This week on Behind the Lens, quarantines among New Orleans public school students and employees are up along with a slight uptick in COVID cases, and two charter schools are accused of violating state background check requirements for employees, drawing fire from the NOLA Public Schools district. 

City Council President Helena Moreno is calling for an independent audit of Entergy after a series of problems at the utility in recent months.

New Orleans is taking another look at an ankle monitoring system for criminal and juvenile court defendants, a move that is sure to raise eyebrows. 

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