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The Jim Engster Show
9:29 am
Tue December 25, 2012

FRIDAY: (Encore Performance) Attorney Lewis Unglesby on Gun Laws, David Precise on Mental Health

(Encore performance from December 20)

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
2:32 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

THURSDAY: (Encore Performance) GOP Strategist Timmy Teepell

(Encore performance from March 23, 2012)

Jim talks with Gov. Bobby Jindal's former Chief of Staff Timmy Teepell, who still serves as a main advisor and strategist to the governor's office via his new position with political consulting firm On Message.


The Jim Engster Show
11:54 am
Mon December 24, 2012

WEDNESDAY: (Encore Performance) Politico Vincent Bruno, Teen Prodigy Polite Stewart

(Encore Performance from December 12, 2012)

Jim talks with politico Vincent Bruno about the resignation of U.S. attorney Jim Letten and Carlos Marcello's influence of Louisiana politics of the past.

A chat with teen prodigy Polite Stewart, who enrolled at Southern University at 12 years of age. Stewart graduated from Southern this month.


The Jim Engster Show
11:42 am
Mon December 24, 2012

TUESDAY: (Encore Performance) Blues Legend Buddy Guy

(Encore performance from June 5, 2012)

Jim talks with former Louisiana resident a living blues music legend Buddy Guy.


The Jim Engster Show
11:07 am
Mon December 24, 2012

MONDAY: Biographer Justin Martin, Entrepreneur Gerry Lane, InRegister's Kelly Hurtado

Jim talks with biographer Justin Martin about his latest book on the life of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Biographer Leo Honeycut and entrepreneur Gerry Lane drop by to talk about Lane's ten billion dollar career.

Carol Spruell, with Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge, talks about holiday giving.

InRegister publisher Kelly Hurtado visits.


Conversations in Medicine
7:05 am
Sun December 23, 2012

With Louisiana's Spicy Food, Heartburn Can be a Problem

Acid reflux disease or chronic heartburn is diagnosed often in Louisiana due to our love of spicy food in the southern part of the state.

Gastroenterologist Dr. Greg Gaspard explains the effects of over-indulgence in crawfish etouffee he sees often in his Baton Rouge practice.

Bayou Garden
7:20 am
Sat December 22, 2012

'Tis the Season for Pruning

Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers demonstrate proper pruning techniques.
Credit Sharon Dowdy / University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Communications and Technology Services

Winter is a great time of year to evaluate shrubs, trees, hedges, and foundation plantings for any needed pruning. But for spring-flowering plants, it's best to wait.

Dan Gill identifies what to prune now and what to prune in the summer.

Economic Development
1:11 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Shaw Group Shareholders Approve Sale To CB&I

Shareholders of the construction and engineering company The Shaw Group voted Friday to sell the company to Netherlands-based infrastructure giant CB&I.

Baton Rouge’s only Fortune 500 Company said in a statement that 99-percent of its shareholders voted in favor of the deal worth a little over $3-billion-dollars.

Baton Rouge Area Chamber CEO Adam Knapp said CB&I sees Baton Rouge as a center for engineering talent.

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School Shooting
12:54 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Bells Ring for Sandy Hook

Bells chimed at St. James Episcopal Church for the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Dec. 21, 2012.
Credit Amy Jeffries / WRKF

In Louisiana and across the country church bells were rung at 9:30 a.m. this morning in memory of the women and children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT a week ago.

Without fanfare, the bell at St. James Episcopal Church in downtown Baton Rouge chime 26 times, once for each victim of the shooting at the school.

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LSU Hospitals
7:03 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Medical Students Weigh In On Changes To LSU Charity Hospitals

(L to R) Third-year LSU medical students Matt Landrum and Dan Logsdon with fourth-year medical student, Clark Alsfeld.
Credit WRKF

When the federal government reduced its funding of Medicaid in Louisiana, the LSU charity hospital system took the brunt of the $152 million in cuts. LSU’s medical students, for whom the charity hospitals are a training ground, have been caught in the tumult.

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