Behind The Lens episode 41: ‘It has been one of the most depressing things that I’ve ever seen in my entire career’

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This week on Behind The Lens:

Environmental activists filed a lawsuit against the St James Parish Council over what they say was a secret meeting about a proposed $1.25 billion chemical plant proposed in the parish. Anne Rolfes with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade joins us.

And: Help Wanted. The Orleans Parish school district is hiring someone to conduct annual audits of student transcripts, and a new charter operator for two schools as the New Beginnings Schools Foundation surrenders its charter. Marta Jewson has the details on the latest fallout from a recent graduation scandal at Kennedy High School.

Also, the New Orleans City Council is starting the long process of authorizing a tax on short term rentals as part of the Mayor’s “fair share” infrastructure funding deal. Michael Isaac Stein has an update.

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