Caption: Carmen Delzell c.2000
Carmen Delzell c.2000 

Butterfiles of Michoacan (A Postcard from Mexico)

From: Jay Allison
Series: Stories From Carmen
Length: 03:17

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Carmen Delzell tells about Michoacan and the Day of the Dead and the monarch butterflies. Like all Carmen's pieces, it's very personal, but reaches out with a delicate hand. This was produced back in 1999, and holds up. Read the full description.

Phpthumb_generated_thumbnailjpg_small Carmen Delzell tells about Michoacan and the Day of the Dead and the monarch butterflies. Like all Carmen's pieces, it's very personal, but reaches out with a delicate hand. This was produced back in 1999, and holds up.

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Caption: Carmen Delzell c. 2000

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Caption: Carmen Delzell, c. 2000

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From: Jay Allison

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Caption: Carmen Delzell, c.2000

Carmen's Grandmother (10:50)
From: Jay Allison

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Piece Description

Broadcast History

Aired orginally on Savvy Traveler a long time ago. You can cut the "Dear Rudy" if you want, but I kind of like it.

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Be sure to mention that it was produced in 1999. You need to include a credit, like: "by Carmen Delzell, produced by Jay Allison."

OUTRO:

Be sure to mention that it was produced in 1999. You need to include a credit, like: "by Carmen Delzell, produced by Jay Allison."