2014 hurricane season

The Jim Engster Show
2:46 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

FRIDAY: La. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon; Political Consultant Gus Weill

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon talks about the start of this years Hurricane Season which begins June 1st. Donelon warns that although the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is predicting a possible six hurricanes this season, all it takes is one to devastate communities along coastal waters. Donelon also talks about steps one can take to prepare for possible hurricane landfall (i.e.: making an inventory of one's personal possessions), and the importance of Flood Insurance.

Also, famed and legendary Louisiana Political Consultant Gus Weill talks with Jim about the passing of John Maginnis; a loss that not only affects Louisiana Journalism, but the state of Louisiana as a whole.


The Jim Engster Show
10:09 am
Wed May 21, 2014

WEDNESDAY: La. Gay Rights Activist Joe Traigle; La. Dept. of Revenue Byron Henderson

Louisiana gay rights activist Joe Traigle talks with Jim about legislation at the state capitol concerning anti-sodomy laws; the paucity of gay business leaders in the city and state; and he talks about the openly gay and recent St. Louis Rams NFL draft pick Michael Sam.

Also, Press Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Revenue, Byron Henderson, talks with Jim about the upcoming sales tax holiday on May 24th-25th for hurricane preparedness purchases. The sales tax exempts the 4% state tax and it applies to purchases of amenities such as portable generators, flashlights, batteries, and storm shutters.