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
10:56 am
Thu August 22, 2013

FRIDAY: State Treasurer John Kennedy, LSU's Dr. Larry Kaptain, Author Ed Krzemienski

John N. Kennedy

State Treasurer John Kennedy talks about non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who've received state money but refuse to account for it. He also talks about the state's political landscape.

Dr. Larry Kaptain, former Dean of the LSU College of Dramatic Arts, discusses the 1st Hall of Distinction awards ceremonies, coming up this weekend...and his new undertaking.

Author Ed Krzemienski, on his new book, "Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath & Dixie's Last Stand"


The Jim Engster Show
10:33 am
Wed August 21, 2013

THURSDAY: LSU's Dr. Kevin Cope, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Filmmaker Coltin Calloway

Dr. Kevin Cope

LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope talks about funding for higher education initiatives and dissatisfaction with the secrecy involved in selecting Dr. F. King Alexander as the new chancellor/system president.

Headline News journalist and show host Jane Velez-Mitchell talks about her new book, "The Secret Life of Jodi Arias"

Louisiana filmmaker Coltin Calloway discusses his new film, "The Climb to Katahdin", about hiking the Appalachian Trail.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
10:23 am
Wed August 21, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Advocate Editor Peter Kovacs, "Carmageddon" in Baton Rouge - One Year Later

Guest host Robert Travis Scott chats with new Advocate editor Peter Kovacs about taking over the daily paper and changes that are underway.

Then, a discussion of "Carmageddon" in Baton Rouge, one year ago -- the tanker accident shut down I-10 for 27 hours, locking up the capitol city. State Police Captain Taylor Moss talks about the decision to blow up the tanker and BRPD Lt. Todd Weishar discusses traffic management on that fateful day. Both examine what would happen if a similar accident occurred now.

 

  

 

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The Jim Engster Show
10:20 am
Tue August 20, 2013

TUESDAY: Parents Discuss Educational Choices; Bluesman Larry Garner, Bill Bryan Talk Muddy Waters

Parents (from left to right) Carlos Thomas, Kathryn Kissam, LaToya Johnson, and Tiffany Temple in the Jim Engster Show studio to discuss the educational choices they've made for their children.
Credit Amy Jeffries / WRKF

Guest Host Maxine Crump leads a discussion with parents about how they have navigated the educational landscape in Baton Rouge on behalf of their kids. Parents Tiffany Temple, Latoya Johnson, Kathryn Kissam and Carlos Thomas take part.

Baton Rouge blues man Larry Garner and Baton Rouge Blues Foundation President Bill Bryan talk about blues legend Muddy Waters, his ongoing influence on music today, and the upcoming Baton Rouge Blues Foundation Gala honoring him.


The Jim Engster Show
10:42 am
Mon August 19, 2013

MONDAY: Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach, State Rep. Mike Danahay, Columnist Jim Beam

Robert Travis Scott

Guest Host Robert Travis Scott discusses the current industrial boom going on in Lake Charles with Mayor Randy Roach, Lake Charles state Representative Mike Danahay and newspaper columnist Jim Beam.

Susannah Montandon and Jodie Hanet highlight their Baton Rouge Kids' Orchestra.

The Jim Engster Show
10:51 am
Fri August 16, 2013

FRIDAY: Author Catherine Steiner Adair, ACLU Director Majorie Esman, Renee Chatelain

Jim talks with the author of "The Big Disconnect" Catherine Steiner Adair.

Bill Stracener stops by to remember his Baton Rouge Rouge High classmate, Journalist Jack Germond who passed away earlier this week.

ACLU Executive Director in Louisiana, Majorie Esman talks with Jim about the high population of inmates with long term sentences due to marijuana possession. 

Manship Theatre Executive Director Renee Chatelain and Tapan Sarkar visits with Jim to discuss their upcoming event "A Night of Indian Cinema".


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Louisiana Politics
11:49 am
Thu August 15, 2013

THURSDAY: Blogger C.B. Forgotston, Ford Motor Company Sustainability Manager Richard Cupka

C.B. Forgotston talks with Jim about the upcoming 5th district congressional special election and the latest in news around Louisiana.

Richard Cupka tells Jim about the latest innovations with Ford Motor Co.


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Louisiana Politics
10:45 am
Wed August 14, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Former Gov. Charlie Christ, Rev. Lee Wesley, Linda Johnson, Zack Kopplin

The pastor of Plymouth Rock Baptist Church Rev. Lee Wesley and former BESE board member Linda Johnson talks with Jim about significant events that took place in the city of Plaquemine.

Former  Florida Gov. Charlie Christ reveals the reasons why he decided to become a member of the Democratic Party and his upcoming trip to New Orleans.

Zach Kopplin and Jim talk about the latest developments of the Science Education Act.


Democratic Party
10:31 am
Tue August 13, 2013

TUESDAY: LSU Professor Ed Shihadeh, Louisiana Senator Karen Carter Peterson

Jim talks with the new chairmen of LSU Sociology department Professor Ed Shihadeh about the crime rate in Baton Rouge.

Senator Karen Carter Peterson stops by to talk about the Louisiana Democratic Party and the upcoming elections.


The Jim Engster Show
10:19 am
Fri August 9, 2013

MONDAY: LA Lottery President Rose Hudson, Film Director Cleve Bailey

Jim visits with Louisiana Lottery President Rose Hudson about frequent winners, recent changes to popular games and making millionaires in Louisiana.

Cleve Bailey talks with Jim about the Louisiana Film Industry and the new documentary he is working on about Trayvon Martin.


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