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
4:41 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Author and Flood Protection Advocate John Barry, Joe Traigle

Jim talks with John Barry, author of the book "Rising Tide", about the great 1927 Mississippi River Flood. John was recently dismissed from his position on a levee board that filed suit against the oil & gas industry. Now he's formed his own group to support litigation against energy companies for the damage they've done along Louisiana's coast.

Joe Traigle joins Jim to talk about the new ordinance in Shreveport "Be Fair Shreveport" that protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation.


The Jim Engster Show
5:50 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

TUESDAY: A Discussion of the Proposed City of St. George

Jim discusses the proposal to incorporate a new city of St. George within East Baton Rouge Parish. Republican consultant Scott Wilfong is opposed to the idea.

 

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The Jim Engster Show
9:52 am
Sat December 7, 2013

MONDAY: CABL President Barry Erwin, Fairleigh Cook Jackson

Jim talks with Council for A Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin about the direction Louisiana is headed, and what the state can learn from its last industrial boom, as it goes into another.

Director of Museum Advancement Fairleigh Cook-Jackson stops by to talk about American poet Emily Dickinson birthday party being held tonight at the LSU Museum of Art from 6pm - 8pm.


The Jim Engster Show
11:17 am
Fri December 6, 2013

FRIDAY: Roy Fletcher, Howard Sounes, Kenn Kaufman

British author Howard Sounes joins Jim to talk about his latest book "27: History of the 27 Club". The book gives a detail account of six artist that died at the age of 27.

Roy Fletcher talks with Jim about the upcoming Louisiana elections in 2015 and Sen. David Vitter's possible run for Governor.

Field Editor Ken Kaufman stops by to talk about his upcoming visit to the Baton Rouge Audubon Society and discuss his popular field guides on birds.


The Jim Engster Show
11:04 am
Thu December 5, 2013

THURSDAY: Gus Weill, Timothy Muffitt, Dan Borne'

Gus Weill joins Jim to talk about the latest in Louisiana politics and Sen. David Vitter's possibly entering the 2015 Governor's race.

The voice of LSU's Tiger Stadium Dan Borne' and Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Conductor Timothy Muffitt talks about their collaboration in the "Home for the Holiday" concert starting tonight at the Baton Rouge River Center. Tickets can be purchased at www.brso.org or by calling 225-383-0500.


The Jim Engster Show
2:40 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

WEDNESDAY: S.U. Baseball Coach Roger Cador, Author Patrick Robinson

Southern University baseball coach Roger Cador shares the story of his youth, as the son of a sharecropper...and how he got where he is today.

Author Patrick Robinson on his book, ""Honor and Betrayal", the untold story of the Navy Seals who captured the "Butcher of Fallujah" and the shameful ordeal they later endured.


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The Jim Engster Show
4:37 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

TUESDAY: Pollster Bernie Pinsonat

Southern Media and Opinion Research pollster Bernie Pinsonat talks with Jim about recent poll  numbers that seem to indicate slim chances of re-election next Fall for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu.


The Jim Engster Show
11:21 am
Mon December 2, 2013

MONDAY: Sports Writer Marty Mule, Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb

Veteran Sports Writer Marty Mule chats with Jim about LSU's close win over Arkansas , Alabama's lost against Auburn, and his latest book "Game Changers: The Rousing Legacy of Louisiana Sports."

Sen. Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb joins Jim to discuss the NGO's she supports and the comments made by State Treasurer John N. Kennedy.


The Jim Engster Show
9:39 am
Thu November 28, 2013

FRIDAY: Author Diane Francis, Civil Rights Activist Faye Williams, Author Carolyn Sue Ricapito

Author Diane Francis talks with Jim about her contention that the U.S. and Canada should unite.

Activist Dr. Faye Williams reflects on the life and many contributions of the late Reverend T. J. Jemison

Author Carolyn Sue Ricapito, talks about her book, "The Woman From Turnback County"


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The Jim Engster Show
11:19 am
Wed November 27, 2013

THURSDAY: Dr. Jarrett Barnhill, Dr. Steven Lamm, Author Attica Locke

Dr. Jarrett Barnhill, with the University of North Carolina, one of the country's foremost experts on autism and related disorders.

New York University Medical Center's Dr. Steven Lamm discusses his new book, "Redefining Prostate Cancer"

This year's Ernest J. Gaines Award winner Attica Locke on her latest book, "The Cutting Season"


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