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Arts & Letters is a program celebrating contemporary arts, humanities, and social sciences, with an emphasis on authentic Southern voices. Hosted by J. Bradley Minnick of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the full episode archive is available at artsandlettersradio.org.

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Arts & Letters is a program celebrating contemporary arts, humanities, and social sciences, with an emphasis on authentic Southern voices. Hosted by J. Bradley Minnick of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the full episode archive is available at artsandlettersradio.org.

    The Liminal Spaces of Danny Marsh

    The Liminal Spaces of Danny Marsh

    Meet math-loving fourth grader, Danny Bowman Marsh, and join us for an unforgettable story to remind us all that we do not choose our parents. Note: This episode contains depictions of parental neglect. On this episode, author Amy Parker joins us to discuss her short story collection, Beasts & Children , published by Mariner Books, and we take a journey into her short story, "The Balcony." "Maybe if he acted like he didn't notice her, she'd go away. Danny erased a problem in long division,

    • 53 min
    On The Battlefield

    On The Battlefield

    Discover Sue Cowan Williams, an early Civil Rights advocate in Arkansas, who sued the Little Rock School District for equal pay in 1942. With Thurgood Marshall at her side, she paved the way for social justice work in Arkansas. On this episode, we take a deep dive into early Civil Rights by examining the life and social justice advocacy of Sue Cowan Williams and foundational work of the NAACP in Arkansas and beyond. Historian John Kirk is our guest and shares his lecture on teacher pay

    • 52 min
    Leveling the Playing Field

    Leveling the Playing Field

    A discussion of the roots of Ozark rural resistance to federalist authority. Join us as we interview historian J. Blake Perkins about the history of populist defiance in Arkansas. Though quite different from the current conservative popularism of today's rural Arkansas sects, the historic tradition of anti-government sentiment in this region is explored in Perkins' book Hillbilly Hellraisers: Federal Power and Populist Defiance in the Ozarks published by the University of Illinois Press. During

    • 53 min
    Redefining The Color Line

    Redefining The Color Line

    A retrospective of Governor Orval Faubus. On this episode, we interview Civil Rights historian John Kirk and explore his archived tapes of an interview with Gov. Orval Faubus recorded in 1992. From 1955 to 1967, Faubus served as the Democratic Governor of Arkansas. He is most known for leading Arkansas's refusal to comply with the Supreme Court's 1954 decision regarding desegregation in Brown v. Board of Education. In 1957, Faubus ordered the Arkansas National Guard to prevent black students

    • 54 min
    Thank You For Joining Us

    Thank You For Joining Us

    Celebrate a life in public radio . Long-time host of UA Little Rock Public Radio's program, Arts Scene , Ann Nicholson (1932-2020) created over 1000 episodes of her program during her 35 year career. On this episode, we offer a rare interview with our colleague Ann where she recounts personal memories and stories from her past. With her long-time producer William Wagner by her side, we discussed her background and how she came to radio. She was never one who liked to be interviewed; she prefered

    • 53 min
    In Costume

    In Costume

    Meet American short-story writer and novelist, Jeffrey Condran. Jane Austen reenactors, a surprise celebrity appearance, and Ava, who always looks just right, in costume... On this episode, J. Bradley Minnick interviews author Jeffrey Condran about his short story "In Costume" from his collection, Claire, Wading Into the Danube By Night . During the annual fundraiser for the Jane Austen Society in Bath, we meet main character, Ava, a hopeful actress and one of the reenactors dressed in period

    • 54 min

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