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.

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Florida Public Radio Emergency Network meteorologist Jeff Huffman updates us on Tropical Storm Harvey, which made landfall in Texas as Hurricane Harvey and still poses a threat to portions of Louisiana.


Dr. Scott Kahan, Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness, on the perils of fat shaming.


Keith Plessy, descendant of the man who tested Louisiana law requiring separate railroad cars, discusses how he came together with Pheobe Ferguson, the great-great granddaughter of the judge who upheld the law.


Barry Keim on Harvey

Aug 29, 2017

State Climatologist Barry Keim updates us on the tropical storm that was Hurricane Harvey when it landed in Texas, and the impact of that storm in Texas and Louisiana.


Monica Johnson and Linda Meredith of the organization HEROES (Helping Everyone Receive Ongoing Effective Support) address the HIV-AIDS crisis in Louisiana.

Johnson and Meredity comment on a study examining New Orleans and Baton Rouge and the rural region in northeast Louisiana.


Hurricane Harvey
NASA/NOAA GOES Project

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network meteorologist Jeff Huffman talks about today's expectations on the path of damage from Hurricane Harvey.


Jeff Palermo and Jim Engster
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Jim Engster takes a few moments to talk with Jeff Palermo about what is now Tropical Storm Harvey, converse about LSU sports and the displaced football game coming up this weekend that was supposed to take place in now-flooded Houston, and even touch on boxing and the notable televised fight that took place over the weekend.


Susan Colton is a retired high school principal from Florida. She says many critical areas of thought are ignored in the public school system.


Stephen Handwerk, Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, talks about his party's struggle to stay relevant in a red state. Gov. John Bel Edwards is the only Democrat elected to a statewide office in Louisiana.


Gary Lewis, the celebrated singer of the 1960s and son of entertainer Jerry Lewis, remembers his father in an interview taped in April of this year. Jerry Lewis died Sunday in Las Vegas at 91 after a 70-year career in show business.


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