This week on Behind the Lens, New Orleans public school students prepare to head back into the classroom after the Mardi Gras break with no clear picture on case numbers of COVID in that community, but teachers have now been added to the priority list for the vaccine.

The Tulane University School of Medicine is embroiled in controversy after suspending a doctor from her position overseeing a residency program. The doctor, who is Black, had filed a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination, and she believes the suspension was retaliatory.

Our guests this week are education reporter Marta Jewson, health reporter Philip Kiefer 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...