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The Jim Engster Show
12:32 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

FRIDAY: Work Life Researcher Ellen Galinsky, Political Consultant Gus Weill

Ellen Galinsky

Ellen Galinsky, with the National Study of the Changing Workforce, on the importance of early childhood development.

Veteran political consultant Gus Weill talks with Jim about the pros and cons if the United States attacks Syria.


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The Jim Engster Show
11:14 am
Wed September 4, 2013

THURSDAY: B.R. Football Legend Jimmy Taylor, Actor Carl Palmer, Filmmaker Michael Dunaway

Carl Palmer (left), Jimmy Taylor (center), Jim (right)

Jim talks with Baton Rouge native and NFL Hall of Famer Jimmy Taylor, who had outstanding football careers at LSU, the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints. Plus...actor Carl Palmer also joins the show. He plays Taylor in a new play, "Lombardi" at La Petit Theatre in New Orleans, and will talk all about it.

Filmmaker Michael Dunaway talks about his new work, "The Man Who Ate New Orleans"

 

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Pet Day
9:46 am
Wed September 4, 2013

My Pet Listens to WRKF

Lynn Farmer's pets, Sheldon the box turtle and Xena the bearded dragon, like to keep up with the environmental news by browsing WRKF's mobile app on Lynn's iPad.
Lynn Farmer

Share a picture of your pet enjoying WRKF on Facebook, Tweet @WRKF, or email your picture to news@wrkf.org.

WRKF has a diverse listenership.

There is a dog who curls up next to the radio for the BBC World Service overnight, and another who prefers to listen to WRKF in the afternoon while lounging in the pool.

There are cats who purr at Elizabeth Eads hosting All Things Considered; a bird that sings the Weekend Edition theme song; a turtle and a lizard who crawl up to an iPad to see environmental news with the WRKF app.

All of them are well-informed members of the animal kingdom because of all that public radio listening.

And they will be drinking from the "I Heart NPR" bowl their families receive as a thank you for their monthly contribution to WRKF.
 

The Jim Engster Show
10:04 am
Tue September 3, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Former Governor Edwin W. Edwards, A.P. Tureaud Jr, Perry Franklin

Jim chats with former Governor Edwin W. Edwards about becoming a father at 86, and whatever else comes up.

The first African-American LSU Undergraduate A.P. Tureaud Jr talks about his experience on LSU's campus. Perry Franklin joins in the conversation to talk about the Tureaud Chapter celebrations this weekend beginning Friday at the Manship Theater.


The Jim Engster Show
9:50 am
Tue September 3, 2013

TUESDAY: Talk Show Legend Larry King, LA Poet Laureate Ava Haymon

Jim talks with legendary radio and TV talk host Larry King, who'll appear Sunday at LSU.

A visit with Louisiana's poet laureate Ava Leavell Haymon, who talks about her latest work, "The Eldest Daughter"


Member Testimonials
6:13 am
Tue September 3, 2013

WRKF Gets Me Through My Commute

Amanda LaFleur

Amanda LaFleur is a professor of French and Cajun studies at LSU.

Listening to WRKF gets her through her commute from Lafayette to Baton Rouge. Having enjoyed Morning Edition and then the Jim Engster Show, Amanda usually arrives on campus during the Diane Rehm Show, and sometimes it's hard to get out of the car.

Amanda is a dedicated listener, but describes herself as "not a particularly organized person," known for being late paying bills and that sort of thing. By becoming a sustaining member she realized there will never be a lapse in her giving to WRKF.

The Jim Engster Show
8:26 am
Sat August 31, 2013

MONDAY: LSU Stadium Announcer Dan Borne, Author Samuel Friedman

Dan Borne

Dan Borne, the "Voice of the Valley" at LSU's Tiger Stadium for 28 seasons.

Sports Author Samuel Friedman on his book, "Breaking the Line", about Grambling State University

 

 

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Bayou Garden
6:53 am
Sat August 31, 2013

Bush Snap Beans, Broccoli, Parsnips and More!

This could be lunch.
Credit Jana Remy / Flickr

It's time to plant fall crops.


The Jim Engster Show
12:39 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

FRIDAY: LFT President Steve Monaghan, Advocate Entertainment Writer John Wirt

Steve Monaghan, LFT President

Jim talks with Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan about the U.S. Justice Department's challenge of the state's private school vouchers program.

A visit with Advocate entertainment writer and critic John Wirt


Economic Outlook
12:32 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Study Says Louisiana Faces Stagnant Wages, Rising Unemployment

A report released Thursday by the Louisiana Budget Project says although worker productivity in the state is at an all-time high, wages remain stagnant and unemployment is on the rise.

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