Podcast 8: July 24th, 2019
On this episode, Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi break down the latest developments in Federal coastal policy and politics. This month, they look at the details of the recent budget deal between Congress and the Whitehouse, discuss the Coastal Barrier Resources Act, and talk about the flooding in the Mid-West and the water levels of the Great Lakes. And, of course, its not a WaterLog podcast without a D.C. legislative update.
Podcast 7: June 26th, 2019
This month, Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi provide an update on the Energy & Water and Interior appropriations process, bring us up to speed on an extension of the Nation Flood Insurance Program and some reforms, an important Supreme Court decision regarding property takings, and a new study showing that despite increased funding for dredging, less sediment is being dredged.
Podcast 6: June 4th, 2019
On this special joint podcast from The Capitol Beach and Water Log, hosts Derek Brockbank, Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi have a discussion with the leadership of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning and Policy. Eric Bush, Acting Director, and Joe Redican, Deputy Director, bring district and division experience to their roles in leading Planning and Policy nationwide. They explain what planning means at the Corps, how local coastal communities and stakeholders can work with Corps planners to solve problems and tap into the extensive technical expertise at the Corps. They also discuss the value of regional coastal resilience studies (happening or being planned for the North Atlantic, South Atlantic, Great Lakes, Louisiana and Texas), and touch on STEM education starting as early as Pre-K (those summer interns really do get younger every year!).
Podcast 5: May 21st, 2019
On this episode of the WaterLog Podcast, hosts Dan Ginolfi and Howard Marlowe break down this year's Appropriations Season and how federal coastal program investment is looking thus far.
Podcast 4: April 24th, 2019
Co-hosts Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi bring us the latest coastal news and analysis from inside the Beltway. This month, we dive into the Disaster Supplemental, discuss the Democrats big infrastructure plans, and the new WRDA guidelines.
Podcast 3: March 28th, 2019
On this episode of the WaterLog Podcast, co-hosts Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi examine whether Trump's ‘Better Budget for America’ is really a better budget, considering almost zero attention is given to the coasts and 50% of our population lives there. They also take up NFIP reform and new data on the value of coastal real estate.
Podcast 2: February 27th, 2019
Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi sit down for their monthly federal update on ASPN. On this episode, Howard and Dan discuss whats going on with the boarder wall and the USACE, and how the ripples created by the President's decision to direct money towards the wall have spread as throughout the Defense Department. They then how discuss how public private partnerships and other "alternative" financing tools will play important roles as the climate changes and seas rise. They conclude with a brisk discussion about the positions of the Congress and the President on the issue of climate change. It's a great episode!
Podcast 1: January 23rd, 2019
On this inaugural episode of the WaterLog Podcast, D.C. insiders Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi dive into the government shutdown and discuss its immediate impacts, future consequences, and the origins of the budget impasse. Then, Howard and Dan look ahead to the 116 Congress and highlight possible actions that will impact coastal funding and policy.
Introduction to the WaterLog Podcast: December 3rd, 2019
Peter A. Ravella and Tyler Buckingham welcome Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi to the show from Washington DC to introduce ASPN's newest show, the Waterlog Podcast. Howard and Dan are experts in the realm of Federal coastal policy and help local governments from across the American shoreline understand and successfully navigate this complicated and confusing - yet critically important - universe. Subjects discussed: expectations for the lame duck period; the NFIP extension; what's on the WRDA radar; the 2019 Corps work plan and process; and, what we can expect to be covered in future episodes of the Waterlog Podcast.