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The Jim Engster Show
2:23 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

FRIDAY: LSU Manship School's Bob Mann, Tiger Rag's Cody Worsham

Jim chats with Bob Mann, of the LSU Manship school of Mass Communications, and former press secretary to Governor Blanco, and aide to Russel Long, John Breaux and J. Bennett Johnston. Bob discusses Senator Mary Landrieu's 2014 re-election bid and her chances of winning another term in D.C.

Tiger Rag Magazine Editor Cody Worsham discusses LSU Athletics Hall of Fame policy.


The Jim Engster Show
11:17 am
Wed January 1, 2014

THURSDAY: Political Blogger C.B. Forgotston

Jim talks with political analyst and government watchdog C.B. Forgotston; looking at the past year in politics, and a look ahead at what's in store for 2014. Can Mary Landrieu win another term in the U.S. Senate? Or will she be un-seated by one of her three announced GOP challengers?

 

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In the Recording Booth
6:38 am
Wed January 1, 2014

Smart Growth, a New Year's Resolution for Baton Rouge?

WRKF asked people at the Louisiana Smart Growth Summit this question. Credit Amy Jeffries / WRKF WRKF asked people at the Louisiana Smart Growth Summit this question.
Amy Jeffries WRKF

WRKF set up its Recording Booth at the Louisiana Smart Growth Summit, put on by the Center for Planning Excellence at the Shaw Center back in November.

People at the summit — planners, landscape architects, public officials, environmentalists — were asked a simple question: What does “smart growth” look like in Baton Rouge?

The answers could almost be a set of new year’s resolutions for the city...


The Jim Engster Show
10:08 am
Tue December 31, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Entertainment Editor John Wirt

Advocate entertainment editor John Wirt looks back at 2013 in movies, music and TV.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
9:08 am
Tue December 31, 2013

TUESDAY: B.R. Mayor Kip Holden, Financial Consultant Andy Anderson

Jim visits with Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden, to talk about the first-ever Red Stick Revelry New Year's Eve celebration downtown tonight, and matters facing the city-parish in 2014.

Investments consultant B.F. "Andy" Anderson talks about the big year for Wall Street, what may be ahead for investors and some investment tips.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
10:28 am
Mon December 30, 2013

MONDAY: Latest Duck Dynasty Developments, Author Ben Bradlee Jr, Gene Sands

Author Ben Bradlee Jr. joins Jim to talk about his latest book "The Kid: Immortal Life of Ted Williams".

Jim discusses the lifted suspension of Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty.

LSU Former Public Relations Director Gene Sands talks with Jim about his connection to Walt Disney and his years at LSU.


Bayou Garden
6:28 am
Sat December 28, 2013

What Keeps a Gardner Busy in Winter

An elephant ear wet with winter rain.
Credit praline3001 / Flickr

Winter is not necessarily a time of rest for southeast Louisiana gardeners, even though our lawns, trees, and shrubs are dormant and we get plenty of rain.

The Jim Engster Show
11:12 am
Fri December 27, 2013

FRIDAY: EBR District Attorney Hillar Moore

East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore joins the show to discuss Change for the Better, the BRAVE program, and what is expected of EBR in 2014.


The Jim Engster Show
10:24 am
Thu December 26, 2013

THURSDAY: Author/Professor J. Michael Lennon, Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin

Jim takes a look back at an interview with Professor J. Michael Lennon about his book Norman Mailer: A Double Life.

Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council for South Asia Center Barbara Slavin joins the show.


Conversations in Medicine
11:45 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Exercise is Medicine Without the Negative Side Effects

Very few people exercise and almost everyone has a reason for not exercising. Bill Gvoich, Medical Wellness Program Director of Spectrum Fitness & Wellness, discusses the strong evidence between physical activity and health, and overall quality of life. For more information on Gvoich's health and exercise program, please visit www.gvoich.com.

Bill Gvoich, Personal Trainer with Spectrum Fitness Centers

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