Friday, June 17, 2016

Radio CALS - June 17, 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 (6/17/16) features:
  • Excerpts from an interview with Bonnie Johnson, an attorney at Williams Anderson who has a long history with nonprofits, conducted by UALR graduate student Jared Craig
  • Selections from a discussion of Studio Ghibli, held at CALS Con 2016 among panelists Becca Cato, John Lenehan, Cameron Sturdevant, and Jonathan Webb, moderated by Jasmine Jobe 
  • Excerpts from an interview with Arkansas musician Charlie Rich Jr., son of country music star, Charlie Rich, conducted by the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music coordinator, John Miller 
  • Information about Hoopla, one of CALS' digital services, presented by Jonathan Webb and Lara Browning-Kamins, CALS' information services staff members 
  • Bizarre Arkansas, featuring information on Monte Ne, a partially completed, abandoned, and possibly haunted luxury resort built by failed presidential candidate William "Coin" Harvey
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who talk about Italians in the Mississippi Delta, tamales, oysters, shrimp, bacon, book shops, hiding book purchases from the prying eyes of disapproving spouses and sneaking books into the house, “comeback” sauce, remoulade sauce, Willie Morris, Haley Barbour, the Emmett Till story, wild hogs, the book Paul got on seersucker suits, the Eudora Welty-Ross Macdonald correspondence, the Walker Percy-Shelby Foote correspondence, literary letter writing, the Cotton Row Club and Ramcat Alley in Greenwood, Mississippi, the Southern Foodways Alliance, Delta bookies, eating a whole fish, turning a whole fish over, and southern accents 
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection
Links related to this broadcast:

The full interview of Bonnie Johnson from the Butler Center Collections will be available soon at: 

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

For more information about CALS Con 2016, email
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, Jared Craig, Stewart Fuell, Katie Jones, John Miller, Laura Neale, 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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