As Executive Director of Restore or Retreat, a non-profit coastal advocacy group working to identify and expedite the implementation of aggressive, large-scale restoration projects, Terrebonne Parish native Simone Theriot Maloz works with Restore the Mississippi River Delta on the local, state and federal levels to advocate for the needs of the disappearing Louisiana coast, specifically the Barataria and Terrebonne Basins. Since the devastating hurricanes of 2005 and the 2010 oil spill, she has also been tracking the process of the different planning efforts underway, including the Natural Resources Damage Assessment Act (NRDA), Clean Water Act Penalties, the 2012 and 2017 State Master Plan Update and the Louisiana Coastal Area Study projects, all to ensure the needs of the Barataria and Terrebonne Basins are being adequately met with the necessary sense of urgency in the face of what is at stake. She was appointed to serve on the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation in the summer of 2014, and is a member and co-chair of the Commission’s Diversion Subcommittee. Simone plans on having the Louisiana coast continue to serve as her home and the home of her children and grandchildren.
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 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.
April 13th, 2018 | 42 mins 43 secs
On today’s show Natalie Peyronnin, Director of Science Policy, Mississippi River Delta Restoration stops by to talk with Jacques & Simone about the Tulane University study about land loss in the Mississippi River Delta, the importance of sediment diversions being built and living on a smaller & more sustainable delta. Next up, Chris Haines, Treasurer/ Board Member of The Meraux Foundation joins the program to talk about Docville Farms & the Meraux Foundation and its importance. In the final segment, Jeanne Nathan, Executive Director of CANO/Crevasse joins the show to talk about Crevasse – 22, the current “Migration" exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Center and more!
April 6th, 2018 | 42 mins 24 secs
On today’s show William Guion, Photographer with Live Oak Images, joins the program to talk with Jacques & Simone about why the Live Oak is such an iconic representation of Louisiana, how he became interested in oak trees, how coastal land loss has affected oak trees across the state and more!
April 2nd, 2018 | 44 mins 48 secs
On today’s Delta Dispatches, Congressman Garret Graves stops by to talk with Jacques & Simone about how Rep. Graves supports Louisiana’s coastal issues through his various congressional committees. He also talks about the challenges and opportunities of the Louisiana coastal region to be a world leader in community resiliency.
Scott Kirkpatrick, President of the Coast Builders Coalition, also joins the show to talk with Simone & Jacques about Coastal Day at the Louisiana legislature, The Coast Builders Coalition and project hotlists.
March 26th, 2018 | 41 mins 44 secs
On today’s show Stacy Ortego, Outreach Coordinator, Louisiana Wildlife Federation joins the program to talk about LWF coastal work and their upcoming informational meeting on the River Reintroduction in Maurepas Swamp project on Monday, March 26th. Then Jacques and Simone are joined by Shane Bernard, Tabasco Historian, to talk about his role at Tabasco, his book that details the history of Tabasco and company's history with conservation in South Louisiana.
March 16th, 2018 | 42 mins 14 secs
On today’s show Laurie Cormier, Police Jury’s Assistant Planner & Coastal Zone Manager for the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, joins the program to talk about her role on the CPRA board, and what’s special about the Chenier plain and more! Dr. John Doucet, Dean of the College of Sciences at Nicholls State University, stops by to talk with Jacques & Simone about Acadian Genetics and the history of Cheniere Caminada.
March 9th, 2018 | 42 mins 8 secs
On this special episode of Delta Dispatches, Simone and Jacques sit down with two members of the collaborative journalism project “The Drowning Coast." First up, John Schwartz, Science Reporter for the New York Times joins the program to talk with Jacques & Simone about the reporting that went into this project as well as what other areas are facing environmental challenges other than Louisiana. In the second half the show, Mark Schleifstein, Enivironmental reporter from the Times-Picayune stops by to talk with Simone & Jacques about the local feedback from the “The Drowning Cast”, Mayor Kerner, what’s next for Times-Picayune Coastal Desk and more!
March 2nd, 2018 | 45 mins 3 secs
On today’s show Bob Thomas, Director & Professor, Loyola Center for Environmental Communication, joins Jacques & Simone to talk about the Loyola Center, Loyola’s Institute on Environmental Communications program, how coastal issues bridge the gap with bipartisan support and more! Then, Rebecca Triche, Executive Director of the Louisiana Wildlife Federation, joins the program to talk with Jacques & Simone about the upcoming Louisiana Conservation Awards.
February 23rd, 2018 | 44 mins 12 secs
On today’s show Brad Inman, Senior Project Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District Experience joins the show to talk with Jacques & Simone about his background, what initiatives the Corps has on its plate, Sediment diversions and more! Renee Bennett, Coastal Resources Scientist Manager at CPRA stops by to talk with Simone & Jacques about The Caminada Back Barrier and other projects that the CPRA are involved in currently.
February 16th, 2018 | 44 mins 53 secs
On today’s show Ben Malbrough, Executive Director of Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District stops by to talk with Jacques & Simone about Bayou Lafourche & the Freshwater District, its history and also the new salt water control structure being completed for the bayou. Alma Robichaux, BTNEP Outreach Coordinator joins the program to talk with Simone & Jacques about her background, BTNEP, her role and their event, the annual Bayou Lafourche CleanUp on March 10th. Finally, Ryan Perque, Executive Director, Friends of Bayou Lafourche talks with Jacques & Simone about Friends of Bayou Lafourche, their event, “St. Patrick’s Day on the Bayou” near downtown Thibodaux on Saturday, March 17th.
February 9th, 2018 | 40 mins 8 secs
On today’s show Simone & Jacques talk with Rob Moreau, Manager of Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station, Southeastern Louisiana University about Turtle Cove, their programs and why the Manchac Swamp & Maurepas landbridge are so important. Brady Skaggs, Water Quality Program Director, LPBF also joins the program to talk with Jacques & Simone about why so many people in New Orleans were affected by the recent stint of cold weather, what everyone needs to do to better live with water & make ourselves more resilient, green infrastructure and more!