Category 5 - Season 3, Episode 10

In this episode we take you to the unveiling of GNO Inc. and architect David Waggonner's Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan. Host Bruno Steiner sits down with John Valentino and Diane Lundeen, the creators of Alter of the Wetlands, a sculpture created for the 2013 Burning Man Festival.

 

Posted on November 5, 2013 .

Category 5 - Season 3, Episode 8

On July 24th, the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority filed a lawsuit against nearly 100 oil and gas companies for contributing to the monumental loss of Louisiana’s wetlands. Host Bruno Steiner sits down with bob Marshall, of the Lens, to discuss the historic lawsuit. Louisiana Lost Lands Tours offers kayak tours through Louisiana’s bayous and wetlands, giving travellers a first hand look at the effects of coastal erosion. Bruno visits with Lost Lands founders Marie Gould and Lindsay Pick to learn more about their tours and why it’s important to see the wetlands in person.

Posted on August 2, 2013 .

Category 5 - Season 3, Episode 7

Over the past 3 months The Greater New Orleans Foundation, an underwriter of this program, teamed with the Urban Institute, and over 30 community partners to present The Urban Water Series, a series of five workshops with the goal of learning how other U.S. cities, with aging infrastructure, subsidence issues and flooding problems similar to those in New Orleans, have introduced innovative water management and financing into their community. This episode features excerpts from the Urban Water Series. Jennifer Roberts and Miriam Belblidia of Water Works, L3C also join the program to show examples of green infrastructure that already exists in New Orleans.

Posted on July 22, 2013 .

Category 5 - Season 3, Episode 6

In this episode Category Five, host Bruno Steiner sits down with Len Bahr, the founding editor of LA Coast Post, a must read blog for anyone interested in the state of Louisiana’s coast. Category 5 took a trip down to the The Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society in St. Bernard Parish. Also featured in this episode are excerpts from the Greater New Orleans Foundations Urban Water Series.

 

Posted on July 22, 2013 .

Category 5 - Season 3, Episode 5

In this episode Category Five visits Borgne Restaurant to talk with Chef Brian Landry on his restaurants connection to Louisiana's coast. Then, we take a trip down to Lake Borgne to talk with Frank Campo, who runs the oldest family run marina in the state. And Bruno sits down withPulitzer Prize winning journalist Bob Marshall to talk about the state of wetlands journalism.

Posted on May 13, 2013 .

Category 5 - Season 3, Episode 4

In this episode Category Five covers the 2013 Water Challenge. The nationally award-winning Water Challenge is a collaborative initiative of The Idea Village and the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) that aims to identify and support entrepreneurial solutions that apply innovative approaches to how we live with water. Host Bruno Steiner interviews past winners, panelists and local officials to get their vision for living with water. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Bob Marshall also joins Category Five to share his latest editorial on the state of our coast.

Posted on April 9, 2013 .

Category 5 - Season 3, Episode 3

In this episode Category Five sits down with Denise Reed, Chief Scientist for the Water Institute of the Gulf to discuss the work they are doing in Louisiana. Category Five travelled to Thibodaux to speak with members of BISCO, the Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing, a group that works to address issues of social inequity in coastal Louisiana. Bob Marshall, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist from The Times-Picayune, visits Category Five to share his latest editorial on the state of our coast.

Posted on March 5, 2013 .

Category 5 - Season 3, Episode 2

In this episode Category Five takes a look at the complicated issue of water management and how it impacts our lives with Mark Davis, Director of the Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy at the Law School. We also speak with Dr. Donald Davis, author of Washed Away?: The Invisible Peoples of Louisiana's Wetlands and Emeritus Director of Oral History in the Sea Grant College Program at LSU, to talk about Louisiana’s rich cultural history and what is at stake if we lose our coast. Bob Marshall, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist from The Times-Picayune, visits Category Five to share his latest editorial on the state of our coast.

Posted on March 5, 2013 .

Category 5 - Season 3, Episode 1

This week we will explore sea level rise and how it’s affecting the Gulf Coast with Torbjörn Törnqvist, a professor with the Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University. We also sit down with Bob Marshall, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist from The Times-Picayune and frequent guest on Category Five. Finally, Category Five goes to South Lafourche Parish to visit with Sassafras Louisiana, a group of high school students who took on the task of raising awareness of coastal erosion after the BP Oil Spill.

Posted on December 10, 2012 .

Category 5 – Season 2, Episode 12

In this episode Bruno sits down with Governor Bobby Jindal's Coastal Czar Garret Graves to get an update on how the state is dealing with the massive BP disaster one year later. Bruno also sits in on the Greater New Orleans Coastal 5+1 panel to get an update on how coastal communities are coping with the lingering effects of the BP oil spill.

Air Date - May 6, 2011

Posted on May 9, 2011 and filed under Uncategorized.

Category 5 – Season 2, Episode 8

This month Bruno invites renowned author and professor of geography at Tulane University, Richard Campanella and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Times-Picayune Outdoors Editor, Bob Marshall, to look at the decisions that lead to the development of New Orleans and the many reasons for why the city continues to thrive. The Nation has agreed to make an investment in New Orleans protection. The Army Corps of Engineers is constructing the largest public works project in their history to do just that. But when Category Five tours the progress, they learn that it these floodwalls are still not considered strong enough. The city and region need to implement other measures to protect residents from flooding. Bruno sits down with John Lopez of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation to learn about the Multiple Lines of Defense Strategy.

Air Date - January 1, 2011

 

Posted on January 11, 2011 and filed under Uncategorized.

Category 5 - Season 2, Episode 7

In this episode Bruno sits down with the entrepreneurs behind Pureland Wet Tea, has an in depth discussion with The Times-Picayune's Bob Marshall on the role of small business in helping restore Louisiana's coast, and hits the town for Righteous Fur's Nutria Fashion Show at the Ogden Museum.

Air Date - December 3, 2010

Posted on December 6, 2010 and filed under Uncategorized.

Category 5 - Season 2, Episode 6

In this episode, Bruno takes a trip down to LUMCON to learn how the Mississippi River shapes and continues to reshape Louisiana's coast, then sits down with Windell Curole of the South Lafourche Levee District to talk about why Louisiana needs it's share of oil royalties now. And finally, Bruno spotlights a new music festival, Warehouse Fest, that aims to give back to Louisiana's coast and culture..

Air date - November 5, 2010

Posted on November 8, 2010 and filed under Uncategorized.

Category 5 - Season 2, Episode 5

In this episode Bruno sits down with Times-Picayune author Bob Marshall, Louisiana's Coastal Czar Garret Graves, and members of Future Leaders of America's Gulf, or F.L.A.G., to look at the issues facing Louisiana's coast.

Air date - October 1, 2010

Posted on October 3, 2010 and filed under Uncategorized.

Category 5 - Season 2, Episode 4

In this episode Bruno sits down with Bob Marshall to hear the heart breaking story of Delacroix, LA and talks with Anne Milling from Women of the Storm about how you can "Be the One."

Read Bob's article on Delacroix.

Watch "A Paradise Lost," by Ted Jackson and narrated by Bob Marshall.

"Be the One" for gulf restoration by signing Anne's petition to Restore The Gulf.

Air Date - September 3, 2010

Posted on September 5, 2010 and filed under Uncategorized.

Category 5 - Season 2, Episode 3

In this episode Bruno sits down with Chief Albert Naquin of the Biloxi-Chitimacha tribe, Jefferson Parish Coastal Manager John Uhl and P & J Oyster Co. Owner Al Sunseri to discuss the cultural, economic and emotional impact that coastal erosion and the recent BP Oil Spill have had on Louisiana.

Air Date - August 1, 2010

Posted on August 2, 2010 and filed under Uncategorized.