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Crystal Bridges

Today’s podcast is coming to you from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art where an exciting piece of architectural history is being put into place… Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson home.

Rod Bigelow, Executive Director at Crystal Bridges
Scott Eccleston, Director of Operations at Crystal Bridges
Project Architect Ron Shelby, CEO and Architect at Hight-Jackson Associates PA
General Contractor Bill Faber, Bill Faber Construction


Local Menu

In today’s podcast of the P. Allen Smith Radio Show we visit with local food advocate and Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture, Wes Ward. Also in the studio are Chef Jack Sundell, owner of The Root Café and Tara Stainton from Rattle’s Garden.

Jack Sundell, The Root Café 
Tara Stainton, Rattles Garden
Wes Ward, Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture


The Tomato

From farmers markets to chain retailers, locally grown produce is always a hot commodity, so in this week’s podcast we’ll talk shop with some of the people who are in the business right here in Central Arkansas.

Josh Hardin, Hardin Family Farms
Renee Parsons, accounting manager Little Rock Tomato


We’re excited to have Cat Swenson from Great Fermentations and BlackSheep Ranch on the show today. Listen in as she shares her knowledge on canning and fermenting as a way to preserve veggies.

Cowlick Cottage Farm’s Carolyn Binder is interviewed by green lifestyle evangelist Shawna Coronado.


Farmer’s Market

Locally sourced ingredients is a win-win for everyone. You know exactly what you’re getting and you’re helping your community at the same time. Farmers’ markets are a great place to get started buying local and today we’ll talk with a farmer and a farmers’ market manager.

Kelly Carney, owner, North Pulaski Farms
Kelly Newberg, Hillcrest Farmers Market Manager
Rhea Roberts, Executive Director of Quapaw Quarter Association


Spring Grill

Today we’re talking about locally sourced meat with Diane and Bill Runsick, owners of the Meacham Packing Company. Listen to the conversation about the history of the company and the impact of the local food movement on a business such as theirs.


Cash and Cash

In this podcast of the P. Allen Smith Radio Show we’ll discuss two Arkansas treasures – Johnny Cash’s childhood home and the Arkansas 529 college savings plan.

Dr. Elista Istre, the on-site manager for the recently renovated Dyess Colony heritage site, gives us a tour of the property and insights on what it was like to live in the region during that time.

Beth Anne Rankin, the Executive Director of the GIFT Arkansas 529 College Investment Plan talks about how you can save money for your child’s college tuition with a tax-advantage savings plan.

Personal Garden Coach writer Christina Salwitz is interviewed by Rick Bickling from How Do Gardener.


We’re getting ready for summer at Moss Mountain Farm. Today we are joined in the studio by Laurie Harrison, owner of Le Pops Gourmet Iced Lollies. We’ll also talk about planting summer flowers and foliage that grow from bulbs such as elephant ears and dahlias.

New Voices
Hydroponic farmer and the blogger of FarmerTyler.com, Tyler Baras, interviews Brenda Haas, the blogger of BrenHaas.com, which focuses on creative living and growing.


Blast of Spring

It’s spring time!!! And everyone is eager to get outside to work in the yard. Before you head out to your local garden center to pick up new plants for your garden listen to Allen’s interview with two experts from Four Star Greenhouse. They have the inside scoop on the latest gardening trends and newest plant introductions.

John Gaydos – Director of Product Development, Proven Winners®
Sue Maliszewski – Director of Sales, Four Star Greenhouse
Tobi Fairley – Interior Designer


Unique Eureka

Allen travels to Northwest Arkansas to visit the hidden gem of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs. This town is a blend of art and history with a past as colorful as its current residents. Join us for a trip to the “Little Switzerland of America.”

June Westphal – Historian and author of Eureka Springs: City of Healing Waters
Keith Scales – Ghost Tour Manager, Crescent Hotel
Emily McCormack – Curator, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Ken Ketelson – Owner of FRESH


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