On this week’s episode, the state is struggling to find beds for inmates who’ve been found mentally incompetent to stand trial and are languishing, sometimes for months, in jails instead. 

Local residents and elected officials of the Lake Maurepas area gathered in Baton Rouge on Tuesday evening to voice opposition to a proposed project in which a Pennsylvania-based company would pump millions of tons of carbon dioxide under the lake.

And a new report from the Bureau of Governmental Research finds the majority of the $388 million dollars the city received in Covid relief has yet to be spent.

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