On June 30, WRKF is bringing the daily business show Marketplace back to the air, weekdays at 5:30 p.m. And you’ll hear the Marketplace Morning Report at 51 minutes past the hour during Morning Edition on weekday mornings.

The return of Marketplace gives us an excuse to talk with host, Kai Ryssdal, about how Louisiana fits in to the bigger economic picture.

MONDAY: Dr. Stephen Barnes, John Kennedy, & Linda Barnickel

Feb 24, 2014

Jim Engster interviews Dr. Steven Barnes , Director Division of Economic Development talks about the economic output of the state, while Louisiana State Treasurer, John Kennedy speaks of food stamp fraud and other economic issues, and author Linda Barnickel discusses her book called "Milliken's Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory" about African American slave soldiers in the Milliken's Bend battles.

Jim Engster interviews Karen Alderman Harbert, President/CEO of U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy, who speaks of the politics and economics of energy including the Keystone pipeline and natural gas.  Als0, California Lt.