Friday, June 24, 2016

Radio CALS - June 24, 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 (6/24/16) features:
  • Selections from an interview with Geraldine Purcell Davidson, who shares her experiences at Fargo Agricultural School for African American Children, a private residential school operated until 1949 and located outside of Brinkley, Arkansas
  • An "Authors on the Air" segment featuring the editors of the Encyclopedia of Arkansas Music, Ali Welky and Michael Keckhaver, interviewed by Kate Chagnon
  • "Talking About Books": Quick reviews of books about the Olympics, provided by Ellen Bard, CALS staff member
  • Selections from a discussion of Star Trek, held at CALS Con 2016 among panelists Barbara Adams, Tony Bates, Warren Jones, and John McCay and moderated by Brooks Cato
  • Bizarre Arkansas, featuring information on Hot Springs and the alligator farm that housed a mummified merman, the ostrich farm that was home to over 300 African ostriches, and more in this town during the early twentieth century
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who continue the description of their invasion of Mississippi and talk about the Crystal Grill in Greenwood, the Yazoo River, the Tallahatchie River, Bobbie Gentry, wondering why Billie Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge, the three rival claims for the grave of Robert Johnson, the Little Zion Church, the Money Road outside Greenwood, the murder of Emmett Till, pecan orchards, Bacon’s Nut House in North Little Rock, Lusko’s, Rex and Paul’s favorite one-eyed waiter, the advantages of eating a whole fish, Galatoire’s in New Orleans, and conking out early and waking up hungry
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection
Links related to this broadcast:
Finding Family Facts: A beginner's course in genealogy research
Held on the second Monday of each month, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Room 124, Arkansas Studies Institute Building
401 Pres. Clinton Ave. 

Butler Center's Genealogy Resources
https://www.butlercenter.org/genealogy/index.html

Encyclopedia of Arkansas Music, published by Butler Center Books
http://www.uapress.com/dd-product/encyclopedia-of-arkansas-music/

Zinio, one of CALS' digital resources

Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics, by Jeremy Schaap
https://cals.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1562878100_triumph

Olympia, a documentary on the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin, Germany 

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by Daniel Brown
http://cals.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1775900100_the_boys_in_the_boat

Unbroken, by Laura Hildebrand
http://cals.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1690286100_unbroken

The Three Year Swim Club, by Julie Checkoway
http://cals.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1861126100_the_three-year_swim_club

CALS Recommends: Olympic Stories
http://cals.bibliocommons.com/list/share/491055517_cals_readers/630266689_olympic_stories

The Barling Darling, by Hal Smith
http://www.butlercenter.org/publication/books/barlingdarling/questions.html

For more information about CALS Con 2016, email lneale@cals.org

Starbase McMath: A Star Trek fan group that meets at the McMath Library on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 
2100 John Barrow Rd., Little Rock

This Month in Arkansas History: AETN
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=4000

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 Ellen Bard, Stephanie Bayless, Kate Chagnon, Stewart Fuell, Laura Neale, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Kate Chagnon, 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, June 17, 2016

Radio CALS - June 17, 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 (6/17/16) features:
  • Excerpts from an interview with Bonnie Johnson, an attorney at Williams Anderson who has a long history with nonprofits, conducted by UALR graduate student Jared Craig
  • Selections from a discussion of Studio Ghibli, held at CALS Con 2016 among panelists Becca Cato, John Lenehan, Cameron Sturdevant, and Jonathan Webb, moderated by Jasmine Jobe 
  • Excerpts from an interview with Arkansas musician Charlie Rich Jr., son of country music star, Charlie Rich, conducted by the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music coordinator, John Miller 
  • Information about Hoopla, one of CALS' digital services, presented by Jonathan Webb and Lara Browning-Kamins, CALS' information services staff members 
  • Bizarre Arkansas, featuring information on Monte Ne, a partially completed, abandoned, and possibly haunted luxury resort built by failed presidential candidate William "Coin" Harvey
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who talk about Italians in the Mississippi Delta, tamales, oysters, shrimp, bacon, book shops, hiding book purchases from the prying eyes of disapproving spouses and sneaking books into the house, “comeback” sauce, remoulade sauce, Willie Morris, Haley Barbour, the Emmett Till story, wild hogs, the book Paul got on seersucker suits, the Eudora Welty-Ross Macdonald correspondence, the Walker Percy-Shelby Foote correspondence, literary letter writing, the Cotton Row Club and Ramcat Alley in Greenwood, Mississippi, the Southern Foodways Alliance, Delta bookies, eating a whole fish, turning a whole fish over, and southern accents 
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection
Links related to this broadcast:

The full interview of Bonnie Johnson from the Butler Center Collections will be available soon at: www.arstudies.com 

Arkansas Sounds: Ben Nichols
Solo acoustic show with Jeff Coleman to open
Tuesday, June 21, 7 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
Tickets: $20

For more information about CALS Con 2016, email lneale@cals.org
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 Kate Chagnon, Jared Craig, Stewart Fuell, Katie Jones, John Miller, Laura Neale, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Kate Chagnon, John Miller, Karen Risinger, 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, June 10, 2016

Radio CALS - June 10, 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 (6/10/16) features:
  • Selections from a lecture given by Dr. Ben Johnson about John Gould Fletcher at the Arkansas Literary Festival 2016
  • Selections from a discussion of Star Trek, held at CALS Con 2016 among panelists Barbara Adams, Tony Bates, Warren Jones, and John McCay and moderated by Brooks Cato
  • Excerpts from an interview with Ruth Shepherd, director of Just Communities of Arkansas, conducted by UALR graduate student Josh Couch in 2016
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who continue their epic adventure in the Mississippi Delta, discussing awards for seersucker outfits, hearing great stories from Mississippi politicians, how political storytelling as an art form seems to be on the decline, Little Rock’s superiority over Jackson, Mississippi, the Grammy Museum in Cleveland, wondering why the museum neglected to cover Paul’s rendition of “When a Man Loves a Woman,” the time Rex’s sister saw the Beatles in Memphis, the time Rex rode in a GTO, how Imboden girls lip-synched Beatles songs, how Paul missed their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show because of Sunday night church, Memphis in May, the Mid-South Arena, and the wonders of the Alluvian Hotel
  • Information about and music by Ben Nichols, frontman of the alt-country band Lucero and solo artist in his own right; Nichols is performing a solo acoustic show, with Jeff Coleman to open, on Tuesday, June 21, for the Arkansas Sounds monthly concert series
  • Who You?, a genealogy segment featuring an interview with Maria Hoskins, a former senior staff member of Vic Snyder; interview conducted by Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center's local history and genealogy expert; they discuss Hoskins' family history and upcoming publication, Down Home in Arkansas: A Family Reunion Story 
  • Selections from an Arkansas Sounds concert featuring the Wildflowers (Amy Garland Angel, Bonnie Montgomery, and Mandy McBryde)
Links related to this broadcast:

Arkansas Literary Festival
http://www.arkansasliteraryfestival.org/

EOA entry on John Gould Fletcher
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=1646

This Month in Arkansas History: Ferdinand Zellner and "The Fayetteville Polka"
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=3224

For more information about CALS Con 2016, email lneale@cals.org

River Market Books & Gifts
The Library's Gently Used Book Store
Cox Creative Center
120 River Market Ave.

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

Arkansas Sounds: Ben Nichols
Solo acoustic show with Jeff Coleman to open
Tuesday, June 21, 7 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
Tickets: $20

Butler Center Genealogy Resources
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 Kate Chagnon, John Miller, Laura Neale, Rhonda Stewart, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Kate Chagnon, John Miller, Karen Risinger, 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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