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
10:17 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.


The Jim Engster Show
1:53 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Sally Nungesser, Tony Guarrisco, Erica Crenshaw

Jim chats with Sally Nungesser and Tony Guarrisco about the political futures of Bobby Jindal, David Vitter and Jay Dardenne and where those names fit into Fall elections in 2014 and 2015.

President and C.E.O of Execute Now Erica Crenshaw talks with Jim about her company and what's new for small businesses and non-profit organizations.


The Jim Engster Show
9:47 am
Tue July 9, 2013

TUESDAY: Economist Ray Keating, Historian Michael Fullilove, Author Peter Lance

Economist Ray Keating, with the Small Business Entrepreneurship Council, talks about the nation's economic environment for small business.

Historian & author Michael Fullilove discusses his book, "Rendezvous With Destiny", about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and World War II.

Investigative writer Peter Lance on his book, "Deal With The Devil: The FBI's Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer"


The Jim Engster Show
10:10 am
Fri July 5, 2013

MONDAY: Political Consultant Gus Weill, Actress Channing Chase, Hany Zohdy

Jim talks local and national politics with veteran political consultant Gus Weill.

Channing Chase talks with Jim about her role on the hit series Mad Men.

Hany Zohdy discusses the latest developments with his native country Egypt.


The Jim Engster Show
9:17 am
Fri July 5, 2013

FRIDAY: "Second Line Rescue" Authors Marcia Gaudet & Barry Ancelet, Rep. John Bel Edwards

Marcia Gaudet and Barry Ancelet discuss their book, "Second Line Rescue", about improvised citizen rescues that took place after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Amite state Representative and House Democratic Caucus leader John Bel Edwards talks about his call for a Veto Session, to override some of Governor Jindal's budget vetoes, and other issues.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
12:26 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

THURSDAY: Singer Phillip Manuel, Author Michael Gurian, Painter & Author Jennifer Moses

Singer Phillip Manuel, who'll be performing in New Orleans for Independence Day.

Author Michael Gurian talks about his book "The Wonder of Aging", about living life to its fullest after 50.

Painter and author Jennifer Moses talks about her New York Times piece about legendary Louisiana painter Clementine Hunter. 


The Jim Engster Show
11:35 am
Tue July 2, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Planned Parenthood's Melissa Flournoy, Dr. Paul Offit on Alternative Medicine

Melissa Flournoy, with Planned Parenthood of Louisiana, on legislation passed this year that attacks her organization, and the national abortion rights movement.

Physician and author Dr. Paul Offit on his new book, "The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine"


The Jim Engster Show
11:59 am
Mon July 1, 2013

TUESDAY: Blogger C.B. Forgotston, Author Jinx Coleman Broussard

Jim talks with government watchdog and blogger C.B. Forgotston about the likelihood of a veto override session for state lawmakers, and shares his review of Governor Jindal's 6th legislative session.

LSU mass comm. professor and author Dr. Jinx Coleman Broussard on her new book, "African-American Foreign Correspondents"


The Jim Engster Show
10:10 am
Fri June 28, 2013

MONDAY: State Senator Dan Claitor, Volunteers In Public Schools

Baton Rouge State Senator Dan Claitor talks about what went on in the 2013 Legislative Session and the possibility of a veto override session.

From VIPS, Volunteers In Public Schools, Hope Dawan and Tony Pryer talk about their upcoming Stuff The Bus event, and other initiatives.


The Jim Engster Show
11:32 am
Thu June 27, 2013

FRIDAY: The SCOTUS Rulings on Same Sex Marriage & the Voting Rights Act, Author Chuck Hustmyre

Jim continues the discussion of this week's US Supreme Court decisions on same sex marriage with Unitarian Reverend Steve Crump and Baptist Reverend Reginald Pitcher.

Author Gary May on his book, "Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy", and the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning the Voting Rights Act.

Local author Chuck Hustmyre on his new book, "The Axman of New Orleans"


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