January 11, 2017

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@ 00:00 | Chewing the Fat

Rex Nelson & Paul Austin

This week, Rex and Paul chew the fat about their first year of Chewing the Fat, the NEA basketball tournament and small-town basketball fans, hill school teams versus Delta teams, tamales, how Paul broke a kid's arm and Paul's mother ran over the same family's dog on the same day, record-setting basketball performances, Cave City, squirrel dinners at Gene's Barbecue in Brinkley, Tommy Robinson, and having a pretty good Arkansas day.

About Radio CALS

Radio CALS is a weekly program from the Central Arkansas Library System. Every Friday from noon - 2:00 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 Community Outreach Department.

Contact Us

Radio CALS
100 Rock St.
Little Rock, AR 72201


Executive Producers

Lee Ann Blackwell Hoskyn and David Stricklin

Episode Producer

Glenn Whaley

Production Manager

Brett Ratliff


John Miller, and Jasmine Jobe


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


"Cotton checker, Pulaski County, Arkansas", by Ben Shahn. 1935. The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. The New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Engineering & Editing

Brett Ratliff, Michael Stotts and Anna Lancaster