Your survival guide for a changing planet.

Your survival guide for a changing planet

Climate change is scary. Life Raft is not.

In a podcast from WWNO, WRKF and PRX, reporter Travis Lux and comedian Lauren Malara answer your questions about living with climate change. How bad will the flooding get? Should I raise my house on stilts? Will New Orleans even be viable as a city? We’ll tackle it all.

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What If We Just…Made Our Houses Float? Life Raft

With flood risk increasing and flood insurance rates likely following suit, it seems like there's got to be a better way to tackle the challenge. For example: could we make our homes float when the water comes? This week we talk to an architect who has devoted her professional life to that question, and we visit a Louisiana community where some people have decided that it makes more sense to temporarily float a house than to elevate it on stilts. — Want to help shape the future of Life Raft? We’re looking for feedback on our first season. Filling out this (super short) survey will really help us understand how we can best serve you. If you include your contact info, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win a prize from WWNO or WRKF. While we figure out what the future holds, we’d love to extend the biggest and warmest thank you to everyone who made this possible. Thanks, especially, to everyone for listening, and for submitting the questions that made this show possible. In the meantime, follow us on social media. We’re on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. And if you like what you hear from Life Raft, consider making a donation to WRKF or WWNO to help keep the show going! — Support for WWNO’s Coastal Desk comes from the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and listeners like you.
  1. What If We Just…Made Our Houses Float?
  2. Could Flood Insurance Sink Us Before The Water Does?
  3. What Would It Take For Louisiana To Go Carbon Neutral By 2050?
  4. How Much Can We Blame The 2020 Hurricane Season On Climate Change?
  5. Bonus Episode: Confronting The Loss That Climate Change Promises

HumaNature: Afrovivalist

We’re going to get a glimpse into the world of prepping through the eyes of Sharon Ross, who wanted to be prepared for anything, but later found herself the odd one out.

Episode 1: ‘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.

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