This week on Behind the Lens, New Orleans Public Schools upgraded its COVID-19 tracker resulting in a large uptick in reported cases since September.

A report released this week from NOPD showed 41 high-speed vehicle pursuits occurred in 2019, a majority of which were for non-violent offenses, despite departmental policy and a long-running federal consent decree.

And the ACLU of Louisiana filed suit this week against the Louisiana State Police, seeking records on the use of facial recognition technology.

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