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Episode 7: It's the Water

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Adrian Florez
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KNKX

Does something about Olympia attract desperate people from all over? We examine the “magnet theory” of homelessness.

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Outsiders is made with support from a 2019 National Fellowship at USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism, Studio to Be Seattle, and Jim and Birte Falconer of Seattle.

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