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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
  • Former LSU basketball player and Ukraine businessman Roman Rubchenko discusses the Russia-Ukraine war. For information on how you can help, visit youkraine.org. Attorney, author, and producer Henry Bushkin talks about the life and career of television host, writer, and producer Johnny Carson. WRKF's Paul Braun speaks on recent budget passing and several other political issues.
  • Director of Hope Medical Group for Women Kathaleen Pittman speaks on the long-term effects of the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The Advocate's Mark Ballard discusses the upcoming governor election, the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and several other political issues.
  • First up on the show was addiction and substance abuse counselors, Tonja Myles. Myles works for the Capital Area Center for Addictive Disorders. Myles talks about the rise in fentanyl deaths. Former state senator Elbert Guillory came on the show to discuss gun control and the latest mass shooting in Buffalo. Elbert and Jim also discussed Tuesday night's primary elections. Baton Rouge Gallery CEO Jason Andreasen discuss the Movies and Music on the Lawn series
  • Partner in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson Tim Hardy reflects on the life and career of former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer. Veteran jazz and blues radio host Zia Tammami talks about his 45-years as host of “Spontaneous Combustion". American writer and professor Melissa Febos speaks on her recent book "Girlhood".
  • 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."