This week on Behind The Lens, as the fourth surge drags on, the marketing agency for New Orleans tourism pulls its national ad campaign.

In criminal justice news, a high-speed car chase involving the Louisiana State Police resulted in injury for a seven-month-old child. And COVID cases were down this week in prisons statewide after a big jump a week ago. 

COVID cases and quarantines among New Orleans public schools students and staff are up dramatically while the OPSB votes on a vaccine mandate for its employees.

Our guests this week are government and cultural economy reporter Michael Isaac Stein, criminal justice reporter Nick Chrasti, 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...