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Jim Engster Interview (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-11-25

Duration: 00:08:53

Subjects: ENGSTER, JIM | Politics | Elections, 2011 | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education | Louisiana. Legislature | Alario, John A. Jr., 1943- | Democratic Party (La.) | United States. Congress | Debts, Public


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Engster, Jim Interviewee


This segment from the November 25, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s in-studio interview with Jim Engster of the Louisiana Radio Network on the results of the statewide run-off election. He discusses: Governor Bobby Jindal’s involvement with the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) election; Jindal favoring John Alario as the next Senate President; the defeat of four incumbent state legislators; the future of the Democratic Party in Louisiana; and the failure of the Congressional Super Committee to cut $1.2 trillion from the federal budget.