Travis Lux

Coastal Reporter

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.

Before joining WWNO, Travis reported for Marfa Public Radio in Far West Texas, and for WRKF in Baton Rouge. He studied Anthropology and Sociology at Rhodes College and radio production at the Transom Story Workshop.

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Ashley Dean / WWNO

The City of New Orleans could announce a plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions on businesses as early as the end of next week, according to Director of Communications Beau Tidwell.

Tear gas deployed by New Orleans Police Department officers floats into a crowd of protesters on the Crescent City Connection in New Orleans. June 3, 2020.
Travis Lux / WWNO

The New Orleans City Council voted Thursday to strongly limit the use of tear gas by law enforcement officers within the city.

NOAA

Now that Hurricane Sally has moved eastward and threats from the storm have dramatically decreased in likelihood, officials in New Orleans are exhaling a bit.

Tropical Depression 19 is currently expected to strengthen into a tropical storm and make landfall near the border of Louisiana and Mississippi.
National Hurricane Center

Much like the year that contains it, the 2020 hurricane season refuses to let up.

Fans won't be allowed inside the Superdome for either the season opener, or the following home game on Sept. 27.
coffee shop soulja / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

The City of New Orleans will not allow tailgating on public property during the season-opening Saints game this Sunday.

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