This week on Behind The Lens, learn about our lawsuit against the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice. The Tulane First Amendment Law Clinic has taken on the case to get public records, related to a $9.5 million emergency contract for private security staff, that OJJ has refused to provide after months of requests.

And we speak with Matthew Kincaid, the founder of Overcoming Racism which provides race and equity training to schools. Kincaid, who taught in New Orleans, has released a new book, Freedom Teaching: Overcoming Racism in Education to Create Classrooms Where All Students Succeed, which focuses on giving teachers tools to empower their students to take control of their education. Read an excerpt here.

Our guests this week are criminal justice reporter Nick Chrastil, education reporter Marta Jewson, and Lens editor Katy Reckdahl, joined by Matthew Kincaid.

Theme music by Podington Bear. Additional music Teen Bean 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...