Friday, October 7, 2016

Radio CALS - October 7, 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 (10/7/16) features:
  • Primary Sources, the CALS podcast, continues with a portion of an interview with John Kirk, the George W. Donaghey Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the Joel E. Anderson Institute Race and Ethnicity at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Grif Stockley interviewed Dr. Kirk in 2016 about his formal education and the first time he lived in Little Rock.
  • 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.
  • The conclusion of a talk Philip Kaplan gave at LifeQuest about Governor Sidney McMath. Today we're hearing Kaplan’s description of McMath’s progress in bringing electricity to many unserved corners of Arkansas, and the toll that effort as well as his stand on civil rights took on McMath’s political career.
  • Stewart Fuell describes the panic the Paragould Python caused in Bizarre Arkansas.
  • This week on Chewing the Fat, Rex and Paul (Rex Nelson and Paul Austin) talk about the new Arkansas Food Hall of Fame and describe their expert status in helping select inductees, the Lassis Inn in Little Rock, buffalo ribs, Elihu Washington, the Southern Foodways Alliance, Sam Walton’s desire to keep his kids down to earth, Alice Walton fishing at Beaver Lake, Gene’s at Brinkley, fiddlers, Doc’s at Garland City, how Paul wimped out—again—and got the small order of catfish, burgers at Oark, how Rex shamed Paul, the store at Oark, Catalpa, their nominees for the quintessential Arkansas food, Imboden, when going out to eat catfish was a special treat, Rex’s definition of “cuisine,” “light” bread, sausage sandwiches, having game-day meals at Gable’s in Arkadelphia, anti-bug strategies in old restaurants, cutting meat, and the miraculous nature and odd shapes of Paul’s mother’s fried potatoes.  
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection
Links related to this broadcast:

The full Primary Sources podcast is available at

Information about Center Ridge, home of Clifton Clowers

More about snakes

Arkansas Sounds: Wayland Holyfield and Randy Goodrum
Friday, October 7, 7 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
General admission: $15 

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 Stewart Fuell, Lyle Grisham, John Miller, Brian Robertson, 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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