Chip Kline Talks River Diversions

Chip Kline

A story was published citing an LSU study saying “the Mississippi River diversions can actually do more harm than good for wetland restoration.”  The head of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Chip Kline was on the show to break down this story.  Kline says that the report focuses specifically fresh water diversions, these diversions were not designed or operated to build land, they were constructed to manage salinity within their basins as a result of salt water intrusion.  Kline explains that the data was cherry picked to fit the author’s narrative which is to call into question the validity of the sediment diversion that they intend to build as part of the State’s master plan to build land.  Chip explains to us what sediment diversion is and how it has helped restore the coastline.  Kline says that the study was inaccurate and should be discredited.  Hear the full interview here.


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Brian Haldane

Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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