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
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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The Jim Engster Show
10:47 am
Mon October 28, 2013

MONDAY: State Treasurer John N. Kennedy, Six-time All American Heather Van Norman

Track and field coach for Nicholls State University, Heather Van Norman talks with Jim about her over 30 years of track and field experience. She also talks about how her son, LSU'S wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. was born to be a tiger.

State Treasurer John Kennedy joins Jim to talk about the budget surplus and his opinion about the privatization of state hospitals.


The Jim Engster Show
10:51 am
Fri October 25, 2013

FRIDAY: Trina Scott Edwards, Author Mark LaFlaur, Video Historian Stephen Pitalo

The wife of former Governor Edwin Edwards, Trina Scott Edwards joins Jim to talk about their new reality show debuting this Sunday called "The Governor's Wife" on A&E.

Author Mark LaFlaur discusses his latest book "Elysian Fields".

The mastermind behind The Golden Age of Music Video, Stephen Pitalo talks with Jim about his projects, his experience at LSU Manship School and more.


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The Jim Engster Show
11:18 am
Thu October 24, 2013

THURSDAY: Journalist and Author Carl Bernstein

Jim visits with the legendary journalist and author Carl Bernstein.


The Jim Engster Show
10:52 am
Wed October 23, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Blogger C.B. Forgotston, Professor/Author Peter Kuznick, Drama Critic Terry Teachout

C.B. Forgotston discusses Former Rep. Rodney Alexander sudden retirement from congress and Gov. Bobby Jindal possible run for President in 2016.

American University Professor and Author Peter Kuznick talks with Jim about his collaboration with Oliver Stone to write "The Untold History of the United States".

Jim is joined by Wall Street Journal's drama critic , Terry Teachout. Teachout is the author of "Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington."


The Jim Engster Show
10:56 am
Tue October 22, 2013

TUESDAY: Professor J. Michael Lennon, Rabbi Menachem Genack

Professor J. Michael Lennon talks with Jim about the book he published "Norman Mailer: A Double Life". The book is an autobiography of American Novelist and Journalist Norman Mailer.

Rabbi Menachem Genack joins Jim to discuss his spiritual role in the life of President Bill Clinton. Rabbi Genack recently released a book entitled "Letters to President Clinton."


The Jim Engster Show
3:11 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

MONDAY: Manship Hall of Fame Inductee Jay Perkins

Professor Jay Perkins, who is about to be inducted into the LSU Manship School of Communications Hall of Fame talks with Jim about his start at LSU.


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