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
10:36 am
Mon February 11, 2013

TUESDAY: Former LSU Coastal Scientist Ivor Van Heerden, Novelist Ruta Sepetys

Jim talks with former LSU Coastal Research scientist Ivor Van Heerden, who has settled a suit against the university for his firing - allegedly for speaking the truth about the Army Corps of Engineers and levee protection in and around New Orleans.

Author Ruta Sepetys discusses her latest book, "Out Of The Easy", which takes place in New Orleans in the 1950's.

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The Jim Engster Show
10:28 am
Fri February 8, 2013

MONDAY: LSU's Stanley Roberts. the GOP's Mike Chittom & John Treen, Novelist Jackie Collins

Jim talks with former LSU basketball great Stanley Roberts, who went back and got his degree from the Old War Skule at age 42.

Michael Chittom and John Treen join Jim to talk about the current state of the Republican Party.

Best-selling novelist Jackie Collins visits with Jim to discuss her latest book, "The Power Trip"


The Jim Engster Show
10:22 am
Thu February 7, 2013

FRIDAY: Blue Cross Blue Shield's David Carmouche, BR Sympony Conductor Tim Muffett

Dr. David Carmouche, Chief Medical Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana, and BCBSLA economist Mike Bertaut talk about state Medicaid cuts and how they'll affect folks,  and changes this year brought about by the Patient Protection & Affordable Care act, also called "Obamacare".

Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Conductor Tim Muffett discusses Diana Ross's sold out performance tonight, and the symphony's 2013 season.


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The Jim Engster Show
10:56 am
Wed February 6, 2013

THURSDAY: Project Purr's Peggy Polk, Former State Lawmaker Michael Jackson

Former state Representative Michael Jackson discusses the firing of Police Chief Dwayne White,  crime in the Capital City and other matters of importance.

Peggy Polk, with the shelter cat advocacy group Project Purr, talks with Jim about a recent article detailing how many birds are killed yearly by cats.


The Jim Engster Show
11:29 am
Tue February 5, 2013

WEDNESDAY: BTR's Jim Caldwell, Author Kim Marie Vaz, Commentator Bruce Herschensohn

Jim Caldwell, with Baton Rouge Metro Airport,  shares what's going on there.

Kim Marie Vaz, author of "The Baby Dolls", talks about the African American heritage of Mardi Gras.

Political commentator Bruce Herschensohn shares his concerns over the selection of Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense.


The Jim Engster Show
11:32 am
Mon February 4, 2013

TUESDAY: Political Science Professor Pearson Cross, Blogger Tom Aswell

Political blogger Tom Aswell of LouisianaVoice.com and U.L.-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross join Jim to talk about Governor Jindal, the Spring Legislative Session and other political matters in Louisiana.

Chuck Goodwin, with the Baton Rouge Gridiron Club, talks about the 18th Annual Bayou Bash LSU recruiting day event, tomorrow at the River Center.


The Jim Engster Show
10:31 am
Fri February 1, 2013

MONDAY: Investment Advisors Andy Anderson & Eiad Asbahi, NFL Great Jim Taylor, CNN's Jake Tapper

Jim talks investments, and which is better right now: mutual funds or stocks? Investment advisors B.F. "Andy" Anderson and Eiad Asbahi discuss the merits and possible pitfalls of both.

Former LSU Tiger and pro football  Hall of Famer Jim Taylor, who was at Super Bowl 47 in New Orleans Sunday.

CNN news anchor and Washington correspondent Jake Tapper talks about his recent move from ABC News, and his new book, "The Outpost".


The Jim Engster Show
11:39 am
Thu January 31, 2013

FRIDAY: Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere, LSU Mass Comm. Professor Jensen Moore

Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere talks about Governor Bobby Jindal, Senator David Vitter and the future of the state GOP.

From the LSU Manship School of Mass Communications, Dr. Jensen Moore talks about the highly expensive and often controversial Super Bowl commercials


The Jim Engster Show
10:18 am
Wed January 30, 2013

THURSDAY: Commentator Jack Germond, National Defense Advocate Will Bennett, Author Kevin Sites

A visit with veteran PBS commentator Jack Germond, who just turned 85. Jack talks gun control proposals, and the confirmation of Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense.

Will Bennett, with the group Americans For A Strong Defense discusses their objections to Senator Chuck Hagel as the next Secretary of Defense.

Author and war correspondent Kevin Sites on his book, "The Things They Cannot Say",  about the horrific experiences of soldiers at war and the problems of post traumatic stress disorder.


The Jim Engster Show
11:42 am
Tue January 29, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Guest Host Bob Mann, Author Sasha Issenberg, Researcher Costa Panagopolous

Guest Host Bob Mann, from the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication, talks with Sasha Issenberg author of "The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns".

Bob also talks with Fordham University professor Costa Panagopolous, who has done of the leading experimental research into using behavior modification to increase voter turnout.


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