This week on Behind the Lens, the public weighs in with new names for some public school buildings.

The city of New Orleans asks a judge for a stay on a court order to move forward on the controversial Phase III jail building while it takes its case to federal appeals court.

New short-term rental fine numbers show the city has collected far more than previously reported. And the Convention Center is set to sue the RTA over millions in disputed hotel tax revenue. 

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