This week on Behind the Lens, power is restored to most of New Orleans, but for the state’s hardest-hit areas, it could be weeks.

The stories of people who left New Orleans last week as part of a city-assisted post-storm evacuation program.

In criminal justice news, how jails, and the people inside them, fared during and after the storm.

And school kids have another rough start to the year with more than one-third of the state’s students out due to Ida.

Our guests this week are Michael Isaac Stein, Nick Chrastil, Marta Jewson, and 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...