Friday, July 1, 2016

Radio CALS - July 1, 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 (7/1/16) features:
  • A reading of a letter by Judge Joseph W. Bocage, pioneer settler of Pine Bluff, about the celebration of the 4th of July in 1840; letter pulled from the David Wallis papers in the Butler Center's manuscript collections
  • Selections from the first 100 Legacies & Lunch programs, featuring Parker Westbrook, Craig O'Neill, Phillip Kaplan, and Robert McCord
  • An interview with Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center's local genealogy expert, who shares information about the Butler Center's annual genealogy workshop, to be held on Saturday, July 23; interview conducted by Kate Chagnon, the Butler Center's programming and outreach coordinator
  • A living history presentation by Shirley Schuette, an archival assistant at the Butler Center, who portrays German immigrant Louisa Becker, based on information contained in the Ruth Yingling Rector papers in the Butler Center's manuscript collection
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who wrap up their epic trip to the annual meeting of the Delta Council in Mississippi and head back toward Arkansas, stopping first to remember the time they more or less accidentally crashed B.B. King’s funeral, the nice memorial to King in the Indianola cemetery, King’s tour bus, Lake Village, Arkansas, the “Three O’s" (Doe’s, Little O’s, and Lusko’s), Muppet guy Jim Henson, the Cow Pen, the beautiful new Mississippi River bridge, Lake Chicot’s record as the largest oxbow lake in the U.S., Miss Rhoda’s tamales, Ruth Hawkins and the Heritage Studies program at Arkansas State University, the Lakeport Plantation restoration, the Angel and Epstein families, the Mississippi River Commission, tours on the riverboat Mississippi, how air conditioning made life bearable in the South in summer, chopping cotton, and a planned museum to honor cotton pickers
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection
Links related to this broadcast:
Legacies & Lunch – Selections from the first 100 programs

Legacies & Lunch: Happy Hours & High Times
A discussion about Arkansas politics in the 1970s among David Pryor, Ernie Dumas, and Archie Shaffer, moderated by John Brummett
Friday, July 8, noon-1 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
Please note: This special program will be held on Friday, July 8, rather than the first Wednesday of the month. This is a one-time exception to the usual schedule.

Butler Center's Genealogy Resources

Genealogy Workshop 2016
Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
Free and open to the public; no registration needed

Bibliocommons, CALS' new catalog system

This Month in Arkansas History: Rohwer Relocation Center

Finding aid for the Ruth Yingling Rector papers

This Month in Arkansas History: Arrest of the Rolling Stones

CALS Stories Adventure Challenge

Music used in this broadcast was created by:
Xseis Trio – “Nandl Polka” (no link available)
Tommy Priakos – “Arkansas Traveler” (no link available)

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, Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn, Kate Chagnon, Shirley Schuette, Chris Stewart, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Kate Chagnon, Mark Hotchkiss, John Miller, Stacy Pendergraft, Shirley Schuette, 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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