Friday, December 9, 2016

Radio CALS - December 9, 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 (12/9/16) 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. 
  • Oxford American - This week we are happy to welcome Ryan Harris and Maxwell George to the Radio CALS studio as they sit down with our own, Brett Ratliff, to talk about the history of Oxford American Magazine and the release of the 2016 music issue, Visions of the Blues.  In its twenty five years, Oxford American has won four National Magazine Awards including an award for General Excellence in 2016, and proudly make their home right here in Little Rock. 
  • Relic - Relics of Arkansas History featuring Bob Denman with information on the late, great blues legend, BB King.
  • Chewing the Fat - This week, Rex and Paul chew the fat about Thanksgiving in Imboden, Paul’s famous three-turkey plan, the glories of fried turkey, oyster dressing, trmmings, pies, pecans, the Baucum Nut House in North Little Rock, Rex’s mincemeat pie frenzy, hunting mince, Rex’s wife Melissa’s fruitcake pecan frenzy, Burge’s in Little Rock, fruitcake sales in Arkadelphia, the Civitan Club and the hierarchy of civic club attendance, the absence of such clubs in Imboden, Paul’s brief but exciting magazine-selling career, Rex’s mania for magazine subscriptions, Argossy fantasies, Red’s and Woody’s News Stands in Arkadelphia, sales of questionable magazines, Pete’s News Stand in Pocahontas, Rex’s souvenir from Woody’s last day in business, highway joys on the way to Imboden, Walnut Ridge, Amagon, Weiner, Brinkley, Cherry Valley, country ham, Paul’s memories of food in Spain, Baptist prayer traditions and Paul’s moment of panic, Rex’s eccentric great aunts and their bad influences on him, Royal Ambassadors and the ban on reciting short passages of Scripture, naps, football, and why holidays are great.  
  • Music from the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds music collection.

    Links related to this broadcast:
The full Primary Sources podcast is available at 

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 and Radio CALS was produced this week by John Miller, Brett Ratliff, Brian Robertson, 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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