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
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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The Jim Engster Show
4:54 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

MONDAY: Professor Paul Ehrlich, Author Moses Gates, Dr. Michael Gurian

Stanford University biologist Professor Paul Ehrlich, who wrote "The Population Bomb" in the late 1960's, explains why overpopulation is still a threat to mankind.

Professor Moses Gates discusses his book, "Hidden Cities"

An encore of Jim's talk with Dr. Michael Gurian, on his book, "The Wonder of Aging"

 

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The Jim Engster Show
9:11 am
Fri July 19, 2013

FRIDAY: Author Ed Haslam, Journalist Dudley Lahew, Dr. Patricia Farris

Edward Haslam, author of "Dr. Mary's Monkey", a book with a controversial theory on a conspiracy linked to the Kennedy assassination.

A visit with journalist Dudley Lahew, who reported on Senator Edward Kennedy's car crash at Chappaquidick; 44 years ago.

Tulane University's Dr. Patricia Farris, co-author of "The Sugar Detox"

 

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The Jim Engster Show
2:14 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

THURSDAY: Blogger John Maginnis, Leo Honeycutt & Eric Lane, Kim Ritchie Spencer

A visit with veteran Capitol correspondent and publisher of "LAPolitics.com" John Maginnis.

Write-journalist Leo Honeycutt and local businessman Eric Lane talk with Jim about former Major Leaguer Matt Batts, who died recently here in Baton Rouge at the age of 91.

Kim Ritchie Spencer, who contributed to the book, "The Thinking Mom's Revolution", about being the parent of an autistic child.


The Jim Engster Show
8:30 am
Wed July 17, 2013

WEDNESDAY: State Representative Ted James, Senator Byron Dorgan

Jim continues discussion of the George Zimmerman trial verdict with Baton Rouge Rep. Ted James.

Sen. Byron Dorgan talks with Jim about his new book "Gridlock" and the latest news on Capitol Hill.


The Jim Engster Show
2:52 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

TUESDAY: Attorney Mike Wolf, Investment Advisor B.F. "Andy" Anderson

Local attorney Mike Wolf and Southern University Law Professor Cleveland Coon discuss the George Zimmerman verdict.

Financial consultant Andy Anderson on whether the Bulls will continue to run on Wall Street.   


The Jim Engster Show
1:04 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

MONDAY: WAFB's Greg Meriwether, LSU Law Professor Andrea Carrol, DIG's Chris Brooks

Jim  talks with WAFB reporter Greg Meriwether about the George Zimmerman trial verdict and racial politics in news coverage.

LSU law professor Andrea "Andy" Carroll talks about her displeasure with some of Governor Bobby Jindal's vetoes, and the refusal of state lawmakers to call a veto override session.

"DIG" Magazine general manager Chris Brooks discusses Restaurant Week in Baton Rouge.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
10:21 am
Thu July 11, 2013

FRIDAY: State Senator Elbert Guillory, LSUMOA's Fairleigh Cook Jackson

Another visit with Opelousas state Senator Elbert Guillory, who recently switched to the GOP; making him the only black Republican in the state legislature. Guillory's video explaining why has gone viral, and he's appeared on numerous national talk shows.

Also, Fairleigh Cook Jackson, from the LSU Museum of Art, talks about the 10th anniversary of Art Melt

 

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The Jim Engster Show
10:17 am
Thu July 11, 2013

THURSDAY: LDOR's Jason Decuir, Rock Historian Steve Miller

Jim talks with Louisiana Department of Revenue Executive Council Jason Decuir about the Governor's abandoned tax swap plan, the 2013 fiscal Legislative Session and the coming state Tax Amnesty program.

Author Steve Miller discusses his book, "Detroit Rock City", a series of stories of the Motor City's most famous and influential rock & rollers.


The Jim Engster Show
1:53 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Sally Nungesser, Tony Guarrisco, Erica Crenshaw

Jim chats with Sally Nungesser and Tony Guarrisco about the political futures of Bobby Jindal, David Vitter and Jay Dardenne and where those names fit into Fall elections in 2014 and 2015.

President and C.E.O of Execute Now Erica Crenshaw talks with Jim about her company and what's new for small businesses and non-profit organizations.


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