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
2:58 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Film Tax Credits; Kayak Fishing

Robert Travis Scott takes a closer look at Louisiana's film tax credit program. Steve Spires of the Louisiana Budget Project discusses whether the film tax credits are worth it with entertainment industry consultant Sherri McConnell and Chris Stelly of the entertainment division of Louisiana Economic Development.

And Robert talks about the kayak fishing craze with Chris Holmes with Louisiana Sportsman magazine.


The Jim Engster Show
11:08 am
Tue June 11, 2013

TUESDAY: Advocate Publisher John Georges, Business Report Publisher Rolfe McCollister

Guest host Robert Travis Scott talks with the new owner/publisher of the Advocate, John Georges about his future plans for the Baton Rouge daily paper, and Baton Rouge Business Report publisher Rolfe McCollister.


The Jim Engster Show
4:52 pm
Sun June 9, 2013

MONDAY: Journalist Jeremy Alford & LABI's John LeBlanc, Congressman Cedric Richmond

Guest host Robert Travis Scott reviews the legislative session with LAPolitics.com journalist Jeremy Alford and LABI tax policy analyst John LeBlanc.

Robert chats with long-time New Orleans Congressman Cedric Richmond, whose district now includes north Baton Rouge.

 

The Jim Engster Show
10:58 am
Thu June 6, 2013

FRIDAY: Conspiracy Watcher Jesse Ventura, Author Bob Lutz, John Maginnis of LaPolitics

Jim talks with former Minnesota Governor, former pro wrestler, author and conspiracy theorist Jesse Ventura.

John Maginnis, publisher of lapolitics.com, recaps the 2013 Louisiana legislative session.

Peggy Sweeney Mcdonald, of "Meanwhile, Back at Cafe du Monde," shares some stories about food.

Former General Motors executive Bob Lutz discusses his book, "Icons and Idiots".

The Jim Engster Show
11:15 am
Wed June 5, 2013

THURSDAY: Former Governor Kathleen Blanco, LA Budget Project's Jan Moller, The Lens' Tyler Bridges

Guest host Bob Mann analyzes the last day of the 2013 Louisiana session with two close observers of the legislature, Jan Moller of the Louisiana Budget Project and journalist Tyler Bridges of The Lens.

And we talk about the state's economic development efforts with former Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco.


The Jim Engster Show
11:08 am
Wed June 5, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Rep. John Bel Edwards, Sen. Robert Adley, Deborah Simmons-Harris and Robert Zinn

Guest host Bob Mann talks with Louisiana state lawmakers Representative John Bel Edwards (D-Amite) and Senator Robert Adley (R-Benton) about the state budget conflict and other matters at the Capitol, with just two days left in the Legislative Session.

Deborah Simmons-Harris, who has created her own private animal sanctuary, and former LSU professor Robert Zinn, who recently had over 100 pet box turtles confiscated by state Wildlife & Fisheries, discuss caring for wild animals.


The Jim Engster Show
10:53 am
Wed June 5, 2013

TUESDAY: Mayor Kip Holden, Politics With A Punch, The Manship Theatre, River Road A-A Museum

Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden talks about the state of the  city and his future political plans.

Activist Elizabeth Dent talks about "Politics With A Punch"; coming to Baton Rouge Thursday night.

Renee Chatelain drops by to talk about summer events coming to the Manship Theatre.

A visit with Kathe Hambrick-Jackson,  curator of the River Road African-American Museum in Donaldsonville


The Jim Engster Show
12:01 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

MONDAY: Political Pollster & Demographer Elliot Stonecipher, NOLA.com's Chelsea Brasted

Jim talks with Shreveport area pollster, demographer and political consultant Elliot Stonecipher, about his long career and about the political future of Governor Bobby Jindal.

NOLA.com reporter Chelsea Brasted talks about efforts to save and restore the historic Lincoln Theater, in Old South Baton Rouge.

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The Jim Engster Show
10:13 am
Fri May 31, 2013

FRIDAY: Novelist Dean Koontz, Jim Donelon, LSU Legend Charles Alexander, Sen. Karen Peterson

Bestselling novelist Dean Koontz talks about his life, his craft and his latest book, "Deeply Odd"

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon discusses insurance issues with hurricane season starting Saturday.

A visit with LSU legend Charles Alexander

New Orleans State Senator Karen Carter Peterson talks about her comments on the Senate floor Tuesday, alleging that opposition to elements of President Obama's health care reforms are "because of race".


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The Jim Engster Show
11:02 am
Wed May 29, 2013

THURSDAY: Investigative Reporter Stanley Nelson, PAR President Robert Travis Scott, Operation MEND

Concordia Sentinel reporter Stanley Nelson discusses his investigations of unsolved racially-tinged murders of the Civil Rights Era in Louisiana.

Robert Travis Scott, President of the Louisiana Public Affairs Research Council (PAR), talks about tHe last week of the 2013 Louisiana Legislative Session.

Melanie Gideon, with UCLA's Operation Mend, an effort to help wounded military men and women with facial reconstructive surgeries.

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