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Bayou Garden
6:23 am
Sat December 14, 2013

What to Give a Gardener for the Holidays

Credit PermaCultured / Flickr

Gardeners, think about what you want for yourself and tell the givers.


The Jim Engster Show
11:03 am
Fri December 13, 2013

FRIDAY: Attorney Lewis Unglesby

Jim talks with attorney Lewis Unglesby about gun rights, on the 1st anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut.


Culture
5:36 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Segregated Church Bathroom Torn Down

A bulldozer tosses the old bathroom at Our Lady of Peace Catholic church.
Pam Folse

The parishioners of Our Lady of Peace in the small plantation town of Vacherie can’t wait to get into their church’s new bathroom building. But for some poorly placed air conditioners, they would have dedicated the building last month.

For decades, the old bathroom building behind the 113-year-old Catholic church stood like a monument to segregation. A few months back, some members of the community started talking about racism in the church and concluded that bathroom needed to come down.

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The Jim Engster Show
1:23 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

THURSDAY: Demographer Elliott Stonecipher, Comedian George Wallace, Sen. Mack "Bodi" White

Senator Mack "Bodi" White joins Jim to discuss the petition to incorporate St. George as a city.

Demographer and political analyst Elliott Stonecipher looks at back at the year in Louisiana politics, and where we go from here.

Jim visits with the always entertaining comic, George Wallace.


The Jim Engster Show
4:41 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Author and Flood Protection Advocate John Barry, Joe Traigle

Jim talks with John Barry, author of the book "Rising Tide", about the great 1927 Mississippi River Flood. John was recently dismissed from his position on a levee board that filed suit against the oil & gas industry. Now he's formed his own group to support litigation against energy companies for the damage they've done along Louisiana's coast.

Joe Traigle joins Jim to talk about the new ordinance in Shreveport "Be Fair Shreveport" that protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation.


The Jim Engster Show
5:50 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

TUESDAY: A Discussion of the Proposed City of St. George

Jim discusses the proposal to incorporate a new city of St. George within East Baton Rouge Parish. Republican consultant Scott Wilfong is opposed to the idea.

 

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Conversations in Medicine
9:10 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Dermatologist Adds New Laser to Arsenal

Dr. Stephanie Frederick, a dermatologist with the Baton Rouge Clinic, says the Sciton laser can be used to treat a multitude of skin conditions from acne to wrinkles.

Dr. Stephanie Frederick, Dermatologist with Baton Rouge Clinic

The Jim Engster Show
9:52 am
Sat December 7, 2013

MONDAY: CABL President Barry Erwin, Fairleigh Cook Jackson

Jim talks with Council for A Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin about the direction Louisiana is headed, and what the state can learn from its last industrial boom, as it goes into another.

Director of Museum Advancement Fairleigh Cook-Jackson stops by to talk about American poet Emily Dickinson birthday party being held tonight at the LSU Museum of Art from 6pm - 8pm.


Bayou Garden
6:30 am
Sat December 7, 2013

When Plants Say 'Brrrrr!'

Tender shrubs covered with blankets. Covers weighted to the ground keep heat released from the soil from escaping on cold nights.
Credit LSU AgCenter

We have had some unusually cold weather unusually early in the season this year. Freezes down to the mid 20s have done a lot of damage, in particular to tropical plants in our landscapes.


The Jim Engster Show
11:17 am
Fri December 6, 2013

FRIDAY: Roy Fletcher, Howard Sounes, Kenn Kaufman

British author Howard Sounes joins Jim to talk about his latest book "27: History of the 27 Club". The book gives a detail account of six artist that died at the age of 27.

Roy Fletcher talks with Jim about the upcoming Louisiana elections in 2015 and Sen. David Vitter's possible run for Governor.

Field Editor Ken Kaufman stops by to talk about his upcoming visit to the Baton Rouge Audubon Society and discuss his popular field guides on birds.


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