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
9:05 am
Fri December 20, 2013

FRIDAY: The Duck Dynasty Drama, Remembering Jules D'Hemecourt

Jim discusses the controversy over "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson's remarks about LGBT people, during a recent GQ Magazine interview and the A&E network's decision to suspend him from the show.

Jim takes some time to remember the late Jules D'Hemecourt, also known as Tee Jules, a remarkable journalist and the artist behind the ever-popular, "Cajun 12 Days of Christmas".


The Jim Engster Show
11:56 am
Wed December 18, 2013

THURSDAY: LSU Professor Kirby Goidel

LSU Professor Kirby Goidel discusses his book, "America's Failing Experiment: How We The People Have Become the Problem".

 

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The Jim Engster Show
9:29 am
Tue December 17, 2013

WEDNESDAY: An Encore of Jim's Show From June 14, 2013

As Jim takes a Holiday vacation day, we present this encore performance from June 14, 2013:

Film producer John Hardy discusses his collaboration with Steven Soderbergh on the ground-breaking film "Sex, Lies & Videotape"; made 25 years ago.

Former Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln, who is now with the It's My Business Coalition.

From the Historic New Orleans Collection, Dr. Erin Greenwald PhD talks about the  remarkable discovery of a manuscript that unveils life in New Orleans in the 18th century. It's all in the new book, "A Company Man"

Author Nathan Tan on his new book, "The Forgetful Gentleman".

 

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The Jim Engster Show
9:28 am
Mon December 16, 2013

TUESDAY: Authors Dean Koontz, Jennifer Hannin, Giles Slade, Linda R. McRobbie

Author Jennifer Hannin talks about two of her works, "Becoming Jewish" and "When You Can't Get Pregnant"

Giles Slade discusses his book, "American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival"

Bestselling novelist Dean Koontz talks with Jim about his latest blockbuster, "Innocence"

Author and freelance journalist Linda Rodriguez McRobbie on her work "Princesses Behaving Badly"

 

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The Jim Engster Show
9:18 am
Mon December 16, 2013

MONDAY: Author Elizabeth Partridge, Visit BR's Paul Arrigo, Author Max Collins

Author Elizabeth Partridge discusses her book "Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange", about the famous photographer of real life people.

Paul Arrigo, with Visit BR talks about recent and coming events in the Capital City.

Author Max Collins on his latest work, "Ask Not..." a novel about the Kennedy Assassination.


The Jim Engster Show
11:03 am
Fri December 13, 2013

FRIDAY: Attorney Lewis Unglesby

Jim talks with attorney Lewis Unglesby about gun rights, on the 1st anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut.


The Jim Engster Show
1:23 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

THURSDAY: Demographer Elliott Stonecipher, Comedian George Wallace, Sen. Mack "Bodi" White

Senator Mack "Bodi" White joins Jim to discuss the petition to incorporate St. George as a city.

Demographer and political analyst Elliott Stonecipher looks at back at the year in Louisiana politics, and where we go from here.

Jim visits with the always entertaining comic, George Wallace.


The Jim Engster Show
4:41 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Author and Flood Protection Advocate John Barry, Joe Traigle

Jim talks with John Barry, author of the book "Rising Tide", about the great 1927 Mississippi River Flood. John was recently dismissed from his position on a levee board that filed suit against the oil & gas industry. Now he's formed his own group to support litigation against energy companies for the damage they've done along Louisiana's coast.

Joe Traigle joins Jim to talk about the new ordinance in Shreveport "Be Fair Shreveport" that protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation.


The Jim Engster Show
5:50 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

TUESDAY: A Discussion of the Proposed City of St. George

Jim discusses the proposal to incorporate a new city of St. George within East Baton Rouge Parish. Republican consultant Scott Wilfong is opposed to the idea.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
9:52 am
Sat December 7, 2013

MONDAY: CABL President Barry Erwin, Fairleigh Cook Jackson

Jim talks with Council for A Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin about the direction Louisiana is headed, and what the state can learn from its last industrial boom, as it goes into another.

Director of Museum Advancement Fairleigh Cook-Jackson stops by to talk about American poet Emily Dickinson birthday party being held tonight at the LSU Museum of Art from 6pm - 8pm.


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