The Jim Engster Show
10:24 am
Tue July 29, 2014

TUESDAY: Donna Brazile; Andrew Vogel & Brenda Perry Dunn; BTR's Jim Caldwell & Jason Wilson

Political Strategist, former campaign manager for Al Gore, frequent CNN contributing commentator, and Louisiana native & LSU Grad Donna Brazile is the day's first guest. She and Jim talk about the rapidly approaching November election in the state which is shaping out to be between Sen. Mary Landrieu and Rep. Bill Cassidy;  her rise in the world of politics from a very early age; and much more.

Documentary filmmaker Andrew Vogel and Brenda Perry Dunn stop by to talk with Jim about the restoration process of Baton Rouge's Lincoln Theater. Vogel has made a documentary film about the Lincoln Theater and Dunn is the Founder & Executive Director of the Louisiana Black History Hall of Fame which owns the Lincoln Theater.

Also, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport's Air Service Development & Marketing Manager Jim Caldwell and Administrative & Development Manager Jason Wilson drop by the studio to close out the day's show. They give us an update on the happenings of the BTR airport, including new renovations and the upcoming 9th Annual Business Opportunities Workshop this Wednesday July 30th at the Renaissance Hotel for firms seeking business opportunities at the airport.


The Jim Engster Show
10:12 am
Mon July 28, 2014

MONDAY: LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope; and LSU Museum of Art Curator Katy Pfohl

LSU Faculty Senate President, and the always well informed and loquacious Kevin Cope joins Jim today in the studio for the majority of the show to discuss financial matters concerning LSU and the LSU Faculty. He and Jim discuss the 3% pay raise for the LSU faculty members, how the school was able to find space in the budget for it, and what it means for Louisiana's higher education which has faced budget cuts in the past decade. They as well cover a plethora of other topics including a new smoke-free LSU campus, LSU Baseball, Vladimir Putin, and the San Diego Chargers, as well as much, much more.

Also, newly appointed Curator of the LSU Museum of Art, Katy Pfohl, joins Jim in studio to close out today's show and to promote the upcoming art exhibit "LeRoy Neiman:Action!" Considered the most important and inspiring sports artist of the twentieth century, LeRoy Neiman's artwork displays athletes in their element: whether that be Shaquille O'neal dunking or Tony La Russa coaching in the dugout. The exhibit begins July 31st and runs through February 15th.


Conversations in Medicine
6:16 am
Sun July 27, 2014

Treating the Patient While the Illness is Treated

As Dr. Mark Kantrow explains, palliative care is focused on relieving pain and providing emotional support for seriously ill patients. 


The Jim Engster Show
10:06 am
Fri July 25, 2014

FRIDAY: Red Shtick Magazine Publisher Jeremy White; Reverend Reginald Pitcher

Jeremy White, publisher of Baton Rouge's Red Shtick Magazine, joins Jim in the studio for the first half of today's show to discuss Wednesday's Metro Council forum on the Fairness Ordinance. While he does shed a comedic light on the issue, he also brings a fresh perspective and some serious thoughts to the much debated subject surrounding Baton Rouge at the moment.

Reverend Reginald Pitcher joins Jim on the air to discuss his new position on the Fairness Ordinance. Just a few days ago, the Reverend stated openly on the air that he was an opponent of the ordinance, but on Wednesday at the EBR Metro Council meeting he openly changed his mind, and today on the show he discusses with Jim just why he changed his mind.


Politics
7:55 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Insight: Common Core Dispute Probes Policymaking Through Procurement

Competing lawsuits were filed over the Common Core state standards in Louisiana this week, and specifically over the contracts for testing related to those standards.

Melinda Deslatte, capitol correspondent for the Associated Press, has been following the back and forth.


The Jim Engster Show
10:12 am
Thu July 24, 2014

THURSDAY: Activist Joe Traigle & Judge Darrell White; and Actress Lee Grant

Judge Darrell White and Activist Joe Traigle join Jim in studio to discuss/debate the Fairness Ordinance. The ordinance, which was to be voted on last night at the EBR Metro Council Meeting and was not, is an ordinance which seeks to not discriminate against members of the LGBT community when it comes to housing and employment. 

Veteran Actress Lee Grant joins Jim for the second half of today's show to discuss her life in films and her new memoir "I Said Yes to Everything."


Politics
5:30 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Vote on 'Fairness Ordinance' Will Have to Wait

Barrington Neil, who spoke of experiencing discrimination for being in an interracial marriage, listens to the hearing on the "Fairness Ordinance" at the Baton Rouge Metro Council meeting, July 23, 2014.
Credit Amy Jeffries / WRKF

The Baton Rouge Metro Council heard hours of public comment Wednesday on an anti-discrimination ordinance. But the meeting time expired before the council could vote. 


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The Jim Engster Show
10:25 am
Wed July 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Attorney Mike Wolf & Kevin Serrin; Former WAFB Anchor George Sells

Former President and CEO of Capital City Alliance Kevin Serrin and Libertarian Attorney Mike Wolf join Jim in the studio to further debate yesterday's topic of the Fairness Ordinance. The ordinance, written up by EBR Council Member C. Denise Marcelle, will be voted on today.

Also, former WAFB Anchorman George Sells joins Jim in the studio to discuss the happenings in  Ukraine and its relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the recent international terrorist attack on flight MH17.

    

In 1988, a determined Bob Boilen started showing up on NPR's doorstep every day, looking for a way to contribute his skills in music and broadcasting to the network. His persistence paid off, and within a few weeks he was hired, on a temporary basis, to work for All Things Considered. Less than a year later, Boilen was directing the show and continued to do so for the next 18 years.

The Jim Engster Show
10:09 am
Tue July 22, 2014

TUESDAY: EBR Council Member C. Denise Marcelle & Reverend Reginald Pitcher

On Wednesday, the Metro Council will again be asked to vote on an ordinance that will impact LGBT people in the capital city. The proposal, which is similar to laws passed in Shreveport and New Orleans, is a local law that bans discrimination of gays, lesbians and transgender people in employment, housing and public accommodations.

East Baton Rouge City Council Member C. Denise Marcelle who is backing the ordinance, and Reverend Reginald Pitcher debate the subject while the phone lines explode.


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