American Realities

Adel White Dog’s grandchildren sleep in front of their burnt trailer on an Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Click to hear Adel White Dog talk about finding out that her trailer burned down in an electrical fire. It’s a common problem on the reservation. where FEMA sells people condemned trailers to try and make up for housing shortages.

Gary Taylor plays with his children outside their home in Fresno. He has not been able to find a job for more than a year.

Click to hear Gary Taylor discuss his unemployment situation and the effect it’s having on him and his family. He has been unemployed for more than a year.

Kenneth Roberts and his wife have lived in this home for almost 40 years in the rural outskirts of Fresno, California. Their daughter Denise and her 8-year old daughter moved back in with them because Denise, a single mom, has been unable to find a job and cannot afford to pay rent or provide for her daughter.

Click to hear Kenneth Roberts talk about the importance of work and having his unemployed daughter living back home.

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