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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Air Date - June 3, 2011
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
Air Date - April 1, 2011
Air Date - March 4, 2011
In this episode Bruno sits down with former US Representative Joseph Cao and Peter Brabeck of the LA Bucket Brigade.
Original Air Date - February 4, 2011
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
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
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
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
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."
Air Date - September 3, 2010
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
Air Date - July 2, 2010
In the premiere episode of Category Five Season 2, Bruno sits down with a panel of experts to discuss the BP Oil Spill.
Air Date - June 6, 2010
WVUE-TV Premieres Season Premiere of CATEGORY FIVE/WETLANDS WATCH Sunday, June 6th at 7:3 AM on WVUE FOX 8
Sunday, June 6th at 10:30 AM on WVUE FOX 8.2
Premiere Episode posted on categoryfivewetlandswatch.org Monday, June 7th
New Orleans, LA (June 1st, 2010) –Engine 24 Productions, is proud to announce the premiere of the second season of its coastal restoration series, Category Five/Wetlands Watch. Category Five is a program dedicated to educating the public on the rapid erosion of Louisiana’s coast and the danger this poses to the survival of a vital region and unique culture.
Before the massive BP Oil Spill threatened Louisiana’s coast, scientists had calculated that the state was losing a football field worth of marshland every thirty-eight minutes. It had been predicted that within the decade land loss would become irreversible. Now millions of gallons of oil are working its way through Louisiana’s fragile ecosystem, threatening shrimp, oysters, wetlands and a way of life for an entire people. Through interviews with experts, lawmakers, and residents, the show takes an in-depth look at the factors threatening our coast, the economic and cultural impacts of this continued destruction, and the possible solutions that could save our region.
The premier episode of Category Five will air Sunday, June 6th at 7:30 AM on WVUE FOX 8. Category Five will dedicate the premiere episode to exploring the causes and possible implications of the BP Oil Spill on Louisiana’s health, economy and future. To inform the residents facing this threat, host Bruno Steiner welcomes Pulitzer Prize Winning Outdoors Editor for the Times Picayune, Bob Marshall; Director of UNO’s Center for Hazard Assessment, Response and Technology, Shirley Laska; and Tulane University Environmental Lawyer Oliver Houck. The episode also features one-on-one interviews with Allison Chin, President of The Sierra Club; Louisiana residents struggling with the consequences of the BP spill, and Alaskan residents impacted by the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989.
Bruno Steiner, a local physical therapist, is the executive producer, host, and underwriter of Category Five. Steiner is deeply concerned about the rapid loss of our coast and the danger this poses to our community. He is producing Category Five to spur a dialogue on coastal erosion among the citizens in the hopes of encouraging our elected officials to take the leadership role needed to fix our cherished national treasure, the wetlands.
Advanced Industrial Services is looking to hire 500 people to help with the oil spill clean-up. Please fill out the Application and bring to JOB1 Business and Career Solutions, 2330 Canal Street [map]. They will be accepting applications Monday-Friday 9am to 3pm.
Call 504.658.4500 for information on pre-screen requirements and job descriptions.