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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".


The Jim Engster Show
11:37 am
Tue September 17, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Bradley Beychok of Media Matters, Actress Lara Grice

Jim talks with new Media matters president Bradley Beychok.

Lara Grice joins Jim in studio to talk about her role in the play Clybourne Park. Clybourne Park opens with a pay-what-you-can performance tonight at the Claude L. Shaver Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building.


The Jim Engster Show
5:25 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

TUESDAY: LSU's Bob Mann, Author Duff McDonald

Bob Mann

Jim visits with Bob Mann, of LSU's Manship School of Mass Communications, about a recent survey ranking LSU 12th among 14 schools for academics, and othder recent events on campus.

Duff McDonald discusses his new book, "The Firm" about the mysterious McKinsey Company and its influence on American business & government.

Bayou Garden
6:42 am
Sat September 14, 2013

Pep Talk for Defeating Vines

Carolina moonseed
Credit Acadiana Park Nature Station

Controlling weedy vines requires determination and persistent effort.


The Jim Engster Show
3:07 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

MONDAY: Judge Jeanine Pirro, LDOR's Doug Baker, Frank Tavares

Judge Jeanine Pirro

Frequent TV commentator Judge Jeanine Pirro discusses the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. politics in general.

Louisiana Department of Revenue spokesman Doug Baker talks about the Tax Amnesty program that starts September 23rd.

Frank Tavares, the voice of NPR News Underwrites joins Jim to talk about his career at NPR.


Culture
4:05 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Christian Author Experiments with Biblical Submission in Modern Marriage

Sara Horn

The idea of being a submissive wife, in the Biblical sense of that term, may sound old-fashioned.

But Sara Horn, a devout Baptist, wanted to find out if submitting to her husband could work in their modern marriage.

Horn, a military wife and mom from Zachary and the author of several books, has a new book out about her experience, "My-So Called Life as Submissive Wife."

The experiment was not a no-brainer for her husband, Cliff.

 


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