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According to Need
From 99% Invisible, a five and half part series that asks what we’re doing to help people get back inside.
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5.0 stars from 83 ratings
Fascinating, important story
I couldn’t help myself and listened to the whole show in one day. I thought I knew a lot about the subject of homelessness, but this series opened my eyes to ideas and struggles I knew nothing about. I’m an educator, and this made me feel even more passionate about advocating for my unhoused ...Read full review »
emilyjswenson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/22
The best of what reporting can be
Thank you so much! Put this on during a walk at 6:30 this morning and it’s 1030 now. Digested the entire series with my heart and soul. Feeling so grateful to have had your two year experience packaged in a way that was meaningful and thorough.
Parenting Groove via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/22
Important Series
Congratulations on winning the 2022 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. Looking forward to listening to the series again.
Mark XXIII via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/22
Recent Episodes
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Published 03/17/21
When Tulicia Lee tried to get help with housing, she was essentially put on a big long list with a bunch of other homeless people. If you live in the U.S., your community probably has a list like this too. Where one ends up on the list can have huge implications, but how one rises to the top of...
Published 03/17/21
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Published 03/17/21
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