Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) with Karen LeBlanc, coming soon to “Louisiana, The State We’re In” and “Art Rocks!”
Photo credit: William Parker

Louisiana Public Broadcasting Presents
a George Rodrigue Museum Tour with Wendy Rodrigue

August 2023: Join Karen LeBlanc of Louisiana Public Broadcasting and Wendy Rodrigue, widow of artist George Rodrigue, for a tour of The River is the Road: Paintings by George Rodrigue currently on view at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen, Louisiana.
This compelling news story, part of “Louisiana: The State We’re In,” includes original LPB footage of George Rodrigue, plus an update on the Life & Legacy Foundation, including Fall 2023 Baton Rouge area programming associated with the WBRM exhibition.

Wendy Rodrigue on Louisiana Considered

Words, Music and Commentary, by George Rodrigue, 2011
Commissioned by NPR for their calendar, which contributed important funding for this creative national outlet.

Please join Wendy Rodrigue for a new episode of Louisiana Considered, on Spotify HERE. Also available under “programs” at and

In this episode, Wendy highlights the exhibition, The River is the Road: Paintings by George Rodrigue, currently on view at the West Baton Rouge Museum, through 10/29/23.

Thank you to Louisiana Public Radio Stations WRKF and WWNO, and especially Karen Henderson of Louisiana Considered for inviting Wendy to share on the show!


Podcasts, Radio and Television

Wendy Rodrigue opens up about the life of her late husband, world-renowned artist George Rodrigue, in the following honest and heartfelt interviews. Listen and learn about the meaning and motivation behind the Life & Legacy Foundation and Tour.

November 2022: Thank you to the Mississippi Children’s Museum, the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education, Twin State News, and the Meridian community!

“People would walk in the gallery and tell me that they knew about Blue Dog,” Rodrigue said. “I would tell them his name (George Rodrigue). I want them to know his name. I want them to know now where he’s from, who he is, and what inspired him.”

Wendy Rodrigue, November 17, 2022, interview with WLOX
November 17, 2022, Wendy brings her Life & Legacy Tour to St. Martin’s Middle School in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, once again sharing the Life, Art and Journey of Artist George Rodrigue!
Nov 29, 2021 Wendy Rodrigue celebrates her 100th school on the Life & Legacy Tour with a visit to George Rodrigue’s alma mater, Catholic High in New Iberia, Louisiana. Filmed here by Douglas Magnus, November 2021.
Country Roads Magazine spotlights George Rodrigue’s paintings of Evangeline in their October 2021 “Myths & Legends” . Visit HERE

New Iberia, Hometown to Artist George Rodrigue, in this Interview with Wendy for “Positively Iberia”, with Marti Harrell. October 28, 2021

Wendy Rodrigue, Founder of the Life & Legacy Foundation and Art Tour, joins host Peggy Scott Laborde for “Steppin’ Out” on WYES-TV, featuring Poppy Tooker, Alan Smason, and incredible music by Stoo Odom.
Wendy Rodrigue visits with Eric Paulsen for WWLTV as she engages people of all ages through the arts during the Life & Legacy Tour, in honor of her late husband, George Rodrigue.
Wendy Rodrigue shares her story and passion for the arts at Oklahoma A+ Schools Institute NYAC 2021

Unleashing Creativity with Wendy Rodrigue
by Francis Roy Agency
February 21, 2020
Stacked Keys with Amy Stackhouse
“A podcast featuring women who inspire”
February 12, 2021

Wendy Rodrigue Magnus– Enjoy Life
Aaron Beam Speaks
August 2020

NOLA Famous with Tatum Gardner:
October 11. 2019
This interview is raw, endearing and will bring you to tears.
“The Art of George Rodrigue: Shiny Happy Blue Dog” in Sand Springs. OK
By Rich Fisher for NPR Tulsa. November 18, 2018
Apres Midi Afternoon Classics: with Judith Meriwether, for NPR Lafayette, LA. March 26, 2018
April 19, 2019
WWL New Orleans
WWL Radio with host Monica Pierre, New Orleans, 2019
November 2, 2018
Fox 8 New Orleans
“In the NOLA” podcast with Betsie Gambel, WGSO 990 AM New Orleans, 2019

February 12, 2012
“The Other Half” Credit WAFB Channel 9 Baton Rouge, LA.
WRBH Reading Radio, 2019


Join Wendy on YouTube as she explores the life and art around her! Regularly updated with new themes and subjects for all ages.

Wendy Rodrigue shares a George Rodrigue painting from her collection and a related story from
“The Other Side of the Painting” (UL Press). Read the recent blog post referenced for “Musings of an Artist’s Wife” HERE.

Wendy Rodrigue speaks about her late husband George Rodrigue and the process it took for him to develop the concept of his sculpture piece titled “Colors of My Mind.”

WLOX Gulf Coast Weekend by Corey Hudson
Rodrigue’s Blue Dog: Discovering Late Works on Canvas & Metal at the Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, MS