Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Radio CALS - April 12, 2017

Radio CALS airs on KABF 88.3 FM in Little Rock from 6-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. It may be streamed live at (click "Listen Live") or anytime at

Today's broadcast of Radio CALS (4/12/2017) features: 

Primary Sources: To help overcome the domestic abuse all around them, Little Rock-based author, mother, and inspirational speaker Cara Brookins and her four kids decided to rebuild their family by building a 3500-square-foot, five-bedroom house . . . on their own. With what money they had she bought the construction supplies and an acre of land and got to work. After successfully building a house with her children, Brookins wrote a memoir of her experience titled Rise: How a House Built a Family. Since the book’s January release it has been an Indy Next Pick and a Barnes and Noble front-of-the-store selection for “What We’re Reading,” and Brookins has been featured in several magazines, started her own Macmillan podcast, and traveled the country and the world as an inspirational speaker. Hear all about Cara Brookins and her whirlwind success story as she joins host Matt DeCample in the Radio CALS studio for the latest edition of Primary Sources.

Brookins will be featured at this year's Arkansas Literary Festival.

Links related to this broadcast:
Visit Cara Brookins website here
For more information about the Arkansas Literary Festival, visit

The full Primary Sources podcast is available at:

Arkansas Sounds Presents
The Wildflower Revue
Friday, April 21, 7pm
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
General admission: $15 

Music used in this broadcast was created by:
The Joy Drops -
David Szesztay -

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 Communications and Public Relations Department. For more information, visit and Our producer is  Glenn Whaley, and our production manager is Brett Ratliff. Voices by Jasmine Jobe and John Miller. Engineering and editing by Brett Ratliff. Our executive producers are Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn and David Stricklin. 


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