Friday, July 15, 2016

Radio CALS - July 15, 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 (7/15/16) features:
  • 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 
  • 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
  • A conversation between Lisa Donovan, assistant director for youth services at CALS, and Bobby Roberts, former director of CALS, regarding the Child Nutrition Program created by Roberts prior to his retirement
  • Selections from an interview with Dr. Ann Tice, a retired dermatologist who talks about growing up in a family of physicians and her non-traditional path to medical school
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who continue their foray into Southwest Arkansas to attend the annual PurpleHull Pea Festival and World Championship Rotary Tiller Race in Emerson and talk about papermill construction in Gurdon, the importance of the timber industry in the southwest part of the state, tourist traps, Paul’s parents’ one and only almost-argument, which consisted of one word, Witt Stephens and Arkla Village, the Hoo-Hoo Monument in Gurdon, the old Hoo-Hoo Theater, the Gurdon lights phenomenon, Prescott, the Magnolia town square, Waldo, baseball hall of famer Travis Jackson, the antique car contest at the PurpleHull Pea Festival, the pea-shelling contest, a fellow Navy veteran Paul encountered and their visit about the U.S.S. America, bumping into a stunned-looking reporter from the Wall Street Journal, lunchroom ladies, the pie and cake auction, the Million Tiller Parade, Little Rock TV personality Steve Sullivan’s puzzling turn as “pea-rade” grand marshall, which didn’t involve riding in the parade, and Rex and Paul’s visit to the festival “command center” 
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection
Links related to this broadcast:

For more information on CALS Con, email

This Month in Arkansas History: The Heiskell Brothers

Arkansas Sounds: Suzy Bogguss
Friday, July 22, 7 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
Tickets: $20

Roberts Children's Nutrition Fund

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

Music used in this broadcast was created by:
Used sample guitar.chords.5ths.A.mp3 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, Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn, John Miller, Laura Neale, Chris Stewart, Rhonda Stewart, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Kate Chagnon, John Miller, Rhonda Stewart, 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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