This week on Behind the Lens, New Orleans City Council has signaled they may be prioritizing early childhood education with funds paid by Harrah’s New Orleans casino as part of its lease with the city. Those funds previously went to the NOLA Public Schools district.

And the New Orleans DA’s office will no longer prosecute most low level drug offenses, according to internal emails obtained by The Lens. 

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...