Friday, February 5, 2016

Radio CALS - February 5, 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 (2/5/16) features:
  • David Pryor, talking about his love of the Old State House, his early legislative involvement with the Young Turks, his inability to pass a memorial bill for Winston Churchill, and a kind note he received from Orval Faubus 
  • Selections from Legacies & Lunch featuring Aretha Dodson discussing one room schoolhouses, split sessions, segregation during her childhood, and her book, That's the Way it Wuz Back Then 
  • This Month in Arkansas History - On February 6, 1944, Willie Kavanaugh Hocker (schoolteacher, poet, and designer of AR State Flag) passed away. 
  • Arkansas musicians with birthdays in February: Lonnie Glosson, who helped popularize the harmonica and the "talking blues," and, with longtime partner Wayne Raney, had many hits including a #1 Country and Western song in 1949, "Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me"; Art Porter Sr., legendary jazz pianist and music educator who also composed classical and spiritual music 
  • This Month in Arkansas History - On Feb. 7, 2001, Dale Evans ("Queen of the West" and wife of Roy Rogers) passed away. 
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, in which they talk about the Slovak Oyster Supper, one of Arkansas's legendary food festivals. They also discuss former Governor Mike Huckabee, former Senator Blanche Lincoln, Catholic food festivals around the state, the Tollville Turkey Fry Supper, Des Arc, the White River Journal, the communities of Imboden, Gregory, Opposition, Ravenden, Republican, and the Grady Fish Fry. 
  • This Month in Arkansas History - Hattie Caraway, the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate, was born on February 1, 1878.
  • CALS Stories interview with Chris Hancock 
  • Oral history by Freeman McKindra, community organizer 
  • Performance by John Bush quintet 
  • Take 5 interview with Eric Meincke, a 17 year old high school senior who will conduct the classical music performance at our next Arkansas Sounds concert, a tribute to Florence Price and William Grant Still
Links related to this broadcast:

Senator David Pryor at Legacies & Lunch

CALS Stories Adventure Challenge

Legacies & Lunch – Selections from the first 100 programs
- Aretha Dodson
EOA entry, Elementary and Secondary Education

Upcoming Arkansas Sounds events:
A Tribute to Florence B. Price and William Grant Still
Friday, February 22, 7 p.m.
Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
FREE

CALS Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries information

This Month in Arkansas History:
- Willie Kavanaugh Hocker
- Dale Evans
- Hattie Caraway

Arkansas musicians with birthdays in February:
- Lonnie Glosson
- Art Porter, Sr.

Oral history interview with Freeman McKindra

Pulaski County Historical Society
Public meeting featuring a presentation by Dr. Kristin Mann
Sunday, February 7, 2 p.m.
Central High School National Historical Site Visitors Center
2120 Daisy Bates Dr.

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, Kristin Cooke, Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn, Anna Lancaster, John Miller, Chris Stewart, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Linda Ellis 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, January 29, 2016

Radio CALS - January 29, 2016

Radio CALS airs on KABF 88.3 FM from noon-2 p.m. every Friday. It may be streamed live at www.kabf.org or anytime at www.soundcloud.com/radiocals

Today's broadcast of Radio CALS (1/29/16) features: 
  • David Pryor, talking about his rise in Arkansas politics and love of the state’s history (continued from last week)
  • Selections from Legacies & Lunch featuring Jimmy Lou Fisher, Skip Rutherford, Alan Leveritt, Phyllis Brandon, and Milton Crenchaw
  • Information about and songs performed by Arkansas musicians who have birthdays in January such as prolific country songwriter Melvin Endsley, blues legend Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, and member of legendary country singing group Lloyd Perryman 
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, in which they talk about the Arkansas Delta, including Paul's Italian Delta in-laws, the best places to get barbecue, the annual potluck dinner at the Eddie Mae Heron Center in Pocahontas, two great "eating routes" through the Delta, Piggott, Crawfordsville, Haynes, DeValls Bluff, Cypress Corners, Moark, Marianna, and the Mississippi River State Park 
  • Authors on Air, featuring an interview with David Ware, author of It's Official! The Real Stories Behind Arkansas's State Symbols, published by Butler Center Books in 2015
  • Take 5, an interview with Bobby Missile from the 2015 AR Times Musicians Showcase winning band Ghost Bones, who will perform in our Arkansas Sounds concert series on Friday, January 29
Here are links to our resources mentioned on the January 29, 2016, broadcast of Radio CALS:

Senator David Pryor at Legacies & Lunch

CALS Stories Adventure Challenge
http://www.cals.org/cals-stories/

Legacies & Lunch – Selections from the first 100 programs
- Alan Leveritt
- Phyllis Brandon
- Milton Crenchaw

Upcoming Arkansas Sounds events:

Mad Nomad & Ghost Bones
Friday, January 29, 7 p.m.
Ron Robinson Theater
Tickets: $10, general admission, available at www.arkansassounds.org or Butler Center Galleries, 401 Pres. Clinton Ave. If not sold out, tickets will be sold in the theater's lobby at 6 p.m.

A Tribute to Florence B. Price and William Grant Still
Friday, February 22, 7 p.m.
Ron Robinson Theater
FREE

This Month in Arkansas History:
William Grant Still

Florence B. Price

Arkansas musicians with birthdays in January:
- Melvin Endsley, a prolific country songwriter
- Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, blues legend
- Lloyd Perryman, member of legendary country singing group, Sons of the Pioneers

CALS Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries information

This Month in Arkansas History: 
Iris Dement

CALS Digital Magazine Collection
David Ware, It's Official! The Real Stories Behind Arkansas's State Symbols 

Willie Booker Jr. oral history

Wildflowers concert selections
http://cdm15728.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p1532coll1/searchterm/wildflowers_150529/order/title

CALS new catalog, Bibliocommons
https://cals.bibliocommons.com/

Take 5 with Ghost Bones member, Bobby Missile
http://hearghostbones.bandcamp.com/releases

Radio CALS is a production of the Central Arkansas Library System and its Arkansas history department, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. For more information visit www.cals.org and www.butlercenter.org. Radio CALS was produced this week by Kate Chagnon, Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn, Anna Lancaster, John Miller, Chris Stewart, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voicing by 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, January 22, 2016

Radio CALS Links & Credits - January 22, 2016

Radio CALS airs on KABF 88.3 FM from noon-2 p.m. every Friday. It may be streamed live at www.kabf.org or anytime at www.soundcloud.com/radiocals

Today's broadcast of Radio CALS (1/22/16) features: 
  • David Pryor, talking about his rise in Arkansas politics and love of the state’s history
  • Information about Arkansas musicians William Grant Still, Florence Price, Tracy Lawrence, and Iris DeMent
  • More music from our 2015 Wildflowers concert
  • An interview with Bill Carter, an attorney/musician's consultant who got two of the Rolling Stones out of jail in Fordyce, AR
  • Take 5, an interview with Bobby Missile from the 2015 AR Times Musicians Showcase winning band Ghost Bones, who will perform in our Arkansas Sounds concert series on January 29
  • An interview with Arkansas writer Jay Grelen
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, in which they talk about the Dalton Fish Fry, the Mennonite store in Dalton, the Strawberry River, Tollville, the Slovak Oyster Supper, the Grady Fish Fry, Mike Huckabee, Blanche Lincoln, a hushpuppy machine, the Eddie Mae Heron Center hogkilling in Pocahontas, making cracklins, sausage, mincemeat pie, and a disastrous experience Paul had trying to make piecrust one time when he got the balance wrong between lard and water
Here are links to resources mentioned on the January 22, 2016, broadcast of Radio CALS:

Senator David Pryor at Legacies & Lunch

Ron Robinson Theater Upcoming Movies
http://www.ronrobinsontheater.org
  • Dirty Dancing, Tuesday, January 26, 7 p.m. 
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Saturday, January 30, 2 p.m. 
  • Singing in the Rain, Saturday, January 30, 7 p.m. 
Buy tickets:
http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event/january-movies--cals-ron-robinson-theater-2138839716 

Ira Sanders Distinguished Lecture
Featuring author Eli Evans on Jewish life in the South
Thurday, January 28, 7 p.m., Ron Robinson Theater, FREE
RSVP (appreciated but not required) to lellis@cals.org or 501-918-3024
http://www.cals.lib.ar.us/about/announcements/default.aspx?id=158

Legacies & Lunch – Selections from the first 100 programs
http://cdm15728.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p15728coll5/searchterm/100L%26L_110707/order/title
- Parker Westbrook
- Craig O'Neill
- Phillip Kaplan
Office of Desegragation Monitoring Records: 
- Robert McCord
Laman vs. McCord


Upcoming Arkansas Sounds events:
www.arkansassounds.org

Mad Nomad & Ghost Bones
Friday, January 29, 7 p.m.
Ron Robinson Theater
Tickets: $10
Buy tickets: http://www.picatic.com/arsounds-mad-nomad-and-ghost-bones

A Tribute to Florence B. Price and William Grant Still
Friday, February 22, 7 p.m.
Ron Robinson Theater
FREE

This Month in Arkansas History:

CALS Digital Magazine Collection
http://www.cals.org/digital-media/default.aspx#magazines

CALS Stories Adventure Challenge
http://www.cals.org/cals-stories/

Authors on Air

Bill Carter oral history

Wildflowers concert
http://cdm15728.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p1532coll1/searchterm/wildflowers_150529/order/title

CALS new catalog, Bibliocommons
https://cals.bibliocommons.com/

Take 5 with Ghost Bones member, Bobby Missile
http://hearghostbones.bandcamp.com/releases

Radio CALS is a production of the Central Arkansas Library System and its Arkansas history department, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. For more information visit www.cals.org and www.butlercenter.org. Radio CALS was produced this week by Kate Chagnon, Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn, Anna Lancaster, John Miller, Chris Stewart, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voicing by 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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