On this week’s episode, The Orleans Parish School Board unanimously selected Avis Williams as the NOLA Public School District’s next superintendent at a special board meeting this week. 

And actor Brad Pitt established the Make It Right Foundation in 2007 with a mission to build new, affordable homes in the Lower 9th Ward, which was devastated by flooding from the levee failures that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Fifteen years later, Make It Right is fighting a class-action lawsuit from homebuyers over the construction and design of the houses. And, The Lens has learned, the group has stopped maintaining or paying taxes on the properties it still owns.

Our guests this week are reporters Marta Jewson and Michael Isaac Stein.

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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...