Bernie Pinsonat

The Jim Engster Show
10:46 am
Fri October 24, 2014

FRIDAY: Pollster Bernie Pinsonat; A.P. Tureaud, Jr. & Felicia Harry; and Father Roy Bourgeois

A.P. Tureaud, Sr. and A.P. Tureaud, Jr. circa 1953.
Credit news.blogs.lib.lsu.edu

Independent opinion pollster Bernie Pinsonat is the first guest today, and he and Jim discuss how the numbers are looking the closer we get to election day, and what the history of Louisiana voting can teach us. Bernie tells us how a lot can happen in these last few days before November 4th, especially as the reality of election day and the thought of voting begins to enter the minds of many voters in the state. As of now, Bernie says, the poll numbers a pretty jumbled between the 5th and 6th District Congressional  races, and the only thing we can predict for sure is seeing Edwin Edwards and Jamie Mayo in the runoffs.

A.P. Tureaud, Jr., the first black undergrad to attend LSU and Felicia Harry, board member of the 2014 LSU Legends Forum, are with us to talk with Jim about the homecoming event this evening at 6:00pm at Peabody Hall on the LSU campus. The LSU Legends Forum recognizes excellence in African-American graduation from LSU, and tonight they will be establishing the Tureaud Alumni Chapter 1964 Scholarship.

Also, 2012 Nobel Peace Prize candidate Father Roy Bourgeois, a native of Louisiana and former Catholic priest, is with us to discuss his coming arrival to Baton Rouge this weekend. In 2008 Father Roy was excommunicated latae sententiae from the Catholic Church for attending and being a celebrant in the ordination of a woman; and he tells Jim how this affects him but does not break the bond he has with God. He's the recipient this year of the Wade Mackie Peacemaking Award from the Bienville House for Peace and Justice, and will receive the award this Saturday October 25th at the Unitarian Church in Baton Rouge.


The Jim Engster Show
10:10 am
Mon August 18, 2014

MONDAY: Cathy Kling, Nancy Rabalais, and Eugene Turner on the Gulf's "Dead Zone" + Bernie Pinsonat

Professor Cathy Kling of Iowa State University, Nancy Rabalais of the Louisiana Marine Consortium, and Professor Eugene Turner of LSU's Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences join the show for the first two segments to discuss the Gulf of Mexico's "Dead Zone." The three of them have been co-authors on recently published journal reports on the "Dead Zone" and they discuss and explain the causes of it, the impacts of it (both economically and environmentally), as well as ways to help reduce it.

Also, pollster Bernie Pinsonat joins us in studio to close out today's show. He and Jim discuss the upcoming November elections in Louisiana, as well as the recent remarks from Governor Bobby Jindal on his bid for the White House.


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
3:42 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

FRIDAY: Pollster Bernie Pinsonat, Political Scientist John Sides

Bernie Pinsonat, of Southern Media & Opinion Research, discusses the federal government shutdown and the 2014 U.S. Senate race.

George Washington University political science professor John Sides reflects on the 2012 Presidential election, and how Barack Obama overcame odds to win by 5-million votes.

Sarah Leen, Director of  National Geographic Photography talks about their October issue "Power of Photography".


The Jim Engster Show
10:22 am
Wed April 3, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Political Pollster Bernie Pinsonat

Jim talks with pollster Bernie Pinsonat, with Southern Media and Opinion Research, about Governor Bobby Jindal's sagging approval ratings.


The Jim Engster Show
11:00 am
Thu January 24, 2013

FRIDAY: Comic Bill Maher, Politico Bernie Pinsonat, Actress & Singer Gloria Loring

Jim shares more from his chat with comic and host of "Real Time" on HBO, Bill Maher. Maher will perform at the River Center on Jan. 27.

Jim talks with political pollster and analyst Bernie Pinsonat about proposed bills for the upcoming regular session of the state legislature.

And veteran actress, singer and composer Gloria Loring visits. She has a new book out, "