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The Jim Engster Show
2:15 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

FRIDAY: Attorney Lewis Unglesby on Gun Laws, David Precise with the NAMI

Jim talks with defense attorney Lewis Unglesby about gun laws, gun rights and proposed gun reforms.

David Precise, with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, talks about the mental health aspects of trying to prevent mass shooting incidents.

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The Jim Engster Show
1:04 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

FRIDAY: attorney Lewis Unglesby on gun laws

Jim talks with Baton Rouge attorney Lewis Unglesby about current gun laws and the call for gun reforms

Audio should be posted by 11 am on Friday, December 21

The Jim Engster Show
7:33 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

THURSDAY: Actor Jamie Wax, Outdoor Enthusiast Humberto Fontova, Student Activist Zack Kopplin

Jim talks with actor Jamie Wax, upon his return to Baton Rouge for 20th anniversary performances of "a Gift For Lyman Bourke" at the Baton Rouge Little Theater. 

Louisiana outdoor enthusiast Humberto Fontova discusses gun rights.

Student activist Zack Kopplin explains his continuing effort to thwart teaching of creationism in Louisiana public schools.


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The Jim Engster Show
11:17 am
Wed December 19, 2012

WEDNESDAY: NCAAP Leader Kwame Asante, Councilman Joel Boe'

Jim discusses the debate over the right to own guns with local NAACP leader Kwame Asante and Baton Rouge councilman Joel Boe'.


Tenure on Trial
4:53 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Tenure Changes Upheld in Split Decision

Louisiana Federation of Teachers president Steve Monaghan (far left) speaking with reporters outside the state courthouse in Baton Rouge, Dec. 18, 2012.
Credit Amy Jeffries / WRKF

A state judge has upheld legislation tying teachers’ pay and tenure to their performance in the classroom. Gov. Bobby Jindal pushed for the changes as part of his education overhaul.

Judge Michael Caldwell tossed out provisions of the same act that removed authority over hiring and firing decisions from local school boards, and required state reviews of district superintendent contracts.

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The Jim Engster Show
10:39 am
Tue December 18, 2012

WEDNESDAY: MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Metro Councilman Joel Boe

MSNBC commentator Chris Matthews talks about his new book on the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy

Metro Councilman Joel Boe and Jim will discuss violence and crime in Baton Rouge

Audio should be online by 11 am on Wednesday, December 19

The Jim Engster Show
10:16 am
Tue December 18, 2012

TUESDAY: Pastor Steve Crump, Singer-songwriter C.C. Adcock

Jim talks with Steve Crump, pastor of the Unitarian Church in Baton Rouge, about the Newtown, CT massacre and renewed calls for more gun controls.

Louisiana singer-songwriter-musician C.C. Adcock, who plays Wednesday night at the Manship Theatre, visits.


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The Jim Engster Show
5:16 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

MONDAY: Activist Faye Williams, GOP Strategist Scott Wilfong

Activist Faye Williams and political strategist Scott Wilfong discuss the school massacre in Connecticut and renewed calls for stronger gun controls. They also discuss the removal of Susan Rice for consideration as Secretary of State, and Gov. Jindal's recent call for over-the-counter contraceptives.


Tenure on Trial
11:56 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Judge to Rule in Teacher Tenure Suit

Teachers protest Act 1 at the capitol April 4, 2012.
Credit Ashley Westerman / WRKF

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Last spring at the capitol, thousands of public school teachers rallied against the bill that would tie their pay and tenure to performance through an evaluation system, which was rolled out at the start of this school year.

A state judge says he will rule Tuesday on whether Act 1 was passed in violation of Louisiana’s constitution.


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Tenure on Trial
8:39 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Teacher Tenure, Compensation Act Headed To Court

Another major part of Governor Bobby Jindal's education reform package faces a court challenge Monday in Baton Rouge.

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