Society & Culture
Before the Flood
Welcome Back Faithful Listeners!
With the recent flooding in New Orleans, there has been a lot of talk about water and the way that our community deals with it.
On this week's episode, we decided to approach the subject of water from a more macro perspective, as opposed to concentrating solely on the current state of our streets, pumps, and drains.
We are joined this week by two amazing guests. Ariadne Acevedo, Outreach Team Coordinator at the Gulf Restoration Network, discusses growing up on the Gulf Coast in Texas and how that and her time at Loyola University led her to her current non-profit work.
Maggie Olivier, a South Louisiana native who works in the Jefferson Parish Floodplain Management and Hazard Mitigation Department, talks about the role that the government plays in helping to manage the risks that water may pose to a community and steps that are being taken in Jefferson Parish to mitigate how flooding impacts their residents.
Anywho, another great episode about what it's like living here in New Orleans. Thanks for tuning in, and we'll catch you next week!
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