Friday, June 10, 2016

Radio CALS - June 10, 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 (6/10/16) features:
  • Selections from a lecture given by Dr. Ben Johnson about John Gould Fletcher at the Arkansas Literary Festival 2016
  • Selections from a discussion of Star Trek, held at CALS Con 2016 among panelists Barbara Adams, Tony Bates, Warren Jones, and John McCay and moderated by Brooks Cato
  • Excerpts from an interview with Ruth Shepherd, director of Just Communities of Arkansas, conducted by UALR graduate student Josh Couch in 2016
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who continue their epic adventure in the Mississippi Delta, discussing awards for seersucker outfits, hearing great stories from Mississippi politicians, how political storytelling as an art form seems to be on the decline, Little Rock’s superiority over Jackson, Mississippi, the Grammy Museum in Cleveland, wondering why the museum neglected to cover Paul’s rendition of “When a Man Loves a Woman,” the time Rex’s sister saw the Beatles in Memphis, the time Rex rode in a GTO, how Imboden girls lip-synched Beatles songs, how Paul missed their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show because of Sunday night church, Memphis in May, the Mid-South Arena, and the wonders of the Alluvian Hotel
  • Information about and music by Ben Nichols, frontman of the alt-country band Lucero and solo artist in his own right; Nichols is performing a solo acoustic show, with Jeff Coleman to open, on Tuesday, June 21, for the Arkansas Sounds monthly concert series
  • Who You?, a genealogy segment featuring an interview with Maria Hoskins, a former senior staff member of Vic Snyder; interview conducted by Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center's local history and genealogy expert; they discuss Hoskins' family history and upcoming publication, Down Home in Arkansas: A Family Reunion Story 
  • Selections from an Arkansas Sounds concert featuring the Wildflowers (Amy Garland Angel, Bonnie Montgomery, and Mandy McBryde)
Links related to this broadcast:

Arkansas Literary Festival

EOA entry on John Gould Fletcher

This Month in Arkansas History: Ferdinand Zellner and "The Fayetteville Polka"

For more information about CALS Con 2016, email

River Market Books & Gifts
The Library's Gently Used Book Store
Cox Creative Center
120 River Market Ave.

Full interview with Ruth Shepherd

Arkansas Sounds: Ben Nichols
Solo acoustic show with Jeff Coleman to open
Tuesday, June 21, 7 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
Tickets: $20

Butler Center Genealogy Resources
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, John Miller, Laura Neale, Rhonda Stewart, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Kate Chagnon, John Miller, 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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