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

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

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 Manager for the Environmental Defense Fund 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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uilding Coastal Resilience in Louisiana and Beyond

On today’s episode, Jacques and Simone chat with Charles Sutcliffe, Louisiana’s first-ever Chief Resilience Officer and member of the Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities. Charles recently participated in an information exchange convened by Environmental Defense Fund with resilience officers from across the country to discuss strategies that help protect communities, businesses and ecosystems in the face of sea level rise and climate change. Charles discusses the work his team has done to build resilience in Louisiana and highlights some lessons learned from other coastal states. In the second half of the show, Simone chats with Jeannette Dubinin, Director of Coastal Programs for Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) to discuss work her organization has done to help communities build resilience to Louisiana’s changing coast and climate. Listen now

Louisiana SeaGrant and Louisiana Seafood Direct

On this week’s episode, Simone and Jacques chat with Dr. Robert Twilley, Executive Director of Louisiana SeaGrant and professor of LSU College of the Coast & Environment, about the latest news from SeaGrant and resources available to the public through their website. They then bring on first-time guest Thomas Hymel, marine extension agent with both the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant, to discuss the Louisiana Fisheries Forward program and Louisiana Seafood Direct, where consumers can get their fresh, delicious Gulf seafood directly from fishers. Listen now

A Coastal Care Package

On today’s show, Simone and Jacques chat with several guests who provide recommendations on coastal resources and content that people can access during this time of quarantine and self-isolation. First, they interview Chris Cook, lighthouse director with Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, who highlights educational tools parents can use to occupy kids who are at home. Then, Helen Rose Patterson, senior outreach coordinator with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), unveils the coalition’s new Coastal Care Package, full of recommendations for books, movies, articles and more to keep you informed and engaged. Last up, frequent guest Dr. Alisha Renfro, staff scientist also with NWF, discusses the coalition’s new virtual flyover that takes you on a flight over the Terrebonne and Atchafalaya Basins to learn about coastal restoration from the comfort of your couch.  Listen now

Interview with CPRA Chairman of the Board Chip Kline

Thanks for listening to the latest episode of Delta Dispatches. In an interview recorded last week, Jacques and Simone sit down with Chip Kline, Executive Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Activities and Chairman of the CPRA Board. They talk about the CPRA’s 2020 goals, the Governor’s recent Coastal Priorities speech, sediment diversions, the Bonnet Carre Spillway, river management, hypoxia and more. Listen now

American Shoreline Podcast Network and Previewing State of the Coast

Welcome to Delta Dispatches with Jacques Hebert & Simone Maloz! This week on the show, they talk with Tyler Buckingham, one of the co-hosts of the American Shoreline podcast! Delta Dispatches is a proud part of the American Shoreline Podcast Network, which is focused on preserving coastlines around the world. We also check in with James Karst, Director of Communications and Marketing at the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. James talks about crawfish dipping, potato salad in (or out of) gumbo and the recently announced speakers at this year’s State of the Coast, happening May 26-28, 2020. Finally we talk with John Price, General Manager of the Old No. 77 Hotel and the New Orleans Magazine’s Thought Leader of the Month! Listen Now!

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

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