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. He's hosted the statewide offering Louisiana Live from 1998-2003 and The Jim Engster Show on the Louisiana Radio Network, previously on WRKF.

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.

Ways to Connect

Richard Fontanesi of Baton Rouge is trailing today's solar eclipse in Paducah, Kentucky.


Martine Turner and Kellie Bertrand of the Louisiana Spirit Crisis Counseling Center talk about mental health issues stemming from the historic flood of 2016.


Lt. Gen. Russel Honore
Restore Louisiana Now

Russel Honore addresses the 12th anniversary of Katrina this month, danger in North Korea, unrest in Charlottesville, and environmental issues in Louisiana. An update on the Green Army is in store from Gen. Honore.


Office of Community Development Executive Director Pat Forbes talks about work remaining in the aftermath of the 2016 flood.


LRN

Louisiana political consultant Gus Weill talks about President Donald Trump's challenges.


LRN

Dick Morris, veteran pollster and writer, talks on why he believes President Donald Trump is the victim of a witch hunt.


Dietmar Rietschier is executive director of the Amite River Basin District. He talks about the historic flood of 2016.


Professor Mak Lilla of Columbia University talks about his book, "The Once and Future Liberal." Lilla's op-ed piece in the New York Times last year, "The End of Identity Liberalism," was the most read op-ed essay of 2016, with 1.6 million views.


LRN

Henry Gass and Noelle Swan of the Christian Science Monitor talk about Louisiana's dwindling coast.


Nicole Sweazy of the Louisiana Housing Authority talks about the shelter program utilitzed after the historic flood of 2016.


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