This week on Behind The Lens, LSU, Louisiana’s flagship higher education institution, has an unusual relationship with the oil and gas industry, in which research and coursework can be directed by them – with a large enough donation to the school. And teachers at local charter school Lycée Français filed union papers with the National Labor Relations Board and asked the charter school’s board to voluntarily recognize them.

Our guests this week are investigative reporter and Lens contributor Sara Sneath, Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press Senior Staff Attorney Jen Nelson and Lens reporter Marta Jewson and managing editor Katy Reckdahl. 

Theme music by Podington Bear. Additional music Shamrock 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...