Elbert Guillory

The Jim Engster Show
10:41 am
Fri April 25, 2014

FRIDAY: Andy Anderson, Kimberly Willis Holt, State Senator Elbert Guillory, Nature Conservancy

Stock Market Analyst Andy Anderson joins Jim to talk about the state of money and markets. What to buy, what to sell.

 Children's literature writer Kimberly Willis Holt chats about her books and the way she's been inspired by Louisiana and her childhood home, Forest Hill. Her first novel is titled, "My Louisiana Sky," which was also made into a film.  Holt has a new book out, Dinner at the High Brows, and will be a keynote speaker at the LSU Young Adult Literature Conference & Seminar June 2nd-6th.  Kimberly and Jim attended LSU together and they share a few old memories. 

Opelousas State Senator Elbert Guillory tells Jim he's "all in" for a run at Lt. Governor. Of course he also addresses the famous "chicken boxing" issue which was recently highlighted by Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert. Guillory continues to defend the legitimate sport of "chicken boxing" as a bill moves through the legislature that seeks to expand the state's ban on cockfighting. 

Joe Bastian & Lisa Creasman with the Nature Conservancy go on-air to discuss conservation threats at the largest scale and in Louisiana.

Louisiana Senate Supermajority
8:29 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Republican Realignment: How Populism, Catholicism Affect LA, Then and Now

On Saturday, gubernatorial candidate Rep. John Bel Edwards delivered what The Times-Picayune called an animated speech at a Democratic rally, aiming to distance himself from Republican Governor Jindal's practices. Edwards doesn't have to try hard: he's opposed nearly every one, if not all, of the Governor's initiatives since they both assumed office in 2008.

Edwards is a leader of the minority party. Republicans have two-thirds supermajority control over the Senate (thanks to a few recent aisle-jumpers), a majority in the House, and every statewide office other than US Sen. Mary Landrieu's seat. 

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The Jim Engster Show
10:21 am
Thu July 11, 2013

FRIDAY: State Senator Elbert Guillory, LSUMOA's Fairleigh Cook Jackson

Another visit with Opelousas state Senator Elbert Guillory, who recently switched to the GOP; making him the only black Republican in the state legislature. Guillory's video explaining why has gone viral, and he's appeared on numerous national talk shows.

Also, Fairleigh Cook Jackson, from the LSU Museum of Art, talks about the 10th anniversary of Art Melt


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The Jim Engster Show
11:20 am
Wed June 12, 2013

THURSDAY: State Senator Elbert Guillory

State Sen. Elbert Guillory of Opelousas explains his recent switch from Democrat to Republican.