Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Radio CALS August 9, 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 (8/9/2017) features:

Chewing the Fat with Rex & Paul  
This week, Rex and Paul chew the fat about Paul’s new grandson, Wyatt, about whom he is understandably proud, Rex’s relief that he can’t bother people listening to this with pictures of the grandson, their great visit to the 133rd annual Davidson Camp Meeting and its nostalgic mixture of old-time religion, music, and food, Rex’s remarkable tenure with the same insurance agent he’s had since he started driving, eating at the counter at the Old South Restaurant in Russellville, the peach festival in Clarksville, the “peach-off” between Johnson County and Howard County, courtesy of CALS Executive Director and Nashville native Nate Coulter, peach butter, peach pies, peach iced tea, the full-peach Monty, how Paul wants to get a peach tattoo, their making what may be the steepest drive in Arkansas as they journeyed to Oark, the winding mountain road that helped Rex decide to drive, given Paul’s tendency to nod off, an oak tree said to be 300 years old, poetry reading at the Oark General Store, how a rare moment of temperance modified the burger challenge so they only had one at the Catawpa CafĂ©, some northern transplants who booked the main dining room, the Juicy Lucy cheese-stuffed burger Rex had, the foot bridge that is still down in the Mulberry River after last year’s flood and the possibility that certain podcast and radio stars might have contributed to its demise by stressing its load limit on a previous visit, and the great views you can catch if you make it up that way.

Upcoming Events 

Second Friday Art Night (this Friday!) 

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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