The Gist talks about Eric Holder with Alberto Gonzales, and Louisiana’s coastline.

Think Louisiana Is Shaped Like a Boot? Not Anymore.

Think Louisiana Is Shaped Like a Boot? Not Anymore.

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Sept. 29 2014 7:46 PM

Louisiana Isn’t Boot-Shaped Anymore

The Gist on how erosion is literally changing the map of the Pelican State.

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If you only look at Louisiana’s walkable/inhabitable land, the boot takes on a new shape.

Illustration by Medium. Source: U.S. Geological Survey’s National Land Cover Data (2011).

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Today on The Gist, we discuss the legacy of Attorney General Eric Holder with former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Plus, Brett Anderson explains why Louisiana isn’t shaped like a boot anymore. In a recent feature for Matter, he collaborated on the making of a new map. For The Spiel, 10 objections that defined history.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.