Melody Ermachild, private eye / interviewed by Philip Maldari

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Melody Ermachild, private eye / interviewed by Philip Maldari
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Melody Ermachild, a forty-year old mother, describes how she got started doing private investigation, who she worked for, the kind of work she does (interviews, research, research in libraries, skip tracing, polling juries), some of the famous cases she's worked on (Geronimo Pratt, Larry Layton/Jonestown, Hell's Angels), and her opinions about the nature of the American judicial system. Ermachild also shares her appreciation of good jurors and her gratitude at having a female role model in her boss, Sandra Sutherland, at Palladino & Sutherland. A fascinating interview conducted by Phil Maldari. Includes phone-ins. KPFA, 1981.

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May 1981
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KPFA, May 1981
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1 reel (40 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1981
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