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
10:19 am
Wed February 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY: La. Democratic Party Chairwoman Karen Carter Peterson; Judy Benitez; and Roy Fletcher

Louisiana State Senator and Louisiana Democratic Party Chairwoman Karen Carter Peterson talks with Jim about the status of the Democratic Party and what the the future will hold for it within the predominantly Republican state of Louisiana, as well as other political issues concerning the state.

Judy Benitez, Executive Director of the Iris Domestic Violence Center in Baton Rouge, stops by the station to discuss the serious issues concerning the link between domestic violence and female homicides in the state of Louisiana.

And Veteran Politico Roy Fletcher calls in to talk about his favorite basketball player, Bill Russell, who turns 80 years old today.


The Jim Engster Show
1:51 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

TUESDAY: Sylviane Anna Diouf and Penelope Rowlands

Jim Engster interviews historian Sylviana Anna Diouf, author of "Slavery's Exiles: The Story of American Maroons" and also Penelope Rowlands, author of "The Beatles Are Here: 50 Years After The Band Arrived in America."


The Jim Engster Show
10:14 am
Mon February 10, 2014

MONDAY: Editor of the Concordia Sentinel Stanley Nelson; Baton Rouge Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle

Stanley Nelson, Editor of the Concordia Sentinel, talks with Jim about his role in investigating the Civil Rights Cold Case murder of Frank Morris in Ferriday, La in 1964. Also, Baton Rouge Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle of District 7 stops by the station to discuss a variety of issues concerning our city ranging from the HIV/AIDS rate to the proposed city of St. George and much, much more.


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 asĀ  last nights blow out in Super Bowl XLVIII.


The Jim Engster Show
10:21 am
Fri January 31, 2014

FRIDAY: Ed Cullen, Evan Tyler, and Chris Mann

Jim Engster interviews long time Advocate newspaper columnist, Ed Cullen who now writes for Country Roads Magazine, musician/songwriter and novelist Evan Tyler on her latest fictional book about women in Nazi concentration camps, and Professor Christopher Mann, the Director of the Academy of Applied Politics at L.S.U.


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."


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