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
2:15 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

FRIDAY: Attorney Lewis Unglesby on Gun Laws, David Precise with the NAMI

Jim talks with defense attorney Lewis Unglesby about gun laws, gun rights and proposed gun reforms.

David Precise, with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, talks about the mental health aspects of trying to prevent mass shooting incidents.

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The Jim Engster Show
7:33 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

THURSDAY: Actor Jamie Wax, Outdoor Enthusiast Humberto Fontova, Student Activist Zack Kopplin

Jim talks with actor Jamie Wax, upon his return to Baton Rouge for 20th anniversary performances of "a Gift For Lyman Bourke" at the Baton Rouge Little Theater. 

Louisiana outdoor enthusiast Humberto Fontova discusses gun rights.

Student activist Zack Kopplin explains his continuing effort to thwart teaching of creationism in Louisiana public schools.


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The Jim Engster Show
11:17 am
Wed December 19, 2012

WEDNESDAY: NCAAP Leader Kwame Asante, Councilman Joel Boe'

Jim discusses the debate over the right to own guns with local NAACP leader Kwame Asante and Baton Rouge councilman Joel Boe'.


The Jim Engster Show
10:16 am
Tue December 18, 2012

TUESDAY: Pastor Steve Crump, Singer-songwriter C.C. Adcock

Jim talks with Steve Crump, pastor of the Unitarian Church in Baton Rouge, about the Newtown, CT massacre and renewed calls for more gun controls.

Louisiana singer-songwriter-musician C.C. Adcock, who plays Wednesday night at the Manship Theatre, visits.


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The Jim Engster Show
5:16 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

MONDAY: Activist Faye Williams, GOP Strategist Scott Wilfong

Activist Faye Williams and political strategist Scott Wilfong discuss the school massacre in Connecticut and renewed calls for stronger gun controls. They also discuss the removal of Susan Rice for consideration as Secretary of State, and Gov. Jindal's recent call for over-the-counter contraceptives.


The Jim Engster Show
11:33 am
Thu December 13, 2012

FRIDAY: BRAC's Adam Knapp, QBQ's John Miller, Musician Martin Flanagan

Jim talks with Baton Rouge Area Chamber President Adam Knapp about economic development hits and misses in 2012, and projections for 2013.

QBQ founder John Miller talks about his latest book, "Parenting the QBQ Way."

Musician Martin Flanagan, who says he is the illegitimate son of legendary country music star Hank Williams, stops by. Martin performs Dec. 15 at the Red Dragon in Baton Rouge.


The Jim Engster Show
7:01 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

THURSDAY: Political Strategist Raymond Strother, Photographer Howard Schatz

Jim talks with political strategist Raymond Strother about the election spending, the election results, Gov. Bobby's Jindal's post-election turn to the political center and his possible aspirations for the White House in 2016.

Then, Jim visits with renowned photographer Howard Schatz, who explains his fascination with boxing, as detailed in his pictoral book, "At The Fights: Inside The World of Professional Boxing".


The Jim Engster Show
11:50 am
Tue December 11, 2012

WEDNESDAY: Louisiana Politico Vincent Bruno, Child Prodigy Polite Stewart

Jim talks with longtime Louisiana politico Vincent Bruno about the departure of U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, and Carlos Marcello's influence on Louisiana politics of the past.

And, Jim chats with child prodigy Polite Stewart, who enrolled at Southern University at 12 years of age. Stewart graduates from Southern this month.


The Jim Engster Show
3:35 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

TUESDAY: Economist Robert Kahn, Politico Editor David Mark

Jim talks with Robert Kahn, economist for Council on Foreign Relations on budget maneuvers between Congress and the White House. 

Then, David Mark, editor at Politico and former editor of Campaigns and Elections, discusses negative advertising and its effect on 2012 election.


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The Jim Engster Show
10:36 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Author David Madden, Molly Buchmann of BR Ballet Theatre

Jim talks with author and former Baton Rougean David Madden, about his new book “London Bridge in Plague and Fire” and about some of Madden’s favorite writers.

From the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, Molly Buchmann discusses this year’s performance of “The Nutcracker: A Tale From The Bayou”

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