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 – Feb 15th, 2018

Delta Dispatches – Feb 15th, 2018

Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert. On today’s show Ben Malbrough, Executive Director of Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District http://www.blfwd.org/ 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, […]

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Delta Dispatches – Feb 8th, 2018

Delta Dispatches – Feb 8th, 2018

Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert. 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 […]

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Delta Dispatches – Feb 1st, 2018

Delta Dispatches – Feb 1st, 2018

Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Jacques Hebert & Simone Maloz. On today’s show Blake Haney, Creator/Owner of Dirty Coast https://dirtycoast.com/ & Creative Director at Locally.com joins the show to talk with Jacques & Simone about all the innovative designs and great messages Dirty Coast has with their products. Jonathan Foret, Executive Director, South Louisiana Wetlands […]

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Delta Dispatches – January 25th, 2018

Delta Dispatches – January 25th, 2018

  Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Jacques Hebert & Simone Maloz. On today’s show Jacques talks with Rudy Simoneaux, Project Manager, CPRA about The Center for River Studies and coastal connections.  Clint Willson, Professor in LSU Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineerig, Director of LSU Center for River Studies joins the show to talk […]

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Delta Dispatches – January 11th, 2018

Delta Dispatches – January 11th, 2018

Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert. On today’s show Jason Lanclos, Deputy Executive Director, CPRA joins the show to talk with Jacques & Simone about The Annual Plan ( what it is & what it is not), expenditures for FY2019 and about the public meetings. Cynthia Duet, Deputy Director, Audubon […]

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