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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 wrkf.org, on the WRKF App, and on your smart speaker.

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Call during the program's morning broadcast: 877-217-5757
Email any time: talk@talklouisiana.org

Latest Episodes
  • Lt. Governor of Louisiana Billy Nungesser talks inflation due to the war in Ukraine, crime in Louisiana, and other local issues. A dean of the Louisiana Capital Press Corps and Louisiana politics reporter Greg Hilburn discusses the Supreme Court ruling of the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain speaks on the affect the war in Ukraine has on the international harvest. Director of Communications at the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Avery Davidson talks about the history of the organization.
  • Recently retired LSU professor and first gentleman of Baton Rouge Marvin Broome talks about his life throughout the years as well as life married to Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome. The Advocate's Mark Ballard discusses gun control, gas prices, and other political issues.
  • Attorney and member of the Louisiana State Senate Cleo Fields discusses the congressional redistricting and other political issues. CEO of Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services Rick Wheat talks about the organization as well as the ribbon cutting this Friday, June 24th at 10 a.m. in Loranger. More information can be found on lumcfs.org.
  • Louisiana State Senator Franklin Foil discusses the recent state sessions, congressional redistricting maps, and other political issues. Talk Louisiana host Jim Engster recalls the tragic Uvalde shooting and talks about gun banning as well as the insurrection at the capital.
  • American best-selling author and investigative journalist Dan Moldea discusses Donald Trump, the insurrection of the Capital, and several other political issues. Award-winning chef, restaurant veteran, and blogger Susanne Duplantis talks about the importance of the repurpose of leftovers by referencing her new book "Lagniappe Leftovers".
  • Journalist and professor at Southeastern Louisiana University Dayne Sherman discusses the congressional maps as well as the insurrection of the Capital. Radio veteran Don Nelson reflects on the life and career of Alan Berg. WRKF's Paul Braun talks about the recent redistricting session.
  • Dean of LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Oliver Garden speaks on moving to LSU from ivy league UPenn's School of Veterinary Medicine as well as what is new at LSU vet school. The Advocate's Mark Ballard discusses congressional redistricting, the abortion ban, and the banning of firearms.
  • Financial planner for Dent Wealth Advisors Fred Dent discusses the current state of the market as well as crypto currency. Former EBR Parish councilman Darrell Glasper comment on the Saudi Arabia golf Tour and his support of assault weapons. Director of Elderly Protective Services Ebony Thomas Philips speaks on the importance of the organization. American author and journalist Howard Blum talks about his recent book "The Spy Who Knew Too Much".
  • American journalist, syndicated columnist, and senior member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board Clarence Page discusses the insurrection of the Capital, upcoming elections, as well as gun violence in America. Chair of the Board of Louisiana Progress and co-founder of 10,000 Women Melissa Flournoy speaks on her opposition to AR-15 assault weapons.
  • Lawyer, writer, and political activist Mike Wolf speaks on redistricting in Louisiana. Author Janie Victoria Ward talks about her book "Sister Resisters: Mentoring Black Women on Campus".