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Life Raft: 'Have I Had My Last Good Oyster?'

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Hey there Sticky Wicket fans! WWNO and WRKF want to introduce you to our new podcast. It’s called Life Raft. Each episode explores a different question about climate change submitted by listeners like you. This episode has to do with a beloved Louisiana food: Oysters.

The question is a simple one: Is climate change coming for oysters?

We drop by a famous New Orleans oyster bar and visit with an oyster scientist to get a better feel for the ways a changing climate threatens oysters and what’s being done to help ’em out.

If you like what you hear, subscribe! You can find Life Raft wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Got a question you want us to explore? Send it to us.

For bonus pictures and extra fun vibes, follow us on social media. We’re on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Support for the Coastal Desk comes from the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and local listeners.

As Coastal Reporter, Travis Lux covers flood protection, coastal restoration, infrastructure, the energy and seafood industries, and the environment. In this role he's reported on everything from pipeline protests in the Atchafalaya swamp, to how shrimpers cope with low prices. He had a big hand in producing the series, New Orleans: Ready Or Not?, which examined how prepared New Orleans is for a future with more extreme weather. In 2017, Travis co-produced two episodes of TriPod: New Orleans at 300 examining New Orleans' historic efforts at flood protection. One episode, NOLA vs Nature: The Other Biggest Flood in New Orleans History, was recognized with awards from the Public Radio News Directors and the New Orleans Press Club. His stories often find a wider audience on national programs, too, like NPR's Morning Edition, WBUR's Here and Now, and WHYY's The Pulse.

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