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

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Latest Episodes
  • Louisiana Attorney General and candidate for governor Jeff Landry speaks on his candidacy and campaign. Manship Chair in Journalism at the Manship School of Mass Communication Bob Mann talks what's new at the university and also LSUs drop in ranking. EBR Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore gives his thoughts on the death penalty in the state as well as the crime rate.
  • Veteran public service commissioner Foster Campbell speaks on the recent PSC Meeting and also various environmental issues. The Advocate's Mark Ballard talks the idea of a potential government shutdown and also the latest on Louisiana politics.
  • Legendary University of Arkansas basketball coach Nolan Richardson reflects on his life and times. Writer John Wirt is joined by The Advocate and The Times-Picayune writer Ted Lewis to remember singer-songwriter Jim Croce on the 50th anniversary of his passing.
  • Pollster and political consultant Bernie Pinsonat is joined radio host Tony Brown to discuss the upcoming governor's election and the potential of a run-off. Former state representative and metro councilman Darrell Ourso talks the upcoming Rotary Club debate. For more information, visit Wall Street Journal reporter Katherine Blunt speaks on her latest work, "California Burning".
  • Former metro councilman and Republican Darrell Glasper is joined by Republican political consultant Scott Wilfong to discuss the latest amid the upcoming primary election. The Advocate's Tyler Bridges speaks on the recent governor's debate. BREADA executive director Darlene Adams Rowland talks the Red Stick Farmers Market. For more information visit
  • President of the LABI Jim Patterson is joined by managing partner of Economic Leadership LLC Ted Abernathy to discuss LA23's new strategic plan. Retired Army General Russel Honore joins us on his 76th birthday to speak on various topic including the Green Army and the upcoming elections.
  • Wealth Management Analyst for Aucoin Wealth Management Brian Dubreuil speaks on Jenni Peters' comments regarding the City Park. The Advocate's Mark Ballard talks various political topics including the upcoming governor's election and also Mitt Romney. Education journalist Natalie Wexler reflects on her life and career and also talks her latest work, "The Knowledge Gap".
  • Manship Chair in Journalism at Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication Bob Mann speaks on his book, "Kingfish U: Huey and LSU" and also comments various political topics. Dean of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Oliver Garden gives insight into what's new at the Vet School. Writer Gaylon White talks his latest work, "Coach of a Lifetime". Writer Jeremy White talks his book "The Girl at the Bottom of the Picture."
  • Owner of Red Cakes Events Heather Day talks the upcoming Sunday Funday event Burnt Bottom Biscuit Bingo Brunch. For more information, visit Associate professor of political science at Louisiana State University in Shreveport Jeff Sadow comments on the upcoming governor's election and it's candidates. EBR Parish Clerk of Courts candidate Dona Collins-Lewis speaks on her candidacy and campaign amid the upcoming election.
  • R&B and soul singer Aaron Neville reflects on his life and times by referencing his autobiography "Tell It like It Is". Rabbi Peretz Kazen from the Chabad of Baton Rouge talks the upcoming documentary "The Honey Girl" on Holocaust survivor Esther Basch. For tickets and more information, visit Author and speaker Race Relations Specialist Cleo Scott Brown speaks on her latest work, "Witness to the Truth". Talk Louisiana host Jim Engster remembers the tragedy on this date twenty-two years ago, 9/11.