Jim Engster

Host

Every weekday Jim engages listeners with compelling discussions ranging from presidential and gubernatorial campaigns to LSU football and the aftermath of disasters like Hurricane Isaac.

Jim serves as president of the Louisiana Radio Network and Tiger Rag Magazine and hosted the statewide offering Louisiana Live from 1998-2003. The Jim Engster Show has been part of the WRKF schedule since March 1, 2004.

In a career spanning more than three decades, Jim has interviewed nine Louisiana governors and has reported on every gubernatorial election since 1975. He has also shared the microphone with leaders of other states including Bill Clinton of Arkansas, Jerry Brown of California and Jesse Ventura of Minnesota.

Writers Ernest Gaines, Rex Reed and Immaculee’ Ilabagiza and two actresses who spent much of their youth in the Baton Rouge area---Debbie Allen and Lynn Whitfield -- are some of Jim’s favorite interviewees.

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The Jim Engster Show
11:18 am
Mon October 14, 2013

MONDAY: Sen. Mary Landrieu, Tiger Rag Editors Cody Worsham, Luke Johnson

Tiger Rag Editor Cody Worsham and Assistant Tiger Rag Editor Luke Johnson talks with Jim about LSU's victory over Florida.

Sen. Mary Landrieu joins Jim to discuss the latest with the Government Shutdown. 


The Jim Engster Show
1:51 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

FRIDAY: Conspiracy Theorist Jesse Ventura, Actor & BR Native John Mese

Jesse Ventura

Former Minnesota Governor, professional wrestler and actor Jesse Ventura discusses the federal government shutdown fiasco and his new book, "They Killed Our President", about the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Actor John Mese, who grew up in Baton Rouge and attended LSU, talks about his new film, "The King of Herring".


The Jim Engster Show
11:36 am
Wed October 9, 2013

THURSDAY: Former Congressman Charlie Melancon, Louisiana Stand for Children

Jim talks with former Louisiana Congressman Charlie Melancon, who lost a challenge for David Vitter's U.S. Senate seat in 2010. Melancon discusses the federal government shutdown, the debt ceiling crisis and partisan gridlock in Washington DC

Jim discusses the virtues and flaws of the new Common Core State Standard learning benchmarks for kids in public schools with representatives of Stand For Children Louisiana.


The Jim Engster Show
11:32 am
Tue October 8, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, Nicholls State Pres. Bruce Murphy

Foster Campbell

Public Service Commission member Foster Campbell discusses intrigues on he levee board for southeastern Louisiana and other political matters.

A visit with new Nicholls State University President Bruce Murphy.


The Jim Engster Show
2:44 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

TUESDAY: Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer

Jim chats with former Governor Charles "Buddy" Roemer about all things political; both state and national.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
11:35 am
Fri October 4, 2013

MONDAY: Former LSU Coach Mike Archer, Gus Weill

Mike Archer

Jim chats with former LSU football coach Mike Archer, who led the team from 1987 t0 1990.

Political Consultant Gus Weill, talks with Jim about the Government Shutdown and the upcoming elections.


The Jim Engster Show
3:42 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

FRIDAY: Pollster Bernie Pinsonat, Political Scientist John Sides

Bernie Pinsonat, of Southern Media & Opinion Research, discusses the federal government shutdown and the 2014 U.S. Senate race.

George Washington University political science professor John Sides reflects on the 2012 Presidential election, and how Barack Obama overcame odds to win by 5-million votes.

Sarah Leen, Director of  National Geographic Photography talks about their October issue "Power of Photography".


The Jim Engster Show
3:57 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

THURSDAY: Former CIA Agent Valerie Plame, LA Health Care Coalition's Doug Wilkinson

Valerie Plame

Louisiana Health Care Coalition Field Coordinator Doug Wilkinson helps listeners navigate Obamacare.

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame talks about her life in espionage, and her first novel, "Blowback"

The Jim Engster Show
1:12 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Republican State Chairman Roger Villere, Former Congressman Jim McCrery

Roger Villere

Jim talks with Louisiana Republican State Chairman Roger Villere about the government shutdown and the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Former Congressman Jim McCrery joins the discussion to talk about the latest on Capitol Hill.

Opera Singer Donna Lee returns back to her home state of Louisiana to perform at the Manship Theatre on Sunday. Jim talks with Donna about her upcoming show "Songs from Exile, I'm a Stranger Here Myself".


The Jim Engster Show
2:08 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

TUESDAY: Retired General Wesley Clark, NOLA.com's J.R. Ball, Financial Advisor B.F. "Andy" Anderson

General Wesley Clark (U.S. Army, ret.) talks about the government shutdown over Obamacare.

J.R. Ball, News Manager with "NOLA.com" discusses state and local political matters.

Financial advisor Andy Anderson talks about the stock market and the government shutdown. Is Wall Street wary of Congress?

 

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