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
10:46 am
Mon May 20, 2013

TUESDAY: Congressional Candidate Paul Dietzl, Talk Show Host & Author Jim Brown

Paul Dietzl, the grandson of former LSU Coach Paul Dietzl, who is planning to run for the District 6 U.S. Congressional seat, that will be left open by Bill Cassidy in 2014, as HE runs for U.S. Senate.

Former Louisiana Insurance Commissioner, Secretary of State, legislator and current radio show host, author and publisher Jim Brown discusses some of the challenges facing President Obama in his second term.

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The Jim Engster Show
11:53 am
Fri May 17, 2013

MONDAY: WRKF's Lew Carter, The City Park Golf Course Controversy

Jim takes a look at the brewing controversy over calls to tear down the City Park golf course, in favor of new green space development. Jim gets opposing views on the subject from Fairleigh Cook Jackson and City Park area resident Millard Callicott.

A visit with WRKF's Lew Carter, as he prepares to celebrate his 90th birthday

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The Jim Engster Show
10:14 am
Thu May 16, 2013

FRIDAY: Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, Songwriter & Entertainer Jay Chevallier

A visit with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, to talk about...everything.

Louisiana singer & songwriter Jay Chevallier talks about his 50 years in entertainment.


The Jim Engster Show
1:03 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

THURSDAY: Former LSU Chancellor Jim Wharton

Jim talks with former LSU Chancellor James Wharton about the TOPS college tuition grant program and the state of Higher Education in Louisiana.


The Jim Engster Show
12:53 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

WEDNESDAY: BRSO's Tim Muffett, A Discussion of Post Secondary Education, Author Jessica Wapner

Former Home Depot CEO Steve Odland and Patrick Callan, with the National Center for Public Policy & Higher Education, discuss the importance of post-secondary education.

Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra conductor Maestro Tim Muffett talks about the upcoming performance by Tony Award winning singer Audra McDonald and more.

Medical journalist and author Jessica Wapner on her book, "The Philadelphia Chromosome"


The Jim Engster Show
11:51 am
Mon May 13, 2013

TUESDAY: Political Consultant Roy Fletcher, LSU MOA's Fairleigh Cook Jackson

With three weeks remaining in the 2013 Legislative session, Jim looks at how things are going at the State Capitol, with veteran political consultant Roy Fletcher.

Fairleigh Cook Jackson, with the LSU Museum Of Art, talks about an exciting new exhibit.

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The Jim Engster Show
12:51 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

MONDAY: Author and Professor J. Michael Desmond, Tim Young From The HIV Alliance of BR

Author and Professor J. Michael Desmond talks about his book, The Architecture Of LSU"

Tim Young, with the HIV Alliance of Baton Rouge, on why the Capital area has such an alarmingly high HIV rate.


The Jim Engster Show
11:57 am
Fri May 10, 2013

FRIDAY: Blogger C.B. Forgotston, TV Legend Donna Douglas, Seafood Spokesman Ewell Smith And More

Government watchdog and political blogger C.B. Forgotston talks with Jim about the battle over the state budget and other going on at the Capitol.

Donna Douglas, TV's Ellie Mae, from "The Beverly Hillbillies" pays a visit to talk about her new cookbook, "Southern Favorites With A Taste Of Hollywood"

Ewell Smith, with the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board, discusses legislation that would turn oversight of his industry over to the Lt. Governor's Office.

Gwen Jones and Jodi Hanet, with the Kid's Orchestra of Baton Rouge pop in to talk about Saturday's concert at the Christian Life Fellowship.


The Jim Engster Show
12:08 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

THURSDAY: LFT President Steve Monaghan, Author Claire Manes, Reporter & Author Bob Sullivan

Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan discusses the state Supreme Court ruling against Louisiana's private school vouchers program.

Author Claire Manes talks about her book, "Out Of The Shadow Of Leprosy", about her grandfather's struggle with Hanson's Disease at the Carville Hospital.

NBC investigative reporter and author Bob Sullivan on his book, "The Plateau Effect"

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The Jim Engster Show
11:34 am
Tue May 7, 2013

WEDNESDAY: LDOR's Douglas Baker, Cancer Survivor Brenda Elsagher

Comedienne, author and colorectal cancer survivor Brenda Elsagher, who'll speak tonight at the Pennington Center.

Jim talks with Douglas Baker, from the Louisiana Department of Revenue, about the schism between lawmakers and the Governor over use of one-time money to balance the state budget, and recent legislation to reduce tax breaks for businesses to make up that imbalance.

New Orleans area bankruptcy lawyer Bill Cherbonnier, who is opposed to House Bill 567, by Baton Rouge Rep. Erich Ponti. It would repeal the state's ban on for-profit debt adjusters.

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