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 (click "Listen Live") or anytime at

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 café 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:

EOA entry on "Rockabilly"

This Month in Arkansas History: Steve Stephens

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 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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