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Carlyle Calhoun

Managing Podcast Producer

Carlyle Calhoun is the managing producer of Sea Change.

Before joining WWNO, she produced environmental documentary films and audio documentaries. Carlyle began her career as a newspaper photographer at the Jackson Hole News & Guide and the Wilmington Star-News and later as a freelance photographer based in Croatia and Bosnia. Her work has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post and National Geographic Adventure, and in films screened at festivals across the country.

A North Carolina native, she is happy to call New Orleans home. You can find her searching out the best local seafood, hanging by the bayou or riding her bike around town. You can reach her at

  • It can be hard to find the bright spots amid an uncertain climate future. But they're there. On Sea Change, we're focusing entirely on solutions — stories about the good.
  • There are only around 51 Rice’s whales left in the world. And they’re the only whale that stays in one country’s territory: they live exclusively in the Gulf of Mexico…in US waters. A uniquely American whale. This also means the responsibility to protect these whales lies with the United States, but are we protecting them?
  • In this episode, we explore a growing threat to our freshwater supplies in coastal regions all over the country. With climate change, we are experiencing sea-level rise and more frequent droughts, both of which make it easier for saltwater to creep into places we don’t want it.
  • When the water comes for your home, how do you adapt? Today on Sea Change, we are bringing you an episode from our friends at KQED. The story you’re about to hear is from the third season of their podcast called Sold Out: Rethinking Housing in America.
  • Kemp's Ridleys are the most endangered sea turtle on the planet... can they lose their nickname of the "heartbreak turtle"?
  • Today is the first-ever wind lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico. Windfall is the story of the potential of wind power in a changing climate.
  • It's summertime. Most of us hope to spend time on the beach, or by a river, or a pool, and we thought we'd try to understand why? Why do we want to be by water, and why does it make us feel so good? And it’s not just us. Understanding how the power of water makes us healthier and happier is actually a growing field of research.
  • Today, we talk with Jeff Goodell, Katharine Wilkinson, and Nathaniel Rich—three authors who write books that people want to read…maybe can’t put down…about the biggest existential threat of our time: climate change. We cover the importance of storytelling, what they've learned through the work and how the heck they even figure out what stories to write.
  • A recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine looks at BSEE’s progress over the last decade, as well as critical gaps that still exist in holding industry accountable. Sea Change managing producer, Carlyle Calhoun, spoke with the director of BSEE, Kevin Sligh, about the improvements in making offshore drilling safer, and whether enough has been done to ensure the safety of workers and our environment.
  • On April 20th, 2010, out in the Gulf of Mexico, the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig exploded. The oil spill that followed is still considered the largest environmental disaster in the history of the United States. Today, we are looking at the impacts of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster 13 years later. We hear about the ongoing health effects on people who helped clean up the oil spill and ask, has the broken system that led to this avoidable disaster been fixed?