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
11:43 am
Tue May 28, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Political Consultant Gus Weill, Author Dan Savage

Veteran political consultant Gus Weill joins Jim to discuss Governor Bobby Jindal's second term in office, and compare his administration with previous governors' second terms.

Author Dan Savage on his book, "American Savage: Insights, Slights & Fights on Faith, Sex, Love and Politics".

Also, Steven Angel, with the "Drumming For Your Life Institute", with a new approach to learning.


The Jim Engster Show
1:44 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

TUESDAY: First Amendment Lawyer James Goodale, Author Holcomb Noble, Randy Hayden On Adoption

Jim talks with noted 1st amendment lawyer James Goodale about the recent scandal involving alleged Obama Administration members snooping on news reporters.

Author Holcomb Noble of his book, "Cheney's War Crime: The Reign Of A De Facto President"

P.R. pro Randy Hayden, representing the Louisiana Family Forum, talks about the group's "Over The Edge" rappelling event; part of a statewide campaign to promote adoption.

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The Jim Engster Show
11:20 am
Fri May 24, 2013

MONDAY: Highland's Cemetary's Kenny Kleinpeter, The Lens' Tyler Bridges, CFAP's Lawrence Korb

Jim talks with Kenny Kleinpeter, of the historic Highland Cemetary.

Tyler Bridges, journalist with The Lens, talks about the Legislative Session and maneuvers to balance the state budget.

Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow with the Center For American Progress, discusses U.S. Foreign Policy.

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The Jim Engster Show
3:55 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

FRIDAY: Oklahoma Reporter Matt Skinner, Blogger C.B. Forgotston, Author James Lacey

Jim talks with veteran Oklahoma reporter Matt Skinner about the devastation in the wake of this week's deadly tornado.

State government watchdog and political blogger C.B. Forgotston and Jim discuss goings-on at the Capitol.

Author James Lacey on his book, "Moment Of Battle"


The Jim Engster Show
10:46 am
Wed May 22, 2013

THURSDAY: Former State Lawmaker Vic Stelly, Columnist Quin Hilyer

Jim talks with former state lawmaker Vic Stelly, architect of the Stelly Tax Swap Plan which was enacted and repealed within a decade.

Conservative columnist and commentator Quin Hilyer on the trials of the Obama White House

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The Jim Engster Show
11:12 am
Tue May 21, 2013

WEDNESDAY: AARP's Joan Ruff, Hugh Buckingham On The Oklahoma Tornado Disaster, Author James Scott

AARP Board Member Joan Ruff on the future of Social Security. and Louisiana's resistance to the Medicaid Expansion in the Affordable Care Act.

Jim talks with former LSU professor Hugh Buckingham, who was very near the tornado disaster in Moore, Oklahoma.

Author James Scott on his book, "The War Below", about three submarines that battles Japanese forces during World War II.


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The Jim Engster Show
10:46 am
Mon May 20, 2013

TUESDAY: Congressional Candidate Paul Dietzl, Talk Show Host & Author Jim Brown

Paul Dietzl, the grandson of former LSU Coach Paul Dietzl, who is planning to run for the District 6 U.S. Congressional seat, that will be left open by Bill Cassidy in 2014, as HE runs for U.S. Senate.

Former Louisiana Insurance Commissioner, Secretary of State, legislator and current radio show host, author and publisher Jim Brown discusses some of the challenges facing President Obama in his second term.

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The Jim Engster Show
11:53 am
Fri May 17, 2013

MONDAY: WRKF's Lew Carter, The City Park Golf Course Controversy

Jim takes a look at the brewing controversy over calls to tear down the City Park golf course, in favor of new green space development. Jim gets opposing views on the subject from Fairleigh Cook Jackson and City Park area resident Millard Callicott.

A visit with WRKF's Lew Carter, as he prepares to celebrate his 90th birthday

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The Jim Engster Show
10:14 am
Thu May 16, 2013

FRIDAY: Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, Songwriter & Entertainer Jay Chevallier

A visit with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, to talk about...everything.

Louisiana singer & songwriter Jay Chevallier talks about his 50 years in entertainment.


The Jim Engster Show
1:03 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

THURSDAY: Former LSU Chancellor Jim Wharton

Jim talks with former LSU Chancellor James Wharton about the TOPS college tuition grant program and the state of Higher Education in Louisiana.


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