Behind The Lens episode 30: One-newspaper town

Marta Jewson on lead filters in New Orleans public schools. Michael Isaac Stein on how short-term rentals figure into Mayor Cantrell’s infrastructure deal. And Jed Horne talks about The Advocate’s purchase of The Times-Picayune.

Behind The Lens episode 26: ‘I didn’t want this fight’

Tom Wright goes to a rally for the “March Against Death Alley.” Michael Isaac Stein talks to Councilwoman Helena Moreno about how to change Entergy regulation in New Orleans. And we interview Berr Voss-Potts, the 13-year-old whose off-the-shelf lead test prompted the school district to install filters this week at Plessy Community School.

Behind The Lens episode 25: Little red marks

Reporter Marta Jewson tells us how she uncovered allegations of grade inflation at Kennedy High School. Michael Isaac Stein talks about political patronage in lucrative City Council utility contracts. And Tom Wright follows up on his recent story on wastewater assimilation.