Friday, July 22, 2016

Radio CALS - July 22, 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 (7/22/16) features:
  • Selections from a panel discussion about the transformation of Arkansas politics in the 1970s, co-hosted by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and the Clinton School of Public Service on July 8. The conversation included Senator David Pryor, journalist Ernie Dumas, ex-Dale Bumpers staffer Archie Schaffer, and political columnist John Brummett.
  • Relics of Arkansas History with Bob Denman with information on Camp Pike's long gone, but not forgotten, ballpark and its history
  • A reading of an interview with Railroad Dockery, a former slave, conducted by the WPA from 1936-1938; read by Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center's local history and genealogy expert
  • Relics of Arkansas History with Bob Denman with information on the Beatles' connection to Arkansas
  • Authors on Air, an interview conducted by Rod Lorenzen, manager of Butler Center Books, with Cindy Beckman, author of Man of Vision: Arkansas Education and the Legacy of Arch Ford, published by Butler Center Books
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who continue their account of the PurpleHull Pea Festival and World Championship Rotary Tiller Race in Emerson, including an out of control tiller, the "Till-Billies," a potentially lethal tiller wreck and an announcer who didn't bat an eye, rumored controversy as to the actual winner of this year's race, the interminable heat that Rex and Paul faced, their side trip to charming Haynesville, Louisiana (where they were invited to view a stranger's plentiful catch of the day), their return to Arkansas and their drive west on US-82 through south Arkansas, the proper pronunciation of Lafayette County, Paul's first meal at the original Burge's in Lewisville (where Paul purchased six fried pies to take home, only one of which made it to Paul's wife Jan), Rex's history of working up an appetite to take advantage of his trips past Burge's when he was a sportswriter, the truly red hue of the Red River, Garland "City" which boasts 300 residents and two beloved catfish restuarants (Doc's and Westshore), Rex's memories of the old Haley's Fish Market in Des Arc and its "fiddlers" (small catfish that are cooked whole), and Rex and Paul's inability to eat anything else after this leg of their journey
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection
Links related to this broadcast:

Full video of Legacies & Lunch from July 8

This Month in Arkansas History: Battle of Helena

This Month in Arkansas History: Rolling Stones
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=3442

Genealogy Workshop 2016
Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
Free and open to the public; no registration needed
Man of Vision: Arkansas Education and the Legacy of Arch Ford
http://www.uapress.com/dd-product/man-of-vision/

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, Bob Denman, Stewart Fuell, Rod Lorenzen, John Miller, Rhonda Stewart, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Kate Chagnon, John Miller, Stacy Pendergraft, 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, July 15, 2016

Radio CALS - July 15, 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 (7/15/16) features:
  • 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 
  • 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
  • A conversation between Lisa Donovan, assistant director for youth services at CALS, and Bobby Roberts, former director of CALS, regarding the Child Nutrition Program created by Roberts prior to his retirement
  • Selections from an interview with Dr. Ann Tice, a retired dermatologist who talks about growing up in a family of physicians and her non-traditional path to medical school
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who continue their foray into Southwest Arkansas to attend the annual PurpleHull Pea Festival and World Championship Rotary Tiller Race in Emerson and talk about papermill construction in Gurdon, the importance of the timber industry in the southwest part of the state, tourist traps, Paul’s parents’ one and only almost-argument, which consisted of one word, Witt Stephens and Arkla Village, the Hoo-Hoo Monument in Gurdon, the old Hoo-Hoo Theater, the Gurdon lights phenomenon, Prescott, the Magnolia town square, Waldo, baseball hall of famer Travis Jackson, the antique car contest at the PurpleHull Pea Festival, the pea-shelling contest, a fellow Navy veteran Paul encountered and their visit about the U.S.S. America, bumping into a stunned-looking reporter from the Wall Street Journal, lunchroom ladies, the pie and cake auction, the Million Tiller Parade, Little Rock TV personality Steve Sullivan’s puzzling turn as “pea-rade” grand marshall, which didn’t involve riding in the parade, and Rex and Paul’s visit to the festival “command center” 
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection
Links related to this broadcast:

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

This Month in Arkansas History: The Heiskell Brothers

Arkansas Sounds: Suzy Bogguss
Friday, July 22, 7 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
Tickets: $20

Roberts Children's Nutrition Fund
http://www.cals.org/about/announcements/default.aspx?id=169

Genealogy Workshop 2016
Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
Free and open to the public; no registration needed

Music used in this broadcast was created by:
Used sample guitar.chords.5ths.A.mp3 by dobroide@freesound.org

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 Stephanie Bayless, Kate Chagnon, Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn, John Miller, Laura Neale, Chris Stewart, Rhonda Stewart, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Kate Chagnon, John Miller, Rhonda Stewart, 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, July 8, 2016

Radio CALS - July 8, 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 (7/8/16) features:
  • A discussion between Brad Mooy, coordinator of the Arkansas Literary Festival, and Dr. Alex Vernon, project director, about Fiction & Fact: A War Dialogue with Veterans, a new project of the Central Arkansas Library System, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Selections from a CALS Con discussion of Star Wars; CALS Con is the library system's free annual celebration of all things fandom
  • An interview with Brenda and Ellis, a married musical duo from Arkansas, conducted by John Miller, Arkansas Sounds music coordinator
  • Information about CALS's ebook services presented by Jonathan Webb and Nathan Smith, CALS information services staff members 
  • Bizarre Arkansas featuring a story about reports of mysterious flying objects seen in the Ouachita Mountains in 1897
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who begin telling about their trip into Southwest Arkansas to attend the annual Purple Hull Pea Festival in Emerson and talk about old U.S. Highway 67, the Arkansas “nervous hospital,” Sling Blade, Billy Bob Thornton, Perla, the Acme Brick Company and Brickfest, the Keeney Food Market and cafĂ© in Malvern, Paul’s father’s sausage recipe, Imboden, Paul’s father’s trick of restoring old hamburger meat to the appearance of edibility, butcher’s caps and aprons, the Morrilton Packing Company, B&B Grocery, Breitweiser’s Meat Market in Benton, the essential role of fat in the creation of sausage, the DeSoto Bluff Trail in Arkadelphia, Hernando DeSoto’s driver’s license, the Hunter-Dunbar Expedition, Ouachita Baptist University, Rex’s Eagle Scout project, Henderson State University’s collection of Caddo artifacts, the Arkansas Archeological Survey, Ann Early, and achievements in interpreting Native American experiences in Arkansas
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection
Links related to this broadcast:

Fiction & Fact: A War Dialogue with Veterans
http://www.cals.org/fiction-and-fact/

This Month in Arkansas History: Battle of Helena 
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=1129

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

Genealogy Workshop 2016
Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
Free and open to the public; no registration needed

Take Five: Brenda Ellis

This Month in Arkansas History: Andrew Scott
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=1758

CALS Digital Services

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

Donate to CALS
http://www.cals.org/about/donation.aspx

Arkansas Sounds: Suzy Bogguss
Friday, July 22, 7 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
Tickets: $20

Music used in this broadcast was created by:
Brenda and Ellis - http://brendaandellis.com/
David Szesztay - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/David_Szesztay
Velella Velella - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Velella_Velella

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, Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn, Stewart Fuell, Katie Jones, John Miller, Brad Mooy, 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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