Behind The Lens

Behind The Lens

Latest Episodes

Behind The Lens episode 117: Power hungry
February 26, 2021

Rolling blackouts in New Orleans. A hunger strike at Angola. And teachers begin receiving vaccinations.

Behind The Lens episode 116: Modified Phase 1B
February 19, 2021

Back to school, now with vaccine for teachers. If they can get them. And a Tulane School of Medicine administrator alleges discrimination at the university.

Behind The Lens episode 115: Active cases
February 12, 2021

NOLA Public Schools reveals 140 previously unreported COVID cases since the beginning of the school year. A report shows police chases responding to nonviolent crimes are up. And the ACLU sues the Louisiana State Police.

Behind The Lens episode 114: ‘The incoherence speaks for itself’
February 05, 2021

City officials ask community to help boost school attendance. Council considers a new Entergy shutoff moratorium. And the latest on the Phase III jail facility.

Behind The Lens episode 113: Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition
January 29, 2021

Disappearing scholarships at SUNO. A new data-sharing system for New Orleans law enforcement. Schools reopen. And the latest on the Phase III jail building.

Behind The Lens episode 112: Virtual standstill
January 22, 2021

A growing backlog in Criminal District Court. And a drop in public school attendance from before the pandemic.

Behind The Lens episode 111: Looks like we have a few people missing today
January 15, 2021

Chronically absent students. Property tax cuts for businesses. And a new DA is inaugurated in Orleans Parish.

Behind The Lens episode 110: Smooth, orderly and seamless
January 08, 2021

Cantrell ends furloughs for some employees. City schools move back to virtual. And older prisoners will soon get the vaccine.

Behind The Lens episode 109: Slow news year
December 18, 2020

More ITEP requests from Folgers. Emails reveal more about NOPD's use of facial recognition. And a look back at The Lens' coverage of everything that was 2020.

Behind The Lens episode 108: We voted
December 11, 2020

A wrap on last week's election from our panel of reporters.