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The Jim Engster Show
11:38 am
Thu July 25, 2013

FRIDAY: Activist Dr. Faye Williams, Scott Wilfong, Author Stephanie Evanovich

Dr. E. Faye Williams

Dr. Faye Williams and Jim talk about fallout from the George Zimmerman verdict, and its effect on the black community.  Conservative political consultant Scott Wilfong offers his perspective on the post-trial uproar.

Author Stephanie Evanovich on her new novel, "Big Girl Panties".

 

 

  

The Jim Engster Show
11:30 am
Wed July 24, 2013

THURSDAY: Catholic Father Bryce Sibley, Gay Activist Joe Traigle

Jim and Joe Traigle
Credit Kevin Gallagher

A discussion of gay marriage with Father Bryce Sibley, of the U.L.-Lafayette Catholic Student Center and local business man and gay activist Joe Traigle.

 

 

   

The Jim Engster Show
10:55 am
Tue July 23, 2013

WEDNESDAY: DHH Secretary Kathy Kliebert, Terri Burke With the Texas ACLU

DFHH Secretary Kathy Kliebert
Credit Kevin Gallagher

Jim talks with Secretary of Health & Hospitals Kathy Kliebert about what's happening, amid health care reforms, in the state's largest agency.

Terri Burke, with the Texas American Civil Liberties Union, discusses new abortion laws in the Lone Star State.


The Jim Engster Show
10:43 am
Mon July 22, 2013

TUESDAY: LSU Tiger Athetic Foundation's Ron Richard

(L) Today's guest, Ron Richard with Jim (R)
Credit Kevin Gallagher

Jim chats with Tiger Athletic Foundation President & CEO Ron Richard, USMC Major General  (ret.), about a push for funding for another expansion of Tiger Stadium, and other initiatives.

 

 

  

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Bayou Garden
7:30 am
Sat July 20, 2013

Southern Peas-A Summer Delight

Keep your garden productive through the dog days of summer.  The southern pea is a delicious summer vegetable that can take the Louisiana heat.

The Jim Engster Show
4:54 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

MONDAY: Professor Paul Ehrlich, Author Moses Gates, Dr. Michael Gurian

Stanford University biologist Professor Paul Ehrlich, who wrote "The Population Bomb" in the late 1960's, explains why overpopulation is still a threat to mankind.

Professor Moses Gates discusses his book, "Hidden Cities"

An encore of Jim's talk with Dr. Michael Gurian, on his book, "The Wonder of Aging"

 

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The Jim Engster Show
9:11 am
Fri July 19, 2013

FRIDAY: Author Ed Haslam, Journalist Dudley Lahew, Dr. Patricia Farris

Edward Haslam, author of "Dr. Mary's Monkey", a book with a controversial theory on a conspiracy linked to the Kennedy assassination.

A visit with journalist Dudley Lahew, who reported on Senator Edward Kennedy's car crash at Chappaquidick; 44 years ago.

Tulane University's Dr. Patricia Farris, co-author of "The Sugar Detox"

 

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Education
5:01 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

With Mandate, Thousands More Take College Entrance Exam

11,000 more students who graduated from Louisiana public high schools this year took the ACT, compared to the class of 2012.

About a third of those did well enough to enter college without having to take remedial courses and well enough to get TOPS tuition scholarships.

Sen. Conrad Appel, who supported a policy mandating the ACT, said Wednesday it will lead to opportunities for better employment and help break the cycle of poverty.

“3,600 kids in Louisiana for the first time recognize that the only obstacle to their success was in their own head," he said.

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The Jim Engster Show
2:14 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

THURSDAY: Blogger John Maginnis, Leo Honeycutt & Eric Lane, Kim Ritchie Spencer

A visit with veteran Capitol correspondent and publisher of "LAPolitics.com" John Maginnis.

Write-journalist Leo Honeycutt and local businessman Eric Lane talk with Jim about former Major Leaguer Matt Batts, who died recently here in Baton Rouge at the age of 91.

Kim Ritchie Spencer, who contributed to the book, "The Thinking Mom's Revolution", about being the parent of an autistic child.


The Jim Engster Show
8:30 am
Wed July 17, 2013

WEDNESDAY: State Representative Ted James, Senator Byron Dorgan

Jim continues discussion of the George Zimmerman trial verdict with Baton Rouge Rep. Ted James.

Sen. Byron Dorgan talks with Jim about his new book "Gridlock" and the latest news on Capitol Hill.


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