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.

LuAnn Bombet of B'Nai Israel talks with us about the history of the oldest synagogue in Baton Rouge and their upcoming annual event.


Ty Tashiro, author of "Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome," on how the same traits that make us feel uneasy in social situations can provides the seeds for success.


Joining us to talk about unique ways for citizens to weigh in on ways to resolve state budget woes, we have LSU Mass Communications Professor Len Apcar, Advocate Editor Peter Kovacs, and Capitol Bureau Chief for The Advocate Mark Ballard.


C. Denise Marcelle
LRN

State Representative C. Denise Marcelle speaks with us about race in Baton Rouge and also addresses week three of the state legislative session.


LRN

Reporter Della Hasselle touches on concerns that some of the destruction from the historic flooding of 2016 could have been prevented and that one interstate highway is to blame.


Battle of Liberty Place Monument
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Richard Marksbury talks in response to the decision by the city of New Orleans to perform an unannounced removal of the controversial Battle of Liberty Place obleisk early Monday morning. Marksbury advocates against the removal of Confederate monuments from public spaces in New Orleans.


Michael Henderson
Sue Lincoln

Michael Henderson, Director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab, talks about his survey showing a great divide in Baton Rouge and statewide about perceptions and opinions of policing and racial equality. He also speaks with us about last summer's protests in Baton Rouge.


Aaron Blackledge of the Crisis Intervention Center in Baton Rouge talks about reports of increased stress in our community amid economic and personal pressures created by the Historic Flood of 2016.


Sue Lincoln
Kelly Tate

WRKF's Sue Lincoln on the week that was at the State Capitol as lawmakers and the governor remain apart on a budget consensus.

Charles Glass, veteran international correspondent for ABC news, gives his take from Beirut about the ongoing tragedy in Syria, the U.S. conflict with Iran, and how Middle East turbulence could affect Louisiana.


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