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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
  • Attorney Mary Olive Pierson discusses issues pertaining to St. George parish and comments on the overturning of Roe v. Wade. American novelist and short-story writer Jennifer Egan speaks on her recent book, "The Candy House". American novelist and bookstore owner Emma Straub talks about her recent book, "This Time Tomorrow".
  • Professor and chairman at the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU Bob Mann speaks on a few economic issues in Louisiana and on the life and career of former Alabama governor George Wallace. Rabbi Barry Weinstein talks about his career as rabbi and the six year anniversary of his aortic aneurysm. WRKF Reporter Paul Braun gives insight on the 813 Bill as well as several other upcoming bills.
  • General Russel Honore talks about current issues in Louisiana, Exxon, and tax exemptions. Journalist Mark Ballard speaks on House Bill 813 voting as well as several other upcoming bills.
  • American conservative newspaper columnist and writer Quin Hillyer and journalist and reporter Sue Lincoln discuss the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the Danny McCormick bill. Journalist and author Tyler Bridges speaks on his conversation with Danny McCormick, the overturning of Roe v. Wade as well as the impact of several other upcoming bills.
  • Journalist and publisher Lamar White speaks on the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Danny McCormick bill, as well as his upcoming article featured on The Daily Beast. Associate Director for Louisiana Right to Life Angie Thomas talks about the organization and the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
  • Attorney and former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 86 in Orleans and Jefferson parishes Sam Leblanc reflects on the life and career of former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards. Professor of Law at Columbia University and author Lev Menand discusses the details of his recent book "The Fed Unbound: Central Banking in a Time of Crisis". USA Today and internationally bestselling author Wade Rouse talks about his book "Magic Season: A Son's Story."
  • Melissa Flournoy and Jeff Sadow discuss the overturning of Roe v. Wade. EBR Director of Transportation and Drainage Fred Raiford talks about drainage and traffic issues in Baton Rouge as well as some solutions to these issues. WRKF's Capitol Access Reporter Paul Braun speaks on Roe v. Wade, the Danny McCormick bill, and other recently passed bills.
  • Law professor Leslie Gerwin and journalist Mark Ballard discuss the House Criminal Justice Committee's 7 to 2 vote to charge a woman with murder if they get an abortion.
  • Gene Mills & Nora Ahmed discuss the political atmosphere of the country and the Supreme Court's leak about overturning Roe vs. Wade
  • Fred Dent of Dent Wealth Advisors discusses strategies that could positively impact today's market as well as political implications surrounding it. Political consultant Mary-Patricia Wray and a former member of the Louisiana Senate Troy Hebert talk about the abortion ban, its impact on women in America as well as its relation to the Roe v. Wade court case.