On this week’s episode, the Orleans Parish School Board unanimously approved a lucrative contract for the newly selected NOLA Public Schools district superintendent.

A federal judge threatened city of New Orleans officials with contempt of court if they continue to delay the building process of the Phase III jail facility.

And Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s “smart cities” initiative continues to grab headlines as the City Council pushes for more details on the controversial project.

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