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The Times podcast: How L.A.’s next mayor will handle homelessness

Karen Bass, left, and Rick Caruso
L.A. mayoral candidates Karen Bass and Rick Caruso.
(Los Angeles Times)

Housing L.A.’s homeless population has unsurprisingly proved to be a herculean task. With tens of thousands of people on the streets, it’s become a top issue for this year’s mayoral election in November. But until now, neither candidate — Congresswoman Karen Bass and real estate developer Rick Caruso — had offered specifics on the type of housing they would create, where it would be or how much it would cost.

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So we asked. Read the full transcript here.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times reporters Ben Oreskes and Doug Smith

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