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Behind The Lens episode 81: Changes and choices

Phase one of New Orleans’ reopening begins, but workers and their bosses have some tough decisions to make now. Also, musician Emeka Dibia on his work with the Brass-A-Holics amid the COVID-19 crisis.

This week on the podcast:

  • Phase one begins in the City of New Orleans as state restrictions ease up. But employers and workers both have to make some tough choices as medical and economic pressures build.
  • We hear from one restaurant worker, Jessie Muszynski, who was able to make that choice; others have few options, if any.
  • Businessman and former lawmaker Conrad Appel offers his analysis.
  • An inmate dies of COVID-19 at Oakdale prison, several weeks after he was approved for early release.
  • Henderson Lewis gets a contract extension at OPSB, after all…
  • And vocalist Emeka Dibia (@MeccaNotes) on survival and stardom amid the pandemic. Co-produced by Antje Johnson, this is part of our musician interview series, in partnership with NewOrleansLocal.com.
Podcast: Behind The Lens episode 81: Changes and choices by Tom Wright
Changes and Choices

Behind The Lens is available on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Play and Stitcher. We now broadcast the show on community radio stations 102.3 FM WHIV LP in Mid-City and 90.3 FM WAMF-LP in the Marigny. And we link to the show at our new partners’ website, NewOrleansLocal.com.

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Tom Wright

Tom Wright is The Lens' engagement editor. He also hosts and produces The Lens' podcast Behind The Lens. His previous work includes investigative producing with local broadcaster Lee Zurik, legislative affairs reporting for Mississippi Public Broadcasting and global affairs coverage for CNN. Wright is a winner of the DuPont, Peabody and Murrow awards for his investigative production work.

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