Delta Dispatches

Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert c0-host the 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) 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.

 

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. 

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. 

Catch the show live every Thursday at 5:00pm Central on 990AM

Delta Dispatches

Delta Dispatches – Sept 21st, 2017

Delta Dispatches – Sept 21st, 2017

Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert. On today’s show Dr. Theryn Henkel of  the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation http://saveourlake.org/ joins the program to talk with Simone & Jacques about what initiatives the LPBF has going on and plantings. Dr. Deb Abibou of the CRCL https://www.crcl.org/ joins the show to talk with Jacques […]

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Delta Dispatches – Sept 14th, 2017

Delta Dispatches – Sept 14th, 2017

Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert. On today’s show Erin Brown of Vanishing Paradise https://www.vanishingparadise.org/ stops by to talk with Jacques & Simone about how they advocate for restoration of the Mississippi River Delta by nationalizing the issue, raising awareness, and educating members of Congress. Chef Nathan Richard also joins the program […]

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Delta Dispatches-08/24/17

Delta Dispatches-08/24/17

Welcome to the Delta Dispatches show with your host   Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert!!!

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Delta Dispatches – August 17th, 2017

Delta Dispatches – August 17th, 2017

Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert. On today’s show Charles Sutcliffe, Director of Policy and Programs at Louisiana Governor’s Office joins the program to talk with Jacques & Simone about financing for coastal restoration in Louisiana.  http://gov.louisiana.gov/page/governors-office-of-coastal-activities  

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Delta Dispatches – August 10th, 2017

Delta Dispatches – August 10th, 2017

Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts,  Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert. On today’s show Brian Ostahowski, President of the Louisiana Archaelological Society joins the program to talk about how the coastal crisis affects archeology in Louisiana and archeology in Coastal Louisiana.  http://www.laarchaeologicalsociety.org/ Dr. Nathalie Dajko, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Tulane University stops by to […]

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