Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Radio CALS - August 2, 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 (8/2/2017) features:

Primary Sources

with Matt DeCample and Gretchen Hall, CEO Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau

Gretchen Hall sits down with Matt DeCample to discuss how being a student athlete prepared her for a career in tourism, how she helps sell Little Rock to the world, and the city's potential to someday host a national table-tennis tournament.

Legacies and Lunch Program - TODAY!

Rock Island Railroad in Arkansas
Speaker: Michael Hibblen
August 2, 2017, 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Darrah Center, Main Library
100 Rock Street, Little Rock

Michael Hibblen is news director at KUAR in Little Rock and the author of Rock Island Railroad in Arkansas, a collection of photographs of the crucial railroad that provided passenger and freight services in Arkansas for nearly 80 years. A decline in rail travel after World War II left the railroad struggling, and the Rock Island shut down in 1980. A few relics of the once-great railroad remain, such as the Little Rock passenger station and the Arkansas River bridge. Join Michael Hibblen as he depicts the glory days of railroading in Arkansas.

Second Friday Art Night 

Friday, August 11, 5-8 p.m., Free
CALS Butler Center Galleries, 401 President Clinton Avenue

Two Exhibitions will open:

Jim Nelson: Abstraction and Color
A survey of new and older works by Jim Nelson that combines elements of abstract painting and low relief carving to create colorful and dynamic artworks in a variety of soft and hard woods.

Exhibition open August 11-November 25, 2017.

The Art of Injustice
The Art of Injustice, assembled by guest curator Dr. Sarah Wilkerson Freeman, history professor at Arkansas State University, will display images taken by Paul Faris during his visit to Rohwer Incarceration Center in 1945. His captivating black-and-white photographs capture the community created by Japanese Americans during their incarceration in Arkansas during World War II.

The curator's presentation will begin at 7 p.m.

This project was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program.

Exhibition open August 11-December 30, 2017.

Upcoming Arkansas Sounds Concerts  

Dazz & Brie
Friday August 18, 2017
7:00 PM, Ticket Price: $10.00
Click here to purchase tickets

Concert with the winners of the 2017 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase in support of their debut album, "Can't Afford California."

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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