Friday, February 12, 2016

Radio CALS - February 12, 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 (click "Listen Live" ) or anytime at

Today's broadcast of Radio CALS (2/12/16) features:
  • David Pryor, talking about Pryor's relationship with former governor, Orval Faubus; his relationship with former Representative John Paul Hammerschmidt; and his thoughts on the current state of Arkansas politics
  • An oral history interview with Sgt. Allen L. Dunn, a Korean War veteran, recorded in 2009
  • This Month in Arkansas History - On February 6, 1944, Willie Kavanaugh Hocker (schoolteacher, poet, and designer of AR State Flag) passed away. 
  • Who You?, a segment about the Butler Center's genealogy resources, narrated by Rhonda Stewart, CALS' local history and genealogy expert 
  • This Month in Arkansas History - On February 1, 1910, Little Rock's first public library opened.
  • Arkansas musicians with birthdays in February - Roberta Martin, gospel singer, and Lenny Williams, R&B/soul vocalist and lead singer in Tower of Power
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, in which they sing the praises of fried chicken in Northwest Arkansas and talk about Monte Ne Inn near Rogers, the Venesian Inn in Tontitown, Stubby's in Hot Springs, the AQ Chicken House in Springdale, Paul's experiences frying chicken at Luby's in Jonesboro, skillet-fried versus deep-fried, the Old South Restaurant in Russellville, Coursey's Smoked Meats near St. Joe, hauling hay at Ravenden, the Dairy Bar in Imboden, the resort at Ravenden Springs, the Gables in Arkadelphia, Paul's appearance as the last commencement speaker--ever--at Sloan-Hendrix High School, his father's work at the butcher's shop in Imboden, and the disastrous time he scored a basketball goal for the opposing team
  • Authors on Air, featuring Rod Lorenzen, manager of Butler Center Books, interviewing Mike Polston, staff historian for the Encyclopedia of Arkansas, who co-edited (with Guy Lancaster, editor of the EOA) To Can the Kaiser: Arkansas and the Great War, published by Butler Center Books in 2015
  • A reading of an EOA entry on Pharoah Sanders and recordings of his music
  • Take 5 interview with Jeff Laux, a member of the Rolling Blackouts, who will perform at Second Friday Art Night at Butler Center Galleries tonight (Friday, February 12) from 5-8 p.m. 
Links related to this broadcast:

Senator David Pryor at Legacies & Lunch

This Month in Arkansas History - Willie Kavanaugh Hocker

Sgt. Allen L. Dunn, Korean War veteran, Oral History

CALS Stories Adventure Challenge

Who You? with Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center's local history and genealogy specialist

This Month in Arkansas History - Little Rock Public Library

Arkansas musicians with birthdays in February:
- Roberta Martin
- Lenny Williams

Upcoming Arkansas Sounds events:
Friday, February 22, 7 p.m.
Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.

Second Friday Art Night at Butler Center Galleries
Friday, February 12, 5-8 p.m.

To Can the Kaiser: Arkansas and the Great War, edited by Mike Polston and Guy Lancaster

This Month in Arkansas History - Belle Starr, "the Bandit Queen"

Freegal, CALS' digital music resource

Pharoah Sanders

This month in Arkansas History - Elijah Pitts

Take 5 - The Rolling Blackouts

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

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 and Radio CALS was produced this week by Kate Chagnon, Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn, Rod Lorenzen, John Miller, Chris Stewart, Rhonda Stewart, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Stewart Fuell 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. 


Acadia February 12, 2016 at 8:24 AM  

Thanks for the break down of topics! This is very helpful. Would it be possible to add the time stamp for the start of each topic? I was hoping to listen to the section with Freeman McKindra but couldn't find it just by clicking around.

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies February 19, 2016 at 11:56 AM  

Hi Acadia,

Thanks for your feedback! A selection of an interview with Freeman McKindra, originally conducted in October of 2008, was presented on Radio CALS on Friday, February 5, and may be accessed at our SoundCloud archive of Radio CALS broadcasts. Here's a link that should take you straight to it:

Also, here is a link to the full interview, which is available along with many other interviews at the Butler Center's database:

Hope this helps! Thanks very much for your interest.


Kate Chagnon
Programming & Outreach Coordinator
Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Central Arkansas Library System

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