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
11:17 am
Fri December 6, 2013

FRIDAY: Roy Fletcher, Howard Sounes, Kenn Kaufman

British author Howard Sounes joins Jim to talk about his latest book "27: History of the 27 Club". The book gives a detail account of six artist that died at the age of 27.

Roy Fletcher talks with Jim about the upcoming Louisiana elections in 2015 and Sen. David Vitter's possible run for Governor.

Field Editor Ken Kaufman stops by to talk about his upcoming visit to the Baton Rouge Audubon Society and discuss his popular field guides on birds.


The Jim Engster Show
11:04 am
Thu December 5, 2013

THURSDAY: Gus Weill, Timothy Muffitt, Dan Borne'

Gus Weill joins Jim to talk about the latest in Louisiana politics and Sen. David Vitter's possibly entering the 2015 Governor's race.

The voice of LSU's Tiger Stadium Dan Borne' and Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Conductor Timothy Muffitt talks about their collaboration in the "Home for the Holiday" concert starting tonight at the Baton Rouge River Center. Tickets can be purchased at www.brso.org or by calling 225-383-0500.


The Jim Engster Show
2:40 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

WEDNESDAY: S.U. Baseball Coach Roger Cador, Author Patrick Robinson

Southern University baseball coach Roger Cador shares the story of his youth, as the son of a sharecropper...and how he got where he is today.

Author Patrick Robinson on his book, ""Honor and Betrayal", the untold story of the Navy Seals who captured the "Butcher of Fallujah" and the shameful ordeal they later endured.


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The Jim Engster Show
4:37 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

TUESDAY: Pollster Bernie Pinsonat

Southern Media and Opinion Research pollster Bernie Pinsonat talks with Jim about recent poll  numbers that seem to indicate slim chances of re-election next Fall for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu.


The Jim Engster Show
11:21 am
Mon December 2, 2013

MONDAY: Sports Writer Marty Mule, Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb

Veteran Sports Writer Marty Mule chats with Jim about LSU's close win over Arkansas , Alabama's lost against Auburn, and his latest book "Game Changers: The Rousing Legacy of Louisiana Sports."

Sen. Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb joins Jim to discuss the NGO's she supports and the comments made by State Treasurer John N. Kennedy.


The Jim Engster Show
9:39 am
Thu November 28, 2013

FRIDAY: Author Diane Francis, Civil Rights Activist Faye Williams, Author Carolyn Sue Ricapito

Author Diane Francis talks with Jim about her contention that the U.S. and Canada should unite.

Activist Dr. Faye Williams reflects on the life and many contributions of the late Reverend T. J. Jemison

Author Carolyn Sue Ricapito, talks about her book, "The Woman From Turnback County"


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The Jim Engster Show
11:19 am
Wed November 27, 2013

THURSDAY: Dr. Jarrett Barnhill, Dr. Steven Lamm, Author Attica Locke

Dr. Jarrett Barnhill, with the University of North Carolina, one of the country's foremost experts on autism and related disorders.

New York University Medical Center's Dr. Steven Lamm discusses his new book, "Redefining Prostate Cancer"

This year's Ernest J. Gaines Award winner Attica Locke on her latest book, "The Cutting Season"


The Jim Engster Show
5:53 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Activist & Businessman Joe Traigle, The Pelican Institute's Kevin Kane

Jim talks with local businessman and gay rights advocate Joe Traigle about LGBT issues in Baton Rouge.

Kevin Kane, with the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, on why coastal restoration funding from the federal RESTORE Act should be spent wisely.

State Representative Regina Barrow joins Jim to talk about the 40th annual Bayou Classic.


The Jim Engster Show
3:28 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

TUESDAY: State Rep. (and Candidate for Governor) John Bel Edwards, BR Beach Marathon

Jim chats with state Representative John Bel Edwards (D-Amite) who plans to run for Governor is 2015.

Matt Manning and Craig Watson discuss the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon, for charity, coming up on December 7th.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
1:53 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

MONDAY: State Treasurer John Kennedy, LSU-Texas A&M Recap

Jim talks with State Treasurer John N. Kennedy about the state budget, non-governmental organizations (NGO's) that won't account for state money given to them and a proposed $2-million center for former Governor Mike Foster's paper, in Franklin.

Jim recaps the LSU-Texas A&M game


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