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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
  • Walter Imahara & Warren Perrin talk about weightlifting and lessons learned through being on a weight lifting team and discrimination faced towards Japanese people, Jeremy Alford discusses political news of the year and Louisiana's infastucture, Brian Buma speaks on his book The Atlas of a Changing Climate: Our Evolving Planet Visualized with More Than 100 Maps, Charts, and Infographics.
  • William Daniel talks about the redistricting of our state and abortion access , Foster Campbell discusses his essay condoning LSU for the salary of their new head coach Brian Kelly, Ingrid Newkirk speaks about her book: The Cat Guardian 250 Vital Things Your Cat Wants You To Know , Madeline Read talks about her movie Trigger Girl.
  • Jeffery Deaver speaks about his book The Midnight Lock , Mark ballard discusses LSU's new head coach Brian Kelly and Roe vs. Wade, Gisele Haralson talks about her book The Risks and Rewards of Love: Is it Worth It? and upcoming Celebration of Women event. Brian Shaw promotes the upcoming "Cool Nights and Hot Jazz" at the Manship Theatre.
  • Glenn Guilbeau talks LSU Sports and the hiring of Brian Kelly. Zia Tammami discusses working with KLSU and remembers the singer Lou Rawls. Philip Bouchard talks common misconceptions in Science.
  • Stephanie Grace speaks about Senator Kennedy's comments towards Saule Omarova. Rich Rubino talks about his book The Great American Political Trivia Challenge. Adam Hunsucker discusses Brian Kelly becoming LSU's new head coach.
  • Joseph McBride spoke about Natalie Wood and the circumstances surrounding her death. Phillip Manuel discussed working with Jon Batiste and his upcoming Christmas shows. John Schneider revealed his film Poker Run and the possibility of his running for Senate.
  • Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon talked with Jim Engster about insurance rates post Hurricane Ida. Former state lawmaker and Opelousas attorney Elbert Guillory discussed the Ahmoud Arbery and Kyle Rittenhouse verdicts. Plus vaccinate mandates.
  • Mike and Susan discussed the national news of the day. Mark Ballard recapped state news and looked ahead to the redistricting session, Peter H Reynolds spoke about his new children's book "Our Table.”
  • Terry Jastrow disucsses George W Bush, the effects going to war in Iraq had on the United States and his book, "The Trial of George W Bush: A Novel." Karen Roy recounts being injured in a shooting that left her paralyzed and advocates for the technology that has helped her throughout her everyday life.
  • Rusty Yates talks the closing of the bar Churchill's. Joseph McBride remembers JFK on the anniversary of his assassination and his book, "Into the Nightmare: My Search for the Killers of President John F. Kennedy and Officer J. D. Tippit." Brian Mitchell discusses Oscar Dunn, the first Black Liuetenant Governor of Louisiana, and his book, "Oscar Dunn and His Radical Fight in Reconstruction Louisiana."