Friday, December 2, 2016

Radio CALS - December 2, 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 (12/2/16) features:

  • Primary Sources - This week’s podcast features part two of a conversation with Marianna, AR native and retired Court of Appeals Justice, Judge Olly Neal Jr.. Raymond Abramson of Holly Grove, a current justice on the Court of Appeals, interviewed Judge Neal in the fall of 2016 for Primary Sources. 
  • Collections - Selections from an interview with Willie Booker Jr., who describes his military experience during desegregation and his time spent managing a large farm; interview conducted for the Butler Center collections by Jajuan Johnson in 2009.
  • Authors on Air - An interview with Nancy Hendricks, author of Notable Women of Arkansas, just released by Butler Center Books; interview conducted by Rod Lorenzen, manager of Butler Center Books.
  • Chewing the Fat - This week on Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, Rex is out of town, so Paul begins a conversation with Jan Austin, his patient spouse, whom Paul often mentions in the broadcast, as they talk about Helena, Jan’s suspicions about Paul’s admiration for vinegar pie, pecan pie, mincemeat, butter the secret to pecan pie and life, Paul’s convenience-store chicken livers, Paul’s decision to take Jan home to meet the folks, Paul’s and Jan’s accents, their competing theories about the relative virtues of Delta and hill folk, gun-toting mosquitos, Paul’s uncle’s farm, the disappearing art of making candy, Paul’s aunt’s remarkable diary, her staunch union loyalty, Lawrence County the “mother of counties,” Paul’s declaration of ASU as the Harvard of Arkansas, changes on campus, Imboden and its attractions for kids, church and school the source of social life in the town, the resultant scrutiny of teenage behavior, Paul’s admirable seriousness as a student, fun at the races, Oaklawn burgers, corned beef, pizza, and Jan’s expert theories about picking race horses.
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection.

    Links related to this broadcast:
The full Chewing the Fat podcast is now available at 
http://www.cals.org/podcasts/default.aspx

Arkansas Sounds: Richard Leo Johnson
Friday, December 9, 8 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
General admission: FREE

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 John Miller, Brett Ratliff, Rod Lorenzen, 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, November 25, 2016

Radio CALS - November 25, 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 (11/25/16) features:

  • Primary Sources - This week’s podcast features Judge Olly Neal, Jr., a native of Marianna and retired Court of Appeals Justice.  Raymond Abramson of Holly Grove, a current justice on the Court of Appeals, interviewed Judge Neal in the fall of 2016 for Primary Sources. 
  • Collections - Selections from an interview with Cpl. Charles O. Hilburn, a veteran of the Korean War; interview conducted by Brian Robertson, the Butler Center's senior archivist and manager of research services.
  • Legacies and Lunch - Women of Colonial Arkansas - The Arkansas Post was the first European settlement in the lower Mississippi River Valley and present-day Arkansas established in 1686 as a French trading post on the banks of the lower Arkansas River.  In this addition of Legacies and Lunch, Judge Morris Arnold presents on the significant role that women played in colonial Arkansas.  
  • Chewing the Fat - This week on Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, Rex is out of town, so Paul begins a conversation with Jan Austin, his patient spouse, whom Paul often mentions in the broadcast, as they talk about Helena, Jan’s suspicions about Paul’s admiration for vinegar pie, pecan pie, mincemeat, butter the secret to pecan pie and life, Paul’s convenience-store chicken livers, Paul’s decision to take Jan home to meet the folks, Paul’s and Jan’s accents, their competing theories about the relative virtues of Delta and hill folk, gun-toting mosquitos, Paul’s uncle’s farm, the disappearing art of making candy, Paul’s aunt’s remarkable diary, her staunch union loyalty, Lawrence County the “mother of counties,” Paul’s declaration of ASU as the Harvard of Arkansas, changes on campus, Imboden and its attractions for kids, church and school the source of social life in the town, the resultant scrutiny of teenage behavior, Paul’s admirable seriousness as a student, fun at the races, Oaklawn burgers, corned beef, pizza, and Jan’s expert theories about picking race horses.
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection.

    Links related to this broadcast:
The full Chewing the Fat podcast is now available at 
http://www.cals.org/podcasts/default.aspx

Arkansas Sounds: Richard Leo Johnson
Friday, December 9, 8 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
General admission: FREE

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 John Miller, Brett Ratliff, Keeley Wooten, David Stricklin, Brian Robertson, 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, November 18, 2016

Radio CALS - November 18, 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 (11/18/16) features:

  • Primary Sources - This week’s podcast features part two of an interview with Bill Stovall, Executive Director of Arkansas Community Colleges.  Matt DeCample sits down with Mr. Stovall to discuss his formative upbringing in Northeast Arkansas and the series of life events that led him to a career in public service.  
  • Legacies and Lunch - Women of Colonial Arkansas - The Arkansas Post was the first European settlement in the lower Mississippi River Valley and present-day Arkansas established in 1686 as a French trading post on the banks of the lower Arkansas River.  In this addition of Legacies and Lunch, Judge Morris Arnold presents on the significant role that women played in colonial Arkansas.  
  • A reading of a letter from the Butler Center's collection of Civil War materials, written by George M. Blodgett, a Union sailor who spent part of the war in Arkansas; he describes an attack on the USS Mound City on the White River in Arkansas in 1862, sometimes called "the deadliest shot of the war."
  • Relics of Arkansas History with Bob Denman with information on Charles Pierce's inspiration for a famous movie line.
  • This week, Rex and Paul chew the fat about Thanksgiving, which Rex calls the ultimate men’s holiday because of its lack of expectations on males, the love of leftovers, Paul’s two-turkey philosophy, smoked turkey gumbo, turkey soup stock, dressing sandwiches, the critical role of side dishes at Thanksgiving, the prominence of pie, the impossibility of having too many potatoes, casseroles as the symbol of Southern Protestantism, Baptist camps, duck camps, shooting skeet, hunting rabbits, squirrel cook-offs, the loss of Thanksgiving Day football games, the Battle of the Ravine, a turkey snack Paul invented, the Wings over the Prairie Festival in Stuttgart, the Des Arc alumni reunion, Paul’s mom’s deck and his excellent contributions to its construction (mostly imaginary), how weird weather ruined Paul’s plans for a toasty Thanksgiving Day fire, Razorback-LSU games, the Miracle on Markham, and juggling dove hunting and football.
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection.
Links related to this broadcast:

The full Chewing the Fat podcast is now available at 
http://www.cals.org/podcasts/default.aspx

Arkansas Sounds: Richard Leo Johnson
Friday, December 9, 8 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
General admission: FREE

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 John Miller, Brett Ratliff, Keeley Wooten, David Stricklin, Brian Robertson, Bob Denman and Glenn Whaley. Voices by John Miller, Mark Hotchkiss 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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