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Arts & Letters

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.

Latest Episodes
  • Discover the elusive and struggling species, the American Eel.
  • What is it like to live with anxiety and agoraphobia?Join us for our interview with Highly Illogical Behavior author John Corey Whaley. This young adult…
  • Celebrate the music from Season Seven.Hosted by producer Mary Ellen Kubit, this episode shares favorite and memorable music from the various episodes this…
  • Take a deep dive into the infamous dive bar, the Hotel Vernon.On this episode, we interview poet Lea Graham about her book, “From The Hotel Vernon” where…
  • Take a deep dive into the 1969 fire at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant with author Tyrone Jaeger and his novel Radio Eldorado, published by Braddock…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • A retrospective of Governor Orval Faubus.On this episode, we interview Civil Rights historian John Kirk and explore his archived tapes of an interview…
  • 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…