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10:17 am
Wed April 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Cancer Services' John Boudreaux; Port Allen Mayor Richard Lee; Dr. Melissa Stewart

Jim is away for today and Michael Danna, Director of Public Relations for the Louisiana Farm Bureau and host for "This Week in Louisiana Agriculture" is filling in.

Chief Development Officer for Cancer Services John Boudreaux joins Michael in the studio to discuss the services offered by the Baton Rouge based non-profit. He touches on how Cancer Services offers educational, financial, and emotional support, as well as their growing Bella Bowman Children's Program offering support for children diagnosed with cancer.

Newly elected Mayor of Port Allen, Richard Lee drops by the studio with his campaign manager Rose Roche to talk about his first days in office. He discusses his background as a Baton Rouge police officer, how he's getting to know Port Allen's Councilmen individually, as well as his future plans for the City of Port Allen.

Also, Assistant Professor for the School of Nursing at Our Lady of the Lake College, author of Practical Patient Literacy: The Medagogy Model, as well as founder of the Organization of Patient Educators, Dr. Melissa Stewart stops by the studio. She talks about Obamacare, educating Professional Assistants in the medical field, teaching nursing school students, and just what it takes to become a nurse and the costs involved.


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1:51 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

TUESDAY: Human Trafficking

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 4:12 pm

Guest Host Bob Mann discusses the scourge of modern slavery, also called human trafficking, with Dr. Laura Murphy of the Modern Slavery Project at Loyola University, two local activists who've created a haven for those who've escaped slavery -- Lee and Laura Domingue of Trafficking Hope, and Miriam Goodman and Katie Crank of the Center for Court Innovation in New York.

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10:31 am
Mon April 21, 2014

MONDAY: The Advocate's Lanny Keller and Stephanie Grace, BR Area Chamber's Ian Vasey, Mark Arend

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 3:50 pm

Guest host Robert Travis Scott of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana sits in for Jim Engster. Editorial writer Lanny Keller and columnist Stephanie Grace touch on their views from a journalist perspective of Louisiana's image. Corporate recruiter, Mark Arend, speaks on the industrial, real estate and business growth in Louisiana in comparison to Georgia.  Baton Rouge Area Chamber Ian Vasey touches on the exponential growth of business and industry in Louisiana and what it means for the future. 

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10:29 am
Fri April 18, 2014

THURSDAY: CATS CEO Bob Mirabito; Author Trent Angers; Councilman John Delgado

CATS CEO Bob Mirabito joins Jim to discuss the efforts he's made to revamp the public bus system in Baton Rouge. He discusses the improvements made to bus stops around the city, the rigorous pre-qualifications for new bus drivers, and what it is he envisions Baton Rouge's public bus system becoming in the future.

Author Trent Angers talks with Jim about his new book The Forgotten Hero of My Lai: The Hugh Thompson Story, which traces the life of U.S. Army helicopter pilot Hugh Thompson, who tried to stop the infamous My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War.

Also, Metro Councilman John Delgado joins Jim in the studio to talk about the proposed city of St. George, the controversial anti-sodomy law, and much, much more.


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10:07 am
Fri April 18, 2014

FRIDAY: Kevin Kane; Libertarian Attorney Michael Wolf; Novelist Ayelet Waldmen

Kevin Kane, founder and president of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, discusses his institute's push for the reduction of drug possession sentencing - chiefly marijuana possession. 

Libertarian attorney Michael Wolf is back in the studio on Good Friday and he does not shy away from discussing religion. He touches on what it's like being a Buddhist and whether or not it's constitutional for public employees to have a holiday on Good Friday. He also discusses the recently proposed sodomy laws, Vance McAllister's recent scandal, scientific creationism, and much, much more.

Also, novelist Ayelet Waldman joins Jim to discuss her new novel Love and Treasure which weaves a tale around the fascinating, true history of the Hungarian Gold Train during World War II.


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1:34 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Col. Rob Maness; Sam A. Hanna Jr.; Doug Daigle

Retired USAF Colonel Rob Maness talks about his bid for a seat in the U.S. Senate, and his  platform in which he is running. Publisher of the Ouachita Citizen, Sam A. Hanna Jr. joins the show to discuss how his small newspaper uncovered and published a now nationwide story based on a video showing U.S. Representative Vance McAllister (who campaigned for office last fall as a devout Christian, family man and devoted husband) kissing and embracing a member of his congressional staff. Also, environmentalist Doug Daigle joins Jim in the studio to discuss his twenty-plus years working toward improving Louisiana's environment, as well as his involvement in the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

*Note: Due to a recording error, this episode of The Jim Engster Show begins three minutes into the show.


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10:58 am
Tue April 15, 2014

TUESDAY: Actress Pam Grier, HIV/AIDS Alliance Rep. Timothy Young, Blogger Tom Aswell

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 10:21 am

Actress Pam Grier speaks on the HIV/AIDS epidemic and how citizens can contribute to the cause through awareness and prevention.

HIV/AIDS Alliance Representative Timothy Young touches on HIV/AIDS in the Baton Rouge community.  HAART's Dining Out for Life fundraiser will be held on April 24. For more information, visit diningoutforlife.com.

Blogger and former comic Tom Aswell speaks on the scandal swirling around Congressman Vance McAllister and other political issues.

The Rotary of Baton Rouge member Chris Ciesielski speaks with the honoree Morgan Gautreau and her efforts to bring Spina Bifida awareness to her community. 


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10:46 am
Tue April 15, 2014

TUESDAY: Actress Pam Grier,HIV/AIDS Alliance Represenative Timothy Young and Blogger Tom Aswell

Actress Pam Grier speaks on the HIV/AIDS epidemic and how citizens can contribute to the cause through awareness and prevention. HIV/AIDS Alliance Representative Timothy Young touches on HIV/AIDS in the Baton Rouge community.  HAART's Dining Out for Life fundraiser will be held on April 24. For more information, visit diningoutforlife.com. Blogger and former comic Tom Aswell speaks on the McAllister scandal and other political issues. The Rotary of Baton Rouge member Chris Ciesielski speaks with the honoree Morgan Gautreau and her efforts to bring Spina Bifida awareness to her community. 

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10:23 am
Tue April 15, 2014

MONDAY: LSU's Manship School Professor Bob Mann, State Rep. John Bel Edwards

Originally published on Tue April 15, 2014 2:45 pm

LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication Professor Bob Mann talks about Congressman Vance McAllister's scandal and what it means for the GOP. He also touches on Edwin Edwards' congressional campaign and Senator David Vitter.

State Rep. John Bel Edwards speaks on his candidacy for governor of Louisiana.

Live broadcast of The Jim Engster Show

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10:49 am
Mon April 14, 2014

MONDAY: LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication professor Bob Mann and State Rep. Edwards

State Representative John Bel Edwards speaks to Jim about his candidacy for governor. He also touches other political issues with LSU's Manship School Professor Bob Mann. They both touch on the Vance McAllister scandal and what it means for the GOP. 


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