On this week’s episode, some Livingston Parish residents fear a proposed carbon sequestration project below Lake Maurepas could permanently damage the lake’s delicate ecosystem.

And the city of New Orleans signed a $1.3 million contract last week with a company to provide an alternative dispatch program to respond to 911 calls related to mental and behavioral health crises with mental health professionals instead of police. The contract follows a pilot launched last year that should have provided useful data and insight for the permanent program, but appears to have fallen short.

Finally, changes are afoot in our newsroom here at The Lens.

Our guests this week are Lens reporters Joshua Rosenberg, Nick Chrastil, interim editor Marta Jewson and outgoing 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...