This week on Behind the Lens, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office is implementing new predictive analytics software they say can help combat crime in certain areas — and that even modest, strategic changes can deter future illegal activity and a pilot program was just launched to test that theory. Some critics are concerned.

School report cards are in. The Louisiana Department of Education released its annual A through F letter grades for local schools and, as expected, some are in trouble.

Our guests this week are Lens reporters Nick Chrastil, Marta Jewson and managing editor Katy Reckdahl. 

Theme music by Podington Bear. Additional music 60’s Quiz Show by Podington Bear 

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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...