Inside WRKF

Here's what WRKF is up to in the studio, on the air, and in the community, thanks to generous support from our community members.

Join WRKF as we address Black History Month this year with a selection of special programming focusing on the legacy of slavery in formerly Confederate America and centering Black voices, experiences, and contributions.

2020 Holiday Programming

Nov 20, 2020

From Thanksgiving to Hanukkah to Christmas, join as WRKF celebrates the holiday season with a selection of seasonal programming designed to give you a unique, diverse, contemplative perspective on the holidays. Enjoy traditional musical selections, storytelling, and more.

Jump to a holiday: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa

Join WRKF as we engage in a series of live national conversations exploring key questions leading up to November's election.

On September 22, 23, and 24 at 7pm, join for a three-part pre-election special, "America Are We Ready." Hosted by WNYC's Brian Lehrer, each broadcast will feature special guests, co-hosts, and calls from listeners from across the country. The three broadcasts will explore different themes: the pandemic, our ongoing national racial justice conversation, and what's at stake for the middle class in the current economy.

The Moth Radio Hour — Saturdays at 5pm
Beginning September 29th

The Moth Radio Hour features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise, and delight audiences with their honesty, bravery and humor.

Think, with Krys Boyd — 1pm Mondays-Thursdays
Beginning Monday, September 7

Ashley Dean / WWNO

The news cycle continues to expose how America contends with racism: racial disparity in COVID-19 infections and deaths, the murder of Ahmed Aubrey, the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the protests, the president’s tweets, and the weaponization of white womanhood.

Hosts Kai Wright and Brian Lehrer will explore these issues with you and special guests, including Angela Davis from Minnesota Public Radio and Tanzina Vega from The Takeaway.

American University

Veteran radio reporter Patrick Madden to direct news coverage at Baton Rouge and New Orleans public radio stations.

BATON ROUGE, La. – 89.3 WRKF-FM, Baton Rouge’s NPR member station, today announced Patrick Madden has been named regional news director in a collaborative hiring arrangement with New Orleans NPR station WWNO-FM effective May 1, 2019. Madden will direct local news coverage at each station and regional coverage between both.