Elections 2012

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
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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Elections 2012
9:46 am
Mon December 10, 2012

'Pro-Life', 'Pro-Gun' Judge Heads to Supreme Court

Republican appeals court judge Jeff Hughes is moving up to Louisiana's highest court.

Hughes was the winner Saturday of a runoff election for an open seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court representing the eight-parish Baton Rouge region.

The seat is vacant because Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball is retiring at the end of January.

Hughes, a former state District Court judge from Livingston Parish, defeated one of his colleagues for the position: John Michael Guidry, a Democrat and former lawmaker from Baton Rouge.

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Elections 2012
9:20 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Boustany Defeats Landry for Congressional Seat

Tea party support wasn't enough to return Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry to Congress for a second term after Louisiana lost a U.S. House seat in redistricting.

His fellow GOP congressman, Charles Boustany, easily defeated Landry in Saturday's runoff election after the two men were forced into the same district.

Boustany, a retired doctor from Lafayette, will represent the 3rd District covering southwest Louisiana and Acadiana next year. It will be his fifth term.

Both men ran as conservative Republicans opposed to the policies of President Barack Obama.

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The Jim Engster Show
11:33 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Bob Mann, Kevin Phillips, Steve Monaghan

Jim talks with LSU mass communications professor Bob Mann about the results of the 2012 election.

Author and historian Kevin Phillips discusses his new book, “1775”, about what he calls the most important and eventful year of the American Revolution.

Louisiana Federation of Teachers president Steve Monaghan on last week’s ruling by a state district court judge against the constitutionality of Governor Jindal’s private school tuition vouchers law.

The Jim Engster Show
7:34 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Gene Lyons, J.R. Ball

Syndicated columnist Gene Lyons discusses the results of the 2012 presidential election, and a growing political divide between rural and urban America.

Baton Rouge Business Report executive vice-president and columnist J.R. Ball weighs in on LSU head football coach Les Miles’ contract extension and raise … and some local and state politics.


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The Jim Engster Show
10:00 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Jay Perkins, Bud Davis, Beth Gayle

Former AP Correspondent and LSU Journalism Professor Jay Perkins discusses the good and bad prognostications made for presidential election.

Former LSU sports information director Bud Davis previews the LSU-Arkansas match-up.

Beth Gayle shares the story of her son's recovery from a near fatal hunting accident, which is detailed in the book, "Then Came the Angels."


The Jim Engster Show
10:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Gus Weill, Swine Palace, Jerrelle Kraus, Adelaide Russo

Veteran political consultant Gus Weill notes Gov. Bobby Jindal's post-election turn on Mitt Romney.

From LSU's Swine Palace, Reeva Wortel and Leigh Fondakowski talk about the play "SPILL", based on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jerrelle Kraus discusses her experiences working with luminaries like Hunter S. Thompson and Richard Nixon as the art director of the New York Times, chronicled in her book, "All The Art That's Fit To Print."

And, from LSU's Comparative Literature program, Dr. Adelaide Russo visits, along with guest speakers poet Olivia Claire and writer Barlen Pyamootoo.


The Jim Engster Show
10:00 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Rev. Chris Andrews, Rev. Reginald Pitcher, Katherine Monk

Rev. Chris Andrews and Rev. Reginald Pitcher talk about the 2012 Election and the fallout. Biographer Katherine Monk shares from her book, "Joni:The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell."


The Jim Engster Show
10:00 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Paul Dworkin, Stonecipher vs. Samuels, Rick Arnett, Sam Irwin

Dr. Paul Dworkin talks about the "Help Me Grow" childhood development program. 

Conservative demographer Elliot Stonecipher and progressive Southern University professor Albert Samuels debate how so many predictions of the election got is so wrong. 

Former WAFB weatherman Rick Arnett talks about his 1,900-mile solo bicycle journey across the USA.

Sam Irwin and state Poet Laureate Julie Kane preview the Festival of Words in Grand Couteau.


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