March 22 , 2017

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Chewing the Fat

Rex Nelson & Paul Austin

This week, Rex and Paul chew the fat about cool things in Hot Springs and how people really are starting to see the importance of the city and park to the state and the nation, seeing about a hundred games at the Arkansas state high school basketball tournament and its fascinating mix of urban and rural Arkansas, how the old Baptist expression "Every head bowed/every eye closed" became a basketball benediction, Paul's latest distressing trend and Rex's deep sense of disappointment about it, travel tips on how to get to Hot Springs, and Paul's rant about the best way (his) to present the National Anthem before sporting events (hint: tell Aunt Martha to stay home that night).

About Radio CALS

Radio CALS is a weekly program from the Central Arkansas Library System. Every Wednesday from 6-6:30 p.m., on KABF 88.3 FM, we will share music from our archives, content from our resources, such as the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, and information about what's happening in the library system.

This program is presented by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and the CALS Communications and Public Relations Department.

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Executive Producers

Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn and David Stricklin

Episode Producer

Glenn Whaley

Production Manager

Brett Ratliff


Jasmine Jobe and John Miller


Music used in this broadcast was created by The Joy Drops and David Szesztay.


Image: Hot Springs Bath Houses Print, © 1888. Image courtesy Library of Congress

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Brett Ratliff