Walt Handelsman

The Jim Engster Show
10:09 am
Wed September 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Editorial Cartoonist Walt Handelsman; Political Consultant Jim Brown; and Renea Duffin

Credit: Walt Handelsman, The Advocate September 16, 2014.

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning Editorial Cartoonist Walt Handelsman is our guest for the first segment today and he joins us to discuss the recent passing of fellow cartoonist Tony Auth who passed away on September 15th. Walt, who's with the New Orleans Advocate, also talks about what goes into the creation of the 300+ cartoons he draws each year and the inspiration he gets from his childhood idols.

Also, political consultant, radio commentator, former Louisiana Insurance Commissioner, Secretary of State and State Senator Jim Brown joins us in studio to talk world and local politics. He and Jim start off discussing President Obama's position on military action against ISIS and how partisan issues in Washington could affect the outcome of America's involvement. The conversation then veers into Washington "Chickenhawks", the rights of American corporations, Governor Bobby Jindal's recent remarks that Sen. Mary Landrieu is out of touch with Louisiana citizens, Sen. David Vitter running for Governor, and much, much more.

Also, Renea Duffin, Vice President of Cancer Support and Outreach at Mary Bird Perkins for Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center closes out today's show to discuss the National Bone Marrow Registration Drive. To learn more about how to give, visit http://www.marybird.org/olol or go to http://bethematch.com/.


The Jim Engster Show
10:24 am
Mon February 3, 2014

MONDAY: Award Winning Cartoonist Walt Handelsman; SU Media Relations Director Ed Pratt

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Walt Handelsman chats with Jim about his illustrious career and what its like to draw Presidents Bush and Obama, and to hear praise from the presidents themselves. Also, Southern University Media Relations Director and Columnist for The Advocate talks SU sports, both past and present, as well as  last nights blow out in Super Bowl XLVIII.