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Solution Hub: New Orleans actively releases videos of police shootings. Is it paying off with trust?

Since 2016, the NOPD, at one time among the most brutal and corrupt police forces in the country, has quickly and proactively released camera footage of police shootings and other critical incidents. The logic of the policy is simple: The videos are there for clarity, and transparency is the cornerstone of building community trust.

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Speaking their language: How NOLA advocates connected Spanish speakers to healthcare during the pandemic

It’s no surprise most of Louisiana’s Spanish speaking community fell through the cracks, but coronavirus showed just how big those cracks are and what it’s going to take to mend them.

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Right Call: How phones became Louisiana’s healthcare lifeline during the coronavirus pandemic

We set out to document how coronavirus and the state’s lockdowns affected access to healthcare. What we found were people working the phones to keep Louisiana connected, safe and healthy in ways that offer lessons beyond the pandemic. Our series, Lifeline: Covid tells their story.

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Calls to action: How 211 became an instant link to health and social services during the pandemic

211 live call specialists connected thousands of residents to health and social services via the system’s vast network of providers. And fed key info to those raising levees against the flood of unmet needs.

12 min read
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Louisiana production crews, left gigless by the pandemic, are rebuilding hurricane-ravaged Lake Charles

Stage hands have been among the obscured economic casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several local crews are now finding a home in helping with the logistics of rebuilding disaster-stricken Lake Charles.

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One creative solution for Lafayette’s pandemic school year: learning pods with art teachers

Even with the school year pushing the start date back to Sept. 8, parents are backed into a difficult corner: Send your child back to school and risk getting sick or keep them at home for online learning and face an entirely different host of challenges. Local performing arts organization Wonderland Performing Arts has developed a potential solution: learning pods.

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‘It’s miraculous’ — no known coronavirus cases in Acadiana’s homeless shelters

Housing advocates say it’s a testament to the swift action taken to stand up emergency housing, isolate people at risk, rearrange facilities to allow for social distancing and communicate the threat to the people they work with.

8 min read
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