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Bob Riley was a familair figure in Arkansas politics 50 years ago. He inspired one of the most original political bumper stickers in Arkansas history and served as governor for 11 days. Randy Dixon with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History brings us archives related to Riley's life and career.

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Maurice "Footsie" Britt was one of the most decorated servicemen in American history, a standout athlete at the University of Arkansas, and a Lieutenant Governor of the state. This week's tour through the archives at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History looks back on his life.

 

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Randy Dixon takes us on a partial survey of Arkansas State Parks history with the help of archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History.

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In the spring of 2020, five student interns at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History began working on a series of short documentaries about the Marshallese community in Northwest Arkansas. Because of the pandemic, they had to alter their plans and produced a podcast instead. All six episodes of the Arkansas Atoll Podcast are available now. 

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The holidays may be over, but we still have food on our minds as we head into the archives at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History. Randy Dixon takes us back with clips about everything from bread shortages and race to Colonel Sanders and Minute Man burgers.

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Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, lets us listen to sounds of Christmas from Arkansas's past. He digs into the archives for toys, parades, and a former governor's wish for peace.

This week's archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History remind of us of what was going on in Arkansas in June, 1972, including audio clips from one, now-familiar Arkansas figure as he was just beginning a life in the public spotlight. 

This week's collection of archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History offers a glimpse into May of 1969. There were protests, political unrest and more.

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In this week's segment from the archives at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, we remember The Group, an intentional community established by young people who moved to Arkansas in the 1970s after becoming disenchanted with Hollywood. The Group's members are known for operating a dinner theater in Logan County and launching an internet service provider company out of Little Rock.

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This week, Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, helps us examine turkeys, Thanksgiving and Arkansas history.  Plus, a cooking tip or two for the big bird this upcoming holiday.

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