Set Your Dials: Introducing Delta Dispatches Weekly Radio Show & Podcast

By Jacques P. Hebert, Communications Manager, Coastal Resilience and Ecosystems, Environmental Defense Fund

What happens when a Theriot and an Hebert walk into a radio station? Each week your hosts, Simone Theriot Maloz, the Executive Director of Restore or Retreat and Jacques P. Hebert, Communications Director, Audubon Louisiana will be co-hosting a weekly radio show, “Delta Dispatches,” to discuss Louisiana’s coast, its people, wildlife and jobs, and why restoring it matters.

As the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) passed the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, the fight to restore Louisiana’s coast continues. To keep you engaged and informed, we will bring you discussions on important aspects of coastal restoration, the latest coastal news and events, interviews with relevant experts, business and community leaders, and more.

Catch the show live every Thursday at 5:00pm Central on 990AM or subscribe on iTunes and Google Play below. 

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Eco-tours of Louisiana’s Coast

Thanks for listening to the latest episode of Delta Dispatches. This week Jacques talks to the owners of two eco-tourism companies. First, he speaks with Barbara Johnson, founder of the Great Delta Tours. Barbara has been a respected practitioner, civic leader and consultant in New Orleans for more than 30 years. Tours by the Great Delta Tours cover coastal restoration and bird and wildlife viewing. Next on the show is Marie Gould, founder of Lost Lands Tours. Mary has spent more than 25 years boating and kayaking in the wetlands surrounding New Orleans. Lost Lands Tours focus on educating people on the importance and impact of the Louisiana wetlands, and the devastation that’s been caused by human alterations to the Louisiana coast. Listen now

Archaeology of Louisiana’s Vanishing Coast

Today on Delta Dispatches, Jacques and Simone start the show talking about the hottest debate in coastal Louisiana: is dipping crawfish a crime against humanity or merely deeply unsettling. Once that’s settled, they talk to Stacy Ortego with the Louisiana Wildlife Federation to talk about the progress made on one of our favorite restoration projects: the River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp. Finally, they dig deep with Brian Ostahowski, Theodore Marks, and Peyton Finch about archaeological efforts across Louisiana’s coast. Listen now

Come out to Cook-Off for the Coast on February 8th!

Thanks for listening to the latest episode of Delta Dispatches. This week we’re talking to Samantha Carter, Outreach Manager for the National Wildlife Federation and she’s here to talk about the third annual Cook-off for the Coast! This free event, taking place at Docville Farm on February 8th from 11-3! Come enjoy great (free) food, music, kids events, and more! The event will benefit the Chandeleur Sound Living Shoreline program, which is a partnership Nunez Community College and Chalmette High School where students builds and install oyster breakwaters along the northern edge of Comfort Island. Learn more at CoastCookoff.com. On the second half the show we talk to Jennifer Guidry, CWPPRA Outreach Coordinator. Jennifer talks about the history of the agency and some of the exciting projects that were awarded funding earlier this week.Listen now

Exploring Nature: Birds and the Louisiana Children’s Museum

Welcome to Delta Dispatches with solo host Jacques Hebert. Today’s first guest is Erik Johnson, Director of Bird Conservation of Audubon Louisiana. Erik talks about the restoration of one of Louisiana’s most important pelican rookeries, Queen Bess Island. They also discuss some of the great work Audubon Louisiana is doing across the coast including an upcoming beach-nesting bird volunteer opportunity. Jacques is also joined by Julia Bland, Executive Director of the Louisiana Children’s Museum. They talk about the museum’s new home in City Park and their Mississippi River exhibit “Move with the River” and their commitment to resilience and sustainability.  Listen now

Last Call for the Bayou

Thanks for listening to the latest episode of Delta Dispatches. This week Jacques and Simone are joined by filmmakers Dom and Nadia Gil with Encompass Films to discuss “Last Call for the Bayou” their 5 short documentaries about Louisiana’s land loss crisis. The films are currently being shown at festivals around the country. One film, “On a Wing and a Prayer” was released online by CNN’s “Great Big Story,” while the other films will be released online later this year. You can learn more about the films at lastcallforthebayou.com. Listen now

Sediment Diversion Could Protect 47 Sq. Miles of Louisiana’s Coast

Thanks for listening to the latest episode of Delta Dispatches. On the first episode of 2020, Simone and Jacques speak with Brad Barth, Operations Assistant Administrator for the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). Brad talks about one of Louisiana’s cornerstone restoration projects: the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. The CPRA recently completed modeling that showed this project protecting 47 square miles of land over 50 years. Listen now

A Toast to the Coast in 2019!

On this special year-in-review episode of Delta Dispatches, Jacques and Simone look back at a busy year for coastal restoration in Louisiana. They’re joined by friends and guests from the past year starting with Chip Kline, chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Lauren Averill, Jefferson Parish Coastal Zone Director, and ASPBA Central Gulf Coast Board member and Kristin Tracz, Program Officer with the Walton Family Foundation. Listen Now!

You can find all episodes of our show on iTunes, Google Play, and on our website. Thanks for listening!