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
9:17 am
Fri July 5, 2013

FRIDAY: "Second Line Rescue" Authors Marcia Gaudet & Barry Ancelet, Rep. John Bel Edwards

Marcia Gaudet and Barry Ancelet discuss their book, "Second Line Rescue", about improvised citizen rescues that took place after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Amite state Representative and House Democratic Caucus leader John Bel Edwards talks about his call for a Veto Session, to override some of Governor Jindal's budget vetoes, and other issues.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
10:18 am
Thu July 4, 2013

FRIDAY: State Rep. John Bel Edwards

Jim talks with Democratic State Representative, and House Democratic Caucus leader, John Bel Edwards, who feels lawmakers should convene a Veto session to consider overturning some of Governor Jindal's budget item vetoes.

Audio should be posted by 11 am on Friday, July 5.

The Jim Engster Show
12:26 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

THURSDAY: Singer Phillip Manuel, Author Michael Gurian, Painter & Author Jennifer Moses

Singer Phillip Manuel, who'll be performing in New Orleans for Independence Day.

Author Michael Gurian talks about his book "The Wonder of Aging", about living life to its fullest after 50.

Painter and author Jennifer Moses talks about her New York Times piece about legendary Louisiana painter Clementine Hunter. 


The Jim Engster Show
11:35 am
Tue July 2, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Planned Parenthood's Melissa Flournoy, Dr. Paul Offit on Alternative Medicine

Melissa Flournoy, with Planned Parenthood of Louisiana, on legislation passed this year that attacks her organization, and the national abortion rights movement.

Physician and author Dr. Paul Offit on his new book, "The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine"


The Jim Engster Show
11:59 am
Mon July 1, 2013

TUESDAY: Blogger C.B. Forgotston, Author Jinx Coleman Broussard

Jim talks with government watchdog and blogger C.B. Forgotston about the likelihood of a veto override session for state lawmakers, and shares his review of Governor Jindal's 6th legislative session.

LSU mass comm. professor and author Dr. Jinx Coleman Broussard on her new book, "African-American Foreign Correspondents"


The Jim Engster Show
10:10 am
Fri June 28, 2013

MONDAY: State Senator Dan Claitor, Volunteers In Public Schools

Baton Rouge State Senator Dan Claitor talks about what went on in the 2013 Legislative Session and the possibility of a veto override session.

From VIPS, Volunteers In Public Schools, Hope Dawan and Tony Pryer talk about their upcoming Stuff The Bus event, and other initiatives.


The Jim Engster Show
11:32 am
Thu June 27, 2013

FRIDAY: The SCOTUS Rulings on Same Sex Marriage & the Voting Rights Act, Author Chuck Hustmyre

Jim continues the discussion of this week's US Supreme Court decisions on same sex marriage with Unitarian Reverend Steve Crump and Baptist Reverend Reginald Pitcher.

Author Gary May on his book, "Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy", and the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning the Voting Rights Act.

Local author Chuck Hustmyre on his new book, "The Axman of New Orleans"


The Jim Engster Show
6:13 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

THURSDAY: LSU Standout Tommy Hodson, Author Jonathan Alter, LPB's Kate Bradshaw

Jim talks with former LSU football great Tommy Hodson, who'll be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall Of Fame this weekend.

Noted journalist and author Jonathan alter discusses current events with President Obama and the Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage.

From LPB, Kate Bradshaw talks about the Antiques Road Show; coming to Baton Rouge July 27th.


The Jim Engster Show
6:09 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Music Legend Percy Sledge, Former US Rep. Bob Livingston, Atheist Pastor Jerry DeWitt

Jim talks with the legendary Percy Sledge about his career and his monster hit "When A Man Loves A Woman"

A visit with former Congressman Bob Livingston, and his views on current political events.

Former pastor Jerry DeWitt, who is now an atheist and preparing to open an "atheist church" in Baton Rouge.


The Jim Engster Show
11:05 am
Mon June 24, 2013

TUESDAY: LSU-S Poli Sci Professor Jeff Sadow, BR Metro Airport, Sportswriter Jim Kleinpeter

Jim talks with LSU-Shreveport political science professor and blogger Jeff Sadow about Governor Bobby Jindal political future and other Louisiana political matters.

From Baton Rouge Metro Airport, Jim Caldwell and Jason Wilson discuss tomorrow's small business opportunity workshop and future expansion at BR Metro. 

A chat with Times-Picayune and NOLA.com sportswriter Jim Kleinpeter about the upcoming Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

 

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