On this week’s episode of Behind The Lens, Fair Wayne Bryant is serving a life sentence for attempting to steal a pair of hedge clippers in 1997. His appeal to the Louisiana Supreme Court was denied, but he was granted a new parole hearing set for October. 

Kids in special education in the New Orleans school system have special needs. How are those needs being met while school is virtual

The Jefferson Parish Public School System made an abrupt announcement this week, delaying the opening of schools there by another two weeks. 

In spite of ongoing eviction restrictions, a landlord in Algiers continues to post eviction notices on some of his tenant’s doors. Are we on the verge of a wave of evictions in New Orleans? 

This week’s guests are criminal justice reporter Nicholas Chrastil, education reporter Marta Jewson along with Faimon Roberts III of the Times Picayune New Orleans Advocate, city and cultural economy reporter Michael Isaac Stein, and the editor of The Lens, Charles Maldonado.

Behind The Lens is available on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Play and Stitcher. 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.

Carolyne Heldman

Carolyne Heldman has been in media for 35 years, most recently as Executive Director at an NPR member station in Colorado where she was responsible for new multi-platform content initiatives, strategic...