Edwin W. Edwards

Candidates for U.S. Congress inundated the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office first thing Wednesday, as the three-day qualifying period for the Nov. 4 election opened. The frontrunners for U.S. Senate didn’t hesitate to start brandishing their swords in the war of campaign words.

TUESDAY: Biographer Leo Honeycutt

Jul 8, 2014

Jim ponders the upcoming Louisiana elections which are less than four months away. He discusses past elections, who's running now, and all topics regarding the November elections.

Biographer Leo Honeycutt joins Jim in the studio to discuss his latest project: an Edwin Edwards screenplay. Leo talks about giving up working for the office of Buddy Caldwell to pursue and finish the Edwin Edwards screenplay he's been working on for two years. According to Leo, the screenplay is beyond "talks" at this point, and is very close to becoming a reality.


It was just a couple of months ago that John Maginnis appeared on WRKF’s “The Jim Engster Show,” talking about Governor Bobby Jindal’s presidential aspirations.

“Outside Louisiana, there’s no serious talk about Jindal being a serious contender,” Maginnis told Engster and WRKF’s listeners. “But I think he’s still a viable vice-presidential contender, a running mate.”

Longtime political reporter John Maginnis passed away unexpectedly Sunday, at the age of 66. 

The wife of former Governor Edwin Edwards, Trina Scott Edwards joins Jim to talk about their new reality show debuting this Sunday called "The Governor's Wife" on A&E.

Author Mark LaFlaur discusses his latest book "Elysian Fields".

The mastermind behind The Golden Age of Music Video, Stephen Pitalo talks with Jim about his projects, his experience at LSU Manship School and more.


Jim chats with former Governor Edwin W. Edwards about becoming a father at 86, and whatever else comes up.

The first African-American LSU Undergraduate A.P. Tureaud Jr talks about his experience on LSU's campus. Perry Franklin joins in the conversation to talk about the Tureaud Chapter celebrations this weekend beginning Friday at the Manship Theater.


Dr. Stephen Heymsfield, with the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, talks about obesity and the latest research on how to avoid it, or reverse it.

On the 86th birthday of former Governor Edwin W. Edwards, Leo Honeycutt  talks with Jim about Edwards' newborn son Eli and the new reality show "The Governor's Wife".