Friday, June 3, 2016

Radio CALS - June 3, 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 (6/3/16) features:
  • Selections from Legacies & Lunch featuring Michael Dougan, who discusses guns and violence in Arkansas from a legal historical perspective
  • Information about and music by Roberta Martin, gospel singer and arranger, and Lenny Williams, gospel, R&B, and soul singer who is best known as the lead vocalist for Tower of Power
  • Information about CALS' audiobook service, OneClick Digital, from Jonathan Webb and Nathan Smith, CALS Information Services staff members 
  • An interview with Angelic Saulsberry, CALS' information technology staff member, conducted by Kristin Cooke, CALS' adult programming coordinator; they discuss Angelic's top five favorite books and the library services she uses the most
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who talk about their second consecutive trip to the annual meeting of the Delta Council in Cleveland, Mississippi, and what they ate on the way; "the store" in Biscoe and its tempting sausage biscuits; the closing of Riverside Catfish, Shadden's Barbecue, the Sno-White Grill, and other iconic restaurants; what Paul calls "the Biscoe phenomenon" where one may purchase 'maters, 'taters, and refrigerators; the traditional yuletide Helena oyster loaf; the existential nature of a bed'n'breakfast that doesn't serve breakfast; Chamoun's Rest Haven in Clarksdale, offering both Lebanese fare and traditional Southern breakfast; and Abe's Barbecue where one may procure barbecue, stuffed grape leaves, and tamales
  • 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
  • Selections from a CALS Con discussion of Studio Ghibli; CALS Con is the library system's free annual celebration of all things fandom
  • Information and music by Ronnie Hawkins and William Warfield
  • Who You?, a segment about the Butler Center's genealogy resources, narrated by Rhonda Stewart, CALS' local history and genealogy expert 
  • Selections from an Arkansas Sounds concert featuring Suzy Bogguss
Links related to this broadcast:

Legacies & Lunch: Michael Dougan

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

EOA entry on Roberta Martin

One-Click Digital, one of CALS' downloadable audiobook services

CALS Stories Giveaway 

This Month in Arkansas History: Carrie Nation

For more information about CALS Con 2016, email

EOA entry on Ronnie Hawkins

EOA entry on William Warfield
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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, Kristin Cooke, Katie Jones, John Miller, Laura Neale, Chris Stewart, Rhonda Stewart, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Kate Chagnon, John Miller, 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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