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
10:10 am
Thu August 8, 2013

FRIDAY: Lt. General Russel Honore (U.S. Army, ret.), Author Lolis Eric Elie

Gneral Honore with Jim
Credit Kevin Gallagher

Jim has a chat with Lt. General Russel Honore about the Bayou Corne sinkhole and other matters.

Author and former Times-Picayune columnist Lolis Eric Elie on his book, "Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans"

 


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The Jim Engster Show
9:49 am
Thu August 8, 2013

THURSDAY: A Discussion of Hatred Against LGBT People with John Hill, John Weimer & John Denison

John Denison (l), John Hill (c), John Weimer Jr. (r)
Credit Kevin Gallagher

Jim talks about acts of anger and hatred against LGBT citizens in Louisiana with former Capitol correspondent John Hill, his partner John Weimer and former Monroe area news anchor John Denison.

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The Jim Engster Show
12:58 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

WEDNESDAY: PBRC's Dr. Stephen Heymsfield, Historian Leo Honeycutt

Dr. Stephen Heymfield

Dr. Stephen Heymsfield, with the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, talks about obesity and the latest research on how to avoid it, or reverse it.

On the 86th birthday of former Governor Edwin W. Edwards, Leo Honeycutt  talks with Jim about Edwards' newborn son Eli and the new reality show "The Governor's Wife".


The Jim Engster Show
10:21 am
Mon August 5, 2013

TUESDAY: GOP Senate Candidate Rob Maness, Biographer David Meyer

Rob Maness

Jim talks with St. Tammany Parish business man and farmer Rob Maness, who is running for U.S. Senate in 2015 against incumbent Mary Landrieu and fellow GOP contender Congressman Bill Cassidy.

Author David Meyer talks about his book, "The Bee Gees", a biography of the pop group who sold nearly a quarter-billion records worldwide.

The Jim Engster Show
11:02 am
Fri August 2, 2013

MONDAY: EBR District Attorney Hillar Moore, EBR Schools' Dr. Carlos Sam

District Attorney Hillar Moore III
Credit Kevin Gallagher

Jim talks with East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore about the sheriff's office's recent false arrest controversy and other matters of law & order.

A visit with East Baton Rouge Parish Associate School Superintendent Carlos Sam

 

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The Jim Engster Show
11:49 am
Thu August 1, 2013

FRIDAY: LA Democrats' Stephen Handwerk, Novelist George Bishop

Stephen Handwerk
Credit Kevin Gallagher

A visit with Louisiana Democratic Party Executive Director Stephen Handwerk talks about the current state of, and the future of, the Democrats in our state.

Novelist George Bishop on his latest work, "The Night of the Comet"

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The Jim Engster Show
9:24 am
Thu August 1, 2013

THURSDAY: Author John Barry, Crime Author Tony Thompson

John M. Barry

John M. Barry, author of "Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927" and member of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East, talks about his group's lawsuit brought against nearly 100 energy companies for damage done to the state's coast.

True crime author Tony Thompson on his latest book, "Outlaws", about renegade biker gangs.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
11:40 am
Tue July 30, 2013

WEDNESDAY: BRAC's Adam Knapp, Author Rich Cohen

Adam Knapp
Credit brac.org

Jim talks with Baton Rouge Area Chamber head Adam Knapp about the end of LA Swift bus service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Author Rich Cohen talks about his book, "Sugar Love: A Not-So-Sweet Story" and American's addiction to sugar.

The Jim Engster Show
12:41 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

TUESDAY: Metro Councilman John Delgado, Activist Bruce Parker, Novelist David Madden

Bruce Parker (l) and Councilman John Delgado (r)
Credit Kevin Gallagher

A discussion of the flap over undercover sting arrests of gay men at area public parks, under the state's crime against nature law. The law was overturned by the Supreme Court in 2003. Bruce Parker, with Equality Louisiana, and Metro Councilman John Delgado will talk about it.

Jim visits with novelist and former Baton Rougean David Madden, who just turned 80.

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The Jim Engster Show
11:43 am
Fri July 26, 2013

MONDAY: Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle, Author B.J. Gallagher

Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle

Jim talks with BR Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle, who's upset with CATS and feels the entire transit system board should resign.

Author and speaker B.J. Gallagher on why men who behave badly are often rewarded for it.


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