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
10:55 am
Tue July 23, 2013

WEDNESDAY: DHH Secretary Kathy Kliebert, Terri Burke With the Texas ACLU

DFHH Secretary Kathy Kliebert
Credit Kevin Gallagher

Jim talks with Secretary of Health & Hospitals Kathy Kliebert about what's happening, amid health care reforms, in the state's largest agency.

Terri Burke, with the Texas American Civil Liberties Union, discusses new abortion laws in the Lone Star State.


The Jim Engster Show
10:43 am
Mon July 22, 2013

TUESDAY: LSU Tiger Athetic Foundation's Ron Richard

(L) Today's guest, Ron Richard with Jim (R)
Credit Kevin Gallagher

Jim chats with Tiger Athletic Foundation President & CEO Ron Richard, USMC Major General  (ret.), about a push for funding for another expansion of Tiger Stadium, and other initiatives.

 

 

  

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The Jim Engster Show
4:54 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

MONDAY: Professor Paul Ehrlich, Author Moses Gates, Dr. Michael Gurian

Stanford University biologist Professor Paul Ehrlich, who wrote "The Population Bomb" in the late 1960's, explains why overpopulation is still a threat to mankind.

Professor Moses Gates discusses his book, "Hidden Cities"

An encore of Jim's talk with Dr. Michael Gurian, on his book, "The Wonder of Aging"

 

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The Jim Engster Show
9:11 am
Fri July 19, 2013

FRIDAY: Author Ed Haslam, Journalist Dudley Lahew, Dr. Patricia Farris

Edward Haslam, author of "Dr. Mary's Monkey", a book with a controversial theory on a conspiracy linked to the Kennedy assassination.

A visit with journalist Dudley Lahew, who reported on Senator Edward Kennedy's car crash at Chappaquidick; 44 years ago.

Tulane University's Dr. Patricia Farris, co-author of "The Sugar Detox"

 

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The Jim Engster Show
2:14 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

THURSDAY: Blogger John Maginnis, Leo Honeycutt & Eric Lane, Kim Ritchie Spencer

A visit with veteran Capitol correspondent and publisher of "LAPolitics.com" John Maginnis.

Write-journalist Leo Honeycutt and local businessman Eric Lane talk with Jim about former Major Leaguer Matt Batts, who died recently here in Baton Rouge at the age of 91.

Kim Ritchie Spencer, who contributed to the book, "The Thinking Mom's Revolution", about being the parent of an autistic child.


The Jim Engster Show
8:30 am
Wed July 17, 2013

WEDNESDAY: State Representative Ted James, Senator Byron Dorgan

Jim continues discussion of the George Zimmerman trial verdict with Baton Rouge Rep. Ted James.

Sen. Byron Dorgan talks with Jim about his new book "Gridlock" and the latest news on Capitol Hill.


The Jim Engster Show
2:52 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

TUESDAY: Attorney Mike Wolf, Investment Advisor B.F. "Andy" Anderson

Local attorney Mike Wolf and Southern University Law Professor Cleveland Coon discuss the George Zimmerman verdict.

Financial consultant Andy Anderson on whether the Bulls will continue to run on Wall Street.   


The Jim Engster Show
1:04 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

MONDAY: WAFB's Greg Meriwether, LSU Law Professor Andrea Carrol, DIG's Chris Brooks

Jim  talks with WAFB reporter Greg Meriwether about the George Zimmerman trial verdict and racial politics in news coverage.

LSU law professor Andrea "Andy" Carroll talks about her displeasure with some of Governor Bobby Jindal's vetoes, and the refusal of state lawmakers to call a veto override session.

"DIG" Magazine general manager Chris Brooks discusses Restaurant Week in Baton Rouge.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
10:21 am
Thu July 11, 2013

FRIDAY: State Senator Elbert Guillory, LSUMOA's Fairleigh Cook Jackson

Another visit with Opelousas state Senator Elbert Guillory, who recently switched to the GOP; making him the only black Republican in the state legislature. Guillory's video explaining why has gone viral, and he's appeared on numerous national talk shows.

Also, Fairleigh Cook Jackson, from the LSU Museum of Art, talks about the 10th anniversary of Art Melt

 

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The Jim Engster Show
10:17 am
Thu July 11, 2013

THURSDAY: LDOR's Jason Decuir, Rock Historian Steve Miller

Jim talks with Louisiana Department of Revenue Executive Council Jason Decuir about the Governor's abandoned tax swap plan, the 2013 fiscal Legislative Session and the coming state Tax Amnesty program.

Author Steve Miller discusses his book, "Detroit Rock City", a series of stories of the Motor City's most famous and influential rock & rollers.


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