Bayou Garden
6:56 am
Sat February 15, 2014

Swiss Chard: Color and Nutrition for a Winter Garden

Swiss chard with yellow stalks.
Credit Schnobby / Wikimedia Commons

During the late winter and early spring, we can continue to plant cool season vegetables, including Swiss chard.


Stefan Fatsis began talking about "sports and the business of sports" with the hosts of All Things Considered in 1998. Since then he has been a familiar weekly voice on the games themselves and their financial, legal and social implications.

The author of three books, Fatsis' national bestseller, Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players, chronicled the subculture of the game and his own rise from novice to expert-level player. A 10th anniversary edition of Word Freak will be published in the summer of 2011.

The Jim Engster Show
10:50 am
Fri February 14, 2014

FRIDAY: Karen Alderman Harbert, Gavin Newsom, Zachary Karabell, & Hunt Slonem

Jim Engster interviews Karen Alderman Harbert, President/CEO of U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy, who speaks of the politics and economics of energy including the Keystone pipeline and natural gas.  Als0, California Lt.

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Politics
6:54 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Insight: Resolution on Anti-Sodomy Law Rekindles Gay Rights Debate in Metro Council

The Baton Rouge Metro Council on Wednesday considered a resolution to voice support for a bill to be taken up by the state legislature that would get rid of Louisiana’s anti-sodomy law. It was a lively discussion.


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The Jim Engster Show
1:54 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

THURSDAY: ex-NFL player David Kopay, and author Dr. Will Clower

Jim Engster talks with former NFL running back, David Kopy who was the first professional team sport athlete to declare he was gay, and author Dr. Will Clower discusses his book, "Eat Chocolate, Lose Weight."

Culture
1:03 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Baton Rouge Musician Pays Homage to Tabby Thomas with Listening Room

Turner says to look for the guitar over the door.
Ann Marie Awad WRKF

One local musician is looking to revive the spirit of Tabby Thomas’ Blues Box in Baton Rouge. Henry Turner Jr.is a Louisiana reggae, blues, soul and funk musician. He has been touring with his band for the last two decades. But, Tabby’s Blues Box used to be the only place in town where he could play.

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The Jim Engster Show
10:19 am
Wed February 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY: La. Democratic Party Chairwoman Karen Carter Peterson; Judy Benitez; and Roy Fletcher

Louisiana State Senator and Louisiana Democratic Party Chairwoman Karen Carter Peterson talks with Jim about the status of the Democratic Party and what the the future will hold for it within the predominantly Republican state of Louisiana, as well as other political issues concerning the state.

Judy Benitez, Executive Director of the Iris Domestic Violence Center in Baton Rouge, stops by the station to discuss the serious issues concerning the link between domestic violence and female homicides in the state of Louisiana.

And Veteran Politico Roy Fletcher calls in to talk about his favorite basketball player, Bill Russell, who turns 80 years old today.


Taylor is VPR's digital reporter. After growing up in Vermont, he graduated with at BA in Journalism from Northeastern University in 2013.

The Jim Engster Show
1:51 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

TUESDAY: Sylviane Anna Diouf and Penelope Rowlands

Jim Engster interviews historian Sylviana Anna Diouf, author of "Slavery's Exiles: The Story of American Maroons" and also Penelope Rowlands, author of "The Beatles Are Here: 50 Years After The Band Arrived in America."


The Jim Engster Show
10:14 am
Mon February 10, 2014

MONDAY: Editor of the Concordia Sentinel Stanley Nelson; Baton Rouge Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle

Stanley Nelson, Editor of the Concordia Sentinel, talks with Jim about his role in investigating the Civil Rights Cold Case murder of Frank Morris in Ferriday, La in 1964. Also, Baton Rouge Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle of District 7 stops by the station to discuss a variety of issues concerning our city ranging from the HIV/AIDS rate to the proposed city of St. George and much, much more.


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