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
11:37 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.

The Jim Engster Show
3:07 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

MONDAY: Judge Jeanine Pirro, LDOR's Doug Baker, Frank Tavares

Judge Jeanine Pirro

Frequent TV commentator Judge Jeanine Pirro discusses the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. politics in general.

Louisiana Department of Revenue spokesman Doug Baker talks about the Tax Amnesty program that starts September 23rd.

Frank Tavares, the voice of NPR News Underwrites joins Jim to talk about his career at NPR.


The Jim Engster Show
10:42 am
Thu September 12, 2013

FRIDAY: Baseball Great Denny McLain, David Mark with Politix

Jim chats with Major League Baseball legend Denny McLain on the anniversary of his 30th win at Tiger Stadium.

David Mark, Editor-In-Chief at the website, Politix talks with Jim about the latest on Capital Hill.


The Jim Engster Show
2:38 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

THURSDAY: Political Strategist Ray Strother, Lobbyist & Author Kay Goss

Veteran political strategist Ray Strother discusses President Obama's Syrian dilemna, and other DC matters.

Lobbyist and author Kay Goss talks about her book, "Mr. Chairman: The Life and Legacy of Wilbur Mills"

 

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The Jim Engster Show
4:29 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Former Congressman Paul Findley, Melinda Deslatte, Businessman Cam Morton

Former Illinois Congressman Paul Findley (R) assesses President Obama's push for military action in Syria.

Associated Press Correspondent Melinda Deslatte talks with Jim about the latest developments with the LSU Board of Supervisors. 

Capital area businessman Cam Morton discusses the business climate in Baton Rouge.


The Jim Engster Show
3:13 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

TUESDAY: CAUW President Darrin Goss, Zia "The Cat" Tammami, Musician George Bell

Darrin Goss Sr.

New Capital Area United Way President & CEO Darrin Goss Sr. talks with Jim about taking on his new position and UW charities' needs.

Jazz music aficionado Zia Tammami talks about his native Iran and the general instability of the Middle East and the upcoming tribute to Derek Gordon, tonight at the Manship Theatre.

A visit with Baton Rouge General VP and jazz musician George Bell, to talk about the upcoming event, "An Evening of Jazz with George Bell and Friends"...coming September 19, at the Manship Theatre. The Manship's Renee Chatelain joins in the conversation

 

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The Jim Engster Show
12:01 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

MONDAY: A Recap of LSU's Game, ACLU Director Majorie Esman, Author & Professor Carl Freedman

Marjorie Esman
Credit shreveporttimes.com

Jim does a recap of Saturday's LSU game against UAB.

ACLU Executive Director Marjorie Esman talks about recent polls on legalization of marijuana in Louisiana.

LSU English professor and author Carl Freedman talks about his new book, "Versions of Hollywood Crime Cinema", studies in Ford, Wilder, Coppola and Scorcese.

The Manship Theatre director Renee Chatelain and East Baton Rouge Parish School System Fine Arts director Wayne Talbot talks with Jim about National Arts and Education week.


The Jim Engster Show
12:32 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

FRIDAY: Work Life Researcher Ellen Galinsky, Political Consultant Gus Weill

Ellen Galinsky

Ellen Galinsky, with the National Study of the Changing Workforce, on the importance of early childhood development.

Veteran political consultant Gus Weill talks with Jim about the pros and cons if the United States attacks Syria.


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The Jim Engster Show
11:14 am
Wed September 4, 2013

THURSDAY: B.R. Football Legend Jimmy Taylor, Actor Carl Palmer, Filmmaker Michael Dunaway

Carl Palmer (left), Jimmy Taylor (center), Jim (right)

Jim talks with Baton Rouge native and NFL Hall of Famer Jimmy Taylor, who had outstanding football careers at LSU, the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints. Plus...actor Carl Palmer also joins the show. He plays Taylor in a new play, "Lombardi" at La Petit Theatre in New Orleans, and will talk all about it.

Filmmaker Michael Dunaway talks about his new work, "The Man Who Ate New Orleans"

 

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