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
11:29 am
Fri September 27, 2013

MONDAY: LSU Board Member Ann Duplessis, a Recap of the LSU-Georgia Game

Ann Duplessis

A recap of the LSU-Georgia game and the Tigers' fortunes going forward with Tiger Rag Sports Director Jeff Palermo and Tiger Rag Editor Cody Worsham.

A visit with former state Senator Ann Duplessis, the only woman and the only minority on the LSU Board of Supervisors.

Sons of famous New Orleans local singer Phillip Manuel, Zac and Brennan join Jim to talk about their exceptional careers. Zac, 24 is a film director and Brennan 29 is a fashion designer.


The Jim Engster Show
10:21 am
Thu September 26, 2013

FRIDAY: Political Consultant Roy Fletcher, Writer George Morris, Author David Wolman

Roy Fletcher

Jim chats with veteran political consultant and campaign strategist Roy Fletcher on numerous topics.

Advocate features writer George Morris on the life and times of legendary LSU coach Paul Dietzel, who died this week at age 89.

Author David Wolman on his book, "The End of Money"


The Jim Engster Show
2:33 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

THURSDAY: Senate Candidate Rob Maness, NPR's Carl Kasell. LSU's Dr. Jeff Keuhny

Rob Maness

Jim talks with U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness about goings-on in Washington DC and his run for Mary Landrieu's Senate seat.

From the archives: Jim's  September 2011 chat with NPR's Carl Kasell. Carl will be live at the River Center tonight with "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!"

Dr. Jeff Keuhny, with LSU's Burden Horticultural Center, talks about merging the LSU College of Agriculture with the LSU AgCenter, and the annual Corn Maze at the Burden Center.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
4:41 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

WEDNESDAY: BCBSLA's Mike Reitz, Physician and Author Dr. Hillary Chollet

Mike Reitz, BCBSLA

Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana President Mike Reitz helps explain changes coming under the Affordable Care Act.

Surgeon and author Dr. Hillary Chollet discusses his first novel, "White Coat and Sneakers"

 

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The Jim Engster Show
11:12 am
Mon September 23, 2013

TUESDAY: Paul Arrigo with Visit BR, Former School Board Member Noel Hammatt, Common Core Discussion

Noel Hammatt

A chat with Paul Arrigo and Renee Areng, of Visit Baton Rouge, about the coming "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" performance in B.R.

Former EBR School Board member Noel Hammatt makes an important announcement

A discussion of the Common Core nationalized education standard and controversy surrounding it, with Michael Brickman of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
8:50 am
Mon September 23, 2013

MONDAY: Businessman Steve Myers, LA Farm Bureau's Mike Danna

Local business man and former Delta Kappa Epsilon member at LSU Steve Myers talks about the controversy over a sign posted by DKE's before the LSU-Kent state game; invoking the 1970 Kent State student killings by Ohio National Guardsmen.

Louisiana Farm Bureau's Mike Danna talks about surviving cancer.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
11:34 am
Fri September 20, 2013

FRIDAY: NPR Game Show Host Peter Sagal, Journalist and Author Armen Keteyian

The Host of NPR's Wait... Wait Don't Tell Me, Peter Sagal joins the show to talk about his upcoming trip to Baton Rouge on September 26.

Armen Keteyian talks with Jim about his new book "The System". The System covers the glory and scandal of college football.

The founder of the Philadelphia Folk Festival Gene Shay joins Jim to remember Jim Croce.


The Jim Engster Show
12:28 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

THURSDAY: Activist Faye Williams, Political Consultant Scott Wilfong, Dr. Mike Marshall

Activist Faye Williams, who was only blocks away from the DC Navy Yard massacre Monday, talks about that tragedy...and about President Obama's foreign policy pertaining to Syria. Conservative Political Consultant Scott Wilfong joins the discussion.

Baseball Legend Dr. Mike Marshall talks with Jim about the impact of pitching in the MLB.

Of Moving Colors director Garland Goodwin Wilson joins Jim to talk about "Color Me Rouge".


The Jim Engster Show
11:37 am
Tue September 17, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Bradley Beychok of Media Matters, Actress Lara Grice

Jim talks with new Media matters president Bradley Beychok.

Lara Grice joins Jim in studio to talk about her role in the play Clybourne Park. Clybourne Park opens with a pay-what-you-can performance tonight at the Claude L. Shaver Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building.


The Jim Engster Show
5:25 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

TUESDAY: LSU's Bob Mann, Author Duff McDonald

Bob Mann

Jim visits with Bob Mann, of LSU's Manship School of Mass Communications, about a recent survey ranking LSU 12th among 14 schools for academics, and othder recent events on campus.

Duff McDonald discusses his new book, "The Firm" about the mysterious McKinsey Company and its influence on American business & government.

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