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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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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

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