Talk Louisiana 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.
Talk Louisiana

Talk Louisiana

From 89.3 WRKF Baton Rouge

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.

Most Recent Episodes

Troy Carter, Mandie Landry

Congressman Troy Carter speaks various political topics including congressional redistricting. State Representative Mandie Landry talks what's new at the capitol.

John Maxwell Hamilton, Mark Ballard

Journalist, author and Hopkins P. Breazeale Professor of Journalism at the LSU Manship School John Maxwell Hamilton talks what's going on in the world of journalism and also his latest work, "The French 75". The Advocate's Mark Ballard discusses various local and national political topics.

Rick Telander, Katie Charleston, David Matlock

Sports columnist Rick Telander talks his career in sports as well as his latest work as a author of "Sweet Dreams". Lawyer Katie Charleston speaks on the latest in collegiate athletics with the NCAA anti-trust suit. Secretary of the Department of Children and Family Services David Matlock discusses what's new with the DCFS and the importance of child welfare.

Mary Orr, Clay Young

LEAN's Executive Director Marylee Orr speaks on environmental concerns throughout the community. Owner of Clay Young Enterprises LLC talks various local issues including congressional redistricting and the upcoming mayor's race.

Desiree Lemoine, Dayne Sherman, Nina Guilbeault

Campaign manager for Industry Makes Desiree Lemoine talks the latest in the chemical, oil, and gas industry with the upcoming session. Southeastern professor Dayne Sherman gives insight into various local and national political news. Author Nina Guilbeault talks her latest work, "The Good Eater".

Cleo Fields, Bob Mann

Attorney and member of the Louisiana State Senate Cleo Fields talks the recent congressional redistricting and also his plans to seek the seat currently help by Garret Graves. Manship Chair in Journalism at the Manship School of Mass Communication Bob Mann speaks on his last day as chair after 18 years at the Manship School and also various political topics amid this election year.

Elbert Guillory, Skip Bertman, Mark Ballard

Former member of the Louisiana State Senate Elbert Guillory gives his take on the ongoing Trump trial in New York and other political topics. Legendary LSU baseball coach Skip Bertman reflects on his life and career over the years. The Advocate's Mark Ballard talks various political topics including congressional redistricting.

Mike Wolf, Jim Henderson, Tom Seeman

Libertarian lawyer Mike Wolf gives his take on the ongoing Donald Trump trial and Speaker of the House Mike Johnson. President of Louisiana Tech Jim Henderson talks education, and the public university as one of the nation's best colleges. Author Tom Seeman speaks on his latest work, "Animals I want to See".

Mike Hixenbaugh, George Sells, Josh Douglas

Senior investigative reporter for NBC News Mike Hixenbaugh speaks on his latest work, "They Came for the Schools". Veteran anchorman George Sells talk various political topics including the ongoing Donald Trump trial. Law professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law and author Joshua Douglas gives insight into his latest work, "The Court v. The Voters".

Richard Nelson, Cleve Bailey, Renea Duffin

Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue Richard Nelson talks various political topics including the idea of a constitutional convention. Filmmaker Cleve Bailey speaks on the legacy of LSU basketball player George Washington Eames amid the upcoming feature film "A Small Temporary Inconvenience". Vice President of cancer support and outreach at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Renea Duffin gives insight into the upcoming cancer screening event. For more information, click here.