Friday, December 16, 2016

Radio CALS - December 16, 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 (12/16/16) features:

  • Primary Sources - This week on Primary Sources, we feature 2016 Olympic gold medalist long jumper and North Little Rock native, Jeff Henderson.  Henderson is a member of the United States 2010 and 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships teams, the 2014 USA Outdoor national long jump champion, and gold medalist in the 2015 Pan Am Games.  In this edition Henderson sits down in the Radio CALS studio with Matt DeCample. 
  • Legacies and Lunch - On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s Community Outreach Director, Mark Christ, joined us at the Darragh Center at Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library for our monthly Legacies and Lunch lecture series.  Christ has written many articles and books and is one of the most celebrated scholars on the history of the Civil War in Arkansas.  
  • Collections - An interview with Freeman McKindra, a teacher from Arkansas who has worked in community development with the Peace Corps and other groups; interview conducted by Jajuan Johnson; McKindra discusses how his years in Pakistan with the Peace Corps shaped his world view.
  • Bizarre Arkansas - Spotlighting Monte Ne, a partially completed, abandoned, and possibly haunted luxury resort built by failed presidential candidate William "Coin" Harvey. 
  • Chewing the Fat - This week, Rex and Paul chew the fat about feeling the pressure to get home from church in time to see the Cowboys game, difficulties staying up till midnight on New Year’s Eve, Rex’s adventures doing press relations at the Cotton Bowl, his best Christmas stocking gift ever, the old Alps Restaurant, the old Baker Hotel in Dallas, former LSU coach Charlie McClendon and Rex’s boyhood refusal to shake his hand, Rex’s coverage of other bowl games, freezing at the Liberty Bowl, Paul’s viewing of the second Ali-Frazier fight while AWOL from the Navy, Pete Fountain in New Orleans, legendary Forrest City sportswriter Raoul Carlisle at the Kentucky Derby with Red Smith, how Lou Holtz messed up E.J. Junior’s name, Rex’s near-death experience swallowing a bay leaf at a restaurant in the French Quarter, the need to go to Northeast Arkansas while the leaves are off the trees, George’s Fish Market in Marvell, and getting caviar and tamales in Helena. 
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection.

    Links related to this broadcast:
The full Chewing the Fat podcast is now available at

Arkansas Sounds: The Last Waltz (40th Anniversary Film Screening)
Friday, January 27, 7 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
General admission: $5

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, Brett Ratliff, Keeley Wooten, Stewart Fuell, David Stricklin, and Glenn Whaley. Voices by John Miller, Linda Ellis, 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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