Friday, September 2, 2016

Radio CALS - September 2, 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 (9/2//16) features:
  • Primary Sources, our new podcast, continues with a new interview with John Brummett.  Roby Brock talked to John, a long time journalist and political columnist, about his Arkansas roots and his the beginnings of his career.  
  • Remembering Sue Cowan Williams, the teacher in the Little Rock School District who requested equal pay for African American teachers, Bobbie Norman talks about the direct effect Mrs. Williams had on her life.
  • A brief interview with Bill Jones, our speaker for the September 7 Legacies and Lunch program. Jones will discuss Petit Jean: A Wilderness Adventure, his novella for young readers, on September 7 at noon in the Darragh Center on the Main Library Campus
  • Selections from Legacies and Lunch featuring Chris Engholm, the author of a forthcoming oral history of the White River entitled White River Memoirs: The Spoken History of a Liquid Legend. A multimedia exhibit by the same name is at the Lower White River Museum State Park Museum in Des Arc through December 2016 
  • This week on Chewing the Fat, Rex Nelson and Paul Austin talk about the Grady Fish Fry, the fact that Rex couldn't make it this year, Paul's sub-standard traveling companion who took Rex's place, the famous Grady Hushpuppy Making Machine, Cool Hand Luke images, Mockie and Raymond Abramson, Holly Grove and its record-setting trees, Pine City, the red-cockaded woodpecker, the possibility that Rex might have run into the last ivory-billed woodpecker with his car, the Cache River, Gene's Restaurant in Brinkley, fiddlers (the fish), and catfish steaks and places that sell them 
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection
Links related to this broadcast:

The full Primary Sources podcast is available at

Second Friday Art Night
Friday, September 9, 5-8 p.m. 
Butler Center Galleries
401 Pres. Clinton Ave. 
Free and open to the public

Arkansas Sounds: Walter Henderson Group
Friday, September 9, 7 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
Tickets: $10

Video of Chris Engholm's Legacies and Lunch lecture:

The full Chewing the Fat podcast is now available at 

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 John Miller, Chris Stewart, Keeley Wooten, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by 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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