Friday, April 22, 2016

Radio CALS - April 22, 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 (4/22/16) features:
  • Selections from Legacies & Lunch featuring Vivienne Lie Schiffer, who has written a book and produced a film about the experiences of Japanese Americans who were held in internment camps in Arkansas during World War II
  • Information about and music by Arkansas musician Little Willie John, a R&B vocalist and songwriter who recorded several hit songs, including the very first recording of the popular song "Fever" at age 18
  • Information about the Butler Center's Genealogy Workshop on Saturday, July 23, from Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center's local history expert, and Kate Chagnon, the Butler Center's programming and outreach coordinator
  • Selections from Books & Bagels, a partnership between the CALS Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center and Just Us, a pending nonprofit that serves as the leadership for Global Kids Arkansas; this week's segment features a multigenerational conversation about feminism, misogyny, and sexism
  • Bizarre Arkansas, with a story about H. L. Mencken, a Baltimore journalist who wrote critical statements about Arkansas during the early 1900's 
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who talk about Chafik Chamoun’s Rest Haven in Clarksdale, Mississippi, the Klappenbach Bakery in Fordyce, the Sno-White Grill and Fino’s in Pine Bluff, repeating oneself, Sunday afternoon drives, Baptist Training Union, Ravenden Springs, the Devil’s Bathtub, the Needle’s Eye, Crowley’s Ridge, cemetery visits, Arkansas back roads, Des Arc, Carlisle, Lauratown, the collie who caught chickens so its owner could fry them, eating at boardinghouses, having the preacher over for Sunday lunch, a troublesome uncle who was afraid of mice, and the disaster that befell a visiting preacher when Rex’s uncles tried to make wine in the attic in summer
  • An interview with Nancy Hendricks, author of Notable Women of Arkansas, just released by Butler Center Books; interview conducted by Rod Lorenzen, manager of Butler Center Books
  • Selections from an interview with Cpl. Charles O. Hilburn, a veteran of the Korean War; interview conducted by Brian Robertson, the Butler Center's senior archivist and manager of research services
  • A reading of an interview with Railroad Dockery, a former slave, conducted by the WPA from 1936-1938; read by Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center's local history and genealogy expert
  • Information about and music by Arkansas music legend, Johnny Cash
  • Information about this year's Summer Seminar for state educators from George West, the Butler Center's education coordinator, and David Stricklin, head of the Butler Center
  • Selections from an Arkansas Sounds concert featuring Charley Sandage and Harmony, who present original music in a traditional Arkansas folk style
  • A Take Five interview with the Bob Boyd, a musician who will perform with the Bob Boyd Sounds for the Arkansas Sounds concert series tonight, Friday, April 22
Links related to this broadcast:

Sounds in the Stacks: Tommy Priakos
A free piano concert sponsored by Piano Kraft
Presented by Arkansas Sounds and CALS Adult Programming
Thursday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.
Fletcher Library, 823 N. Buchanan St., Little Rock

EOA entry on Little Willie

This Month in Arkansas History: Glen Campbell

Genealogy Workshop 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 Arkansas's Image, featuring info about H.L. Mencken:

Notable Women of Arkansas by Nancy Hendricks, published by Butler Center Books

Butler Center Books

This Month in Arkansas History: Anti-German sentiment in Arkansas, mentioned in EOA entry on "Germans"

Audio interview with Cpl. Charles O. Hilburn from the Korean War Project

The Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries (FOCAL)

EOA entry on Johnny Cash

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 Kate Chagnon, Stewart Fuell, Rod Lorenzen, John Miller, Brian Robertson, Rhonda Stewart, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Kate Chagnon, Stacy Pendergraft, Karen Risinger, 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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