On this week’s episode, in a letter to a consulting firm hired by the company seeking to build a large grain elevator in St. John the Baptist Parish, The Army Corps of Engineers expressed concerns about the cumulative effects on public health while also rejecting the cultural resources survey previously conducted on the company’s behalf.

A recent study found that only about five percent of 911 calls the New Orleans Police Department responded to last year were related to an alleged violent crime — and only around a quarter of calls police responded to were crime related at all.

And Sheriff Susan Hutson has been asked to appear in front of a federal judge who oversees the long-running consent decree the jail has been operating under.

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

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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...