This week on Behind The Lens, the New Orleans Police Department has begun implementing drones to fill gaps in recruitment. The eyes in the sky will be deployed strategically according to officials, but some privacy advocates are concerned.

In some areas of the city, the iconic crescent and star water meter covers have been replaced by new, generic looking “smart meters” which The Sewerage and Water Board say, if they work as planned, could resolve the agency’s notorious inflated bills, and detect leaks in near real-time. 

Our guests this week are Lens reporters Nick Chrastil, La’Shance Perry and 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...