Protest in Duncan Plaza Thursday, June 4, 2020. Photo by Tom Wright/The Lens

This week on Behind The Lens:

  • The city of New Orleans braces for yet more protests over police brutality and the killing of George Floyd. We’ll have coverage from the demonstrations, including accounts from two Lens reporters and a medical volunteer who were tear gassed on the Crescent City Connection.
  • What would you do if you were exposed to tear gas? We’ll get first aid tips.
  • The Reverend Gregory Manning joins the discussion on the long way forward to resolution.
  • And we’ll examine how the protests are impacting some favorite New Orleans institutions.

Behind The Lens is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and Stitcher as well as our partners’ website, NewOrleansLocal.com. And we broadcast the show on community radio stations 102.3 FM WHIV LP in Mid-City and 90.3 FM WAMF-LP in the Marigny.

The Lens thanks our partners at The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate for sharing audio from Wednesday’s protest.

Tom Wright

Tom Wright is The Lens' engagement editor. He also hosts and produces The Lens' podcast Behind The Lens. His previous work includes investigative producing with local broadcaster Lee Zurik, legislative...