This week on Behind The Lens, New Orleans parents submitted their applications for the school enrollment lottery between late February and the middle of this month. Now, they’re waiting for the algorithm that controls every child’s school placement to output the results. Marta Jewson reports on OneApp, the latest in her “Class Dismissed” series on education in New Orleans.

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority heard presentations Wednesday from two firms competing for a contract to run the operations and maintenance of the public transit system. Michael Isaac Stein was there.

And, New Orleans author Nathaniel Rich is promoting his latest book, “Losing Earth: A Recent History”. It’s an expansion on his earlier report last August in The New York Times Magazine, in which he focuses on the political machinations and the people involved in early efforts to battle climate change. He spoke with us by phone from Houston earlier this week.

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Tom Wright is a staff writer and producer covering the environmental beat for The Lens. He also hosts and produces The Lens' podcast Behind The Lens. His previous work includes investigative producing with local broadcaster Lee Zurik, legislative affairs reporting for Mississippi Public Broadcasting and global affairs coverage for CNN. Wright is a winner of the DuPont, Peabody and Murrow awards for his investigative production work.