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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
  • District 5 Councilman Darryl Hurst talks a few EBR Parish topics including the raise for police and city employees and the makeup of the parish council. The Advocate's Mark Ballard talks the voting rights act, the abortion ban, as well as Donald Trump and the recent FBI raid of his home. American author and former Marine Corps Special Operations Team Leader Elliot Ackerman discusses his recent book "The Fifth Act: America's End in Afghanistan".
  • American conservative newspaper columnist and writer Quinn Hillyer is joined by National President/CEO of the National Congress of Black Women, United Nations Peace Ambassador, an attorney, and activist Dr. Faye Williams to discuss several political topics including Donald Trump, the recent raid of his home, and upcoming midterm elections. Sports reporter and author Glenn Guilbeau talks about his recent book "Everything Matters in Baseball". Managing Artistic Director of Theatre Baton Rouge, director, and actress Jenny Ballard speaks on Theatre Baton Rouge and its upcoming productions including The Wizard of Oz showing August 18th - August 21st. Information on this and other productions can be found at theatrebr.org.
  • President of Louisiana AFL-CIO Louis Reine speaks on several economic topics including the minimum wage rate and union memberships. Godfather of the Louisiana Libertarian Party Mike Wolf discusses several political issues including Donald Trump and the recent FBI raid of his home.
  • Chartered Financial Analyst of Dent Wealth Advisors Fred Dent discusses several economic issues including the recent hiring surge and thoughts on a possible recession. Owner of The Red Shtick and satirist writer Jeremy White talks the evolution of comedy.
  • Superintendent of BREC Corey Wilson speaks on his journey to this point as well as several BREC projects in the works. Chair of the Board of Progress and co-founder of 10,000 Women Louisiana talks about the politics surrounding the abortion ban as well as the voting decision in Kansas.
  • Longtime political consultant Dick Morris joins the show briefly to comment on Donald Trump by referring to his recent book "The Return: Trump's Big 2024 Comeback" before abruptly ending the interview. The Advocate's Mark Ballard talks several political topics including the end of the US Senate qualifying, Kansas abortion voting, and the recent veteran's health care bill.
  • Son of former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer and chairman of G2 Net-Zero Chas Roemer speaks on his late father as well as the importance of the use of energy sources with less carbon. Longtime journalist and Los Angeles native John Burke reflects on the life and career of American sportscaster Vin Scully amid his recent passing. Newscaster Valentina Wilson talks about her years in the journalism and reporting industry as well as her upcoming event "The Shades of Success". For invitations and information go to www.theshadesofsuccess.net or email at theshadesofsuccess@gmail.com.
  • LSU Vet School's Senior Director of Outreach and Strategic Initiatives and daughter of Heisman Trophy Award winner Billy Cannon, Bunnie Cannon speaks on the life and legacy of her late father. New media artist and designer Matt Kenyon joins president and CEO of Baton Rouge Art Gallery Jason Andreasen to talk SWAMP as well as Kenyon's latest work, CLOUDBURST opening August 3rd from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. University of Washington professor and author Chantel Prat speaks on her latest work "The Neuroscience of You: How Every Brain Is Different and How to Understand Yours".
  • Founder and publisher of the Bayou Brief Lamar White talks several topics surrounding Louisiana politics, the US Senate race, and comments on Donald Trump. Author and early literacy advocate Maya Payne Smart speaks on the importance of reading by referring to her recent book "Reading for Our Lives".
  • Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser discusses several Baton Rouge issues as well as comments on the upcoming election. Executive director of The Walls Project Casey Philips talks about the organization, its work in the community beyond art, and its 10th Anniversary Event on Friday, August 5th at 6 p.m. at Chelsea's Live.