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For decades, politics in Conway County moved with Marlin Hawkins. He was an elected official who created an efficient political machine that propelled him to 40 years in office. We use archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History with Randy Dixon as our guide to learn more about Hawkins' legacy.

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This week's archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History chronicle the years before Arkansas got into nuclear energy production. The Pryor Center's Randy Dixon brings us sounds of promotional material featuring Rod Serling, the host of The Twilight Zone, touting the creation of Arkansas Nuclear One near Russellville.

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Being First Lady is a unique position and this week, Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, concludes a retrospective of former First Ladies' thoughts about the Governor's Mansion and life in the public eye.

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Being the spouse of an elected official means having a very public role that had the demands of a job, but without pay. This week's archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History include voices of past Arkansas First Ladies.

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Arkansas may not be Hollywood, but there have been plenty of movies made in the Natural State. Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, brings us archives of past cinematic activities in Arkansas.

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The integration of Little Rock Central High School remains one of the most enduring episodes of Arkansas history. This week, Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, helps us understand that time with a look through the archives.

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Daisy Bates is a towering figure in Arkansas and U.S. history. The writer, mentor, activist and leader is the subject of this week's archive tour with Randy Dixon from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History. We hear her voice and the voices of those who were inspired by her.

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Nathan Gordon was Arkansas's lieutenant governor for 20 years, but prior to that, he had received the Medal of Honor for rescuing crews from several downed airplanes during World War II. Today, he's the subject of a profile by Randy Dixon from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History.

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Glen Campbell began playing guitar at a young age in rural Arkansas and would later become an international recording figure, host his own television show and star in the first filmed version of True Grit. We remember his life and career with the help of archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History. This segment originally aired on May 26, 2020.

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From holding office to running the state's Democrat Party, for years Joe Purcell was in the middle of Arkansas politics. We remember him in this week's archives provided by the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History with our guide, Randy Dixon.

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