This week on Behind the Lens, the future is uncertain for many outdoor music venues in New Orleans as zoning and permits remain in question.

As COVID cases rise in state prisons, Camp J, a controversial prison facility at Angola, has reopened for inmates who have tested positive.

And in education news, most New Orleans public high schools will require COVID-19 vaccinations for students who participate in extracurricular activities.

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