Friday, May 6, 2016

Radio CALS - May 6, 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 (5/6/16) features:
  • A reading by Rien Fertel, author of The One True Barbecue, a book featured in the Arkansas Literary Festival 2016; program introduced by session moderator Rex Nelson and held at Whole Hog Barbecue in Little Rock as part of the Festival
  • 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
  • An interview with Guy Lancaster, editor of the Encyclopedia of Arkansas (EOA), on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the EOA; interview conducted by David Stricklin, head of the Butler Center
  • Bizarre Arkansas with a story about Dr. John Richard Brinkley, a notorious quack who practiced "medicine" in the 1930's throughout the South, including Arkansas 
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who talk about the Lesmeister Guest House in Pocahontas; Paul sets a new record for mentioning his hometown of Imboden early in the conversation (30 seconds); they go on to talk about dinner theater, Black River Technical College, the Rice-Uphsaw House, Looney Tavern, Old Davidsonville, the Dalton Store, the Bluebird Tea House, B&Bs in Eureka Springs and Hot Springs, El Dorado, Richard Mason, the Edwardian Inn in Helena, the Henderson House in Arkadelphia, Carnall Hall in Fayetteville, Elkhorn Tavern, Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mount Magazine, Rich Mountain, the train ride from Van Buren to Winslow, April in Paris (Arkansas), the Kansas City-Southern Railroad, bears, deer, State Highway 10, chicken houses, Bob Cowie, wine production, Petit Jean State Park, Bud Cummins, and a budget-busting airplane ride when Rex worked in the Governor’s office
  • Information about and music by Robert "Bob" Dorough, a composer, lyricist, and musician from Arkansas who is best known for his jazz compositions and 1970s Schoolhouse Rock! shorts on ABC Saturday morning television 
  • 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); moderator Arsala Khan talks about toxic masculinity and gender stereotypes
  • A reading of Hitch-hiker's Holiday, a short story written by Dave Wallis, who served as mayor of Pine Bluff and authored multiple books on Arkansas history; story written by Wallis when he was in high school
  • An interview with Freeman McKindra, a teacher from Arkansas who has worked in community development with the Peace Corps and other groups; interview conducted by Jajuan Johnson; McKindra discusses how his years in Pakistan with the Peace Corps shaped his world view
  • Selections from an Arkansas Sounds concert featuring Sonny Burgess & the Legendary Pacers
Links related to this broadcast:

Arkansas Literary Festival 2016

This Month in Arkansas History: Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum 

Encyclopedia of Arkansas

EOA 10th Anniversary Reception
Friday, May 6 (today), 5 p.m. with remarks at 6 p.m. 
First floor of the Arkansas Studies Institute building
401 / 409 President Clinton Ave. 
Free and open to the public 

This Month in Arkansas History: Henry Dumas

EOA entry on Dr. John Richard Brinkley

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.

Second Friday Art Night
Butler Center Galleries
Friday, May 13, 5-8 p.m. 
Featured artist: Carmen Alexandria
Featured music: DJ Harlem James

EOA entry on Bob Dorough

This Month in Arkansas History: Crescent Hotel


Finding aid for the Dave Wallis papers in the Butler Center collections 

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, Stewart Fuell, John Miller, Sarah Stricklin, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Kate Chagnon, Linda Ellis, Mark Hotchkiss, 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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