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The Jim Engster Show
4:29 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Former Congressman Paul Findley, Melinda Deslatte, Businessman Cam Morton

Former Illinois Congressman Paul Findley (R) assesses President Obama's push for military action in Syria.

Associated Press Correspondent Melinda Deslatte talks with Jim about the latest developments with the LSU Board of Supervisors. 

Capital area businessman Cam Morton discusses the business climate in Baton Rouge.


The Jim Engster Show
3:13 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

TUESDAY: CAUW President Darrin Goss, Zia "The Cat" Tammami, Musician George Bell

Darrin Goss Sr.

New Capital Area United Way President & CEO Darrin Goss Sr. talks with Jim about taking on his new position and UW charities' needs.

Jazz music aficionado Zia Tammami talks about his native Iran and the general instability of the Middle East and the upcoming tribute to Derek Gordon, tonight at the Manship Theatre.

A visit with Baton Rouge General VP and jazz musician George Bell, to talk about the upcoming event, "An Evening of Jazz with George Bell and Friends"...coming September 19, at the Manship Theatre. The Manship's Renee Chatelain joins in the conversation

 

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The State of Working Louisiana
6:00 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Report: Wages Stagnant, Unemployment on the Rise in La.

Credit Louisiana Budget Project

A recent study by the Louisiana Budget Project gives a snapshot of the state’s economy from the perspective of the workers themselves.

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Conversations in Medicine
6:47 am
Sun September 8, 2013

Care for the Alzheimer's Caregivers

The average person with Alzheimer's has three to 10 caregivers over the course of the disease.

Barbara Auten, executive director of Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area, explains the services the organization offers to families taking care of those who've been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

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Bayou Garden
6:48 am
Sat September 7, 2013

End of Summer Signals Garden Slowdown

A late summer planting of basil will keep you supplied until the first frost. Select basils for their specific flavor. Basil ‘Red Rubin’ is a colored selection with a pleasing taste.
Credit LSU Ag Center

Although Labor Day is the traditional end of the summer season in some parts of the country, summer in southeast Louisiana lingers well into October. But temperatures are starting to moderate in September.


The Jim Engster Show
12:01 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

MONDAY: A Recap of LSU's Game, ACLU Director Majorie Esman, Author & Professor Carl Freedman

Marjorie Esman
Credit shreveporttimes.com

Jim does a recap of Saturday's LSU game against UAB.

ACLU Executive Director Marjorie Esman talks about recent polls on legalization of marijuana in Louisiana.

LSU English professor and author Carl Freedman talks about his new book, "Versions of Hollywood Crime Cinema", studies in Ford, Wilder, Coppola and Scorcese.

The Manship Theatre director Renee Chatelain and East Baton Rouge Parish School System Fine Arts director Wayne Talbot talks with Jim about National Arts and Education week.


Politics
6:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Discussing The Legacy of Former Gov. Edwin Edwards

Then-U.S. Rep. Edwin Edwards, 1969. Edwards served four terms as Governor of Louisiana: 1972-80, 1984-88, and 1992-96.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Former governor Edwin Edwards and his biographer Leo Honeycutt will be on stage at LSU’s Union Theater Sunday with renowned talk show host Larry King.

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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.
 

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