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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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The Jim Engster Show
9:12 am
Thu August 29, 2013

THURSDAY: Lobbyist Jim Nickel, Operatic Soprano Lisette Oropesa

Jim with Jim Nickel

A visit with lobbyist and former WRKF Board chairman Jim Nickel, to discuss the political landscape in Louisiana and whatever else comes up.

New Orleans native Lisette Oropesa, the soprano diva, who was raised in Baton Rouge, went to LSU and who'll return to Louisiana soon, to perform in the coming LSU Opera Gala.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
10:46 am
Tue August 27, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Lt. General Russel Honore

Jim chats with Lt. General Russel Honore (U.S. Army ret.), about the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina later this week. The General was placed in charge of the response to the storm and the flood disaster in New Orleans that followed. He also talks about the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington.


The Jim Engster Show
2:51 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

TUESDAY: LA NAACP's Musheer Robinson

Musheer Robinson, with the Louisiana NAACP, talks about Dr. Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, given 50 years ago this week.

 

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Conversations in Medicine
2:57 pm
Sun August 25, 2013

Estate Planning Attorney Evangelizes Organ Donation

Questions from his estate planning clients prompted attorney Paul Rabalais to investigate organ donation. Now Rabalais sponsors an annual 5K run/walk to support the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA). For more information about the 5K run/walk, go to www.lopa.org.

Paul Rabalais, Rabalais Law Firm

Bayou Garden
6:28 am
Sat August 24, 2013

What Can Go Wrong with Citrus.

Satsumas for sale.
Credit Ivan McClellan / photography.ivanmcclellan.com

As fruit trees goes, citrus trees are pretty easy to take care of. But there are some challenges.

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The Jim Engster Show
11:58 am
Fri August 23, 2013

MONDAY: Congressman Steve Scalise, Tiger Rag Editor Cody Worsham

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise

Jim talks with Louisiana District 1 Congressman Steve Scalise (R-River Ridge) about federal debt & spending and other matters.

Tiger Rag Magazine Editor Cody Worsham discusses the LSU Tigers' season opener this Saturday in Dallas.


Culture
6:46 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Southern Students Head to 50th Anniversary March on Washington Celebrations

Simone Bray, 21, is a Senior and President of the Student Government Association at Southern University in Baton Rouge. She is traveling with over 50 other Southern students to Washington DC to partake in March on Washington 50th Anniversary celebrations.
Credit WRKF

Next Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the March on the Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

In 1963 hundreds of thousands rallied in the National Mall in DC for civil and economic rights for African Americans.  That rally is also where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his historic speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

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