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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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12:45 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Planned Parenthood's Raegan Carter; AHIP's Clare Krusing; Sam Irwin; Darlene Rowland

Raegan Carter of Planned Parenthood talks with Jim about House Bill 388 written by Katrina Jackson, which Carter says could shut down three of the five abortion clinics in the state.

Deputy Press Secretary for America's Health Insurance, Plans Clare Krusing, joins us from Washington to discuss the Medicare program's budget cuts to the states, and what it means for senior citizens.

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3:21 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

FRIDAY: Education Committee Chair Steve Carter, Former UNO Chancellor Tim Ryan, More

Jim talks with Rep. Steve Carter, chair of the state House Education Committee, and former UNO Chancellor Tim Ryan stops by.

Red Shtick publisher Jeremy White previews the annual Gridiron show lampooning state politicians this weekend.

Steve Meyers discusses his plans to offer Section 8 housing in Baton Rouge's south side, to the dismay of some neighbors.


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7:31 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Filmmaker Deborah Perkin; Author Deborah Feldman; Susan Shillinglaw; Paul Naquin

Filmmaker Deborah Perkin joins Jim in the studio to discuss her new documentary film Bastards, which will be playing on LSU's campus at the Howe-Russell Atrium on March 26th at 6:30pm.

Author Deborah Feldman talks with Jim about her new book Exodus, in which she tackles her life issues with being an Hasidic Jew.

Susan Shillinglaw, English Professor at San Jose Sate University and author, joins us to discuss her latest book on Steinbeck entitled On Reading The Grapes of Wrath.

Also, Paul Naquin chimes in on section 8 housing around the Baton Rouge area.


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1:50 am
Wed March 26, 2014

TUESDAY: Steve Myers, John Pierre, Dr. John Westra, Jennifer Senior

Vice Chancellor of the Southern University Law Center John Pierre talks with Jim about the upcoming Southern University Symposium: "Quality Education as a Constitutional Right and the Role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities". Kandice Williams joins the discussion to talk about her experience as a Southern University Law student.

Associate Professor at the LSU AG Center Dr. John Westra discusses the LSU Agriculture summary.

Steve Myers talks with Jim about the latest developments with the city-parish lawsuit. The lawsuit in the hands of the Louisiana Supreme Court is in reference to a Baton Rouge ordinance that only a single family may rent in A-1 zoning districts. 

Author Jennifer Senior joins the show to talk about her new book "All Joy and No Fun": The Paradox of Modern Parenthood."


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