Friday, March 11, 2016

Radio CALS - March 11, 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 (3/11/16) features:
  • Selections from an interview with Bobby Roberts, who retired as director of the Central Arkansas Library System on March 4, 2016, after leading the system for almost 27 years; the interview was conducted at Legacies & Lunch on March 2, 2016, by Clinton School of Public Service Dean Skip Rutherford; in this segment, Roberts discusses library funding in Arkansas, the evolution of CALS, the CALS Main Library campus, and the beginnings of the CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
  • Information about CALS' digital resources from Information Services staff members
  • An interview with Tyrone Jaeger, author of So Many True Believers, a collection of short stories that will be featured at this year's Arkansas Literary Festival; interview conducted by Amy Bradley-Hole, Literary Festival moderator chair 
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who talk about the St. Joe Mercantile and other general stores in Arkansas’s past, including McLeod’s and Matthews’s at Imboden, Calahan’s at Black Rock, Perry’s at Ravenden, and Ernie Dunlap’s at Kirby, going to Boy Scout camp at Lake Greeson, the Chidester store, Congo Mercantile, the Burdell store near Pocahontas, the Eleven Point River, the Spring River, the Hankins family store at Oil Trough, how Paul found 11 sailors from Lawrence County serving at the same time aboard the U.S.S. Saratoga, the 1992 election campaign, wood stoves, whittling benches, quail hunting, the Dalark stores, Sugar Jones, a man who fed his cow Oreo cookies, the Jingles store at Benton, and Walnut Ridge
  • An interview with Miss Arkansas, Loren McDaniel, for CALS Stories
  • Selections from Legacies & Lunch featuring Charlotte Schexnayder, journalist and state politician
  • An interview with sisters Debra Brown and Regine Notto, who share their memories of growing up in El Dorado, Arkansas, with their loving, close-knit family  
  • Selections from an Arkansas Sounds concert featuring Grammy Award-winning country singer, Suzy Boggess
  • An interview with George West, Arkansas musician and member of Lark in the Morning, a band that will perform Celtic and Ozark roots music on vintage instruments today (Friday, March 11) at Butler Center Galleries from 5-8 p.m. for Second Friday Art Night and next week on Friday, March 18, at CALS Ron Robinson Theater for Arkansas Sounds' Celtic Cultural Celebration 
Links related to this broadcast:

Bobby Roberts at Legacies & Lunch

This Month in Arkansas History: Davy Crockett

One-Click Digital, one of CALS' downloadable audiobook services

Arkansas Sounds Celtic Cultural Celebration with Lark in the Morning and Lyon College Pipe Band, Friday, March 18, 7 p.m. at CALS Ron Robinson Theater

The Arkansas Literary Festival, April 14-17, 2016

This Month in Arkansas History: Sarah Caldwell, first woman conductor of the Metropolitan Opera

This Month in Arkansas History: Pernella Mae Center Anderson

CALS Stories

Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries

Charlotte Schexnayder EOA entry

This Month in Arkansas History: Richard Butler Sr.

Debra Brown and Regine Notto interview

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 Stephanie Bayless, Kate Chagnon, Kristin Cooke, Susan Hill Gele, Katie Jones, John Miller, Chris Stewart, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Kate Chagnon 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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