Talk Louisiana

Weekdays at 9am

Talk Louisiana connects listeners with Louisiana newsmakers through live interviews and original feature reporting. Hosted by award-winning journalist and broadcast veteran, Jim Engster, Talk Louisiana brings listener insight into the conversation by phone and email. In addition to the weekday morning broadcast, hear Talk Louisiana at wrkf.org and the WRKF App.

Heather Sewell Day, event director for the Louisiana International Film Festival, and John Dardenne, master of ceremonies for the festival, talk with us about the opening of the film festival tonight.


Deepwater Horizon on fire
U.S. Coast Guard

The Deepwater Horizon tragedy took place seven years ago today. Keith Jones is the father of Gordon Jones, one of the victims of the incident. Keith talks with us about the aftermath of the loss of his son and what has happened as a result of Deepwater Horizon.


U.S. Representative Garret Graves, reprsenting the 6th Congressional District of Louisiana, phones in to chat about disaster response and Gov. John Bel Edwards' response regarding Congress and blame for the slow flow of federal disaster funds.


American University

American University Historian Allan Lichtman is one of the only public figures who accurately predicted that President Donald Trump would win the Electoral College and Hillary Clinton would take the popular vote in 2016. Lichtman will comment on Trump's first 13 weeks in the White House.


Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg on her career and her visit to Louisiana.


LRN

Louisiana-bred political consultant Raymond Strother touches on the changing landscape of political campaigns, the rise of President Donald Trump, Louisiana's shift from blue state to red state, and the outcome of Tuesday's special election to fill a seat in Congress from Georgia.


Annabelle Gurwitch
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Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress, author, and NPR commentator. She talks about her Southern Jewish roots and her observations about families in modern society.


LRN

D-D Breaux, LSU Gymnastics Coach for 40 years, comments on her team finishing second in the nation two years in a row.


Susan Jackson
LRN

Former LSU gymnast Susan Jackson phones us to talk about LSU's recent second-place finish.


LRN

The Reducetarian Foundation's Brian Kateman discusses how he believes diet choices can create a healthy and sustainable world. Kateman specifically looks at meat consumption and what it takes to grow the meat we consume.


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