Jacques P. Hebert works as the National Audubon Society’s communications director for the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition. In that capacity, Jacques helps raise awareness to Louisiana’s ongoing environmental land loss crisis, its implications on people, wildlife and the economy, and the restoration solutions available to address it. In the wake of the BP oil spill settlement, Jacques leverages public communications and outreach to build support for large-scale restoration efforts in Louisiana and across the Gulf Coast. Prior to joining Audubon, Jacques worked as the Public Affairs Manager at Mother Jones in San Francisco, where he raised awareness to the news organization's reporting and helped elevate its profile. Previously, he worked for five years at Google initially in its advertising department and then on the company's corporate communications team focusing on YouTube. Jacques graduated from Dartmouth College with a dual major in Spanish and Latin American Studies. Jacques is a native son of Louisiana, having grown up in the town of Braithwaite in Plaquemines Parish, where his family had lived for generations and which has also been ground zero for coastal land loss, hurricanes, and the BP oil spill. In 2015, he was selected for and completed Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Emerging Leaders program along with other area nonprofit leaders. In 2016, Jacques participated in the Institute for Environmental Communication at Loyola University New Orleans. Along with Simone Maloz, he is the co-host of "Delta Dispatches," a weekly radio show and podcast on WGSO 990AM that explores Louisiana's coast, its people, wildlife and jobs, and why restoring it matters.
August 17th, 2018 | 41 mins 57 secs
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.
August 10th, 2018 | 41 mins 46 secs
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.
August 9th, 2018 | 42 mins 14 secs
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!
July 27th, 2018 | 35 mins 11 secs
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.
July 20th, 2018 | 39 mins 39 secs
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.
July 13th, 2018 | 42 mins 41 secs
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.
July 6th, 2018 | 42 mins 25 secs
Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert. On today’s show, our hosts are joined by Darilyn Turner, Executive Director of Zion Travelers Cooperative Center, and four her trainees to talk about her organization and what makes the East Bank the best bank. ZTCC is an organization that’s built around advocating for coastal restoration, disaster preparedness and connecting the youth of Plaquemines Parish to the environment. In the second half the show, Chris Roberts, Grants Manager of Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Monica Barra, Research Assistant for The Water Institute of the Gulf, talk about the documentary series Water/Ways.
June 29th, 2018 | 36 mins 46 secs
Listen to another special episode of Delta Dispatches. This two-part episode was recorded live from State of the Coast 2018. This panel discussion on the financing of coastal restoration in Louisiana is moderated by Lacy Mcmanus (GNO Inc.) and features Charles Sutcliffe (CPRA), Simone Maloz (Restore or Retreat), Steve Barnes (LSU), and Shannon Cunniff (EDF).
June 22nd, 2018 | 36 mins 56 secs
Listen to another special episode of Delta Dispatches. This two-part episode was recorded live from State of the Coast 2018. This panel discussion on the financing of coastal restoration in Louisiana is moderated by Lacy Mcmanus (GNO Inc.) and features Charles Sutcliffe (CPRA), Simone Maloz (Restore or Retreat), Steve Barnes (LSU), and Shannon Cunniff (EDF). Tune in next week to hear the second half of this fascinating conversation!
June 15th, 2018 | 38 mins 34 secs
Listen to the second half of this special episode of Delta Dispatches! Recorded live from State of the Coast 2018, host Jacques Hebert moderates a panel of expert coastal communicators that represent all facets of coastal: the state, NGOs, journalists, and filmmakers! Members of the panel include: Mark Schleifstein (The Times-Picayune), Chuck Perrodin (CPRA), Amy Wold (The Water Institute of the Gulf) and Brian Boyles (Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities).
June 8th, 2018 | 38 mins 24 secs
Listen to a special episode of Delta Dispatches! Recorded live from State of the Coast 2018, host Jacques Hebert moderates a panel of expert coastal communicators that represent all facets of coastal: the state, NGOs, journalists, and filmmakers! Members of the panel include: Mark Schleifstein (The Times-Picayune), Chuck Perrodin (CPRA), Amy Wold (The Water Institute of the Gulf) and Brian Boyles (Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities). Tune in next week to hear the second half of this fascinating conversation!
June 1st, 2018 | 46 mins 35 secs
Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Jacques Hebert & Simone Maloz. On today’s very special show Jacques & Simone are broadcasting live from the State of the Coast Convention! They talk to several special guests live from the floor of the conference.
May 18th, 2018 | 40 mins 44 secs
environment, new orleans, paris, resilience
On today’s show Jeff Hebert, Vice President for Adaptation & Resilience with The Water Institute of the Gulf & Sébastien Maire, Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Paris, join the program to talk with Simone & Jacques about making connections to achieve resilience across cities. On the heels of the recent 10x Conference in Baton Rouge, the guests discuss living with water, environmental challenges from Paris to New Orleans to Arizona, and the importance of making connections and collaborating to confront our unique environmental challenges.
May 11th, 2018 | 43 mins 36 secs
On today’s show John Fallon, Director of Sustainability & Coastal Conservation, Audubon Nature Institute joins the program to talk about sustainable seafood, differences between Audubon Nature Institue & Audubon Louisiana, the exciting things happening at the Audubon Zoo, The Coastal Wildlife Network, the G.U.L.F. Program and more! Corey Miller of Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana joins the program to talk with Simone & Jacques about “Restoration on the Half Shell”.
April 27th, 2018 | 41 mins 11 secs
On today’s show Mead Allison, Tulane & The Water Institute of the Gulf joins the program to talk with Jacques & Simone about what he does for The Water Institue of the Gulf (TWIG) and for Tulane's Department of River – Coastal Science and Engineering and more! He's joined by Barbara Kleiss from the US Army Corps of Engineers to talk about their joint certificate program with Tulane and more!
April 20th, 2018 | 42 mins 55 secs
Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Jacques Hebert & Simone Maloz. On today’s show Dr. Clint Willson, Director of LSU Center for River Studies, stops by to talk about recent articles on taming the Mississippi River, the Center for River Studies and what the river may want to do. He's followed by Dr. Alex Kolker who talks about the exciting science happening at LUMCON, their open house coming up and the study about the sinking of the gulf floor.