Friday, April 8, 2016

Radio CALS - April 8, 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 (4/8/16) features:
  • An interview with Kevin Brockmeier, an author featured in the Arkansas Literary Festival 2016, conducted by Amy Bradley-Hole, moderator chair of the Arkansas Literary Festival
  • Selections from an interview with Dr. Ann Tice, a retired dermatologist who talks about growing up in a family of physicians and her non-traditional path to medical school
  • 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
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who talk about Cherokee Village, the sales force at the Village and their sometimes-shady techniques involving Elvis and Jesus, an outstanding collection of shag carpet, the emergence of retirement communities, Paul’s viewing of the moon landing in July 1969, John Cooper and his other developments at Bella Vista and Hot Springs Village, messing with salesmen, Horseshoe Bend, Holiday Island, the ferry at Norfork, the beginnings of tourism in North Arkansas, Imboden (a new record: Paul took seven minutes to mention his hometown), the great rivers and streams of Arkansas, fishing for smallmouth bass, the Eleven Point River, the Spring, the Strawberry, the Current, trout fishing in the cold water from Mammoth Spring to Hardy, Black Rock, the South Fork of the Spring, drum, perch, catfish, spring break on the Spring River, jon boats, the Many Islands, the use of hammers and electricity in catching and preparing fish, W.O. Prince’s place on the Cache River, Murray’s at De Valls Bluff, the Caddo River, Caddo Gap, how a longnose gar frightened a fellow from Virginia who thought it was a dinosaur, the Little Red River, and Lindsey’s trout resort near Heber Springs
  • Bizarre Arkansas, with a story about reports of mysterious flying objects seen in the Ouachita Mountains in 1897
  • An interview with Gabrielle Simone, a very young published 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
  • Selections from Legacies & Lunch featuring Ed Bethune
  • 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

Second Friday Art Night, tonight at Butler Center Galleries

This Month in Arkansas History: Louisiana Purchase

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

This Month in Arkansas History: Women's Foundation of Arkansas

Legacies & Lunch: Ed Bethune

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, Kristin Cooke, Stewart Fuell, Susan Hill Gele, Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn, John Miller, Chris Stewart, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voicing by 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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