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The Jim Engster Show
11:35 am
Tue July 2, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Planned Parenthood's Melissa Flournoy, Dr. Paul Offit on Alternative Medicine

Melissa Flournoy, with Planned Parenthood of Louisiana, on legislation passed this year that attacks her organization, and the national abortion rights movement.

Physician and author Dr. Paul Offit on his new book, "The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine"


State Retirement Plan
3:19 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Lawmakers to Retry Cash Balance Plan

The contentious plan to revamp the state’s floundering retirement systems was overturned in State Supreme Court on Friday. 

The high court knocked down the law not because of content, but because of how it passed. State law requires a supermajority for this kind of bill to progress. The legislature sent this one to the governor’s desk with only the majority’s approval.

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The Jim Engster Show
11:59 am
Mon July 1, 2013

TUESDAY: Blogger C.B. Forgotston, Author Jinx Coleman Broussard

Jim talks with government watchdog and blogger C.B. Forgotston about the likelihood of a veto override session for state lawmakers, and shares his review of Governor Jindal's 6th legislative session.

LSU mass comm. professor and author Dr. Jinx Coleman Broussard on her new book, "African-American Foreign Correspondents"


Pinoy Guest Worker Project
7:37 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Philippine Government Has History of Greasing Wheels For Overseas Workers

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration office is wall-to-wall with people almost every day, sources say.
Credit WRKF

Every issue has two sides and despite having a robust culture in the Philippines for over 40 years, the issue of OFW -- overseas Filipino workers -- is no exception.

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Bayou Garden
6:25 am
Sat June 29, 2013

Caterpillars Are Everywhere!

Brightly banded Monarch caterpillars voraciously feed on their favorite host plant, Asclepias tuberose or Butterfly Weed.
Credit LSU Ag Center

Caterpillars seem to be especially abundant this summer.


The Jim Engster Show
10:10 am
Fri June 28, 2013

MONDAY: State Senator Dan Claitor, Volunteers In Public Schools

Baton Rouge State Senator Dan Claitor talks about what went on in the 2013 Legislative Session and the possibility of a veto override session.

From VIPS, Volunteers In Public Schools, Hope Dawan and Tony Pryer talk about their upcoming Stuff The Bus event, and other initiatives.


The Jim Engster Show
11:32 am
Thu June 27, 2013

FRIDAY: The SCOTUS Rulings on Same Sex Marriage & the Voting Rights Act, Author Chuck Hustmyre

Jim continues the discussion of this week's US Supreme Court decisions on same sex marriage with Unitarian Reverend Steve Crump and Baptist Reverend Reginald Pitcher.

Author Gary May on his book, "Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy", and the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning the Voting Rights Act.

Local author Chuck Hustmyre on his new book, "The Axman of New Orleans"


Culture
6:31 am
Thu June 27, 2013

'Talk of the Nation' Host Says Goodbye

Talk of the Nation Host Neal Conan.
Credit NPR

WRKF will be airing Here & Now from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. starting Monday, July 1. Science Friday is keeping its weekly spot.

But, sadly, Talk of the Nation broadcasts for the last time Thursday.

The show has been on the air across the country for 21 years.

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The Jim Engster Show
6:13 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

THURSDAY: LSU Standout Tommy Hodson, Author Jonathan Alter, LPB's Kate Bradshaw

Jim talks with former LSU football great Tommy Hodson, who'll be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall Of Fame this weekend.

Noted journalist and author Jonathan alter discusses current events with President Obama and the Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage.

From LPB, Kate Bradshaw talks about the Antiques Road Show; coming to Baton Rouge July 27th.


The Jim Engster Show
6:09 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Music Legend Percy Sledge, Former US Rep. Bob Livingston, Atheist Pastor Jerry DeWitt

Jim talks with the legendary Percy Sledge about his career and his monster hit "When A Man Loves A Woman"

A visit with former Congressman Bob Livingston, and his views on current political events.

Former pastor Jerry DeWitt, who is now an atheist and preparing to open an "atheist church" in Baton Rouge.


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