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Sea Change

The Drowning South: A Conversation with the Washington Post

Jahi Chikwendiu
The Washington Post

The ocean is rising across the South faster than almost anywhere else in the world. Today, Eva Tesfaye, a reporter for Sea Change, talks to the two journalists behind the Washington Post’s new series “The Drowning South.” Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis discuss their data-driven reporting, which takes them from Texas to North Carolina. It’s a fascinating conversation about how journalists are finding ways to tell the complicated stories of climate change and offers deep insight into why the south is especially at risk. That’s coming up after the break.

Links to the first stories in the Washington Post’s series, “The Drowning Coast.”

“Where Seas are Rising at Alarming Speed”

“The New Face of Flooding”

This episode was produced by Eva Tesfaye, and me Carlyle Calhoun. Sea Change’s managing producer is Carlyle Calhoun. Our sound designer is Emily Jankowski. And our theme music is by Jon Batiste. Sea Change is a WWNO and WRKF production. We are part of the NPR Podcast Network and distributed by PRX.

Sea Change is made possible with major support from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. WWNO’s Coastal Desk is supported by the Walton Family Foundation, the Meraux Foundation, and the Greater New Orleans Foundation.

Eva Tesfaye covers the environment for WWNO's Coastal Desk. You can reach her at eva@wrkf.org.
Carlyle Calhoun is the managing producer of Sea Change. You can reach her at: carlyle@wwno.org