On this week’s episode, reporter Michael Isaac Stein talks to host Carolyne Heldman about his reporting on the Cantrell administration’s “smart cities” project, which is now under investigation by the New Orleans City Council.

Stein discusses what’s happened so far — how the project was pitched as a solution to the city’s digital divide, then evolved into a controversy over citizens’ privacy and, ultimately, alleged contract-rigging and self-dealing — and what’s coming next in the investigation.

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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...