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IRE Radio Podcast | Homeless on the Road

If you’re walking down the street in San Francisco, it’s impossible to ignore. On any given day there are nearly 7,500 homeless people on the city’s streets. It’s an issue many of America’s largest cities are struggling to keep up with. But some have found a cheap solution to reduce their homeless populations: one-way bus tickets out of town. On this week’s episode, we talk with The Guardian’s Alastair Gee and Julia Carrie Wong about their 18-month nationwide investigation that revealed the extent to which cities were abandoning their homeless.

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Vernouillet (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

El-Tajo (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Fifteen-Street (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

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Tessa Weinberg reported this episode. IRE Editorial Director Sarah Hutchins edits the podcast. Blake Nelson draws our episode art. We are recorded in the studios of KBIA at the University of Missouri.

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