Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Radio CALS and Butler Center Events, 7-19-17

Radio CALS airs on KABF 88.3 FM in Little Rock from 6-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. 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 (7/19/2017) features:


Primary Sources 

with Matt DeCample and Rachel Silva Patton of Preserve Arkansas.  

Preserve Arkansas Executive Director Rachel Silva Patton talks with Matt DeCample about her career in Arkansas history, the economic potential that preservation holds for communities throughout the state, and shares the scandalous tale of the Villa Marre.


2017 Butler Center Genealogy Workshop 

July 22, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
Doors open at 9:00 am.

Schedule 

10:15 am: Cemetery and Headstone Research.
Navigating online cemetery and headstone websites.

11:15 am: A Must-have Resource: Cyndi's List.
Revealing the research power of a must-have resource.

12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch on your own.
Theater concessions open.

1:00 pm:  Researching your Family with FamilySearch.org.            
Ever-expanding resource of records and microfilm.

2:00 pm: HeritageQuest Online.
Exploring unique search structures and overlooked primary sources.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Robin Hanson is a professor of cultural history who also works as a professional genealogist assisting clients ranging from the individual wanting to know more about their family to companies attempting to locate heirs. She has worked as an Ancestry.com expert and is a registered researcher at the National Military Personnel Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Her extensive academic background coupled with over 30 years of genealogical research provides the foundation for her expertise in American cultural history and population migration. In the St. Louis Metro Area, she provides genealogical research  instruction to  encourage the study of family history and to promote the understanding of  genealogy as part of our cultural history.


Upcoming Legacies and Lunch Program

Rock Island Railroad in Arkansas
Speaker: Michael Hibblen
August 2, 2017, 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Darrah Center, Main Library
100 Rock Street, Little Rock

Michael Hibblen is news director at KUAR in Little Rock and the author of Rock Island Railroad in Arkansas, a collection of photographs of the crucial railroad that provided passenger and freight services in Arkansas for nearly 80 years. A decline in rail travel after World War II left the railroad struggling, and the Rock Island shut down in 1980. A few relics of the once-great railroad remain, such as the Little Rock passenger station and the Arkansas River bridge. Join Michael Hibblen as he depicts the glory days of railroading in Arkansas.


Upcoming Arkansas Sounds Concerts    

Dazz & Brie 
Friday August 18, 2017
7:00 PM, Ticket Price: $10.00  
Click here to purchase tickets 

Concert with the winners of the 2017 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase in support of their debut album, "Can't Afford California."

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Radio CALS -- July 12, 2017

Radio CALS airs on KABF 88.3 FM in Little Rock from 6-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. 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 (7/12/2017) features:

Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul:  

This week, Rex and Paul chew the fat about the PurpleHull Pea Festival in Emerson and related fun with motorized tillers, Keeney’s Food Market in Malvern and its legendary sausage biscuits, Rex’s embarrassing hat, the nervous hospital, Esau’s corn, the boys’ disappointment at not being the grand marshals for the PurpleHull pea-rade, how they picked the Pea Goddess, Burge’s in Lewisville and their fried pies, Rex’s son Evan’s first experience of turkey fries, how Paul discovered that 55 in a 35 is considered speeding in Stamps, the two great catfish places in Garland City (Doc’s and West Shore), taking cheesy photos on either side of the state line in Texarkana, the wonderfully named Hotel Grim, the Cattleman’s Steak House, and Rex’s double-header of chicken-fried steak and quail.

Upcoming Concerts and Films:  

40 Acres and a Block
On Thursday, July 13, we'll have a screening of Lee's Do the Right Thing. On Friday, July 14, attend a Rodney Block Collective concert featuring music from Lee's films.
Film: Thursday, July 13, 7:00 pm
Concert: Friday, July 14, 7:00 pm
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: $5 for film; $10 for concert

For more information on concerts, please see arkansassounds.org.


2017 Butler Center Genealogy Workshop: 

July 22, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue  
Doors open at 9:00 am.

Schedule 

10:15 am: Cemetery and Headstone Research.
Navigating online cemetery and headstone websites.

11:15 am: A Must-have Resource: Cyndi's List.
Revealing the research power of a must-have resource.

12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch on your own.
Theater concessions open.

1:00 pm:  Researching your Family with FamilySearch.org.              
Ever-expanding resource of records and microfilm.

2:00 pm: HeritageQuest Online.
Exploring unique search structures and overlooked primary sources.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Robin Hanson is a professor of cultural history who also works as a professional genealogist assisting clients ranging from the individual wanting to know more about their family to companies attempting to locate heirs. She has worked as an Ancestry.com expert and is a registered researcher at the National Military Personnel Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Her extensive academic background coupled with over 30 years of genealogical research provides the foundation for her expertise in American cultural history and population migration. In the St. Louis Metro Area, she provides genealogical research  instruction to  encourage the study of family history and to promote the understanding of  genealogy as part of our cultural history.


Upcoming Legacies and Lunch Program:

"Rock Island Railroad in Arkansas"
Speaker: Michael Hibblen
August 2, 2017, 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Darrah Center, Main Library
100 Rock Street, Little Rock  

Michael Hibblen is news director at KUAR in Little Rock and the author of Rock Island Railroad in Arkansas, a collection of photographs of the crucial railroad that provided passenger and freight services in Arkansas for nearly 80 years. A decline in rail travel after World War II left the railroad struggling, and the Rock Island shut down in 1980. A few relics of the once-great railroad remain, such as the Little Rock passenger station and the Arkansas River bridge. Join Michael Hibblen as he depicts the glory days of railroading in Arkansas.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Radio CALS - July 5, 2017

Radio CALS airs on KABF 88.3 FM in Little Rock from 6-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. 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 (7/05/2017) features:

Primary Sources:  
Encyclopedia of Arkansas Author Bick Satterfield interviews Capi Peck, owner of Trio’s Restaurant and Little Rock City Director for Ward 4. Capi’s grandparents were the legendary Sam and Henrietta Peck, who owned the Hotel Sam Peck in Little Rock from the 1930s through the 1970s.  This episode focuses on Capi’s memories growing up in the hotel, her grandfather’s flair for design, his friendship with the famous architect Edward Durell Stone, and Capi’s life in the restaurant industry.  

Upcoming Concerts & Films:  

40 Acres and a Block
On Thursday, July 13, we'll have a screening of Lee's Do the Right Thing. On Friday, July 14, attend a Rodney Block Collective concert featuring music from Lee's films.
Film: Thursday, July 13, 7:00 p.m.
Concert: Friday, July 14, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: $5 for film; $10 for concert

For more information on concerts, please see arkansassounds.org.

Upcoming Legacies and Lunch Program:

Blake Wintory, Assistant Director of Lakeport Plantation Museum
12:00 PM, Darragh Center, CALS Main Library
100 Rock Street, Little Rock.
Bring a sack lunch, free drinks and dessert provided.

Blake Wintory, Assistant Director of Arkansas State University’s heritage site at the Lakeport Plantation, will describe important new findings into the history of slavery at Lakeport and in Chicot County. Dating from around 1831, the Lakeport Plantation house is Arkansas’s grandest remaining example of antebellum Greek Revival architecture. ASU’s Delta Heritage Initiative has led extensive renovations of the property, which has served as a museum and educational center since 2007. Wintory will tell about innovative use of traditional and non-traditional research resources that have shed light on what previously was a largely unknown part of Arkansas’s past. Legacies and Lunch is sponsored in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council.

Music used in this broadcast was created by:
The Joy Drops - freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Joy_Drops

Radio CALS is a production of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), its Arkansas history department, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

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