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‘I hate elephants’: How Botswana’s giants became the center of a political clash

Max Bearak on the political background of the lifting of Botswana’s elephant hunting ban. Peter Jamison on a public housing complex at the heart of a D.C. housing debate. Plus, Luisa Beck on the Bauhaus movement 100 years later.
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Botswana’s elephants
Botswana is lifting its ban on elephant hunting.

Africa bureau chief Max Bearak tells host Martine Powers that growing resentment toward elephants among farmers in the country is upending the country’s politics.

The furor over the lifting of the ban has spilled into a larger debate over race and class in a country where white foreigners and the descendants of colonialists control much of the conservation and tourism sectors.

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An unconventional solution to address homelessness
In an attempt to combat homelessness, a lot of cities have attempted a “housing first” policy: providing housing for people on the streets and then addressing other issues, like mental health.

“There's a formidable body of research that shows that housing first is effective when it's done right,” says Post local reporter Peter Jamison. Jamison profiles an upscale apartment complex that has been a testing ground, part of a larger national social experiment to combat homelessness.

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Bauhaus, a century later
On the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement, The Post’s Luisa Beck visits a musician who imagines what the movement could have sounded like.

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Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post -- for your ears.