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Chat replay: Bob Marshall discusses challenges facing coastal Louisiana

Last week, WWNO-FM started to air a series on the crisis facing the Louisiana coast, reported by The Lens’ Bob Marshall and produced by WWNO’s Fred Kasten. The stories lay out the causes of Louisiana’s coastal loss and what can be done to reverse it.

Tuesday at 1 p.m., Marshall will participate in a live chat about whether there’s hope for the coast. Is it too late to reverse the accelerating loss of land? Should we spend $50 billion in restoration projects?

You’re invited to come and pose your questions and opinions. To participate, come here and type your comments into the chat window below.

In the meantime, you can read or listen to Marshall’s stories so far:

Panel discussion Wednesday

You can continue the conversation Wednesday night at a free panel discussion sponsored by The Lens, WWNO and Loyola University. Marshall will moderate a discussion among:

  • John Barry, author of Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America
  • David Muth, head of the National Wildlife Federation’s Louisiana Coastal Project
  • Anne Rolfes, founder of Louisiana Bucket Brigade
  • Kerry St. Pé, head of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program
  • Aaron Viles, deputy director at the Gulf Restoration Network

Live chat

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About Steve Myers

Steve Myers is editor of The Lens. Before joining the staff in 2012, Myers was managing editor of Poynter Online, the preeminent source of news and training about the journalism industry. At Poynter, he wrote about emerging media practices such as citizen journalism, nonprofit news sites, real-time reporting via social media, data-oriented news apps, iPhoneography, and the fact-checking movement. Six of his 10 years in newspapers were spent as a local government reporter in Mobile, Ala., where he focused on local government accountability, from jail management to hurricane preparation and response. He can be reached at (504) 298-9750.