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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"


The Jim Engster Show
2:33 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

THURSDAY: Senate Candidate Rob Maness, NPR's Carl Kasell. LSU's Dr. Jeff Keuhny

Rob Maness

Jim talks with U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness about goings-on in Washington DC and his run for Mary Landrieu's Senate seat.

From the archives: Jim's  September 2011 chat with NPR's Carl Kasell. Carl will be live at the River Center tonight with "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!"

Dr. Jeff Keuhny, with LSU's Burden Horticultural Center, talks about merging the LSU College of Agriculture with the LSU AgCenter, and the annual Corn Maze at the Burden Center.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
4:41 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

WEDNESDAY: BCBSLA's Mike Reitz, Physician and Author Dr. Hillary Chollet

Mike Reitz, BCBSLA

Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana President Mike Reitz helps explain changes coming under the Affordable Care Act.

Surgeon and author Dr. Hillary Chollet discusses his first novel, "White Coat and Sneakers"

 

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The Jim Engster Show
11:12 am
Mon September 23, 2013

TUESDAY: Paul Arrigo with Visit BR, Former School Board Member Noel Hammatt, Common Core Discussion

Noel Hammatt

A chat with Paul Arrigo and Renee Areng, of Visit Baton Rouge, about the coming "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" performance in B.R.

Former EBR School Board member Noel Hammatt makes an important announcement

A discussion of the Common Core nationalized education standard and controversy surrounding it, with Michael Brickman of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
8:50 am
Mon September 23, 2013

MONDAY: Businessman Steve Myers, LA Farm Bureau's Mike Danna

Local business man and former Delta Kappa Epsilon member at LSU Steve Myers talks about the controversy over a sign posted by DKE's before the LSU-Kent state game; invoking the 1970 Kent State student killings by Ohio National Guardsmen.

Louisiana Farm Bureau's Mike Danna talks about surviving cancer.

 

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