A crowded field of candidates is running for seven seats on the Orleans Parish School Board. We will look at who is leading the fundraising race so far.

The longtime chair of the New Orleans Civil Service Commission was quietly replaced earlier this month, raising some questions about what’s next for city staffers in the midst of a looming budget crisis.

Material witness warrants used to arrest crime victims continue to make headlines in the DA race. One candidate denied signing any in the past, but records show otherwise.

Our guests this week are criminal justice reporter Nick Chrastil, government and cultural economy reporter Michael Isaac Stein, education reporter Marta Jewson, and The Lens editor, 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...