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College of Social Sciences' Bob Thomas featured on NPR

August 8, 2008

Bob Thomas, Ph.D., interim director of the school of mass communication within Loyola’s College of Social Sciences, and director of the Loyola Center for Environmental Communication, was recently interviewed by National Public Radio’s Andrea Hsu about the disappearing wetlands along the coast of Louisiana.

The interview was part of NPR’s All Things Considered programming on Hurricane Katrina and recovery along the Gulf Coast. This segment explored a plan for restoring wetlands, which are regarded as a vital speed bump for slowing down hurricanes as they move inland. The plan is part of ongoing discussions along the Gulf Coast of how best to protect against a hurricane.

The interview can be heard at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93313791; Thomas’ interview is approximately 2:40 minutes into the segment.

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