Friday, April 29, 2016

Radio CALS - April 29, 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 (4/29/16) features:
  • An interview with Roger Glasgow, local attorney and author of Down and Dirty Down South: Politics and the Art of Revenge, published in 2015 by Butler Center Books; interview conducted by Rod Lorenzen, manager of Butler Center Books
  • A reading of a letter by Judge Joseph W. Bocage, pioneer settler of Pine Bluff; letter written in 1886 about the celebration of the 4th of July 
  • Information about and music by Al Green, one of Arkansas's best known singers 
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who talk about the arrival of TV in certain parts of rural Arkansas, Paul’s first trip to Memphis, radio stations in northeast Arkansas, the Ozark Journal, Times-Dispatch, Memphis Press-Scimitar, Commercial Appeal, Jonesboro Sun, Sentinel Record, Hot Springs New Era, Texarkana Gazette, Paul’s paper route, Oaklawn, Pete’s Newstand in Pocahontas, Red’s and Woody’s in Arkadelphia, drink boxes and questionable magazines at newstands, Jeff Root’s discovery of a signed copy of the play Our Town at Woody’s on its last day in business, Rex’s performance in Our Town at Ouachita Baptist University, Paul’s award-winning performance in Grandpa’s Red Pajamas at the Lawrence County 4-H festival, Rex’s taxing performance in Damn Yankees, Paul’s disastrous experience playing the male lead in Our Miss Brooks at Sloan-Hendrix High School in Imboden, how Rex and Paul made it onscreen in Larry Foley’s documentary First Boys of Spring, on spring training in Hot Springs, the Bulldog, Who Dats, and Kelly’s in Bald Knob, strawberry shortcake, catfish, Trio’s in Little Rock, and the proper base for strawberry shortcake (pie crust, not cake)
  • Selections from Bagels & Books, a partnership between the CALS Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center and jUSt, a pending nonprofit that serves as the leadership for Global Kids Arkansas; this week's segment features a multigenerational conversation about feminism, misogyny, and sexism (continued from last week); family and personal counselor Charlie Simpson discusses how misconceptions surrounding gender can hinder communication in our relationships
  • Selections from Legacies & Lunch featuring Kay Goss, author of Mr. Chairman: The Life & Legacy of Wilbur D. Mills; Goss shares an episode from the childhood of Wilbur D. Mills and details about Mills' political career
  • Selections from an Arkansas Sounds concert featuring Charley Sandage and Harmony, who present original music in a traditional Arkansas folk style
Links related to this broadcast:


Butler Center Books

Arkansas Sounds: Charlie Rich Jr. and Sonny Burgess & the Legendary Pacers
Friday, May 20, 7 p.m.; General admission: $15
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.

EOA entry on Judge Joseph W. Bocage
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=2321


This Month in Arkansas History: Fay Hempstead

This Month in Arkansas History: Winthrop Rockefeller
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=122

This Month in Arkansas History: Smithee-Adams Duel

EOA entry on Wilbur D. Mills

This Month in Arkansas History: Florence Price

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 Stephanie Bayless, Kate Chagnon, Rod Lorenzen, John Miller, Chris Stewart, Sarah Stricklin, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Kate Chagnon, Mark Hotchkiss, 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, April 22, 2016

Radio CALS - April 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 (4/22/16) features:
  • Selections from Legacies & Lunch featuring Vivienne Lie Schiffer, who has written a book and produced a film about the experiences of Japanese Americans who were held in internment camps in Arkansas during World War II
  • Information about and music by Arkansas musician Little Willie John, a R&B vocalist and songwriter who recorded several hit songs, including the very first recording of the popular song "Fever" at age 18
  • Information about the Butler Center's Genealogy Workshop on Saturday, July 23, from Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center's local history expert, and Kate Chagnon, the Butler Center's programming and outreach coordinator
  • Selections from Books & Bagels, a partnership between the CALS Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center and Just Us, a pending nonprofit that serves as the leadership for Global Kids Arkansas; this week's segment features a multigenerational conversation about feminism, misogyny, and sexism
  • Bizarre Arkansas, with a story about H. L. Mencken, a Baltimore journalist who wrote critical statements about Arkansas during the early 1900's 
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who talk about Chafik Chamoun’s Rest Haven in Clarksdale, Mississippi, the Klappenbach Bakery in Fordyce, the Sno-White Grill and Fino’s in Pine Bluff, repeating oneself, Sunday afternoon drives, Baptist Training Union, Ravenden Springs, the Devil’s Bathtub, the Needle’s Eye, Crowley’s Ridge, cemetery visits, Arkansas back roads, Des Arc, Carlisle, Lauratown, the collie who caught chickens so its owner could fry them, eating at boardinghouses, having the preacher over for Sunday lunch, a troublesome uncle who was afraid of mice, and the disaster that befell a visiting preacher when Rex’s uncles tried to make wine in the attic in summer
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Information about and music by Arkansas music legend, Johnny Cash
  • Information about this year's Summer Seminar for state educators from George West, the Butler Center's education coordinator, and David Stricklin, head of the Butler Center
  • Selections from an Arkansas Sounds concert featuring Charley Sandage and Harmony, who present original music in a traditional Arkansas folk style
  • A Take Five interview with the Bob Boyd, a musician who will perform with the Bob Boyd Sounds for the Arkansas Sounds concert series tonight, Friday, April 22
Links related to this broadcast:


Sounds in the Stacks: Tommy Priakos
A free piano concert sponsored by Piano Kraft
Presented by Arkansas Sounds and CALS Adult Programming
Thursday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.
Fletcher Library, 823 N. Buchanan St., Little Rock

EOA entry on Little Willie

This Month in Arkansas History: Glen Campbell
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=603

Genealogy Workshop 2016

Arkansas Sounds Concert Series
Next concert: Bob Boyd Sounds
Friday, April 22, 7 p.m. 
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.
Tickets: $5, free for ages 15 and younger
More info and buy tickets at: http://www.arkansassounds.org

EOA entry on Arkansas's Image, featuring info about H.L. Mencken:
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=1

Notable Women of Arkansas by Nancy Hendricks, published by Butler Center Books
http://www.uapress.com/dd-product/notable-women-of-arkansas/

Butler Center Books

This Month in Arkansas History: Anti-German sentiment in Arkansas, mentioned in EOA entry on "Germans"
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=2731

Audio interview with Cpl. Charles O. Hilburn from the Korean War Project

The Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries (FOCAL)
http://www.cals.org/focal/default.aspx

EOA entry on Johnny Cash

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, Stewart Fuell, Rod Lorenzen, John Miller, Brian Robertson, Rhonda Stewart, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Kate Chagnon, Stacy Pendergraft, 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, April 15, 2016

Radio CALS - April 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 (4/15/16) features:
  • An interview with Angie Macri, a poet featured in the Arkansas Literary Festival 2016, conducted by Amy Bradley-Hole, moderator chair of the Arkansas Literary Festival
  • Selections from an interview with Sgt. A. Keith Jernigan, who served in the Korean War, conducted by Brian Robertson, senior archivist and manager of Research Services at the Butler Center
  • Selections from Legacies & Lunch featuring Marvin Schwartz, author of We Wanna Boogie, published by Butler Center Books 
  • Information about CALS' audiobook service, OneClick Digital, from Jonathan Webb and Nathan Smith, CALS Information Services staff members 
  • Bizarre Arkansas, with a story about the alligator farm that housed a mummified merman, the ostrich farm that was home to over 300 African ostriches, and more in Hot Springs during the early twentieth century
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who talk about Mount Magazine Lodge, the Paris Chamber of Commerce, Constitutional Amendment 75 and its effects on tourism in Arkansas, the transformation of Arkansas’s Department of Parks and Tourism, Mountain View, the Little Red River, the need to pay attention to electrical power generators when fishing downstream from them, Village Creek State Park, peaches, Uncle John’s at Crawfordsville, West Central Arkansas, Queen Wilhelmina Lodge, Rich Mountain, Mena, bears, once-frequent plane crashes on Rich Mountain, Oliver North, DeGray Lake, the Shangri La Resort, Mount Ida, Paul’s Tom Sawyer experience featuring a run-in with a barge on the Mississippi River, Snow Lake, White River Refuge, Desha County, Imboden, crappie, smallmouth bass, Crooked Creek, fishing the White River before the dams were put in, Jerry McKinnis, Lake Chicot, De Valls Bluff, Pocahontas, the Current River, Stoby’s in Conway, old-time breakfast places and political discussions, Wallace Grill in Little Rock, Thelma’s in Imboden, the Grill in Walnut Ridge, Paul’s initiation into the grown-up world of coffee breaks, Waffle House, the back booth at the Snow White in Pine Bluff, the round table in the corner of the cafĂ© at the State Capitol, and the Pancake Shop in Hot Springs
  • Information about and music by Wayland Holyfield, a prolific country music writer and recording artist who wrote one of Arkansas's state songs, "Arkansas (You Run Deep In Me)" 
  • An interview with Suzy Parker, an author who will be featured at the Arkansas Literary Festival 2016; interview conducted by Amy Bradley-Hole, moderator chair of the Arkansas Literary Festival
  • An interview with Sofia Gonzales, who will teach an upcoming CALS Community Learning course on embroidery; interview conducted by Kristen Cooke, CALS staff member (continued from last week)
  • Selections from an Arkansas Sounds concert featuring Charley Sandage and Harmony, who present original music in a traditional Arkansas folk style
Links related to this broadcast:

The Arkansas Literary Festival, April 14-17, 2016

Arkansas Sounds Concert Series
Next concert: Bob Boyd Sounds
Friday, April 22, 7 p.m. 
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.
Tickets: $5, free for ages 15 and younger
More info and buy tickets at: http://www.arkansassounds.org


EOA entry on "Rockabilly"

This Month in Arkansas History: Steve Stephens
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=59

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 Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn, Kate Chagnon, Kristin Cooke, Stewart Fuell, Susan Hill Gele, Katie Jones, John Miller, Brian Robertson, Chris Stewart, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voicing by 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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