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
11:02 am
Fri August 2, 2013

MONDAY: EBR District Attorney Hillar Moore, EBR Schools' Dr. Carlos Sam

District Attorney Hillar Moore III
Credit Kevin Gallagher

Jim talks with East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore about the sheriff's office's recent false arrest controversy and other matters of law & order.

A visit with East Baton Rouge Parish Associate School Superintendent Carlos Sam

 

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The Jim Engster Show
11:49 am
Thu August 1, 2013

FRIDAY: LA Democrats' Stephen Handwerk, Novelist George Bishop

Stephen Handwerk
Credit Kevin Gallagher

A visit with Louisiana Democratic Party Executive Director Stephen Handwerk talks about the current state of, and the future of, the Democrats in our state.

Novelist George Bishop on his latest work, "The Night of the Comet"

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The Jim Engster Show
9:24 am
Thu August 1, 2013

THURSDAY: Author John Barry, Crime Author Tony Thompson

John M. Barry

John M. Barry, author of "Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927" and member of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East, talks about his group's lawsuit brought against nearly 100 energy companies for damage done to the state's coast.

True crime author Tony Thompson on his latest book, "Outlaws", about renegade biker gangs.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
11:40 am
Tue July 30, 2013

WEDNESDAY: BRAC's Adam Knapp, Author Rich Cohen

Adam Knapp
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Jim talks with Baton Rouge Area Chamber head Adam Knapp about the end of LA Swift bus service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Author Rich Cohen talks about his book, "Sugar Love: A Not-So-Sweet Story" and American's addiction to sugar.

The Jim Engster Show
12:41 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

TUESDAY: Metro Councilman John Delgado, Activist Bruce Parker, Novelist David Madden

Bruce Parker (l) and Councilman John Delgado (r)
Credit Kevin Gallagher

A discussion of the flap over undercover sting arrests of gay men at area public parks, under the state's crime against nature law. The law was overturned by the Supreme Court in 2003. Bruce Parker, with Equality Louisiana, and Metro Councilman John Delgado will talk about it.

Jim visits with novelist and former Baton Rougean David Madden, who just turned 80.

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The Jim Engster Show
11:43 am
Fri July 26, 2013

MONDAY: Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle, Author B.J. Gallagher

Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle

Jim talks with BR Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle, who's upset with CATS and feels the entire transit system board should resign.

Author and speaker B.J. Gallagher on why men who behave badly are often rewarded for it.


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The Jim Engster Show
11:38 am
Thu July 25, 2013

FRIDAY: Activist Dr. Faye Williams, Scott Wilfong, Author Stephanie Evanovich

Dr. E. Faye Williams

Dr. Faye Williams and Jim talk about fallout from the George Zimmerman verdict, and its effect on the black community.  Conservative political consultant Scott Wilfong offers his perspective on the post-trial uproar.

Author Stephanie Evanovich on her new novel, "Big Girl Panties".

 

 

  

The Jim Engster Show
11:30 am
Wed July 24, 2013

THURSDAY: Catholic Father Bryce Sibley, Gay Activist Joe Traigle

Jim and Joe Traigle
Credit Kevin Gallagher

A discussion of gay marriage with Father Bryce Sibley, of the U.L.-Lafayette Catholic Student Center and local business man and gay activist Joe Traigle.

 

 

   

The Jim Engster Show
10:55 am
Tue July 23, 2013

WEDNESDAY: DHH Secretary Kathy Kliebert, Terri Burke With the Texas ACLU

DFHH Secretary Kathy Kliebert
Credit Kevin Gallagher

Jim talks with Secretary of Health & Hospitals Kathy Kliebert about what's happening, amid health care reforms, in the state's largest agency.

Terri Burke, with the Texas American Civil Liberties Union, discusses new abortion laws in the Lone Star State.


The Jim Engster Show
10:43 am
Mon July 22, 2013

TUESDAY: LSU Tiger Athetic Foundation's Ron Richard

(L) Today's guest, Ron Richard with Jim (R)
Credit Kevin Gallagher

Jim chats with Tiger Athletic Foundation President & CEO Ron Richard, USMC Major General  (ret.), about a push for funding for another expansion of Tiger Stadium, and other initiatives.

 

 

  

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