Big John, The Fruit-Skid Prophet, circa 1975

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Big John, The Fruit-Skid Prophet, produced by Elizabeth Strickling,is an interview with John Gilbert Collins, a"Fruit-Skid," or aman who spends some time as aworker picking fruitandsome time living in the impoverished area Skid Row. Collins isa self-proclaimed preacher and discusses his personal beliefs regarding life, faith, and his life of observation, circa 1975. (Portions of this description were derived from the original NFCB Program Service Catalog.)
Collins, John Gilbert; Strickling, Elizabeth; Gips, Elizabeth; Strickling, Curly; KBDY
KBDY (Radio station : Saint Louis, Mo.); National Federation of Community Broadcasters (U.S.)
Broadcasting, Communications; Poverty; Homelessness; Homelessness--United States
Public Broadcasting
Special Collections and University Archives
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Physical Description
7 in; 00:27:02 hh:mm:ss; 1/4" open reel tape
National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) records
Series 8, Audio Materials 1975-1986
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Other Identifiers
Fedora 2 PID: umd:725288; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/41738; Filename: bcast-072253

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