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
11:12 am
Fri December 27, 2013

FRIDAY: EBR District Attorney Hillar Moore

East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore joins the show to discuss Change for the Better, the BRAVE program, and what is expected of EBR in 2014.


The Jim Engster Show
10:24 am
Thu December 26, 2013

THURSDAY: Author/Professor J. Michael Lennon, Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin

Jim takes a look back at an interview with Professor J. Michael Lennon about his book Norman Mailer: A Double Life.

Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council for South Asia Center Barbara Slavin joins the show.


The Jim Engster Show
5:57 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

MONDAY: Gay Activist John Dennison and Rev. Gene Mills on The Duck Dynasty Drama

Jim talks with former Monroe TV newsman John Dennison of the Forum For Equality and the President of the Louisiana Family Forum Rev. Gene Mills.  They discuss the lingering controversy over Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson's outspoken opinion on gays, as published in GQ Magazine.


The Jim Engster Show
9:05 am
Fri December 20, 2013

FRIDAY: The Duck Dynasty Drama, Remembering Jules D'Hemecourt

Jim discusses the controversy over "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson's remarks about LGBT people, during a recent GQ Magazine interview and the A&E network's decision to suspend him from the show.

Jim takes some time to remember the late Jules D'Hemecourt, also known as Tee Jules, a remarkable journalist and the artist behind the ever-popular, "Cajun 12 Days of Christmas".


The Jim Engster Show
11:56 am
Wed December 18, 2013

THURSDAY: LSU Professor Kirby Goidel

LSU Professor Kirby Goidel discusses his book, "America's Failing Experiment: How We The People Have Become the Problem".

 

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The Jim Engster Show
9:29 am
Tue December 17, 2013

WEDNESDAY: An Encore of Jim's Show From June 14, 2013

As Jim takes a Holiday vacation day, we present this encore performance from June 14, 2013:

Film producer John Hardy discusses his collaboration with Steven Soderbergh on the ground-breaking film "Sex, Lies & Videotape"; made 25 years ago.

Former Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln, who is now with the It's My Business Coalition.

From the Historic New Orleans Collection, Dr. Erin Greenwald PhD talks about the  remarkable discovery of a manuscript that unveils life in New Orleans in the 18th century. It's all in the new book, "A Company Man"

Author Nathan Tan on his new book, "The Forgetful Gentleman".

 

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The Jim Engster Show
9:28 am
Mon December 16, 2013

TUESDAY: Authors Dean Koontz, Jennifer Hannin, Giles Slade, Linda R. McRobbie

Author Jennifer Hannin talks about two of her works, "Becoming Jewish" and "When You Can't Get Pregnant"

Giles Slade discusses his book, "American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival"

Bestselling novelist Dean Koontz talks with Jim about his latest blockbuster, "Innocence"

Author and freelance journalist Linda Rodriguez McRobbie on her work "Princesses Behaving Badly"

 

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The Jim Engster Show
9:18 am
Mon December 16, 2013

MONDAY: Author Elizabeth Partridge, Visit BR's Paul Arrigo, Author Max Collins

Author Elizabeth Partridge discusses her book "Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange", about the famous photographer of real life people.

Paul Arrigo, with Visit BR talks about recent and coming events in the Capital City.

Author Max Collins on his latest work, "Ask Not..." a novel about the Kennedy Assassination.


The Jim Engster Show
11:03 am
Fri December 13, 2013

FRIDAY: Attorney Lewis Unglesby

Jim talks with attorney Lewis Unglesby about gun rights, on the 1st anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut.


The Jim Engster Show
1:23 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

THURSDAY: Demographer Elliott Stonecipher, Comedian George Wallace, Sen. Mack "Bodi" White

Senator Mack "Bodi" White joins Jim to discuss the petition to incorporate St. George as a city.

Demographer and political analyst Elliott Stonecipher looks at back at the year in Louisiana politics, and where we go from here.

Jim visits with the always entertaining comic, George Wallace.


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