Friday, October 14, 2016

Radio CALS - October 14, 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 (10/14/16) features:
  • This week’s Primary Sources podcast features Vivienne “Lie” Schiffer. Kim Sanders of the Butler Center interviews Lie, author of Camp Nine, a book about life in and out of the Rohwer internment camp about her new film, Relocation Arkansas, a documentary about those whose lives were affected by their internment in the camp.
  • More of an interview with Corporal James Blaylock, who served in the Korean War for four months as a gunner in a machine gun platoon in the 1st Marine Regiment.
  • A reading of an article from Radio Topics Magazine (September, 1922) written by Harvey C. Couch, the entrepreneur who upgraded local utilities and founded what is now known as Entergy.
  • An interview with Sue Gaiser, who relays funny stories about her experiences with clumsiness throughout her life.
  • Bizarre Arkansas covers the checkered history of the haunted Crescent Hotel.
  • This week on Chewing the Fat, Rex and Paul tell about how olive loaf lost its charms for Rex, Vienna sausage, fried bologna, the old Po Boy Supper at Coy, Chicken Jeans, the wrong (Yankee) pronunciations of Southern foods, Spam, dangers of slicing things, kinfolks from off, Rex’s Kansas cousins and their confusing drink requests, the bourbon in Rex’s grandmother’s pantry, Paul’s dad’s World War II buddy, “nickel-beer” joints, wet-dry elections, blue laws, Altus wineries, Grape Fest at Tontitown, Wiederhehr, grape stomping, how the New York Times ran a story on fried chicken gizzards at the convenience store at Marvel, calf liver, wild “goat,” barbecued goat, McClard’s in Hot Springs, Craig’s in De Valls Bluff, and the shocking revelation that Rex and Paul can be bribed with food.     
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection.
Links related to this broadcast:

Arkansas Sounds: CeDell Davis
Friday, November 4, 7 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
General admission: $10 

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 Stephanie Bayless, Stewart Fuell, Lyle Grisham, John Miller, Brett Ratliff, Brian Robertson, Keeley Wooten, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by Mark Hotchkiss, 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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