Latvian women / William Mandel

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Latvian women / William Mandel
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Interview with a 36-year old woman of white formerly-tribal Livonian minority within Latvia, which is in turn a republic of the Soviet Union. Born into an extremely poor family of fisherfolks "bread was a holiday dish" (they lived on potatoes and a little fish). She now has a PhD and studies relationships people-to-people among socialist nations. The interview was conducted in the Soviet Union, and listener phone-ins occurred in the U.S. during broadcast. Interview portion of the tape contains Latvian woman's speech on right channel, Mandel's English translation on left channel.

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in Riga, Latvia (then part of the Soviet Union) in 1977
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KPFA, 24 November 1977
Item duration: 
1 reel (45 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, stereo.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1977
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RESTRICTED. Permissions, licensing requests, Curriculum Initiative, Campus Campaign and all other inquiries should be directed to: Mark Torres, Archives Director, 800-735-0230,
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