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The Jim Engster Show
3:57 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

THURSDAY: Former CIA Agent Valerie Plame, LA Health Care Coalition's Doug Wilkinson

Valerie Plame

Louisiana Health Care Coalition Field Coordinator Doug Wilkinson helps listeners navigate Obamacare.

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame talks about her life in espionage, and her first novel, "Blowback"

The Jim Engster Show
1:12 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Republican State Chairman Roger Villere, Former Congressman Jim McCrery

Roger Villere

Jim talks with Louisiana Republican State Chairman Roger Villere about the government shutdown and the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Former Congressman Jim McCrery joins the discussion to talk about the latest on Capitol Hill.

Opera Singer Donna Lee returns back to her home state of Louisiana to perform at the Manship Theatre on Sunday. Jim talks with Donna about her upcoming show "Songs from Exile, I'm a Stranger Here Myself".


The Affordable Care Act
6:00 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Explaining the Health Insurance Exchanges

On Oct. 1 the health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act start the 6-month enrollment period. This means the uninsured or people who buy their own health insurance can now go to one place online and compare plans side-by-side.

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The Jim Engster Show
2:08 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

TUESDAY: Retired General Wesley Clark, NOLA.com's J.R. Ball, Financial Advisor B.F. "Andy" Anderson

General Wesley Clark (U.S. Army, ret.) talks about the government shutdown over Obamacare.

J.R. Ball, News Manager with "NOLA.com" discusses state and local political matters.

Financial advisor Andy Anderson talks about the stock market and the government shutdown. Is Wall Street wary of Congress?

 

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The Affordable Care Act
6:00 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Setting Up Louisiana's Health Insurance Exchange

A map of each state's decision how their healthcare exchanges would be set up.
Credit Kaiser Family Foundation

In every state on Oct. 1, health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act will begin enrolling customers for plans that take effect January 1, 2014.

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Bayou Garden
6:56 am
Sat September 28, 2013

Drift Roses Named Lousiana Superplants for Fall

Drift Coral rose flowers.
Credit Allen Owings

Fall is a great time to plant roses in the landscape.


Education
3:32 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

With New Charter Schools Coming, Civic Group Outlines Demands

The state Recovery School District currently runs seven schools in north Baton Rouge. The RSD is planning to put new charter schools on those campuses next year.

Last week, as reported in The Advocate, the RSD hosted presentations by charter providers vying for a slot.

Ahead of those presentations, the civic group Better Baton Rouge handed the RSD a community compact, outlining what some residents want from schools in their neighborhood.

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The Jim Engster Show
11:29 am
Fri September 27, 2013

MONDAY: LSU Board Member Ann Duplessis, a Recap of the LSU-Georgia Game

Ann Duplessis

A recap of the LSU-Georgia game and the Tigers' fortunes going forward with Tiger Rag Sports Director Jeff Palermo and Tiger Rag Editor Cody Worsham.

A visit with former state Senator Ann Duplessis, the only woman and the only minority on the LSU Board of Supervisors.

Sons of famous New Orleans local singer Phillip Manuel, Zac and Brennan join Jim to talk about their exceptional careers. Zac, 24 is a film director and Brennan 29 is a fashion designer.


Capitol Access
5:30 am
Fri September 27, 2013

State, Federal Education Philosophies Mismatch

Opposing opinions surfaced from state education leaders this week on whether the state should move forward on implementing national education standards called Common Core.  The ongoing struggle to fund higher education continued at a meeting of higher education officials Wednesday.

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The Jim Engster Show
10:21 am
Thu September 26, 2013

FRIDAY: Political Consultant Roy Fletcher, Writer George Morris, Author David Wolman

Roy Fletcher

Jim chats with veteran political consultant and campaign strategist Roy Fletcher on numerous topics.

Advocate features writer George Morris on the life and times of legendary LSU coach Paul Dietzel, who died this week at age 89.

Author David Wolman on his book, "The End of Money"


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