Tales from the South 2011 Spring Season

Series produced by Paula Morell

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Tales from the South is true stories told by the Southerners that lived them, in front of a live audience during dinner at Starving Artist Cafe' in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock. The ancient art of storytelling over a great meal is still alive!

Tales from the South is a 29-minute weekly radio show recorded in front of a live audience at Starving Artist Cafe' in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Each week, everyday Southerners read their own true story, unrehearsed and live. Local musicians play during dinner, and blues guitarist Mark Simpson plays on the show. Stories range from funny to sad, to enlightening to touching. Writers are all from the South. Although the show itself is unrehearsed, the literary memoirs have been worked on for weeks leading up to the recording. All stories are true and told by the Southerners who lived them.


20 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Hank Godwin, Chuck Butkus, and Daniel Koehler share about childhood mistakes. Southern-style storytelling in front of a live audience at Starving A...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, KFOK-LPFM, and KUAF Public Radio


  • Added: May 02, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week is about finding strength and confidence in big moments and in small. Darinda Sharp makes a famous correction, Holly Patton is shown kind...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and KUAF Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 22, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sharolyn Jones-Taylor telling her tale
Southern-style storytelling in front of a live audience. This week's true stories are about beginnings and endings, starting with "I do" and endin...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, KFOK-LPFM, and KUAF Public Radio


  • Added: May 02, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Winners of the Arkansas Literary Festival share their winning stories: Jill Duvall visits an asylum, Wyatt Jones stands on the edge and tries not t...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 22, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Madelyn Young reads "Good Intentions"
This week's stories are about words, and the silences between sentences. Madelyn Young reaches out to one of her students, Robin Satterfield strugg...

Bought by PRX Remix, KFOK-LPFM, and KUAF Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 22, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week's stories are about changes that can happen in moments, years, or even lifetimes. Anne Perry is pulled into a bloody predicament, Rod Lor...

Bought by PRX Remix, KFOK-LPFM, and KUAF Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 22, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Roadtrip! Our writers take us on various adventures, beginning with Jackie Manning in a European railway station. Phillip Taylor travels across the...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Graham Gordy, playwright and screenwriter of "War Eagle, Arkansas" and "The Wreck", takes us back to his teenage years with a basketball, a Rebel f...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and KUAF Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 18, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Annual Mothers Show: Amy Manning Burns is in the very first stages of becoming a mother, Ardee Eichelmann's newborn son cries in pain as the pain o...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and KUAF Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 18, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Actress Natalie Canerday humorously remembers her first film role. A special edition of Tales from the South, where Southern writers bring their ow...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and KUAF Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 18, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Go back to 1936 with Shervena Grubbs, her twin sister, and their daddy on a train to Little Rock, get in a car with Wetzel LaGrone in the 1940's, a...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, KFOK-LPFM, and KUAF Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 05, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Special Breast Cancer Survivors Show: Kristi Moody decides to not take her doctor's advice, Penny Burkhalter is shopping for maternity clothes when...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and KUAF Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 05, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Deana Nall's hair has a mind of its own, Jill Duvall witnesses her grandparents' romance outlast death,and a war of fireworks between Jeremy Harper...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and KUAF Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 05, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Publisher and author Janis F. Kearney on a special edition of Tales from the South, where Southern writers bring their own true stories to life in ...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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The 2011 Spring Finale is all about interesting animal encounters, some dangerous, some surprising, and all just a little bit strange. Velda Brothe...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Garden and Lifestyle Expert P. Allen Smith reads his own true boyhood story about a goat, a chicken, and being trapped in a lady's dressing room ti...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and KUAF Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 22, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Paulette Mehta witnesses a painful goodbye, Frank Thurmond travels around the world to meet his father for the first time, and Judy Stokley copes w...

Bought by WUTC and WEKU


  • Added: Jun 15, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Award-winning author Kevin Brockmeier returns to his childhood hometown only to find it has changed as much as he has. Southern-style storytelling ...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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The second show featuring stories from the Greatest Generation. Alma Hahn prays for deliverance from a snake-handling church service, a man speaks ...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and KUAF Public Radio


  • Added: May 21, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Stories about children and the fine line between reality and fantasy, myth, and even truth. Told in front of a live audience each week at Starving ...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and KUAF Public Radio


  • Added: May 02, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2