The Jim Engster Show
5:26 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Author Naomi Wolf Discusses New Book; State Rep. Ortego on Health Care; Author Ray Glier

Author and Feminist Naomi Wolf joins Jim to discuss her new and highly provocative book "The Vagina: A New Biography".

Democratic State Rep. Stephen Ortego talks with Jim and explains why he's upset about cuts in health care to the Charity Hospital System, and discusses in general what's happening in our state regarding health care.

Ray Glier, author of the new book "How the SEC Became Goliath" talks football and more.


Mark Jenkins reviews movies for NPR.org, as well as for reeldc.com, which covers the Washington, D.C., film scene with an emphasis on art, foreign and repertory cinema.

Jenkins spent most of his career in the industry once known as newspapers, working as an editor, writer, art director, graphic artist and circulation director, among other things, for various papers that are now dead or close to it.

He covers popular and semi-popular music for The Washington Post, Blurt, Time Out New York, and the newsmagazine show Metro Connection, which airs on member station WAMU-FM.

Korva Coleman is a newscaster for NPR.

In this role, she is responsible for writing, producing, and delivering national newscasts airing during NPR's newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. Occasionally she serves as a substitute host for Talk of the Nation, Weekend All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.

Before joining NPR in 1990, Coleman was a staff reporter and copy editor for the Washington Afro-American newspaper. She produced and hosted First Edition, an overnight news program at NPR's member station WAMU-FM in Washington, D.C.

Early in her career, Coleman worked in commercial radio as news and public affairs directors at stations in Phoenix and Tucson.

Sean Carberry is NPR's international correspondent based in Kabul. His work can be heard on all of NPR's award-winning programs, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.

The Jim Engster Show
5:47 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Councilwoman Marcelle Discusses New Measure to Extend Open Bar Hours

Baton Rouge Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle joins Jim and discusses a new measure being presented before the Parish Metro Council that would extend open bar hours in Baton Rouge to 4am.

From the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning, Akua Kouyate and Rachel Knudsen discuss their efforts in helping early childhood educators in using and developing the arts  as a vehicle for learning across all curricular areas for early childhood development.


The Jim Engster Show
6:12 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Biographer Larry Berman; Political Consultant Ray Strother on Presedential Race

Biographer Larry Berman talks with Jim about his new biography "Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell "Bud' Zumwalt, Jr."

Political Consultant Ray Strother joins the show to talk about the tightening presidential race that now has the President and Gov. Romney neck and neck.

LSU Scientist Nancy Rabalais discusses her recently received Macarthur Foundation Genius Grant for her work in advancing the Louisiana Coast.


Joe Neel is NPR's deputy senior supervising editor and a correspondent on the Science Desk.

As a leader of NPR's award-winning health and science coverage, Neel focuses on stories about medical research and health-care delivery. Neel assigns stories to reporters and correspondents, helps them produce the stories and edits the pieces for broadcast or publication on NPR.org. He is a frequent guest or contributor to NPR's programs, blogs, and podcasts.

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