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
10:39 am
Fri February 7, 2014

FRIDAY: LSU President & Chancellor F. King Alexander; Steve Winham; Theologian Rebecca Parker

LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander stops by the studio to talk with Jim about LSU sports, student debts, the TOPS program, the new pressures due to decreased taxpayer funding, as well as a number of issues posed by numerous callers.

Also, former State Budget Director Steve Winham joins Jim to discuss the upcoming state budget and new library in St. Francisville, while Internationally known Theologian Rebecca Parker calls in to discuss Christianity in the second millennium.

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The Jim Engster Show
10:45 am
Thu February 6, 2014

THURSDAY: Tom North, Grace Boatright, & Roman Krznaric

Jim Engster speaks with child abuse survivor Tom North about his book, "True North," and Grace Boatright, Legislative Director of the National Grange talks about non profit organizations with missions to assist rural America and agriculture, and Roman Krznaric, founding faculty member of the The School of Life, discusses his latest book called, "How Should We Live."

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The Jim Engster Show
10:19 am
Wed February 5, 2014

WEDNESDAY: LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope; Mass Comm Professor Jensen Moore

LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope stops by the studio to talk with Jim about higher education at LSU, as well as issues concerning LSU's tuition, infrastructure, and health care. Also, LSU Mass Communication Professor Jensen Moore joins Jim to talk about this years best, worst, and most controversial Super Bowl commercials.


The Jim Engster Show
10:29 am
Tue February 4, 2014

TUESDAY: Ex-Minn. Governor Jesse Ventura, & Custom Clothier Manuel Martinez

Jim Engster speaks with former Minnesota Governor, ex pro wrestler & author Jesse Ventura about the current state of government, and Manuel Martinez of Martinez Custom Clothier discusses men's fashion.


The Jim Engster Show
10:24 am
Mon February 3, 2014

MONDAY: Award Winning Cartoonist Walt Handelsman; SU Media Relations Director Ed Pratt

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Walt Handelsman chats with Jim about his illustrious career and what its like to draw Presidents Bush and Obama, and to hear praise from the presidents themselves. Also, Southern University Media Relations Director and Columnist for The Advocate talks SU sports, both past and present, as well as  last nights blow out in Super Bowl XLVIII.


The Jim Engster Show
10:24 am
Thu January 30, 2014

THURSDAY: authors Prof. Walter Johnson and Dr. John La Puma

Jim Engster speaks with Professor Walter Johnson, a leading historian, about the history of slavery in the French Quarter of New Orleans, and Dr. John La Puma discusses his latest health book "Refuel."


The Jim Engster Show
10:31 am
Wed January 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Roy Fletcher, political consultant, plus TigerRag Magazine's Cody Worsham & Luke Johnson

Jim Engster speaks with political consultant, Roy Fletcher about the President's State of the Union address, the 2015 Governor's race, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and other political issues, plus TigerRag Magazine's editor Cody Worsham and associate editor Luke Johnson discuss LSU's basketball game held last night and the upcoming Super Bowl game.

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The Jim Engster Show
11:39 am
Tue January 28, 2014

TUESDAY: Roger Villere, state G.O.P. Chair, & Steven David Beck, Dir. of Music at LSU

Jim Engster interviews: Roger Villere, State Chair of the Republican Party, about the President's State of the Union address and Senator David Vitter's run of Governor in 2015, as well as,  Steven David Beck, the Director of Music at LSU talks about the Concert Spectacular on Friday night at the LSU Union Theater.


The Jim Engster Show
10:19 am
Mon January 27, 2014

MONDAY: LSU Board member Ann Duplessis, B.R. Politico Jim Brown

Jim talks with LSU Board Member and former State Senator Anne Duplessis about the public school voucher system and the National School Choice Week. Baton Rouge lawyer and politico Jim Brown stops by the studio to chat with Jim about local and national politics, as well as the legalization of marijuana, Mike Huckabee, much more.


The Jim Engster Show
12:21 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

FRIDAY: Steven Barnett, Sandra Woodley & Max McLean

Jim Engster interviews Steven Barnett, Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research, Sandra Woodley, President  of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette System, and Max McLean of the theatrical production of "C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters."

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