age of 91.
Kim Ritchie Spencer, who contributed to the book, "The Thinking Mom's Revolution", about being the parent of an autistic child.
Jim continues discussion of the George Zimmerman trial verdict with Baton Rouge Rep. Ted James.
Sen. Byron Dorgan talks with Jim about his new book "Gridlock" and the latest news on Capitol Hill.
Michael Loveless is a CPA and a resident of Baton Rouge.
Once he started listening to WRKF, Michael says he got hooked. He couldn't even turn the dial during pledge drives.
Finally, the message sunk in and he became a contributing listener. Then he found out many of his friends and acquaintances listen and contribute too.
Dustin is from Central. Ellie is from Italy. He is the CEO of Puryear IT. She works as an independent virtual assistant as Jelly Bean Toes. Both are avid WRKF listeners.
Dustin has been enjoying shows like The Jim Engster Show and Fresh Air since he was in college at LSU. He started supporting the station by donating a small amount.
Realizing he was listening to WRKF all the time, Dustin elevated his support. Now he and Ellie are part of the Circle of Friends.
Albert Sam is a vascular surgeon, life-long Louisiana resident, Vice Chair of the WRKF Board of Directors, and a sustaining member.
He heard Sam Cooke singing, "A Change is Gonna Come," on Weekend Edition when he was driving to work one morning.
Sam says he hears something moving like that on WRKF weekly.