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

To make yourself a part of the conversation
Call during the program's morning broadcast: 877-217-5757
Email any time: talk@talklouisiana.org

Latest Episodes
  • Garey Forster gives his opinion on what could help mitigate the crime issues in Louisiana, and specifically in New Orleans. Nora Ahmed breaks down the issue of abortion rights in the Supreme Court. Nathan Harris talks his book, "The Sweetness of Water."
  • Mary Olive Pierson discusses St. George's zoning and failed actions of the split Senate, Mark Vonnegut reviews our standings with Covid and the efficacy of vaccines and masks to curb severity of cases, Amy E. Herman speaks about her latest book Fixed. How to Perfect the Fine Art of Problem-Solving and how art affects how we view our world.
  • Tom Aswell discusses Gary Chambers, Ted James talks the proposed voting rights law, and new job with SBA, Blanca Blanco speaks on her career in Hollywood.
  • Jim has an open discussion about current events in the country. Mark Ballard analyzes the current candidates running for Senate, and talks racial and political divides in he country, her immunity, and redistricting.
  • John Schroder talks about our States fiscal surplus and his potential run for Governor , Tyler Bridges speaks about Gary Chambers and legal Marijuana.
  • Darrell Glasper, Dr. Clyde Robertson, and Dr. Faye Williams honor Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. Mark Kram remembers Muhammad Ali on his 80th birthday.
  • Luke Mixon talks running for Senate against John N. Kennedy and touches on filibuster reform, debt, and what his response to the pandemic would be. Mike Wolf speaks on the legalization of Marijuana.
  • Edgardo Tenreiro discusses the Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center (BRG) and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center agreement to expand and enhance cancer care resources in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Mark Ballard talks politics and debates in favor of 2nd majority-Black congressional district.
  • Michael Adams and Dadrius Lanus break down the cause of 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge and how it helps young people within the community. Gary Chambers talks running for Senate against incumbent John N. Kennedy. Caroline Williams weighs in on movement being a mood booster and her book, "Move! The New Science of Body over Mind."
  • Lane Ewing talks about the trial of Elizabeth Holmes, Glen Guilbeau discusses LSU and coaches' salaries and Godwin Orkeh, Jr. informs us on the Louisiana Schools Winter Conference and Covid mitigation in K-12 schools.