Terry Gildea comes to KUER from San Antonio where he spent four years as a reporter and host at Texas Public Radio. While at KSTX, he created, produced and hosted the station's first local talk show, The Source. He covered San Antonio's military community for the station and for NPR's Impact of War Project. Terry's features on wounded warriors, families on the home front and veterans navigating life after war have aired on Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and All Things Considered. His half-hour radio documentary exploring the burn unit at Brooke Army Medical Center was honored by the Houston Press and the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.

International correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is based in Berlin and covers Central Europe for NPR. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning programs including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

She was previously based in Cairo and covered the Arab World for NPR from the Middle East to North Africa. Nelson returns to Egypt on occasion to cover the tumultuous transition to democracy there.

Linton Weeks joined NPR in the summer of 2008, as its national correspondent for Digital News. He immediately hit the campaign trail, covering the Democratic and Republican National Conventions; fact-checking the debates; and exploring the candidates, the issues and the electorate.

Weeks is originally from Tennessee, and graduated from Rhodes College in 1976. He was the founding editor of Southern Magazine in 1986. The magazine was bought — and crushed — in 1989 by Time-Warner. In 1990, he was named managing editor of The Washington Post's Sunday magazine. Four years later, he became the first director of the newspaper's website, Washingtonpost.com. From 1995 until 2008, he was a staff writer in the Style section of The Washington Post.

The Jim Engster Show
12:08 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Libertarian Presidential Nominee Gary Johnson; Sociologist Troy Blanchard on BR's 1%

Former New Mexico Governor and Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson talks with Jim about the upcoming election.

LSU Sociologist and Demographer Troy Blanchard joins Jim in the studio to discuss where the 1% live in Baton Rouge and which metro area in Louisiana is the richest.

Claire Peterson from Westdale Middle School talks about the outstanding happenings with her school including its Spanish Immersion Program.

Sarah Handel is the Associate Producer for NPR's Talk of the Nation. She also directs the show from time to time, and assists the New York production staff of NPR's Talk of the Nation Science Friday. After a formative stint as a college radio DJ at WUOG in Athens, Georgia, Sarah knew a career in sociology could never compare to radio. Then, one evening, she heard a story on the Magnetic Fields on All Things Considered, and realized a gig at National Public Radio was her logical next step. This goal dovetailed neatly with her planned return to the DC area, where she grew up and had been accepted at graduate school.

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Chair - Blythe Johnson, Account Executive, 225
Renee Areng, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, Visit Baton Rouge
Laurence Kaptain, Director for Creative Initiatives, LSU
Rosemary Monaco
Philip Smith, Jr., Development Officer, Southern University System Foundation

2014 Meeting Schedule
Tuesday, February 4 2014
Meeting Place:  Visit Baton Rouge, 359 Third Street, downtown Baton Rouge

Tuesday, May 6 2014
Meeting Place: Visit Baton Rouge, 359 Third Street, downtown Baton Rouge


Chair - Bob Mann
Vice Chair - Vacant
Secretary - J. Cullens
Treasurer - Rodney Braxton 
Andy Batson
Janet Olson
Dustin Puryear
Jenee Slocum
Mary Ann Sternberg
Cyril Vetter

2014 Meeting Schedule
March 26
June 25
September 24
October 29 Annual Meeting
December 10

All meetings are Wednesdays at 5pm at Beau Box Realtors Regular board meetings take place at Beau Box Commercial Real Estate Board Room
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