Swine Palace

The Jim Engster Show
10:16 am
Wed October 1, 2014

WEDNESDAY: BR Symphony Conductor Timothy Muffitt; Dr. William Davis; Tim Moriarty

Jim is back in the hosting chair today and he welcomes Music Director and Conductor of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Timothy Muffitt to be our lead off guest. Timothy's been the Conductor for the Baton Rouge Symphony since 1999, the Music Director and Conductor of the Lansing Symphony since 2006, and throughout his career has worked alongside the likes of Yo Yo Ma and Renee Fleming. He and Jim discuss upcoming events for October which include the Lamar Family Chamber Series "Festival of the Baroque" and invitational guest, violinist Yevgeny Kutik.

Dr. William Davis is our second guest today and he joins us to tell us why wheat is dangerous and unhealthy for you. In his latest book The Wheat Belly Guide to Total Health, Dr. Davis talks about how removing wheat from your diet is the most powerful strategy to have in taking control of your metabolism, weight and overall health. If you're worried about oatmeal, Wheaties and Italian food; Dr. Davis addresses these foods and more.

Also, MFA student at LSU Tim Moriarty joins us for the last few minutes today to discuss his role as Victor Frankenstein in the upcoming Swine Palace performances of Frankenstein. The shows will be held at the Shaver Theater and run October 3rd-12th, with a Pay-What-You-Can performance tonight at 7:30pm and a Sneak Preview performance tomorrow night at 7:30pm. Visit swinepalace.org for more information.


Culture
4:00 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Deepwater, Center-Stage: Disaster Through Survivors' Eyes

Gary Barthelmy, Oyster Fisherman is a portrait by Reeva Wortel, used in conjunction with the production of Spill, a play that runs through March 30 at the Swine Palace in Baton Rouge.
Reeva Wortel

Originally published on Wed March 19, 2014 3:50 pm

Eleven died and hundreds of millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico when BP's Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in 2010. But beneath the tragedy, there's a complex story about people's relationships to oil. That's what's explored in Spill, a new play by one of the creators of The Laramie Project.

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The Jim Engster Show
10:24 am
Thu November 14, 2013

THURSDAY: Author John Heilemann, State Police Commander Mike Edmonson, LSU's Swine Palace

Author John Heilemann talks about his new book, "Double Down: Game Change 2012", which he co-authored with Mark Halperin. The book details behind-the-scenes events in the 2012 Presidential election campaign.

State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson discusses safety at Louisiana's schools and other crime fighting and public safety matters.

From LSU's Swine Palace Productions, director Sean Daniels and actor Anthony McMurray, on "Dove" - opening tomorrow night.


The Jim Engster Show
10:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Gus Weill, Swine Palace, Jerrelle Kraus, Adelaide Russo

Veteran political consultant Gus Weill notes Gov. Bobby Jindal's post-election turn on Mitt Romney.

From LSU's Swine Palace, Reeva Wortel and Leigh Fondakowski talk about the play "SPILL", based on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jerrelle Kraus discusses her experiences working with luminaries like Hunter S. Thompson and Richard Nixon as the art director of the New York Times, chronicled in her book, "All The Art That's Fit To Print."

And, from LSU's Comparative Literature program, Dr. Adelaide Russo visits, along with guest speakers poet Olivia Claire and writer Barlen Pyamootoo.