Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saving Louisiana's Coast

Listen| Casey DeMoss Roberts explores the science, policy, and culture behind Louisiana's disappearing coast. Interviews with prominent leaders in the community featured.

Carlton Dufrechou, the Executive Director of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. He is an engineer by training and explains the science behind Louisiana's coastal woes. To contact the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation call 504-836-2215 or email at

Mark Davis, Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy at Tulane Law School. He says we can't just drop money into a project and make it happen. There are legal obstacles to our goals. He talks about our state's legal traditions and some very clever solutions to our coastal policy troubles. To get in touch Prof Davis you can email him at

Dr Bob Thomas, the Interim Director of the School of Mass Communication and Director of the Loyola Center of Environmental Communication. He told me about the power of a cup of coffee, that we need to know how to communicate to a mass audience but we also just need to talk to each other. To contact Dr. Thomas email him at

Aaron Viles, Campaign Director of the Gulf Restoration Network and mastermind of many successful campaigns that protect our fisheries, our coast, and our music. He can be contacted at

Walter Williams, documentary filmmaker and creator of Mr. Bill, a favorite character from Saturday Night Live.


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