Talk Louisiana

Weekdays at 9am and 9pm

Talk Louisiana connects listeners with Louisiana newsmakers through live interviews and original feature reporting. Hosted by award-winning journalist and broadcast veteran Jim Engster, Talk Louisiana brings listener insight into the conversation by phone and email. In addition to the weekday morning broadcast and evening rebroadcast, hear Talk Louisiana at, on the WRKF App, and on your smart speaker when you ask it to play NPR or WRKF.

Democratic blogger Dayne Sherman and conservative activist Colonel Rob Maness discuss whether Joe Biden is a legitimate president. Southern Poli Sci Chair Albert Samuels and LSU Vice Provost for Diversity Dereck Rovaris preview an upcoming forum about HBCUs and PWIs.  

In the first half of today's program Mark Ballard memorializes his wife and legendary former WAFB anchor Donna Britt, who passed away this morning. Gary Lewis discusses his life as a popstar and time in Vietnam. 

Kenesha Antoine and Carolyn Hill discuss the impact of Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration. Ray Strother recounts Joe Biden’s long road to the White House.

Famed lawyer Gloria Allred discusses President Trump’s potentially problematic legal future. The Advocate’s Tyler Bridges analyses the thought process behind Congressman Scalise’s continued support for the President.

EBR Coroner Dr. Beau Clark gives a break down on where the parish’s fatalities came from in 2020. Pastor Raymond Jetson discusses the ideology behind the January 6th Capitol Hill riot.

Ed Cullen, formerly of the Advocate, looks at writing in the Baton Rouge region. Pastor Tony Spell discussess his church's activties and his ongoing legal battle with state and local officials. Jael Holmes from Tara High explains their unique new computer science college prepatory course. 

Longtime Democratic activist E. Faye Williams discusses the Democrats impeachment of President Donald Trump. The Advocate’s Mark Ballard analyses the LA GOP Congressional Delegation’s no votes on impeachment.

Lamar White of the Bayou Brief and former Louisiana Planned Parenthood head Melissa Flournoy discuss President Trump’s second impeachment. Livingston Parish favorite, Actor John Schneider updates us on all the happenings at his Holden based film studio, and entertains Jim’s queries about a potential run for office.

Wall Street Journal Print Editor Alex Martin runs down the barnstorming start to 2021. EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock celebrates President-elect Kamala Harris.

Democrat Mary Patricia Wray and Republican Scott Wilfong spend the hour discussing election fraud, the Capitol Hill Mob, and the 2022 Louisiana Senate race.