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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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Conversations in Medicine
4:55 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

OB-GYN Group Stops Performing Elective Inductions

Associates in Women's Health in Baton Rouge has decided to only induce when the mother or the baby is at risk. One physician in the group, Dr. Terrie Thomas, is now an advocate for spontaneous labor. But she was initially reluctant to forgo elective inductions.

Dr. Terrie Thomas, OB-GYN, Associates in Women's Health

Bayou Garden
6:40 am
Sat September 21, 2013

Bromeliads: Colorful and Sometimes Tasty

A bromeliad.
Credit Heather M / Flickr

Brightly-colored bromeliads in all shapes and sizes and are popular container plants for indoors and outdoors on porches or shady patios. Spanish moss and pineapple are bromeliads too.

Business
3:38 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Chemicals Industry Makes Baton Rouge No. 1 Most Export-Intensive Metro

Baton Rouge Profile from Export Nation 2013
Brookings Institution

In his 2010 State of the Union Address, President Obama launched the National Export Initiative. As the country was emerging from the Great Recession, the President said he wanted the U.S. to double exports by 2014.

Only four of the top 100 metro areas in the country are on track to meet that goal. Baton Rouge is one. New Orleans is another. That's according to the Brookings Institution's latest "Export Nation" report, which was released earlier this week.

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The Jim Engster Show
11:34 am
Fri September 20, 2013

FRIDAY: NPR Game Show Host Peter Sagal, Journalist and Author Armen Keteyian

The Host of NPR's Wait... Wait Don't Tell Me, Peter Sagal joins the show to talk about his upcoming trip to Baton Rouge on September 26.

Armen Keteyian talks with Jim about his new book "The System". The System covers the glory and scandal of college football.

The founder of the Philadelphia Folk Festival Gene Shay joins Jim to remember Jim Croce.


Culture
11:41 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Carl Kasell: Newscaster, Scorekeeper, Legendary Hugger

Carl Kasell
Credit NPR

Carl Kasell spent 30 years delivering newscasts every hour in the morning for NPR. But it's his role as the official judge and scorekeeper on the quiz show Wait, Wait… Don't Tell Me! that made him a public radio icon.

In The Wall Street Journal, Wait, Wait Host Peter Sagal called Kasell the world's greatest straight man.

But now that he's retired from newscasting, how does he keep up with the news?

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The Jim Engster Show
12:28 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

THURSDAY: Activist Faye Williams, Political Consultant Scott Wilfong, Dr. Mike Marshall

Activist Faye Williams, who was only blocks away from the DC Navy Yard massacre Monday, talks about that tragedy...and about President Obama's foreign policy pertaining to Syria. Conservative Political Consultant Scott Wilfong joins the discussion.

Baseball Legend Dr. Mike Marshall talks with Jim about the impact of pitching in the MLB.

Of Moving Colors director Garland Goodwin Wilson joins Jim to talk about "Color Me Rouge".


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