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Editor Charles Maldonado talks about tourism taxes, jobs and data with Stephen Perry. And education reporter Marta Jewson discusses one of her latest stories, a collaboration with HuffPost on the Center for Resilience.
Video of a drug bust leads to renewed questions about the city’s sprawling surveillance network. Producer Tom Wright hears from people who were left ill after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
Columnist Peter Horjus on Amendment 6, a proposal on the Nov. 6 ballot. Marta Jewson talks about asbestos in New Orleans schools. And Michael Isaac Stein has the latest on a new anti-violence initiative.