Radio Archive

Friday Video: “The Voice of the People,” KABF on NBC Nightly News, 1990.

In this week’s Friday Video we take a look at one of Arkansas’s most-loved community radio stations.  Little Rock, Arkansas’s KABF radio , “the voice of the people,” has been serving the community for decades.  F0llow them online and listen live here. Check out this great national profile of the station from way back in 1990.
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Poverty in Arkansas: Series on Ozarks at Large

Last week we posted about Ozarks at Large’s series on poverty in Arkansas.  The series recently aired and below are links to each of the pieces. As we mentioned in the previous post, Arkansas’s (and the larger south’s) poverty problem—both current and historic—forms part of the undercurrent for much of the things we discuss on this blog. Too
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Dealing with Drought: Portraits from Three Little Rock Community Gardens

Little Rock’s local food movement is growing. Throughout the city vacant lots are transforming into community gardens and local farmers markets are thriving. But how are these ventures, many of them only a year or two old, dealing with unprecedented heat and drought? Produced for KUAF’s Ozarks at Large program, this radio piece profiles three Little
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Folklorists in the South Retreat

  I’m honored and excited to be speaking this weekend at the Folklorists in the South retreat in Memphis, Tennessee.  Sponsored by South Arts, this retreat brings together folklorists and other cultural workers from both the academic and public sectors for a weekend of discussions, panels, networking, and more. The event will also include updates from
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“Group Singalongs Provide Comfort For a Livelihood Lost”: Relearning Songs Lost During a Stroke.

This wonderful audio piece has been making the rounds in the folklore world this week.  Produced by Hal Cannon of the Western Folklife Center for the What’s in a Song series, the audio essay features folklorist Barre Toelken discussing how he’s rediscovering some of the songs he lost after his stroke.  From NPR: For the past several years,
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Musical Migrants Radio Series: Jesse Lee Jones and Yoko Noge

You can follow the Boiled Down Juice online via Twitter or Facebook.  You might also be interested in the newly forming McElroy House: Organization for Folklife, Oral History, and Community Action.  If you know of a topic we should cover, please contact us with your ideas!  Thanks for reading!  I’m really excited about today’s post, a look
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“Words As The Way To Freedom:” Jimmy Santiago Baca on Making Contact Radio Progam

Originally conducted in 2009 by Progressive editor Matthew Rothschild, this interview with Jimmy Santiago Baco aired two months ago on the Making Contact radio program. “Words as the Way to Freedom” explores Baca’s discovery of poetry while serving time in an Arizona prison for drug possession.  He discusses how poetry changed the way he saw
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Friday Video: Revisiting Sufjan Stevens “The Great God Bird” and audio from Brinkley, Arkansas

This week’s Friday video is more of a Friday audio piece.  And it’s an old one, originally published in 2005.   Sufjan Steven’s “The Lord God Bird,” popped up into my playlist yesterday, and every time that happens I always wind up hitting repeat at least three times.  Sometimes more like seven. Below is an audio
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“Knit One” on Ozarks at Large

Last week my radio piece about Knit Night at Knit 2 Together Yarn Store in downtown Russellville aired on the Ozarks at Large program on KUAF 91.3 FM Public Radio. This piece serves as a companion piece to the written story published in The Courier and  features the voices of many area knitters discussing how
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Up the Ridge, a film about remote Appalachian prisons, racism, and the intentional tension between rural and urban

This very important film was produced out of Appalshop’s hiphop radio program, Holler to the Hood. The film synopsis reads: Up the Ridge is a one-hour television documentary produced by Nick Szuberla and Amelia Kirby. In 1999 Szuberla and Kirby were volunteer DJ’s for the Appalachian region’s only hip-hop radio program in Whitesburg, KY when
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