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 or anytime at

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

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 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

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

CALS new catalog, Bibliocommons

Take 5 with Ghost Bones member, Bobby Missile

Music used in this broadcast was created by the Joy Drops (

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 and 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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