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
10:42 am
Thu September 12, 2013

FRIDAY: Baseball Great Denny McLain, David Mark with Politix

Jim chats with Major League Baseball legend Denny McLain on the anniversary of his 30th win at Tiger Stadium.

David Mark, Editor-In-Chief at the website, Politix talks with Jim about the latest on Capital Hill.


The Jim Engster Show
2:38 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

THURSDAY: Political Strategist Ray Strother, Lobbyist & Author Kay Goss

Veteran political strategist Ray Strother discusses President Obama's Syrian dilemna, and other DC matters.

Lobbyist and author Kay Goss talks about her book, "Mr. Chairman: The Life and Legacy of Wilbur Mills"

 

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The Jim Engster Show
4:29 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Former Congressman Paul Findley, Melinda Deslatte, Businessman Cam Morton

Former Illinois Congressman Paul Findley (R) assesses President Obama's push for military action in Syria.

Associated Press Correspondent Melinda Deslatte talks with Jim about the latest developments with the LSU Board of Supervisors. 

Capital area businessman Cam Morton discusses the business climate in Baton Rouge.


The Jim Engster Show
3:13 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

TUESDAY: CAUW President Darrin Goss, Zia "The Cat" Tammami, Musician George Bell

Darrin Goss Sr.

New Capital Area United Way President & CEO Darrin Goss Sr. talks with Jim about taking on his new position and UW charities' needs.

Jazz music aficionado Zia Tammami talks about his native Iran and the general instability of the Middle East and the upcoming tribute to Derek Gordon, tonight at the Manship Theatre.

A visit with Baton Rouge General VP and jazz musician George Bell, to talk about the upcoming event, "An Evening of Jazz with George Bell and Friends"...coming September 19, at the Manship Theatre. The Manship's Renee Chatelain joins in the conversation

 

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The Jim Engster Show
12:01 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

MONDAY: A Recap of LSU's Game, ACLU Director Majorie Esman, Author & Professor Carl Freedman

Marjorie Esman
Credit shreveporttimes.com

Jim does a recap of Saturday's LSU game against UAB.

ACLU Executive Director Marjorie Esman talks about recent polls on legalization of marijuana in Louisiana.

LSU English professor and author Carl Freedman talks about his new book, "Versions of Hollywood Crime Cinema", studies in Ford, Wilder, Coppola and Scorcese.

The Manship Theatre director Renee Chatelain and East Baton Rouge Parish School System Fine Arts director Wayne Talbot talks with Jim about National Arts and Education week.


The Jim Engster Show
12:32 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

FRIDAY: Work Life Researcher Ellen Galinsky, Political Consultant Gus Weill

Ellen Galinsky

Ellen Galinsky, with the National Study of the Changing Workforce, on the importance of early childhood development.

Veteran political consultant Gus Weill talks with Jim about the pros and cons if the United States attacks Syria.


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The Jim Engster Show
11:14 am
Wed September 4, 2013

THURSDAY: B.R. Football Legend Jimmy Taylor, Actor Carl Palmer, Filmmaker Michael Dunaway

Carl Palmer (left), Jimmy Taylor (center), Jim (right)

Jim talks with Baton Rouge native and NFL Hall of Famer Jimmy Taylor, who had outstanding football careers at LSU, the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints. Plus...actor Carl Palmer also joins the show. He plays Taylor in a new play, "Lombardi" at La Petit Theatre in New Orleans, and will talk all about it.

Filmmaker Michael Dunaway talks about his new work, "The Man Who Ate New Orleans"

 

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The Jim Engster Show
10:04 am
Tue September 3, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Former Governor Edwin W. Edwards, A.P. Tureaud Jr, Perry Franklin

Jim chats with former Governor Edwin W. Edwards about becoming a father at 86, and whatever else comes up.

The first African-American LSU Undergraduate A.P. Tureaud Jr talks about his experience on LSU's campus. Perry Franklin joins in the conversation to talk about the Tureaud Chapter celebrations this weekend beginning Friday at the Manship Theater.


The Jim Engster Show
9:50 am
Tue September 3, 2013

TUESDAY: Talk Show Legend Larry King, LA Poet Laureate Ava Haymon

Jim talks with legendary radio and TV talk host Larry King, who'll appear Sunday at LSU.

A visit with Louisiana's poet laureate Ava Leavell Haymon, who talks about her latest work, "The Eldest Daughter"


The Jim Engster Show
8:26 am
Sat August 31, 2013

MONDAY: LSU Stadium Announcer Dan Borne, Author Samuel Friedman

Dan Borne

Dan Borne, the "Voice of the Valley" at LSU's Tiger Stadium for 28 seasons.

Sports Author Samuel Friedman on his book, "Breaking the Line", about Grambling State University

 

 

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