Live recording of “Tales from the South”

The University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication, with the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement present the live recording of famed radio program, “Tales from the South” beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 29 on the lawn in front of McAlister Hall.

A performance by Slings and Arrows will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the live recording. Food will be available for purchase on-site beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The evening’s readers are Mark Spitzer, associate professor and Lynne Landis, Arkansas Writers Master of Fine Arts student. The artwork of UCA student-artist Tim Daulong will be featured as part of the program’s set.

Now in its ninth year, “Tales from the South” is a weekly NPR program that features Southerners reading autobiographical stories in front of a live audience. The program is on the Arkansas Arts Council’s Arts on Tour roster and is presented by William F. Laman Public Library, with additional support provided by The Oxford American Magazine, The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, AY Magazine, UALR’s Department of Rhetoric and Writing, Urban Garden Montessori, and the North Little Rock Visitors Bureau. Live shows are recorded at multiple venues throughout Central Arkansas and the rest of the state. The show’s home station is KUAR, and it is additionally broadcasted on multiple public and satellite radio stations both nationally and internationally.

The program was awarded a 2014 Henry Award through the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, and a Governor’s Arts Award from through the Arkansas Arts Council in 2013.

“Tales from the South” is syndicated by World Radio Network, and the program is heard six times a week on WRN Europe, WRN Asia, and WRN Africa and twice weekly on Ireland’s Public Broadcasting Service. Podcasts are available on Stitcher Smart Radio,,,, and the “Tales from the South” website.

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