Friday, July 8, 2016

Radio CALS - July 8, 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 (7/8/16) features:
  • A discussion between Brad Mooy, coordinator of the Arkansas Literary Festival, and Dr. Alex Vernon, project director, about Fiction & Fact: A War Dialogue with Veterans, a new project of the Central Arkansas Library System, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Selections from a CALS Con discussion of Star Wars; CALS Con is the library system's free annual celebration of all things fandom
  • An interview with Brenda and Ellis, a married musical duo from Arkansas, conducted by John Miller, Arkansas Sounds music coordinator
  • Information about CALS's ebook services presented by Jonathan Webb and Nathan Smith, CALS information services staff members 
  • Bizarre Arkansas featuring a story about reports of mysterious flying objects seen in the Ouachita Mountains in 1897
  • Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, who begin telling about their trip into Southwest Arkansas to attend the annual Purple Hull Pea Festival in Emerson and talk about old U.S. Highway 67, the Arkansas “nervous hospital,” Sling Blade, Billy Bob Thornton, Perla, the Acme Brick Company and Brickfest, the Keeney Food Market and café in Malvern, Paul’s father’s sausage recipe, Imboden, Paul’s father’s trick of restoring old hamburger meat to the appearance of edibility, butcher’s caps and aprons, the Morrilton Packing Company, B&B Grocery, Breitweiser’s Meat Market in Benton, the essential role of fat in the creation of sausage, the DeSoto Bluff Trail in Arkadelphia, Hernando DeSoto’s driver’s license, the Hunter-Dunbar Expedition, Ouachita Baptist University, Rex’s Eagle Scout project, Henderson State University’s collection of Caddo artifacts, the Arkansas Archeological Survey, Ann Early, and achievements in interpreting Native American experiences in Arkansas
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection
Links related to this broadcast:

Fiction & Fact: A War Dialogue with Veterans

This Month in Arkansas History: Battle of Helena

For more information on CALS Con, email 

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

Take Five: Brenda Ellis

This Month in Arkansas History: Andrew Scott

CALS Digital Services

Second Friday Art Night
Friday, July 8 (tonight), 5-8 p.m. 
Butler Center Galleries
401 Pres. Clinton Ave. 
Free and open to the public

Donate to CALS

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

Music used in this broadcast was created by:
Brenda and Ellis -
David Szesztay -
Velella Velella -

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, Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn, Stewart Fuell, Katie Jones, John Miller, Brad Mooy, Laura Neale, 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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