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Behind The Lens is a weekly podcast from the team at The Lens, New Orleans' nonprofit investigative newsroom. Each week, our reporters take a close look at what they're covering in local politics, education and land use. Interviews by producer Tom Wright.

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Behind The Lens is a weekly podcast from the team at The Lens, New Orleans' nonprofit investigative newsroom. Each week, our reporters take a close look at what they're covering in local politics, education and land use. Interviews by producer Tom Wright.

    Behind The Lens episode 69: Lines of sight

    Behind The Lens episode 69: Lines of sight

    Who's paying for a 90-camera installation in the CBD? Also, standardized exams are voided at several city schools. And, The Lens wins thousands in attorney's fees in a public records case.

    • 21 min
    Behind The Lens episode 68: ‘Standardized and systematized'

    Behind The Lens episode 68: ‘Standardized and systematized'

    New recordkeeping standards for New Orleans high schools, the “responsible bidders ordinance," and a word of warning from planners in the face of climate disruption.

    • 30 min
    Behind The Lens episode 67: A thousand words

    Behind The Lens episode 67: A thousand words

    The Port's controversial new mural, a postponed public hearing on the Plaquemines Liquids Terminal, the latest on the fake subpoenas case and Dr. MarkAlain Dery's briefing on Wuhan coronavirus round out a busy week of news.

    • 36 min
    Behind The Lens episode 66: A developing story

    Behind The Lens episode 66: A developing story

    A campaign finance revelation adds to the controversy over the Hard Rock Hotel collapse; parents demand more options in charter schools for their gifted children.

    • 29 min
    Behind The Lens episode 65: Blowin' in the wind

    Behind The Lens episode 65: Blowin' in the wind

    Michael Isaac Stein updates the Hard Rock Hotel site story. Marta Jewson reports on New Beginnings' bid to get out of a lawsuit. Jessica Rosgaard says goodbye and Tom Wright returns.

    • 28 min
    Behind The Lens episode 64: 'It's a direct reaction to what was a big problem at one high school.'

    Behind The Lens episode 64: 'It's a direct reaction to what was a big problem at one high school.'

    NOLA Public Schools has adopts a new high school credit review program, and plans are moving ahead for the $675 million dollar hotel project at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Also - changing of the podcast guard.

    • 19 min

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