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
5:47 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Councilwoman Marcelle Discusses New Measure to Extend Open Bar Hours

Baton Rouge Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle joins Jim and discusses a new measure being presented before the Parish Metro Council that would extend open bar hours in Baton Rouge to 4am.

From the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning, Akua Kouyate and Rachel Knudsen discuss their efforts in helping early childhood educators in using and developing the arts  as a vehicle for learning across all curricular areas for early childhood development.


The Jim Engster Show
6:12 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Biographer Larry Berman; Political Consultant Ray Strother on Presedential Race

Biographer Larry Berman talks with Jim about his new biography "Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell "Bud' Zumwalt, Jr."

Political Consultant Ray Strother joins the show to talk about the tightening presidential race that now has the President and Gov. Romney neck and neck.

LSU Scientist Nancy Rabalais discusses her recently received Macarthur Foundation Genius Grant for her work in advancing the Louisiana Coast.


The Jim Engster Show
6:48 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Jim Talks With Baseball Great Denny McLain

Despite the current LSU campus policy requiring people to smoke 25 ft. away from the entrance to any building, LSU MassCom professor Dr. Judith Sylvester discusses her efforts at working to make LSU's campus completely tobacco and smoke free.

Baseball great and the last pitcher to win 30 games in a season, Denny McLain joins the show to discuss life, Baseball, Pepsi drinking, and steroids.


The Jim Engster Show
12:26 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

LSU Manship Prof. Craig Freeman; Political Consultant Gus Weill

Dr. Craig Freeman, LSU Manship School Media Law & Ethics Professor talks with Jim about his return to LPB to host "Public Square."

Fabled political consultant Gus Weill gives his take on what to expect from both presidential candidates on the final thirty-one days left in the race for the White House.

Bill Bryan and Joseph Recapito stop by the studio to discuss Columbus Day and the influence of the Italian Community in Baton Rouge.


The Jim Engster Show
12:45 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Ralph Nader Discusses His New Book; Richard Torregano on Challenging Cassidy

Former Green Party Presidential nominee Rap Nader talks with Jim about his impression of the first of three presidential debates between President Obama and Gov. Romney, and he promotes his new book "The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future."

Richard Torregano, 6th District candidate who's challenging Bill Cassidy for a seat in Congress chats with Jim about his plans for the future if he's elected.

Also, Renee Chatelain from the Manship Theater talks with Jim about news and updates concerning the fabulous LSU theater.


The Jim Engster Show
12:56 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Pollster Bernie Pinsonat on a Surprising Study; Rev. Raymond Jetson

From Southern Media & Opinion Research, pollster Bernie Pinsonat is out with a new survery on Louisiana and national politics, and he discusses with Jim the surprisingly close race in Louisiana between President Obama and Gov. Romney.

Also, Rev. Raymond Jetson joins Jim in the studio to talk about his church and upcoming summit. 


The Jim Engster Show
1:07 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Time Magazine Correspondent & Author Michael Grunwald; Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders

Michael Grunwald, Senior National Correspondent for Time Magazine talks with Jim about his new book "The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era".

Joycelyn Elders, former Surgeon General under President Clinton, talks with Jim about the AIDS virus and how New Orleans and Baton Rouge are among the top three cities in the U.S. in the rate of transmission.


The Jim Engster Show
12:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Libertarian Congressional Candidate Rufus Craig

Jim talks with Libertarian candidate for the 6th Congressional district, Rufus Craig, who is challenging Republican incumbent Bill Cassidy.


The Jim Engster Show
12:08 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Libertarian Presidential Nominee Gary Johnson; Sociologist Troy Blanchard on BR's 1%

Former New Mexico Governor and Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson talks with Jim about the upcoming election.

LSU Sociologist and Demographer Troy Blanchard joins Jim in the studio to discuss where the 1% live in Baton Rouge and which metro area in Louisiana is the richest.

Claire Peterson from Westdale Middle School talks about the outstanding happenings with her school including its Spanish Immersion Program.


The Jim Engster Show
12:25 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Dr. Albert Samuels on the upcoming Presidential & Mayoral Elections; SU Law Prof. Gail Stephenson

Dr. Albert Samuels discusses the many aspects  surrounding the Presidential election, the upcoming Mayoral debate between Holden and Walker, as well as presidential politics in general.

Southern University law professor Gail Stephenson joins Jim to discuss her new column "Gail's Grammar" and the ever confusing lawyer speak "Legalese".


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