The Jim Engster Show
10:12 am
Wed June 11, 2014

WEDNESDAY: LABI Pres. Stephen Waguespack; Sen. Ben Nevers; and Assoc. LSU AD Michael Bonnette

Jim Nickel, former Democratic Campaign Advisor/Director and now with Courson Nickel, LLC, hosts today's show while Jim is away.

Stephen Waguespack, President of LABI (Louisiana Association of Business and Industry), joins Jim as the first guest and discusses recent legislation (SB 469) signed by Governor Bobby Jindal that squashes a lawsuit filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East against 97 Oil & Gas Companies. They as well discuss the recent decision by the Governor to speak out against Common Core.

Louisiana State Senator Ben Nevers joins today's line-up of guests and discusses his Public School Choice Act bill which is awaiting the Governor's decision. He as well touches on the recent anti-fracking push by the St. Tammany Parish Council.

Michael Bonnette, the LSU Associate Athletics Director and Sports Information Director wraps up this past year in LSU Athletics; a year that saw great performances not only in football, but golf and gymnastics as well. Also, Michael talks about the highly anticipated new SEC Network for television; who can get it, and who benefits?


The Jim Engster Show
10:15 am
Tue June 10, 2014

TUESDAY: AP's Melinda Deslatte & The Advocate's Lanny Keller; also LA Sportsman Editor Andy Crawford

Today, Robert Travis Scott has Melinda Deslatte of The Associated Press and Lanny Keller of The Advocate to discuss the "winners" and "losers" of this years Louisiana Legislative Session. Some of the "winners" they discuss: Oil & Gas Companies and Payday Lenders to name a few. "Losers": Most of the Democratic bills. Tune in to hear the rest.

Also, Editor of the Louisiana Sportsman Andy Crawford joins Robert in the last segment to discuss the coastal protection, the recent saltwater fishing license fee increase, how to catch a Redfish, and much, much more.


The Jim Engster Show
10:13 am
Mon June 9, 2014

MONDAY: State Rep. Karen St. Germain & Maj. Gen. John Basilica; and Comedian Kent Gonsoulin

Robert Travis Scott, President of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, fills in for Jim today and the topic of conversation is Louisiana Roads and Transportation.

Louisiana State Rep. and Chair of the Transportation Committee, Karen St. Germain joins Robert in studio along with the head of the Louisiana Good Roads & Transportation Association Inc., Major General John Basilica. Together the three of them talk about roads, traffic, bridges, and everything else in between that Louisianians face on a daily basis when they get in their cars.

Also, Comedian Kent Gonsoulin joins Robert in the studio to talk about his career in Comedy and discuss well-know legendary Louisiana Boudreaux and Thibodeaux joke.


Conversations in Medicine
3:05 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Preventing Skin Cancer, Especially in the Summer

Hematologist/oncologist Dr. Gerald Miletello says wear sunscreen, stay away from the tanning booth, and check yourself to protect yourself.

Gerald Miletello, M.D. Hematology/Oncology

Bayou Garden
7:22 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Humpty Dumpty, the Tree that Might Fall

Southern red oaks do not shed their leaves early in high winds. One result is that their canopy acts as a sail that can pull the trees over in a storm.
Credit Hallie Dozier

Now that hurricane season is here, it's time to look at the trees in your landscape. A tree that's sickly, low in vigor, and shows significant signs of rot can be a real liability during storms. In the high winds of a hurricane, trees with weakened trunks are likely to go over. The extreme rains can soak the soil so much that trees can topple over if their weight is not balanced.


Politics
6:36 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Jindal Signs Bill to Quash Lawsuit Against Oil and Gas

Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill designed to kill a levee board lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies. Legal scholars say this could imperil the state’s BP claims. 

Despite an opinion from Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell urging Gov. Jindal to veto Senate Bill 469 because, “No one can currently quantify or identify all the causes of action which will be swept away if this bill becomes law”, the governor has signed the bill.

Brought at Jindal’s request, the bill seeks to retroactively quash the levee board lawsuit charging oil and gas companies with coastal destruction. Dozens of legal scholars from around the U-S have warned that the measure may also impact pending lawsuits over the 2010 BP oil spill.

Jindal’s signing of the bill is being touted as “a victory” by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. 

The Jim Engster Show
10:07 am
Fri June 6, 2014

FRIDAY: State Senator Robert Adley; General Russel Honore; WWII Vet. Nicholas Kariouk

Fresh off the closing of the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session, State Senator Robert Adley joins Jim for the first half of today's show. Adley is the author of Senate Bill 469, a bill that would kill the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East's lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies for coastal damage. The bill is still in the news as it awaits either the signature or veto by Governor Bobby Jindal.

Retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore, now with the Green Army, is back on the show to discuss his ever continuing fight for Louisiana clean air and water, as well as his fight for holding those who pollute them accountable.

Also, on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, Nicholas Kariouk, a World War II veteran and French Native, stops by the studio and talks with Jim about his service and his memory of D-Day.


Insight
5:50 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Insight: Inside the Cost-Saving Report

Shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday, just a few hours before the final gavel came down on the legislative session, the Jindal administration unleashed a 400-plus page report from their consultants who had been asked to find recommendations for saving the state money.

Robert Travis Scott, President of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, has been combing through the report.


The Jim Engster Show
10:09 am
Thu June 5, 2014

THURSDAY: Actors John Schneider and Shanna Forrestall; Musicians Bill Grimes and Phillip Manuel

Actors John Schneider and Shanna Forrestall join Jim in studio to discuss movies and the Louisiana film industry. Schneider, famous for The Dukes of Hazard, and Forrestall, a Louisiana native actress, discuss their recent film Smothered. The film, directed by Schneider and starring Forrestall, was filmed in Louisiana at the newly established John Schneider Studios.

Also, musician Bill Grimes and Vocalist Phillip Manuel join the show to discuss their upcoming concert Hot Summer Nights with Phillip Manuel and Wess WARMDADDY Anderson tonight, June 5th, at the LSU School of Music Recital Hall on the LSU campus.


The Jim Engster Show
10:07 am
Wed June 4, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Gary Stewart; Heath Knakmuhs; and The Advocate's Smiley Anders

Today's first guest is Gary Stewart, a Baton Rouge native and author of The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching For My Father...and Finding the Zodiac Killer. Along with co-author Susan Mustafa, the book follows Stewart as he searches for his biological father, which he finds, and who turns out to be the infamous Zodiac Killer.

Heath Knakmuhs, Senior Director of Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy, talks with Jim about Monday's announcement by President Obama of the EPA proposed regulation intended to cut carbon pollution from power plants by 30% from 2005 levels by 2030.

Also, Columnist Smiley Anders joins Jim to celebrate his 35th year with The Advocate, and to reminisce on years past.


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