This week on Behind the Lens, statewide pre-k through 12th grade enrollment has dropped 2.3 percent from last school year and in Orleans Parish enrollment has dropped 3.3 percent according to state data.

In Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, the pandemic has created a situation where juries can no longer be convened, many of the proceedings are taking place via Zoom, and many cases are stalled leading to a tremendous backlog in cases.

Our guests this week are education reporter Marta Jewson, criminal justice reporter Nick Chrastil and The Lens editor, Charles Maldonado.

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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...