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Talk Louisiana
Weekdays at 9am and 9pm

Talk Louisiana connects listeners with Louisiana newsmakers through live interviews. Hosted by award-winning journalist and broadcast veteran Jim Engster, Talk Louisiana brings listener insight into the conversation. In addition to the weekday morning broadcast and evening rebroadcast, hear Talk Louisiana at, on the WRKF App, and on your smart speaker.

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Latest Episodes
  • Former US Representative Ambassador Francis Rooney talks various political topics including the war on Ukraine and the upcoming presidential election. Talk Louisiana host Jim Engster talks political topics including Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Mike Johnson. Louisiana Radio Network salesman Don Nelson remembers talk show host Alan Berg on the 40th anniversary of his assassination.
  • Dean of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Dr. Alena Allen gives insight into whats new at the law center. Reporter Tyler Bridges is joined by Southeastern professor Dayne Sherman to discuss various topics including local politics and academia. Photographer Sid Champagne talks his life and career to this point.
  • Cofounder of 10000 Women Louisiana Melissa Flournoy is joined by columnist Quin Hillyer to discuss various local and national political topics. Political communication area head at the Manship School Michael Henderson talks major issues throughout the state and also comments on the upcoming presidential election.
  • Novelist Greg Iles talks his latest work, "Southern Man". The Advocate's Mark Ballard comments on various national and local political topics.
  • Washington Post journalist Michelle Singletary speaks on the etiquette of tipping in America. Molly Sullivan remembers the heroic act of saving the life of Talk Louisiana host Jim Engster 20 years ago today. Author Eric Weiner talks his latest work "Ben and Me".
  • Pollster and political strategist John Couvillon comments on various local political topics including the latest legislative session. Chief Executive Officer for Baton Rouge Alliance for Students Adonica Duggan talks education throughout the state and also federal politics amid the upcoming presidential debate.
  • President of the Southern University System and chancellor of Southern University and A&M College Dennis Shields is joined by Southern University Law Center Chancellor John Pierre and Dean of Southern University Dr. Orlando McMeans to discuss all things Southern University, from the Law Center to the Ag Center.
  • D-Day Veteran Tolley Fletcher reflects on the historic event 80 years later. Longtime politico James Carville comments on various topics.
  • Retired lieutenant general and founder of the GreenARMY General Russel Honore remembers "D-Day" on it's 80th anniversary and also comments on the recent legislative session. The Advocate's Mark Ballard talks various political topics including the Trump trial verdict.
  • American psychoanalyst, writer, and daughter of legendary novelist and journalist Norman Mailer Susan Mailer is joined by writer J. Michael Lennon to reflect on the life and times of Norman Mailer. Financial advisor Fred Dent gives an update on the markets amid the 2024 presidential election. Founder of Queens of Louisiana Heather Prudhomme is joined by vice president and board member John Lyons to talk the upcoming event "Pride in the Park Celebration". For more information visit: .