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Life Raft: 'Is It Ever Gonna Be Too Hot To Live Here?'

Hosted by Lauren Malara and Travis Lux, Life Raft explores your questions about living with climate change.
Laura Sanders
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In this debut episode of Life Raft we’re digging into extreme heat: Is it ever gonna be too hot to live here?

Hosts Lauren and Travis talk to a doctor about what happens to the human body when it starts to overheat, and to a New Orleans resident on a mission to cool off her neighborhood by planting hundreds of trees. They share laughs with both.

Follow Life Raft on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (@liferaftpod). Give Lauren (@_laurenmalara) and Travis (@travis_lux) a follow while you’re at it.

Do you have a question you want us to explore? Submit one to us! You can do that on our website.

The question for this episode came from New Orleans-based comedian Kamari Stevens (IG: @supermaribro).

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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