As Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) advances its draft 2017 Coastal Master Plan, the next few months will be critical in the fight to restore Louisiana’s coast. 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.
June 14th, 2019 | 40 mins 32 secs
Thanks for listening to the latest episode of Delta Dispatches. In this episode, we hear more interviews from the EVERLAB conference. In the first segment of the show, you’ll hear Simone’s interview with Chett Chiasson, Executive Director at Port Fourchon to talk about the importance of industry on Louisiana’s coast and the ways Port Fourchon partners with the state of Louisiana and other exciting things happening with the port. Following that interview, Simone sits down with #1 avid listener, Chip Kline, who talks about the passing of the 2019 Annual Plan, barrier islands and more. They also talk about Terrebonne Parish’s Coastal Day, happening on June 19th.
June 7th, 2019 | 36 mins 53 secs
Thanks for listening to this week's episode of Delta Dispatches! In this special episode of the show, host Simone Maloz sat down with a series of guests from the EVERLAB conference. EVERLAB, which took place in New Orleans earlier this month, was a place for conversation around environmental finance, investment, risk management, and economic growth. Simone spoke with several attendees at the conference and in this episode you'll hear interviews with Michael Hecht, president & CEO of Greater New Orleans,. Inc., Chip Kline, chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) board, and Steve Cochran, associate vice president of coastal resilience with the Environmental Defense Fund.
May 31st, 2019 | 44 mins 48 secs
Thanks for listening to the latest episode of Delta Dispatches. Today’s first guest is frequent guest Dr. Alisha Renfro, Coastal Scientist with the National Wildlife Federation! Jacques and Alisha talk at length about the current state of the Mississippi River. They cover everything from the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway, the Old River Control Structure and the upcoming (and historic) opening of the Morganza Spillway. In the final segment, Rachel Rhode, Analyst for Coastal Projects and Programs for the Environmental Defense Fund joins the program to discuss several topics including the anatomy of a delta.
May 24th, 2019 | 43 mins
Thanks for listening to the latest episode of Delta Dispatches. On today’s show, our hosts Simone Maloz and Jacques Hebert have a conversation with David Moore, the Aviation Director of SouthWings. SouthWings is a non-profit conservation organization that provides a network of volunteer pilots to advocate for the restoration and protection of the ecosystems and biodiversity of the Southeast through flight. David talks about his journey to SouthWings and how you can join their network of pilots! Later in the show Kat Loomis, Outreach Assistant for Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL), to talk about their upcoming events including this week’s Shell-A-Bration!
May 17th, 2019 | 46 mins 51 secs
Welcome to Delta Dispatches, with your hosts Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert. Today’s first guest is Robin Barnes, Executive VP and COO of GNO, Inc. She preview’s GNO, Inc.’s upcoming Everlab conference (June 4th), at the NOPSI hotel. In the second half, Marissa Allweiss Wendte, Development and Membership Director at CRCL joins the show to discuss an upcoming event, the CRCL Shell-A-Bration.
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May 3rd, 2019 | 41 mins 41 secs
Welcome to Delta Dispatches, with your host Simone Maloz! She’s joined by guest host Chris Cook, Lighthouse Director at Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. Chris talks about his path to LPBF, his passion for history, and his work at Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s historic lighthouse. Chris and Simone also talk about LBPF’s upcoming Beach Sweep and other upcoming volunteer opportunities. Rebecca Triche, Executive Director at the Louisiana Wildlife Federation joins Simone to talk opportunities happening across the coast including the Conservation Leadership Corps.
April 25th, 2019 | 47 mins 2 secs
Today on Delta Dispatches, Simone and Jacques speak with journalist and author Ken Wells. He talks about his history with both the Houma Courier and Wall Street Journal, how journalism has changed and tells some stories from his years as a journalist. Ken has also written nonfiction books including “Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou." Earlier this month, Ken is now a freelance journalist and wrote an insightful article in U.S. News about Louisiana’s land loss crisis. Later in the show, they’re joined by John Price, regional director of operations with Providence Hotels and The Old No. 77 Hotel in New Orleans to talk about their current promotion with Restore the Mississippi River Delta.
April 18th, 2019 | 41 mins 37 secs
On today's episode of Delta Dispatches with Simone and Jacques are joined by two participants in the second-annual 10X Water Summit. First, they sit down with David Festa, senior vice president, ecosystems at the Environmental Defense Fund to talk about issues of water management from Louisiana to California. Later, they're also joined by Justin Ehrenwerth, president and CEO of The Water Institute of the Gulf to talk about his work and this year's 10X Summit in Phoenix.
April 5th, 2019 | 40 mins 27 secs
Welcome to Delta Dispatches, with your hosts Jacques Hebert and Simone Maloz. Today’s topic is communities and the coast, with special guest Angela Chalk, Executive Director of Healthy Community Services.
March 29th, 2019 | 45 mins 1 sec
Welcome to the latest episode of Delta Dispatches. This week Simone and Jacques talk with Erin Plitsch of Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority. Erin is a Coastal Resources Scientist with CPRA’s Operations Division in New Orleans and also serves as Chair of the Caernarvon and Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion technical working groups.
March 15th, 2019 | 43 mins 34 secs
Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Jacques Hebert and Simone Maloz. On today's episode, Dr. Kristine Strickland, Chancellor of Fletcher Technical Community College joins the show today to talk about workforce development, coastal literacy, and much more! Dr. Strickland was awarded Educator of the Year by Lafourche Chamber of Commerce at its 2017 Annual Awards Banquet. She's followed by Martin Mantz, Coastal Restoration Program Manager at Nunez Community College who discusses ongoing and upcoming coastal restoration projects.
March 8th, 2019 | 43 mins 2 secs
Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Jacques Hebert and Simone Maloz. On today’s show, Kristi Trail of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation talks to Jacques and Simone about the unprecedented opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway for the third time in four years. Chip Kline, chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) also stops by to talk about the Bonnet Carré opening is an opportunity for people to pay attention to what we’re trying to do in the Master Plan. Finally, Alisha Renfro, National Wildlife Federation, closes the show with a bigger picture conversation about the high water event in the Mississippi River and what to expect next.
February 22nd, 2019 | 43 mins 41 secs
Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Simone Maloz and Jacques Hebert! On today’s show Kara Lankford, Director of Gulf Coast Restoration at National Audubon Society, stops by to about Audubon's latest Comprehensive Gulf Restoration Plan. The report highlights projects and programs critical to helping the region. Later on the show, Erik Johnson, Director of Bird Conservation for Audubon, Louisiana, joins the show to talk about the elusive Black Rail and why coastal restoration is so important for shorebirds.
February 15th, 2019 | 41 mins 11 secs
On today’s show, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham stop by to tell listeners about Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network, which will now be featuring the Delta Dispatches podcast. Listen in to hear all about the work Tyler and Peter are doing for the coast and what’s coming up in Delta Dispatches.
February 11th, 2019 | 42 mins 6 secs
On today’s show Blaise Pezold, Coastal & Environmental Program Manager of the Meraux Foundation joins the program to talk with Jacques & Simone about what he does for the Meraux Foundation, what a typical day entails, what it was like to help design the Bayou La Loutre Ridge & Marsh restoration project and more! Erin Brown, from National Wildlife Federation’s Vanishing Paradise program also stops by to talk with Jacques & Simone about Cook Off for the Coast, duck hunting season and more!
February 1st, 2019 | 44 mins 22 secs
Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Jacques Hebert & Simone Maloz. They're joined by Lucas Bissett, Fly Fishing Charter Captain of Low Tide Charters, who talks about his role with Low Tide, getting a first-hand view of Louisiana's coastal land loss crisis, and his documentary. Later in the show, they're joined by Ryan Chauvin, Digital Marketing and Communications Manager for Restore The Mississippi River Delta Coalition and National Audubon Society to talk about a new ad that will air during this weekend's big game!