Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Radio CALS: 9-20-17


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 (9/13/2017) features Primary Sources and an interview with Jeff Nichols:


Matt Decample talks with director Jeff Nichols about growing up in Little Rock, his entrance into the film industry, and the Arkansas Cinema Society.  

Upcoming Events:  


Betsey Wright Distinguished Lecture Series: “Hattie Caraway's Long Shadow: Women in the U.S. Senate”
Thursday, September 21, 7:00 p.m., Free (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.
Dr. Donald A. Ritchie, Historian Emeritus of the United States Senate, will discuss the influence of women on Capitol Hill since Arkansas voters elected Hattie Caraway in 1932—making her the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. Ritchie will be introduced by former U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, the most recent woman to represent Arkansas in the Senate.

Sounds in the Stacks
Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m., Free
CALS Fletcher Library, 823 N. Buchannan St.
Sounds in the Stacks, a program of Arkansas Sounds, is a series of free piano concerts at CALS branches. The September artists are vocalists who play piano and saxophone, father-and-son duo Robert "Frisbee" Coleman & Franko Nilsson Coleman. The program is sponsored, in part, by Piano Kraft, Kawai, and KATV 7.

Children of the Little Rock 9
Sunday September 24, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (free)
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.

On the day before the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School, children of the Little Rock Nine will discuss their parents’ role in the history-making crisis and how it has impacted their own lives. This panel discussion will look at what it is like when you are growing up as the child of a Civil Rights icon. Several of the children of the Little Rock Nine will share the experiences they have had as youths and adults. They will also discuss how having a parent as a Civil Rights pioneer has shaped their own life. In partnership with the Clinton School for Public Service.

Hot Club of Cowtown
Friday, September 29, 7:00 p.m., $20 (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.
Arkansas Sounds presents the Western swing-gypsy jazz trio that has been lauded for its “down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation” (The Times, London). Buy tickets here.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Radio CALS 9-13-2017


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 (9/13/2017) features Primary Sources and an interview with Judge Reinhold:   

Judge Reinhold chats with Matt DeCample about starting his acting career to impress a girl and how a warehouse dinner theater in Florida prepared him for Hollywood.

Upcoming Events:  

Preview of The Vietnam War, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Saturday, September 16, 2:00 p.m., Free
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.
The Butler Center, in partnership with AETN, will present select clips from the ten-part, 18-hour documentary series that tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. A lecture about the Arkansas Vietnam War Project will follow the screening. The event is sponsored by the Arkansas Humanities Council and the Clinton School of Public Service. The series will air on AETN beginning September 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Betsey Wright Distinguished Lecture Series: “Hattie Caraway's Long Shadow: Women in the U.S. Senate”
Thursday, September 21, 7:00 p.m., Free (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.
Dr. Donald A. Ritchie, Historian Emeritus of the United States Senate, will discuss the influence of women on Capitol Hill since Arkansas voters elected Hattie Caraway in 1932—making her the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. Ritchie will be introduced by former U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, the most recent woman to represent Arkansas in the Senate.

Sounds in the Stacks
Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m., Free
CALS Fletcher Library, 823 N. Buchannan St.
Sounds in the Stacks, a program of Arkansas Sounds, is a series of free piano concerts at CALS branches. The September artists are vocalists who play piano and saxophone, father-and-son duo Robert "Frisbee" Coleman & Franko Nilsson Coleman. The program is sponsored, in part, by Piano Kraft, Kawai, and KATV 7.

Children of the Little Rock 9  
Sunday September 24, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (free)
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.

On the day before the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School, children of the Little Rock Nine will discuss their parents’ role in the history-making crisis and how it has impacted their own lives. This panel discussion will look at what it is like when you are growing up as the child of a Civil Rights icon. Several of the children of the Little Rock Nine will share the experiences they have had as youths and adults. They will also discuss how having a parent as a Civil Rights pioneer has shaped their own life. In partnership with the Clinton School for Public Service.

Hot Club of Cowtown
Friday, September 29, 7:00 p.m., $20 (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.
Arkansas Sounds presents the Western swing-gypsy jazz trio that has been lauded for its “down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation” (The Times, London).


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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Radio CALS -- 9-6-2017

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 (9/6/2017) features Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul:

This week, Rex and Paul chew the fat about the fact that Paul is from Imdoden, setting a new Chewing the Fat record—nine seconds—for earliest mention, the Hope Watermelon Festival, the Hempstead County sheriff’s otherworldly victory in the watermelon-eating contest, how the boys turned down the offer of a free 150-pounder, despite the generous offer of a burlap sack to carry it with, about the biscuits at Keeney’s in Malvern, how Historic Washington has as good a lunch as one could get at any state park in the United States, how Paul likes well-cooked vegetables—no crispy green beans, please!—the greatness of catalpa worms for fishing but the grossness of the green goo that comes out when you step on one, Paul’s sneaky book-buying methods, discovering Glen Campbell’s grave site three days after his funeral, Rex and Paul’s funeral fixation, the death of Frank Broyles, how Broyles and Campbell and Johnny Cash gave Arkansas things to be proud of in the 1960s and helped the state live down some of the national embarrassment after the 1957 crisis, Nashville versus Crowley’s Ridge peaches, the Fish Net at DeGray Lake, great Arkansas football stadiums, and Jeff Root (the Football Doctor).

Upcoming Events:  

Legacies and Lunch: 20 Years and Family Films
Wednesday, September 6, Noon, Free
CALS Ron Robinson Theater

CALS is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Main Library campus, located in Little Rock's River Market District, and the founding of the Butler Center with a series of family films and a special 20th anniversary video. Family films will highlight the center’s remarkable collection of amateur films and provide an abridged history of the Terry family, including Arkansas civil rights activist Adolphine Fletcher Terry and her brother, Pulitzer prize-winning poet, John Gould Fletcher. CALS Terry and Fletcher libraries are namesakes of the siblings. Legacies and Lunch is sponsored in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council. Attendees are invited to bring a sack lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided.

Rwake and Neurosis Concert Film Double Feature
Friday, September 8, 7:00 p.m., Free (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.
Arkansas Sounds will present two concert films: Rwake: A Stone, A Leaf, An Unfound Door by Arkansas metal band Rwake and A Sun That Never Sets by Bay Area heavy music masters Neurosis.

2nd Friday Art Night
Friday, September 8, 5:00-8:00 p.m., Free
CALS Butler Center Galleries, 401 President Clinton Ave.
Join the Butler Center for a night of art and live music by ukulele and cornet and vocal duo Kit and Kaboodle.

Art Teachers of Arkansas, Butler Center Galleries, Loft Gallery
A display of Butler Center artists who are also art teachers. Exhibition open through September 30.

Modern Ink, Butler Center Galleries, West Gallery
Modern Ink explores new artworks created in the medium of ink by artists Carmen Alexandria, Robert Bean, Daniel Broening, Diane Harper, Neal Harrington, and Steve Rockwell. Exhibition open through October 28.

The Art of Injustice, Butler Center Galleries, Concordia Hall
Assembled by guest curator Dr. Sarah Wilkerson Freeman, history professor at Arkansas State University, The Art of Injustice features photographs taken by Paul Faris during his visit to the Rohwer incarceration center in 1945. His captivating black-and-white photographs capture the community created by Japanese Americans during their incarceration in Arkansas during World War II. Exhibition open through December 30. This project was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program.

Preview of The Vietnam War, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Saturday, September 16, 2:00 p.m., Free
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.
The Butler Center, in partnership with AETN, will present select clips from the ten-part, 18-hour documentary series that tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. A lecture about the Arkansas Vietnam War Project will follow the screening. The event is sponsored by the Arkansas Humanities Council and the Clinton School of Public Service. The series will air on AETN beginning September 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Betsey Wright Distinguished Lecture Series: “Hattie Caraway's Long Shadow: Women in the U.S. Senate”
Thursday, September 21, 7:00 p.m., Free (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.
Dr. Donald A. Ritchie, Historian Emeritus of the United States Senate, will discuss the influence of women on Capitol Hill since Arkansas voters elected Hattie Caraway in 1932—making her the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. Ritchie will be introduced by former U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, the most recent woman to represent Arkansas in the Senate.

Sounds in the Stacks
Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m., Free
CALS Fletcher Library, 823 N. Buchannan St.
Sounds in the Stacks, a program of Arkansas Sounds, is a series of free piano concerts at CALS branches. The September artists are vocalists who play piano and saxophone, father-and-son duo Robert "Frisbee" Coleman & Franko Nilsson Coleman. The program is sponsored, in part, by Piano Kraft, Kawai, and KATV 7.

Children of the Little Rock 9   
Sunday September 24, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (free)
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.

On the day before the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School, children of the Little Rock Nine will discuss their parents’ role in the history-making crisis and how it has impacted their own lives. This panel discussion will look at what it is like when you are growing up as the child of a Civil Rights icon. Several of the children of the Little Rock Nine will share the experiences they have had as youths and adults. They will also discuss how having a parent as a Civil Rights pioneer has shaped their own life. In partnership with the Clinton School for Public Service.

Hot Club of Cowtown
Friday, September 29, 7:00 p.m., $20 (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.
Arkansas Sounds presents the Western swing-gypsy jazz trio that has been lauded for its “down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation” (The Times, London).


Read more...

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