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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These Resources Put Louisiana's Coast at Your Fingertips

Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Jacques Hebert & Simone Maloz. On today’s show Anne Hawes, Outreach & Engagement Director & Public Information Director of CPRA joins the show to talk about her background, CPRA’s work to protect & restore coastal Louisiana, how many projects that are currently in construction across the coast, and CPRA's new blog and tools! In the second half the show, Dr. John Lopez, Director, Coastal Sustainability Program of Pontchartrain Basin Foundation also stops by to talk with Jacques & Simone about the Ponchartrain Estuary Atlas, the Swamp Restoration Suitability, Oyster Habitat Suitability, the Lights on the Lake event on December 15th and more! Listen now

Talking Oysters

Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert. On today’s show Richard Condrey, former professor at LSU in the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences stops by to talk with Jacques & Simone about his background, the value of Louisiana fisheries to the rest of the world, the Baton Rouge Audubon Society (BRAS) and his blog "The Great Barrier Reef of the Americas: Coastal Lessons from the Past." Natalie Snider, director of science policy at EDF also joins the show to talk with Simone & Jacques about The Great Barrier Reef of the Americas, the impact the loss of the GBRA had on our wetlands & marshes, the importance of oyster reefs for a sustainable coast, creating an artificial reef and much more! Listen Now!

In Search of Louisiana’s Mysterious Marsh Bird

On today’s show Erik Johnson, Director of Bird Conservation at Audubon Louisiana & Justin Lehman, Coastal Marshbird Technician, also from Audubon Louisiana stop by to talk with Jacques & Simone about being vocal about stopping the proposal to build an airport on Elmer’s Island, how things are going restoration wise from a bird perspective, Justin’s typical day in the Louisiana marshes, the new project Black Rails, the surveys being conducted and more! Arthur Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development (CSED) also stops by to talk with Simone & Jacques about Cypress seedlings being planted into their urban wetlands and how to get involved in their C.R.U.S.H. program. Listen now

Nicholls State University: Closest to the Coast

On today’s show Dr. Jay Clune, President of Nicholls State University joins the program to talk about his path to becoming President of the university, and what makes Nicholls a special place including Nicholls Farm and the Nicholls Center of Excellence and business incubator. Simone and Jacques are also joined by Nicki Boudreaux, the Instructor of Mass Communication at Nicholls. She talks about what made the intersect the coast and communicating, and how she has seen communication change since she has been at Nicholls. Listen now

Resilience in Coastal Communities

On today’s show, Brandon Champagne stops by to talk with Simone & Jacques about his LSU Undergrad Honors Thesis – “Resilience in Context: How Cultural Factors Influence Migration Decisions of Individuals in Flood-Prone Areas of Coastal Louisiana”. Then, Dr. Shirley Laska from University of New Orleans joins the program to talk with Jacques & Simone about her background, what changes she has seen in the time she has spent in our coastal communities, what she has seen & experienced that are signs of hope, Participatory Action Research & TEK and about her book coming out next year. Listen now

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