On this week’s episode, several detainees in the New Orleans jail say they suffered serious injuries at the hands of corrections officers during a raid to end a multi-day protest last month, contradicting public statements from the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office.

A methanol company is on the hook for its stalled $2.2 billion project after the St. James Parish Council rejected a zoning ordinance that would have marked a majority-Black residential community for industrial development. 

And the New Orleans City Council is flexing its regulatory muscles with some recent moves on short-term rentals and a proposal to limit how the Sewerage and Water Board can bill certain customers. 

Our guests this week are Lens reporters Nick Chrastil, Joshua Rosenberg, 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...