Next week, Governor John Bel Edwards will launch a monthly call-in radio show, “Ask the Governor,” to air on KPEL 96.5 and the Louisiana Radio Network (LRN).

The show will be broadcast statewide and made available to all radio stations. Listeners will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the governor and ask him questions about the issues that are important to them.

“I look forward to talking with folks from all walks of life who care about our great state, and I want to better understand how the challenges we’re facing impact them,” said Gov. Edwards. “I’m convinced that there is more that unites us than divides us, and by talking with one another, we can learn from one another.”

The show will air the third week of each month, beginning with the first show on Tuesday at 2 p.m. The program will be devoted to the governor taking questions from the public.

“The best part about this job is traveling the state. I see this program as another way of connecting with citizens throughout Louisiana,” said Edwards.

“Ask the Governor” will also be available online at The toll free number to call is 877-217-5757.