Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Radio CALS - June 7, 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 7, 2017) features:

This week, Rex and Paul chew the fat about Sam Houston’s brother’s grave, Calico Rock, the River View Hotel there, Angler’s Resort near Mountain View, jam sessions in Mountain View, folk festivals in the area, the JFK Overlook at Heber Springs, Wilbur Mills, Fordyce and its great sports history, the Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams traveling exhibition Paul and the Arkansas Humanities Council are working on, how auctioneers always seem to be called “Colonel,” how Rex became a Kentucky Colonel, Paul’s odd affection for the game of cricket, Rex’s love of the old Iron Bowl games, his book Southern Fried, the Southern Foodways Alliance, how Paul fought the perception that he might be a food snob by making Sloppy Joes and eating a whole box of Little Debbie cakes, stopping at the Bulldog in Bald Knob for strawberry shortcake, how the boys need to get to some food festivals to replenish their supplies of various sauces, RIP: the footbridge at Oark that got washed away in the flood about the same time they talked about it on the last Chewing the Fat with Rex and Paul, the peach-picking paradise at Clarksville, Rex’s suspicions about Paul’s commitment to Rex’s Burger Challenge, Mennonites selling jelly, wondering if Rex and Paul might get asked to be grand marshals at the PurpleHull Pea Festival, the passing of Congressman Jay Dickey—a true Arkansas character, and RIP: Bryce’s Cafeteria, which died recently at 86.

The full Chewing the Fat podcast is available at:

Arkansas Sounds, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and the Clinton School of Public Service Present a special Legacies and Lunch program June 7, 2017 at 12 noon:
"The Great Flood" commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Great Flood of 1927 with a screening of the 80 minute documentary film that includes all known images of the Flood.
Bring a sack lunch, drinks and dessert provided.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
Legacies and Lunch is sponsored in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council.

Arkansas Sounds presents:
"45 RPM", a movie by Arkansan Juli Jackson, filmed in Arkansas and features many Arkansas bands and musicians.
Friday, June 16, 7 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.

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


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