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:

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 MississippiRiverDelta.org 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!

The History of LBPF with Kristi Trail

This week on Delta Dispatches hosts Jacques Hebert and Simone Maloz sit down with the executive director of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF), Kirsti Trail! They talk about the history of LBPF, saving the lake, and what the organization does for coastal Louisiana. Later in the show, Erin Brown of Vanishing Paradise stops by to talk about her busy week in the Sportsman's Paradise. Listen now

American Beaches: They're a Shore Thing

This week on Delta Dispatches hosts Jacques Hebert and Simone Maloz go big on America’s beaches! Their first guest, Derek Brockbank is the Executive Director of the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA). Derek talks about his role and how beaches and coasts differ from state to state, what role beaches play in Louisiana. Later in the show, Jacques and Simone are joined by Lauren Averill, the Jefferson Parish Coastal Zone Coordinator and ASBPA Central Gulf Coast Board Member. Lauren talks about her background, the biggest challenges facing the parish from a coastal perspective, the partnership between Jefferson Parish & ASBPA, why northern parish residents need to pay attention to coastal issues and the importance of coastal restoration. Listen now

Snowballs & Water/Ways in Plaquemines Parish

Listen to the latest Delta Dispatches where we talk to Darilyn Turner, Chris Roberts and Monica Barra about Plaquemines Parish, Water/Ways and we learn everyone's favorite snowball (or is it sno-cone?)! Listen Now

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