Friday, April 1, 2016

Radio CALS - April 1, 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 (4/1/16) features:
  • An interview with Amy Bradley-Hole, moderator chair of the Arkansas Literary Festival, conducted by Brad Mooy, CALS' coordinator of the Literary Festival 
  • An interview with Stephanie Meincke, president & CEO of the Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance, conducted by Christine Gronwald, CALS' development coordinator; they discuss ArkansasGives, an upcoming online giving event sponsored by the Arkansas Community Foundation on Thursday, April 7, from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; visit at that time to donate to Central Arkansas Library System Foundation and help CALS earn bonus dollars in addition to your donation
  • An interview with Angelic Saulsberry, CALS' information technology staff member, conducted by Kristin Cooke, CALS' adult programming coordinator; they discuss Angelic's top five favorite books and the library services she uses the most
  • An interview with Laura Neale, teen programmer at CALS McMath Library and coordinator of CALS Con 2016, a free family-friendly celebration of pop culture fandom; interview conducted by Laura Hodo, manager of CALS McMath Library; they discuss this year's expansion of the event and what self-professed nerds and geeks can expect to enjoy at this year's event
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who talk about antique shops, Dutch ovens, Arkansas expert John Ragsdale and the possibility that sales of his several Dutch oven books to Boy Scouts have made him the best-selling author in the state’s history, the care and usage of cast-iron cooking implements, scouting adventures and disasters, Troops 23, 24, and 64, the great egg fight at Paul’s last Boy Scout campout, Camp Winnamocka, Camp Ozark, Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, Baptist camps in New Mexico and North Carolina, Boy’s Life magazine, FFA camp at Couchwood, Harvey Couch, Boys State and Girls State, Paul’s expertise with parliamentary procedure, Camp Robinson, the Arkansas National Guard, former Sunday school teachers, the 1997 tornadoes, archaeology in Arkansas, the amazing and almost artistic lineup of abandoned cars and trucks outside of Biscoe, W.O.’s Arkansas caviar from the Lower White River, turtle eggs, and standing in line to get catfish steaks at the airport at Pine Bluff
  • An interview with Sue Gaiser, who talks about her childhood, her six siblings, and one of the most important people in her life, her mother
  • An interview with Mick Wiggins, an illustrator/artist who has created numerous book covers; interview conducted by Amy Bradley-Hole, moderator chair of the Arkansas Literary Festival; Wiggins will participate with other artists in a panel discussion about design at the Arkansas Literary Festival
  • Information about Hoopla, one of CALS' digital services, presented by Jonathan Webb and Lara Browning-Kamins, CALS' information services staff members 
  • Selections from an Arkansas Sounds concert featuring Velvet Kente, an Arkansas collective of musicians with a wide range of influences
  • A Take 5 interview with the Bob Boyd Sounds, a music group led by Bob Boyd who will perform for the Arkansas Sounds concert series on Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave. 
Links related to this broadcast:

The Arkansas Literary Festival, April 14-17, 2016

CALS Stories Giveaway

CALS Con 2016

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 and Radio CALS was produced this week by Stephanie Bayless, Kate Chagnon, Susan Hill Gele, Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn, Katie Jones, John Miller, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Kate Chagnon, Jasmine Jobe, and Karen Risinger. 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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