Today's broadcast of Radio CALS (11/11/16) features:
- Primary Sources - This week’s podcast features Part One of an interview with Bill Stovall, Executive Director of Arkansas Community Colleges. Matt DeCample sits down with Mr. Stovall to discuss his formative upbringing in Northeast Arkansas and the series of life events that led him to a career in public service.
- Legacies and Lunch - Women of Colonial Arkansas - The Arkansas Post was the first European settlement in the lower Mississippi River Valley and present-day Arkansas established in 1686 as a French trading post on the banks of the lower Arkansas River. In this addition of Legacies and Lunch, Judge Morris Arnold presents on the significant role that women played in colonial Arkansas.
- This week, Rex and Paul chew the fat about the Battle of the Ravine and Rex’s continuing attempts to get ESPN’s Game Day broadcast to come to Arkadelphia for the annual football class between Henderson State and Ouachita Baptist, how Rex talked essentially non-stop for seven and a half hours during a recent football Saturday, pleasant college campuses in Arkansas, old Arkansas college mascots, the rise of cricket teams at Southern Arkansas University, how there used to be polo matches at Wilson, how William O. Darby’s knowledge of polo got him friendships with important military leaders, the Wilson Café and nice developments around town, the Delta School, the Southern Barbecue Trail, Dixie Pig sauce, the Cream Castle in Blytheville, the jumbo pig sandwich, Rex and Paul’s unholy quest to consume five pig sandwiches in one day, Paul’s visit with Sidney Moncrief, comparing notes on barbecue places with Sidney, improvements in U.S. Highway 67 on the way to Imboden, and the remarkable apparent confirmation of one of Paul’s usually crackpot theories by an independent observer (Jim Shenup), this one having to do with the claim that Hall of Fame baseball player George Kell was really from Imboden, not Swifton, as often said.
- Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection.
The full Primary Sources podcast is available at
EOA entry on Adolphine Fletcher Terryhttp://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=1779
EOA entry on the Polk County Possum Club
EOA entry on Philander Smith College
The full Chewing the Fat podcast is now available at
Arkansas Sounds: Richard Leo Johnson
Friday, December 9, 8 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
General admission: FREE
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 www.cals.org and www.butlercenter.org. Radio CALS was produced this week by John Miller, Brett Ratliff, 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.