The Advocate

The Jim Engster Show
4:55 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Columnist Smiley Anders, Sheldon Gottlieb, Smart Growth

Jim chats with Advocate columnist Smiley Anders, to talk about his 76th birthday and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. Smiley was a working journalist on the day the President was shot.

Shelden Gottlieb joins Jim to talk about former Pres. George W. Bush support  of Jewish believers converting to Christianity.

Nationally recognized expert on tax and energy policy, Denise Bode talks about the Smart Growth Summit taking place this week at the Manship Theatre.


The Jim Engster Show
12:39 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

FRIDAY: LFT President Steve Monaghan, Advocate Entertainment Writer John Wirt

Steve Monaghan, LFT President

Jim talks with Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan about the U.S. Justice Department's challenge of the state's private school vouchers program.

A visit with Advocate entertainment writer and critic John Wirt


The Jim Engster Show
10:23 am
Wed August 21, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Advocate Editor Peter Kovacs, "Carmageddon" in Baton Rouge - One Year Later

Guest host Robert Travis Scott chats with new Advocate editor Peter Kovacs about taking over the daily paper and changes that are underway.

Then, a discussion of "Carmageddon" in Baton Rouge, one year ago -- the tanker accident shut down I-10 for 27 hours, locking up the capitol city. State Police Captain Taylor Moss talks about the decision to blow up the tanker and BRPD Lt. Todd Weishar discusses traffic management on that fateful day. Both examine what would happen if a similar accident occurred now.

 

  

 

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The Jim Engster Show
11:08 am
Tue June 11, 2013

TUESDAY: Advocate Publisher John Georges, Business Report Publisher Rolfe McCollister

Guest host Robert Travis Scott talks with the new owner/publisher of the Advocate, John Georges about his future plans for the Baton Rouge daily paper, and Baton Rouge Business Report publisher Rolfe McCollister.


Newspaper War
6:56 am
Tue June 11, 2013

The Advocate's Secret Weapon: A Speedy Press

FILE: The Advocate's Production Facility on Reiger Road in Baton Rouge, La.
Credit The Advocate

It's sort of a fluke.

The Baton Rouge paper had been nursing its 1950s era letterpresses for years when it finally had to bite the bullet and invest in a new production facility. The speedy offset press came online in 2006, just as the country headed into a recession and the newspaper industry was tanking.

So when John Georges closed the deal to buy The Advocate in May, it came with one of the newest printing presses in the country.


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Newspaper War
3:10 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Two Newspapers Battle It Out For The New Orleans Market

Free introductory copies of the Baton Rouge Advocate's new New Orleans edition are seen next to copies of The Times-Picayune at Lakeside News in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie in September. The Baton Rouge newspaper started its own daily edition to try to fill the void left when The Times-Picayune scaled back its print edition to three days a week.
Gerald Herbert AP

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 1:26 pm

Last year when New Orleans' main paper, The Times-Picayune, laid off dozens of newspaper employees and cut its circulation to three times a week, residents were shocked.

Sharron Morrow and her friends had bonded over the morning paper at a local coffee shop for the past 20 years.

"I've stopped my subscription, and I mourn the paper almost every day," she says.

Shifting Media Players

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Business
11:12 am
Sat May 25, 2013

New News Habits In New Orleans

Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 1:40 pm

A year ago today, news leaked that The Times-Picayune would cease daily publication, cut staff and focus on its website, NOLA.com. The paper and ink edition now hits doorsteps and newsstands just three days a week: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

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Jim Engster
9:11 am
Fri March 15, 2013

FRIDAY: WAFB's Matt Williams, Advocate Columnist Ed Cullen, CNN's Bryan Monroe

WAFB Channel 9 morning news anchor and Crimestoppers reporter Matt Williams drops by, to talks about...everything.

A visit with Advocate columnist, and former  "All Things Considered" host Ed Cullen, who is retiring after 40 years with the paper.

CNN Politics editor Bryan Monroe, who'll be keynote speaker at the Diversity in Media forum Monday night at BRCC.  Jim will moderate that forum.


The Jim Engster Show
10:56 am
Thu February 14, 2013

FRIDAY: Advocate Columnist Danny Heitman, Pollster Margie Omero, LSU's Joey Watson

Jim talks with Advocate columnist Danny Heitman about Mayor Kip Holden, Gov. Bobby Jindal, the legislature and more.

Democratic pollster and consultant Margie Omero discusses the political temperature in Washington D.C., Sen. Mary Landrieu's re-election next year, proposed gun legislation and other matters.

From LSU's College of Music & Dramatic Arts, Joey Watson talks about the "TEDxLSU" conference, coming up March 9.