On this week’s episode, new records show that a city WiFi project appears to have many of the same conflicts of interest that sank the larger “smart cities” project, which is now under investigation.

A bill that would send 17-year-olds accused of certain offenses to adult jail rather than a juvenile lockup may be headed toward final passage in the Louisiana Legislature, in contravention of local policy in New Orleans and possibly federal law.

Applications to enroll in NOLA Public Schools dropped nearly 30 percent between 2019 and this school year, according to a report presented to the Orleans Parish School Board.

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