Friday, May 27, 2016

Radio CALS - May 27, 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 (5/27/16) features:
  • A conversation between Lisa Donovan, assistant director for youth services at CALS, and Ellen Samples, head of youth services at the Main Library, about Summer Reading Club 2016
  • Selections from an interview with Willie Booker Jr., who describes his military experience during desegregation and his time spent managing a large farm; interview conducted for the Butler Center collections by Jajuan Johnson in 2009 
  • 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
  • Bizarre Arkansas, with a story about Rhonda Lee Oglesby Coullet, who was crowned Miss Arkansas in 1965, then abruptly moved to California and is the only Miss Arkansas to resign her title
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who talk about their constant pursuit of good southern food with only the purest research interests, the Cream Castle in Blytheville, Revis Edmonds and his article on the Cream Castle in the Arkansas Historical Quarterly, the mobile barbecue stand in the parking lot at the Hays store and Penn barbecue in Blytheville, Paul’s suggestion that the Arkansas Historical Association (AHA) adopt barbecue, if not his hometown of Imboden, as the theme for its 2017 meeting, new AHA president Mark Christ’s quest for the best Arkansas hamburger, Civil War arguments about events that might not have taken place and the plaques commemorating them, the Battle of the Bees, Rex’s phantom memories of broadcasting a football game he didn’t do, when Miss Arkansas Elizabeth Ward became Miss America in 1982, and the upcoming meeting of the Delta Council and Rex and Paul’s plans to eat their way through the Mississippi Delta on the way to and from the meeting
  • Information about and music by Ben Nichols, frontman of the alt-country band Lucero; Nichols is performing a solo acoustic show, with Jeff Coleman to open, on Tuesday, June 21, for the Arkansas Sounds monthly concert series
  • An interview with Mark Christ, author/editor of numerous books including The Die is Cast published by Butler Center Books; Christ has another book coming out from Butler Center Books this fall
  • An interview with Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center's local genealogy expert, who shares information about the Butler Center's annual genealogy workshop this summer
  • Selections from a CALS Con discussion of Star Trek; CALS Con is the library system's free annual celebration of all things fandom
  • Selections from an Arkansas Sounds concert featuring Sonny Burgess & the Legendary Pacers
Links related to this broadcast:

Summer Reading Club

This Month in Arkansas History: Tuffy Goff
Full interview with Willie Brooks Jr. 

Butler Center Education Resources

EOA entry on Rhonda Lee Coullet

Arkansas Sounds: Ben Nichols
Tuesday, June 21, 7 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave. 
Tickets: $20, general admission
Available at or Butler Center Galleries, 401 Pres. Clinton Ave. 

Butler Center Books

Genealogy Workshop 2016

To learn more about CALS Con, email:

This Month in Arkansas History: Levon Helm

EOA entry on Sonny Burgess
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, Stewart Fuell, Rod Lorenzen, John Miller, Laura Neale, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Kate Chagnon, John Miller, Stacy Pendergraft, 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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