Friday, September 30, 2016

Radio CALS - September 30, 2016

Radio CALS airs on KABF 88.3 FM in Little Rock from noon-2 p.m. every Friday. It may be streamed live at www.kabf.org (click "Listen Live") or anytime at www.soundcloud.com/radiocals.


Today's broadcast of Radio CALS (9/30/16) features:
  • Primary Sources, the CALS podcast, continues with a portion of an interview with John Kirk, the George W. Donaghey Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the Joel E. Anderson Institute Race and Ethnicity at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Grif Stockley interviewed Dr. Kirk in 2016 about his background in Northern England and his early awareness of issues about race relations.
  • An interview with Mark Christ, author/editor of numerous books; Christ has a book coming out from Butler Center Books this fall called Competing Memories: The Legacy of Arkansas's Civil War
  • A portion of a talk Philip Kaplan gave at LifeQuest about Governor Sidney McMath. Today we’ll hear Kaplan's description of some of Sid McMath's accomplishments as governor, working to improve Arkansas’s roads and medical services.
  • Bizarre Arkansas's Stewart Fuell shares his own experience with supernatural phenomena.
  • This week on Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul (Rex Nelson and Paul Austin), Rex is out of town, so Paul begins a conversation with Jan Austin, his patient spouse, whom Paul often mentions in the broadcast, usually about how he was supposed to bring her a fried pie but ate it on the way home, as they talk about Rex, about going on some of Rex and Paul’s adventures, getting to know each other’s families in Helena and in Imboden, how she once picked out her own present, how Paul got his first television when he got out of the Navy and the smelly box it sat on, the window-rattling train that goes right by Paul’s family home in Imboden, how some friends there helped build a deck for Paul’s mother and the pressure they felt to get it square and level, the flood of 1982, Paul’s father’s scary but award-winning beard, charming Jan’s Yankee relatives, and meeting her favorite teacher. 
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection
Links related to this broadcast:

The full Primary Sources podcast is available at 
http://www.cals.org/podcasts/default.aspx

Arkansas Sounds: Wayland Holyfield and Randy Goodrum
Friday, October 7, 7 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
General admission: $15
http://www.arkansassounds.org 
The full Chewing the Fat podcast is now available at 
Music used in this broadcast was created by:
Radio CALS is a production of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), its Arkansas history department, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, and the CALS Community Outreach Department. For more information, visit www.cals.org and www.butlercenter.org. Radio CALS was produced this week by Stewart Fuell, Rod Lorenzen, John Miller, Keeley Wooten, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by John Miller and Jasmine Jobe. Engineering and editing by Michael Stotts and Anna Lancaster. Our production manager is Glenn Whaley. Our executive producers are Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn and David Stricklin. 


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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016


Radio CALS - September 16, 2016

Radio CALS airs on KABF 88.3 FM in Little Rock from noon-2 p.m. every Radio CALS airs on KABF 88.3 FM in Little Rock from noon-2 p.m. every Friday. It may be streamed live at www.kabf.org (click "Listen Live") or anytime at www.soundcloud.com/radiocals.


Today's broadcast of Radio CALS (9/16/16) features:
  • Primary Sources, our new podcast, continues with its interview with Baker Kurrus, longtime Little Rock attorney, former member of the board of the Little Rock School District, and—for one remarkable year—superintendent of the Little Rock public schools.
  • A reading by Rien Fertel, author of The One True Barbecue, a book featured in the Arkansas Literary Festival 2016; program introduced by session moderator Rex Nelson and held at Whole Hog Barbecue in Little Rock as part of the Festival
  • More of the conversation between Bizarre Arkansas's Stewart Fuell and Mark Spitzer, a UCA Associate Professor of Creative Writing, poet, and editor of the Toad Suck Review, describing his book Crypto-Arkansas, defining investigative poetics, and proposing a theory about the origins of some local imaginary creatures.
  • Excerpts from an interview with Ruth Shepherd, director of Just Communities of Arkansas, conducted by UALR graduate student Josh Couch in 2016
  • Relics of Arkansas History with Bob Denman with information on BB King
  • This week Rex Nelson and Paul Austin chew the fat about the Arlington Hotel, development in downtown Hot Springs, the Medical Arts Building, the Park Hotel, bath houses, Central Avenue real estate, outdoor thermal pools and visitor expectations, Lewis Grizzard's formulation on the word "naked," Major League spring training in Hot Springs, Larry Foley's film, the end of the summer and the transition from baseball to football, Paul's basketball career at Sloan-Hendrix High School in Imboden, Dyess, the Clover Bend and the New Deal settlement community there, and the Sloan-Hendrix rivalry with Black Rock.
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection
Links related to this broadcast:

The full Primary Sources podcast is available at 
http://www.cals.org/podcasts/default.aspx

A hellbender video from Mark Spitzer (because you loved watching it last week!):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVHvBd9Lpxc

Full interview with Ruth Shepherd
http://arstudies.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p1532coll1/id/12759/rec/10

Link to the EOA article on Francis Irby Gwaltney
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=3034

One-Click Digital, one of CALS' downloadable audiobook services
http://centralarkansas.oneclickdigital.com/

Link to the EOA article on Conway Twitty
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=608

The full Chewing the Fat podcast is now available at 
Music used in this broadcast was created by:
Radio CALS is a production of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), its Arkansas history department, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, and the CALS Community Outreach Department. For more information, visit www.cals.org and www.butlercenter.org. Radio CALS was produced this week by Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn, Kate Chagnon, Joshua Couch, Bob Denman, Stewart Fuell, John Miller, Keeley Wooten, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley.  Voices by John Miller and Jasmine Jobe. Engineering and editing by Michael Stotts and Anna Lancaster. Our production manager is Glenn Whaley. Our executive producers are Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn and David Stricklin. 

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Radio CALS - September 23, 2016

Radio CALS airs on KABF 88.3 FM in Little Rock from noon-2 p.m. every Friday. It may be streamed live at www.kabf.org (click "Listen Live") or anytime at www.soundcloud.com/radiocals.


Today's broadcast of Radio CALS (9/23/16) features:
  • Primary Sources, our new podcast, continues with another portion of an interview with John Brummett.  Roby Brock talked to John, a long time journalist and political columnist, about J.D. Vance's book, Hillbilly Elegy.
  • A living history presentation by Shirley Schuette, an archival assistant at the Butler Center, who portrays German immigrant Louisa Becker, based on information contained in the Ruth Yingling Rector papers in the Butler Center's manuscript collection
  • More of the conversation between Bizarre Arkansas's Stewart Fuell and Mark Spitzer, a UCA Associate Professor of Creative Writing, poet, and editor of the Toad Suck Review
  • A portion of a talk Philip Kaplan gave at LifeQuest about Governor Sidney McMath. Today you'll hear his introduction, describing the events leading up to McMath's accomplishments as governor of Arkansas
  • This week Rex Nelson and Paul Austin chew the fat about Hope, Pop Cola, Mr. Cola, Nesbit, Sundrop, Pepsi a Yankee drink, scary gyms, Shirley, Emmett, Emerson, Clover Bend, unusual home-field advantages, Ashdown, Camden, paper mills, fighting mosquitos, concrete gym floors, aborted plans to dam the Eleven Point and Strawberry rivers, and highlights of the summer, including the fact that the Butler Center needs to field a team in next year’s motorized tillar race at Emerson.
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection
Links related to this broadcast:

The full Primary Sources podcast is available at 
http://www.cals.org/podcasts/default.aspx

The full Chewing the Fat podcast is now available at 
Music used in this broadcast was created by:
Radio CALS is a production of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), its Arkansas history department, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, and the CALS Community Outreach Department. For more information, visit www.cals.org and www.butlercenter.org. Radio CALS was produced this week by Stewart Fuell, John Miller, Shirley Schuette, Keeley Wooten, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by John Miller and Jasmine Jobe. Engineering and editing by Michael Stotts and Anna Lancaster. Our production manager is Glenn Whaley. Our executive producers are Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn and David Stricklin. 


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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016


Radio CALS - September 16, 2016

Radio CALS airs on KABF 88.3 FM in Little Rock from noon-2 p.m. every Radio CALS airs on KABF 88.3 FM in Little Rock from noon-2 p.m. every Friday. It may be streamed live at www.kabf.org (click "Listen Live") or anytime at www.soundcloud.com/radiocals.


Today's broadcast of Radio CALS (9/16/16) features:
  • Primary Sources, our new podcast, continues with its interview with Baker Kurrus, longtime Little Rock attorney, former member of the board of the Little Rock School District, and—for one remarkable year—superintendent of the Little Rock public schools.
  • A reading by Rien Fertel, author of The One True Barbecue, a book featured in the Arkansas Literary Festival 2016; program introduced by session moderator Rex Nelson and held at Whole Hog Barbecue in Little Rock as part of the Festival
  • More of the conversation between Bizarre Arkansas's Stewart Fuell and Mark Spitzer, a UCA Associate Professor of Creative Writing, poet, and editor of the Toad Suck Review, describing his book Crypto-Arkansas, defining investigative poetics, and proposing a theory about the origins of some local imaginary creatures.
  • Excerpts from an interview with Ruth Shepherd, director of Just Communities of Arkansas, conducted by UALR graduate student Josh Couch in 2016
  • Relics of Arkansas History with Bob Denman with information on BB King
  • This week Rex Nelson and Paul Austin chew the fat about the Arlington Hotel, development in downtown Hot Springs, the Medical Arts Building, the Park Hotel, bath houses, Central Avenue real estate, outdoor thermal pools and visitor expectations, Lewis Grizzard's formulation on the word "naked," Major League spring training in Hot Springs, Larry Foley's film, the end of the summer and the transition from baseball to football, Paul's basketball career at Sloan-Hendrix High School in Imboden, Dyess, the Clover Bend and the New Deal settlement community there, and the Sloan-Hendrix rivalry with Black Rock.
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection
Links related to this broadcast:

The full Primary Sources podcast is available at 
http://www.cals.org/podcasts/default.aspx

A hellbender video from Mark Spitzer (because you loved watching it last week!):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVHvBd9Lpxc

Full interview with Ruth Shepherd
http://arstudies.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p1532coll1/id/12759/rec/10

Link to the EOA article on Francis Irby Gwaltney
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=3034

One-Click Digital, one of CALS' downloadable audiobook services
http://centralarkansas.oneclickdigital.com/

Link to the EOA article on Conway Twitty
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=608

The full Chewing the Fat podcast is now available at 
Music used in this broadcast was created by:
Radio CALS is a production of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), its Arkansas history department, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, and the CALS Community Outreach Department. For more information, visit www.cals.org and www.butlercenter.org. Radio CALS was produced this week by Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn, Kate Chagnon, Joshua Couch, Bob Denman, Stewart Fuell, John Miller, Keeley Wooten, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley.  Voices by John Miller and Jasmine Jobe. Engineering and editing by Michael Stotts and Anna Lancaster. Our production manager is Glenn Whaley. Our executive producers are Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn and David Stricklin. 

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Radio CALS - September 9, 2016

Radio CALS airs on KABF 88.3 FM in Little Rock from noon-2 p.m. every Friday. It may be streamed live at www.kabf.org (click "Listen Live") or anytime at www.soundcloud.com/radiocals.


Today's broadcast of Radio CALS (9/9//16) features:
  • Primary Sources, our new podcast, continues with a new interview with John Brummett.  Roby Brock talked to John, a long time journalist and political columnist, about his Arkansas roots and his the beginnings of his career.  
  • A conversation between Bizarre Arkansas's Stewart Fuell and Mark Spitzer, a UCA Associate Professor of Creative Writing, poet, and editor of the Toad Suck Review, about Spitzer's books Glurk! A Hellbender Odyssey, Crypto-Arkansas, and Season of the Gar.  
  • Rachel Silva, Executive Director of Preserve Arkansas, talks to Michael Hood, Civil Engineering Manager for the City of Little Rock, about his upcoming presentation, “Historical ‘Firsts’ for Little Rock and Pulaski County, Arkansas” at the Pulaski County Historical Society meeting this Sunday.
  • This week on Chewing the Fat, Rex Nelson and Paul Austin talk about how Paul wimped out on going to the Hope Watermelon Festival because of a little rain, the growing watermelon rivalry between Hope and Cave City, Hope watermelon promoter Pod Rogers, getting the attention of Today Show weatherman Willard Scott with a 200-pound watermelon, the Smothers Brothers, Glen Campbell, the Bright family, “black diamond” melons at Cave City, the old Fourth of July picnic at Portia, melon-protection measures, Rex’s Delta barbecue tour and seven stops in one day (Mack’s IGA in Biscoe, Jones’s in Marianna, Cyprus Corner near Lexa, Larry’s and Abe’s in Clarksdale, Lena’s and Craig’s at De Valls Bluff), Tums, pecan pies, sweet-potato pies, tamales, soul food, duck-camp adventures, Beulah, sauces, and Paul’s ideas about vinegar.  
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection
Links related to this broadcast:

The full Primary Sources podcast is available at 
http://www.cals.org/podcasts/default.aspx

Second Friday Art Night
Friday, September 9, 5-8 p.m. 
Butler Center Galleries
401 Pres. Clinton Ave. 
Free and open to the public

A hellbender video from Mark Spitzer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVHvBd9Lpxc

Pulaski County Historical Society Meeting
Sunday - September 11, 2016
Darragh Center, CALS Main Library, 100 S. Rock Street, Little Rock
Refreshments at 2:00 pm - Presentation at 2:30 pm

Arkansas Sounds: Walter Henderson Group
Friday, September 9, 7 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
Tickets: $10

The full Chewing the Fat podcast is now available at 
Music used in this broadcast was created by:
Radio CALS is a production of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), its Arkansas history department, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, and the CALS Community Outreach Department. For more information, visit www.cals.org and www.butlercenter.org. Radio CALS was produced this week by Stewart Fuell, John Miller, Chris Stewart, Keeley Wooten, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by John Miller and Jasmine Jobe. Engineering and editing by Michael Stotts and Anna Lancaster. Our production manager is Glenn Whaley. Our executive producers are Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn and David Stricklin. 

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