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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.

Delta Dispatches Restore the Mississippi River Delta

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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.

    CPRA Leader Discusses Hurricane Laura Response

    CPRA Leader Discusses Hurricane Laura Response

    In the wake of the destruction of Hurricane Laura, we sit down with Chip Kline, Executive Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Activities and Chairman of the CPRA Board. Chip talks about the work CPRA is doing to protect the people who call South Louisiana home, what it’s like in Louisiana’s Emergency Center, what he saw when he toured southwest Louisiana, the importance of coastal restoration in the face of future storms and more.


    Please consider helping those affected by Hurricane Laura. We’ve compiled a list of organizations here that you can support to get relief, supplies and more: http://mississippiriverdelta.org/LauraRelief

    • 35 min
    Reflecting on Hurricane Katrina's Legacy

    Reflecting on Hurricane Katrina's Legacy

    This week we sit down with two guests to reflect on where we've come in the years since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. First we talk to Sidney Coffee, who headed the Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities in 2005 at the time of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She would go on to be the first chair of the CPRA and has been instrumental in shaping that agency, the Coastal Master Plan, and coastal restoration in Louisiana. Next we welcome Arthur Johnson back to the show. Arthur is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development (CSED). Arthur and his organization have played a crucial role in helping communities, such as the Lower 9th Ward, recover and rebuild in the years since Katrina. He reflects on the progress since 2005 and the challenges communities still face in building a more equitable Louisiana for all communities.


    Please consider helping those affected by Hurricane Laura. We've compiled a list of organizations here that you can support to get relief, supplies and more: http://mississippiriverdelta.org/LauraRelief

    • 56 min
    A Coastal Conversation with Rep. Garret Graves

    A Coastal Conversation with Rep. Garret Graves

    On this extra special, lagniappe episode of Delta Dispatches, we welcome Congressman Garret Graves back to the show. We reflect on the coming 15 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and how coastal restoration has played a role in preparing Louisiana for future storms. Rep. Graves also talks about how he sees bipartisan work to create cleaner energy and community resilience in Louisiana.

    • 35 min
    Fragile Grounds

    Fragile Grounds

    This week on Delta Dispatches, we speak with Jessica H. Schexnayder about her book, Fragile Grounds, which compiles stories and photographs of endangered cemeteries throughout Louisiana's coastal zone and beyond. On the second half the show we welcome back Deborah Visco Abibou, Ph.D., restoration programs director for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. CRCL is about to install their latest oyster reef as part of their oyster shell recycling program.

    • 47 min
    Checking in on Hurricane Season with Steve Caparotta

    Checking in on Hurricane Season with Steve Caparotta

    Thanks for tuning in! Last week, forecasters updated their outlook calling for an 'extremely active' remainder of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Simone and Jacques chat with WAFB Meteorologist Steve Caparotta to get his insights on the update and what is driving it, as well as discuss prior record-breaking seasons and other trends. On the second half of the show, Jacques and Simone discuss a number of coastal updates, including reflecting on the legacy of Dr. Sherwood "Woody" Gagliano, highlighting the ongoing Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion scoping process and unveiling a new Coastal Community Cookbook. Listen now!

    • 50 min
    Scoping Out the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion

    Scoping Out the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion

    We're dedicating this entire episode to the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion, which is officially in the scoping period. During the scoping period, the public can provide comments and suggest questions about the project that they think should be addressed in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to ultimately inform how the project moves forward.
    This episode breaks down the scoping process and talks about how you can deliver your comments about the project to the Army Corps of Engineers.


    The official regulatory page can be found here: https://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Permits/Mid-Breton-Sediment-Diversion-EIS/


    For more information about the process visit our website: http://mississippiriverdelta.org/your-voice-is-needed-why-and-how-to-participate-in-the-mid-breton-sediment-diversion-scoping-process/

    • 54 min

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