I woke up to this interview last Friday morning: Single Mom On Navajo Nation Describes How Her Worries Will Shape Her Vote
Deborah Veres is a single mom and a social studies teacher on the Navajo Nation in Arizona. She talked to NPR's David Greene about what's been keeping her up at night and how those anxieties will drive her vote in November.
It was one of those stories that stuck with me all day and shaped my thoughts and reactions throughout the day. It made me realize how important it is to hear individual people talk about their experiences, their thoughts, their fears -- to have other people's ideas stuck in your head like a song.
So much of the interview stuck with me. I keep trying to pull out a quote from the transcript, but no single part does the whole of it justice. So I'll just encourage you to listen.
I also want you to know that this is what drives me in my role as KTOO's news editor. I want to do for you what this interview did for me. I want the voices you hear in our news stories to stick with you, to challenge you, to encourage you but also sometimes stir you to discomfort.
-- Jennifer Pemberton, KTOO Managing Editor