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
9:39 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


The Jim Engster Show
9:11 am
Fri November 22, 2013

FRIDAY: The JFK Assassination with Richard Lipsey and Vincent Bugliosi

Jim discusses the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 50 years ago today, and whether or not Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman in Dallas that day. His guests are Richard Lipsey, who was present at JFK's autopsy, and former attorney and author Vincent Bugliosi.


The Jim Engster Show
9:14 am
Thu November 21, 2013

THURSDAY: Author Barr McClellan, Actor Michael O'Neill, BR Ballet's Molly Buchmann

Jim talk with Barr McClellan, author of "Blood, Money & Power: How LBJ Killed JFK"

Actor Michael O'Neill discusses his role in the new film, "Dallas Buyers Club"

Molly Buchmann, from the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, talks about this year's performance of "The Nutcracker: A Tale From The Bayou"


The Jim Engster Show
4:55 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Columnist Smiley Anders, Sheldon Gottlieb, Smart Growth

Jim chats with Advocate columnist Smiley Anders, to talk about his 76th birthday and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. Smiley was a working journalist on the day the President was shot.

Shelden Gottlieb joins Jim to talk about former Pres. George W. Bush support  of Jewish believers converting to Christianity.

Nationally recognized expert on tax and energy policy, Denise Bode talks about the Smart Growth Summit taking place this week at the Manship Theatre.


The Jim Engster Show
4:16 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

TUESDAY: Political Blogger C.B. Forgotston, Music Historian John McMillian, James Windham

James Windham, with the Capital Area Re-Entry Coalition, discusses re-training and re-integration of former prison inmates as productive members of society. 

Government watchdog and political blogger C.B. Forgotston talks about the upset victory of Vance McAllister in the 5th District Congressional race, and what it means for Governor Jindal, who unofficially backed Neil Riser in that race.

Music Historian John McMillian on his book, "Beatles versus Stones", about the friendship and rivalry between the two supergroups of the 1960's.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
12:50 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

MONDAY: Author David Huddle, LSU History Prof. David Colbert, Sportwriter Sam King

Writer David Huddle talks about his latest work, "Black snake at the Family Reunion"

LSU history professor David Colbert discusses the assassination of John F. Kennedy, 50 years ago this wek.

Veteran sportswriter Sam King talks about "Johnny Football's" arrival a Tiger Stadium this week, as LSU hosts Texas A&M.


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