The Jim Engster Show

Weekdays at 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Since 2004, Jim Engster has hosted intelligent discussion with newsmakers from around the corner and around the world.

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The Jim Engster Show
3:20 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

MONDAY: The Tigers vs The Tide, Coroner Beau Clark

Jim recaps the weekend matchup between LSU and Alabama

East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Beau Clark discusses the recent increase in heroin-related deaths in the Capital Area.

Louisiana Radio Network News Reporter Michelle Southern joins Jim to talk about breaking news with the reality TV show "The Governor's Wife" starring former Gov. Edwin W. Edwards and his wife Trina Scott Edwards.


The Jim Engster Show
12:21 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

FRIDAY: Author Maria Brinson-Sampson, McKinley High Renovation

Attorney and author Maria Brinson-Sampson talks about her book, "I Am The Marrying Kind", about why so few black woman are married.

Bill Martin discusses renovations on the baseball field at McKinley High School. If you would like to support this effort log on to www.fundly.com and search McKinley Panther Baseball.

Paul Conroy joins Jim to discuss his new book "Under the Wire: Maria Colvin's Final Assignment".


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The Jim Engster Show
1:55 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

THURSDAY: Louisiana's Prison Population, Biographer Joe Henry, Coping with Concussion

Kevin Kane, President of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, discusses Louisiana's burgeoning prison population.

Author Joe Henry talks about his book, "Furious Cool", a biography of comic legend Richard Pryor.

Dr. Diane Roberts Stoller on her book, "Coping With Concussion" 

 

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The Jim Engster Show
11:03 am
Wed November 6, 2013

WEDNESDAY: John Maginnis with LAPolitics.com, Author Andrew Salomon, The B.R. Art Gallery

"LAPolitics.com" publisher and columnist John Maginnis and Jim discuss local and national political matters, including Tuesday election results from around the country.

Author Andrew Salomon talks about his book, "Far From The Tree"

Jason Andreason, with the Baton Rouge Art Gallery, discusses the annual benefit fundraiser"Kinetics", this Friday night


The Jim Engster Show
8:55 am
Tue November 5, 2013

TUESDAY: Author Francis Rooney, Ornithologist Richard Gibbons, Carolyn Bennett

Former Vatican ambassador Francis Rooney discusses his book, "Global Vatican"

Ornithologist Richard Gibbons talks the joys of Louisiana birdwatching, and his book, "The Birders Guide to Louisiana"

Carolyn Bennett, head of the Foundation for Historical Louisiana which is observing its 50th anniversary.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
12:13 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

MONDAY: Author John Meacham, LSU vs Alabama, Volunteers in Public Schools

The owner of Louie's Cafe, Jimmy Wetherford stops by to talk about the 9th annual North Gate festival taking place this Friday.

Kimberly Levy-Marcelle joins the show to discuss the latest with Volunteers in Public School Systems(VIPSS). Dr. Chance Lewis joins the conversation to discuss his upcoming visit to Baton Rouge in support of VIPSS.

Author John Meacham discusses his book, "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power", considered among the very best biographies of the nation's 3rd president.

A look at the upcoming LSU - Alabama matchup


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The Jim Engster Show
12:03 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

FRIDAY: LSU MassComm Professor Bob Mann, Author Samuel Freedman, State Librarian Rebecca Hamilton

LSU's Bob Mann and author Samuel Freedman, who wrote a book about Grambling State University, discuss the state of Higher Education in Louisiana.

State Librarian Rebecca Hamilton talks about the annual Louisiana Book Festival, this weekend in Baton Rouge at the State Capitol.


The Jim Engster Show
12:41 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

THURSDAY: Gannett Sportswriter Glenn Guilbeau, Music Promoter Johnny Palazzotto, Author Herb Pilato

Jim discusses whether or not beer should be generally available in Tiger Stadium with Gannett News Service sportswriter Glenn Guilbeau.

Music promoter Johnny Palazzotto discusses Music In The Schools this week with Johnny Rivers, Deacon John Moore, Herman Jackson and others. Rivers plays this weekend at Baton Rouge High.

Author Herbie Pilato talks about his new book, "The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery" about teh popular star of "Bewitched" and numerous TV films.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
12:30 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Rock Legend Johnny Rivers, Sports Author Rich Cohen

Baton Rouge native and living legend of rock & roll Johnny Rivers chats with Jim. Rivers will be performing in Baton Rouge soon.

Author Rich Cohen talks about his book, "Monsters" about the 1985 Chicago Bears.

Executive Director of Louisiana State Employee Retirement System (LASERS), Cindy Rougeou joins the show to talk about the latest with the retirement programs in Louisiana.


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The Jim Engster Show
9:25 am
Tue October 29, 2013

TUESDAY: Political Consultant Ray Strother, Author Andrew Schlesinger

Veteran political consultant Ray Strother talks with Jim about numerous topics, including upcoming elections and Edwin Edwards for Governor in 2015?

Author Andrew Schlesinger talks about his book on the letters of his father, historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

 

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