Your Letters: Unemployment, American Indians We received hundreds of comments after we aired a story by NPR's Scott Horsley about how President Obama's political fortunes may be tied to the unemployment rate. We also heard from listeners about Gloria Hillard's piece on Native Americans who moved off reservations into major cities. Host Scott Simon reads listener letters about these stories and more.
NPR logo

Your Letters: Unemployment, American Indians

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/145221278/145221271" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Your Letters: Unemployment, American Indians

Your Letters: Unemployment, American Indians

Your Letters: Unemployment, American Indians

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/145221278/145221271" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

We received hundreds of comments after we aired a story by NPR's Scott Horsley about how President Obama's political fortunes may be tied to the unemployment rate. We also heard from listeners about Gloria Hillard's piece on Native Americans who moved off reservations into major cities. Host Scott Simon reads listener letters about these stories and more.

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Now time for your letters.

(SOUNDBITE OF TYPING AND MUSIC)

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG “LONG TIME TRAVELING”)

SIMON: Our What's In a Song segment, about a group sing-along at the home of a Utah folklorist who survived a stroke, brought recollections from many listeners, including Dayle Stratton, who writes: It took me back home to the Western mountains I love so much. I haven't suffered a stroke, but have an illness that affects my memory at times, and limits my life in other ways sporadically. I find singing restores me to a full sense of myself. Thank you for a beautiful story about some good people and the best kind of music - that which we sing ourselves.

Your comments, music to our ears. Please write to us. Go to NPR.org; click on the link that says Contact Us. We're on Facebook and Twitter, at NPRWeekend. And I'm NPRScottSimon.

Copyright © 2012 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.