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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.


Pinoy Guest Worker Project
5:05 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

'OFW': In the Philippines, Working Overseas is Big

Migrante International Chairman Garry Martinez is a former OFW himself. The organization is present in 23 countries and works to help abused OFW's.
Credit WRKF

In the Philippines, if you're not an OFW -- Overseas Filipino Worker -- it's like you're missing out.

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Same-Sex Marriage
4:38 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

What do DOMA, Prop 8 Mean for LA?

The US Supreme Court may have recognized all marriage as equal Wednesday, but same-sex couple still can’t get married in Louisiana. Same-sex marriages that are valid in other states will not be recognized by the state if the couple chooses to move to Louisiana.

So what does this mean for Louisiana? 

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The Jim Engster Show
11:05 am
Mon June 24, 2013

TUESDAY: LSU-S Poli Sci Professor Jeff Sadow, BR Metro Airport, Sportswriter Jim Kleinpeter

Jim talks with LSU-Shreveport political science professor and blogger Jeff Sadow about Governor Bobby Jindal political future and other Louisiana political matters.

From Baton Rouge Metro Airport, Jim Caldwell and Jason Wilson discuss tomorrow's small business opportunity workshop and future expansion at BR Metro. 

A chat with Times-Picayune and NOLA.com sportswriter Jim Kleinpeter about the upcoming Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

 

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Conversations in Medicine
8:00 am
Sun June 23, 2013

To a Thief, Your Medicare Card Is Better Than a Credit Card

In May, The Advocate reported officials had indicted healthcare practitioners in Baton Rouge and New Orleans for fraudulent Medicare billings totaling at least $80 million. Julie Agan, Senior Medicare Patrol Officer for EQ Health, says the fraud could get worse, but there are ways to guard against it.

Julie Agan, Senior Medicare Patrol Officer for EQ Health

Bayou Garden
6:27 am
Sat June 22, 2013

Garden Don'ts

Credit Bart Everson / Flickr

Don't nick young trees with the grass trimmer. Don't pile hills of mulch around them. Don't over-water.


The Jim Engster Show
10:46 am
Fri June 21, 2013

MONDAY: Public Service Commission Member Foster Campbell, Author Drew Boyd

Jim chats with the always outspoken Foster Campbell, of the Louisiana Public Service Commission about Governor Jindal's recent Politico Op-Ed piece and an upcoming vote in the PSC on solar energy.

Former business executive Drew Boyd discusses his book, "Inside The Box" 

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Pinoy Guest Workers Project
5:44 am
Fri June 21, 2013

The Philippines: The World's Employment Agency

The archipelago nation of the Philippines is located in southeast Asia and made up of over 7,000 islands. A former Spanish colony, the nation was ceded to the US in 1898 after the Spanish-American war. The Philippines attained its full independence July 4, 1946.
Credit CIA

As you may remember, an explosion on an oil rig about 20 miles off the coast of Louisiana killed three Filipino nationals and injured a handful of others in November. The incident put Filipino guest worker programs under intense scrutiny by the local media and advocacy groups.

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