This week on Behind the Lens, the New Orleans Ethics Review Board makes a recommendation to the City Council to ban political contributions from Entergy and other city-regulated utilities to council members and candidates.

In criminal justice news, COVID cases are rising fast in Louisiana prisons, according to data released by the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

And the NOLA Public Schools district is once again providing weekly updates on cases and quarantines among students and staff. 

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