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

By Jacques P. Hebert, Communications Director, Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition, National Audubon Society

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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Listen to the latest and greatest episodes:

Delta Dispatches: Coastal Connections: From Bayou Lafourche to Buras

Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert. On today’s show, Ryan Perque from Friends of Bayou Lafourche stops by to talk with Simone & Jacques about what is happening with their organization, what is coming up and more! On the second half of the show, Brad Barth of CPRA joins the show to talk about the wonderful initiatives that CPRA has going on. Listen Now!

Downriver Fest and Photographing Louisiana's Coast

On this week’s episode of Delta Dispatches, hosts Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert talk to will bring on New Orleans based freelance photographer & National Geographic Society Explorer Ben Depp to discuss his aerial photography of Louisiana’s coast. On the second half the show, Jacques and Simone talk to Helen Rose Patterson from the National Wildlife Federation and Greg Lambousy from the New Orleans Jazz Museum to talk about their work and the upcoming Downriver Fest on September 8th! Listen now

Louisiana Wildlife: Alligators, Pelicans and Bears, Oh My!

On today’s show Jacques & Simone talk with Sara Sneath, Environment reporter for the Times-Picayune about her recent series on the Endangered Species Act role in saving some Louisiana's iconic species: the American Alligator, the Brown Pelican, and the Louisiana Black Bear. Read all of the pieces on Listen now

Coastal Innovators

On today’s Delta Dispatches, Hansel Harlan from Marsh Dog stops by to talk with Simone & Jacques about their unique dog treats, their BTNEP grant & what’s next for Marsh Dog. In the second half the show, Terry & Brandy Shelley from Shelley Farms joins the show to talk about off-bottom oyster farming! Learn about the process, benefits and challenges of this innovative method of oyster farming. Listen Now

Mythbusters: The Facts About Sediment Diversions

On today’s show Dr. Alisha Renfro, Coastal Scientist for the National Wildlife Federation stops by to talk with Simone & Jacques to talk about sediment diversions. Alisha reviews a recent blog post found on that addresses and debunks some myths about sediment diversions and land building. Listen now

Future Leaders of Our Coast

On today’s show, Jacques and Simone are back! They catch up on all the coastal news of the past few weeks and then sit down with Lindsay Cooper, Governor's Fellow at the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. They talk about her studies at Tulane, being President of the Tulane University Green Club, her work with No Waste NOLA, her Fellowship with the Governor and more! Listen Now!

Bonus Episode: Charles Allen Interview on Oliver Thomas

This week, Jacques and Simone are taking the week off and running a segment from WBOK’s Oliver Thomas. Oliver interviews Audubon’s new Community Engagement Director for the Gulf Coast, Charles Allen! Before that segment starts, Charles sits down for a brief chat with Jacques about his new position, his long history with the city of New Orleans and coastal issues facing Louisiana. Listen Now!

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