Your Letters: Native Languages, Liane's Tattoo Host Liane Hansen reads listeners' letters about the effort to keep alive native languages, and about Liane's revelation that she has a tattoo.
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Your Letters: Native Languages, Liane's Tattoo

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Your Letters: Native Languages, Liane's Tattoo

Your Letters: Native Languages, Liane's Tattoo

Your Letters: Native Languages, Liane's Tattoo

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Host Liane Hansen reads listeners' letters about the effort to keep alive native languages, and about Liane's revelation that she has a tattoo.

LIANE HANSEN, Host:

To your letters now. And we received several notes of appreciation for a pair of stories last week about the decline of Native American languages and an increase in the number of tribal radio stations.

HANSEN: My interview last week with Michael Kostelnik, assistant commissioner for marine and air operations at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on the use of unmanned surveillance drones over the Canadian border focused in part on drug interdiction. Mr. Kostelnik's characterization of a strain of marijuana known as BC Bud drew howls of protests from some listeners.

BC B: And finally, I spoke last week with author Jancee Dunn about her new book, "Why is My Mother Getting a Tattoo?" The interview prompted many of you to send in your own stories about getting inked. I mentioned that I had a rose tattoo inked on my ankle when I turned 50. Turns out I have that in common with Kathleen Grady(ph) of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, though her placement was a bit more risque than mine.

HANSEN: We welcome your letters and comments. Go out our Web site NPR.org and click on the Contact Us link. Please tell us where you live, how to pronounce your name. We're also on Twitter. My new username is NPRLiane - that's N-P-R-L-I-A-N-E - or you can write to the entire WEEKEND EDITION staff at NPRWeekend.

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