Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Radio CALS - June 21, 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 (June 21, 2017) features:

This week, Rex and Paul chew the fat about their trip to the Delta Regional Council in Cleveland, Mississippi, about the fact that there’s more Delta in Arkansas than there is in Mississippi, Sonny Perdue, Rex’s troubling lack of seersucker and wholly inadequate headware, the Biscoe IGA and its famous sausage biscuits and meat counter, the charms of old U.S. Highway 70, the Cache and White rivers, the Grammy Museum, a cotton-based style show dominated by political dignitaries, how Paul got to go back to the Alluvian Hotel because he took Jan there, the Viking Range corporation, Lusco’s restaurant in Greenwood, halving a pompano, Turnrow Book Company, sauce acquisition, the Alluvian’s library bar—it has real books—the Oxford book-buying experience and cool new hotels that should come to Arkansas, hanging out at famed journalist Curtis Wilkie’s house, his book The Fall of the House of Zeus, the City Grocery restaurant and fried pickled okra, how Douglas Southall Freeman overcame Rex’s willpower and made him buy four books, an Earl Long biography, the published correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell, John. T. Edge, and how Paul displayed his superior willpower and restraint by buying only seven books, but don’t tell Jan.
The full Chewing the Fat podcast is available at:

David Rosen Big Band
Friday, June 30, 7:00 PM
Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
Patriotic concert featuring songs popularized during various jazz, swing and pop eras especially arranged for the big band.
For more information, contact John Miller,, 501-320-5728

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. Our production manager is Shelle Stormoe. Voices by Jasmine Jobe and John Miller. Engineering and editing by Shelle Stormoe and Anna Lancaster. Our executive producers are Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn and David Stricklin.


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