Friday, April 29, 2016

Radio CALS - April 29, 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 (4/29/16) features:
  • An interview with Roger Glasgow, local attorney and author of Down and Dirty Down South: Politics and the Art of Revenge, published in 2015 by Butler Center Books; interview conducted by Rod Lorenzen, manager of Butler Center Books
  • A reading of a letter by Judge Joseph W. Bocage, pioneer settler of Pine Bluff; letter written in 1886 about the celebration of the 4th of July 
  • Information about and music by Al Green, one of Arkansas's best known singers 
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who talk about the arrival of TV in certain parts of rural Arkansas, Paul’s first trip to Memphis, radio stations in northeast Arkansas, the Ozark Journal, Times-Dispatch, Memphis Press-Scimitar, Commercial Appeal, Jonesboro Sun, Sentinel Record, Hot Springs New Era, Texarkana Gazette, Paul’s paper route, Oaklawn, Pete’s Newstand in Pocahontas, Red’s and Woody’s in Arkadelphia, drink boxes and questionable magazines at newstands, Jeff Root’s discovery of a signed copy of the play Our Town at Woody’s on its last day in business, Rex’s performance in Our Town at Ouachita Baptist University, Paul’s award-winning performance in Grandpa’s Red Pajamas at the Lawrence County 4-H festival, Rex’s taxing performance in Damn Yankees, Paul’s disastrous experience playing the male lead in Our Miss Brooks at Sloan-Hendrix High School in Imboden, how Rex and Paul made it onscreen in Larry Foley’s documentary First Boys of Spring, on spring training in Hot Springs, the Bulldog, Who Dats, and Kelly’s in Bald Knob, strawberry shortcake, catfish, Trio’s in Little Rock, and the proper base for strawberry shortcake (pie crust, not cake)
  • Selections from Bagels & Books, a partnership between the CALS Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center and jUSt, 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 (continued from last week); family and personal counselor Charlie Simpson discusses how misconceptions surrounding gender can hinder communication in our relationships
  • Selections from Legacies & Lunch featuring Kay Goss, author of Mr. Chairman: The Life & Legacy of Wilbur D. Mills; Goss shares an episode from the childhood of Wilbur D. Mills and details about Mills' political career
  • 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:

Butler Center Books

Arkansas Sounds: Charlie Rich Jr. and Sonny Burgess & the Legendary Pacers
Friday, May 20, 7 p.m.; General admission: $15
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave.

EOA entry on Judge Joseph W. Bocage

This Month in Arkansas History: Fay Hempstead

This Month in Arkansas History: Winthrop Rockefeller

This Month in Arkansas History: Smithee-Adams Duel

EOA entry on Wilbur D. Mills

This Month in Arkansas History: Florence Price

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, Rod Lorenzen, John Miller, Chris Stewart, Sarah Stricklin, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Kate Chagnon, Mark Hotchkiss, 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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