Behind The Lens episode 36: ‘No, I don’t have my diploma yet’

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This week on Behind The Lens:

Students at John F. Kennedy High School are still waiting for answers, after allegations of grade inflation at the school and irregularities in school records have delayed transcripts for graduating seniors. We’ve got the latest from Marta Jewson, and we talk to a Kennedy student whose plans for the fall are in limbo.

And, a new report argues that New Orleans money bail and conviction fee system is unjust, disproportionately harms black people – and doesn’t keep the city safe. Nicholas Chrastil has the details.

Also, the Orleans Public Defenders office is facing another budget shortfall, and may have to furlough staffers in order to make ends meet. We talk to Chief District Defender, Derwyn Bunton.

Behind The Lens is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and Stitcher.

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