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The Jim Engster Show
9:47 am
Tue July 9, 2013

TUESDAY: Economist Ray Keating, Historian Michael Fullilove, Author Peter Lance

Economist Ray Keating, with the Small Business Entrepreneurship Council, talks about the nation's economic environment for small business.

Historian & author Michael Fullilove discusses his book, "Rendezvous With Destiny", about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and World War II.

Investigative writer Peter Lance on his book, "Deal With The Devil: The FBI's Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer"


River Corridor Super Region
5:30 am
Tue July 9, 2013

The Last Bus to New Orleans

LA Swift got its start after Hurricane Katrina, shuttling evacuees and recovery workers between the Crescent and Capitol cities.

Ridership spiked after the storm, dropped off, and is now steadily growing. But the riders are commuters, using the bus to get to work.

The bus ran out of funding in June, but the service provider agreed to keep rolling another month. Long-time rider MiLisa York, who’s started a petition to keep the bus going long-term.

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Bayou Garden
6:29 am
Sat July 6, 2013

Caring for Crape Myrtles

White crape myrtle in bloom.
Credit Bernadette Bassett / Flickr

Although native to the Far East, crape myrtles are almost indispensable to the Southern landscape.


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The Jim Engster Show
10:10 am
Fri July 5, 2013

MONDAY: Political Consultant Gus Weill, Actress Channing Chase, Hany Zohdy

Jim talks local and national politics with veteran political consultant Gus Weill.

Channing Chase talks with Jim about her role on the hit series Mad Men.

Hany Zohdy discusses the latest developments with his native country Egypt.


The Jim Engster Show
9:17 am
Fri July 5, 2013

FRIDAY: "Second Line Rescue" Authors Marcia Gaudet & Barry Ancelet, Rep. John Bel Edwards

Marcia Gaudet and Barry Ancelet discuss their book, "Second Line Rescue", about improvised citizen rescues that took place after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Amite state Representative and House Democratic Caucus leader John Bel Edwards talks about his call for a Veto Session, to override some of Governor Jindal's budget vetoes, and other issues.

 

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Pinoy Guest Worker Project
7:21 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Balikbayan: A Coveted Title

The Faces of OFWs: Markco Tuazon, 28, says he wants to go overseas so he can provide a better life for his wife and build his own house. You'll hear his story, along with a handful of others, in features to be aired on WRKF.
Credit WRKF

A friend of mine told me that when I came into the Philippines two weeks ago, I should have told immigration I was a balikbayan.

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The Jim Engster Show
10:18 am
Thu July 4, 2013

FRIDAY: State Rep. John Bel Edwards

Jim talks with Democratic State Representative, and House Democratic Caucus leader, John Bel Edwards, who feels lawmakers should convene a Veto session to consider overturning some of Governor Jindal's budget item vetoes.

Audio should be posted by 11 am on Friday, July 5.

The Jim Engster Show
12:26 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

THURSDAY: Singer Phillip Manuel, Author Michael Gurian, Painter & Author Jennifer Moses

Singer Phillip Manuel, who'll be performing in New Orleans for Independence Day.

Author Michael Gurian talks about his book "The Wonder of Aging", about living life to its fullest after 50.

Painter and author Jennifer Moses talks about her New York Times piece about legendary Louisiana painter Clementine Hunter. 


Special Session
4:24 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Speaker Against Special Session

Leadership of the Louisiana state legislature is speaking out against the Democrat minority push to call a special veto session.

Democrats want a session to address Governor Jindal’s line-item vetoes to strike funding to expand care for the developmentally disabled.

House Speaker Chuck Kleckley said in a statement that a veto session could produce unintended consequences.

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"


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