The Broadway Joe Talk Show – April 20, 2017

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April 20, 2017

-Dr. Joseph Jones, Arkansas Baptist College President and Linda Gillam, Arkansas Baptist College Relations Director came to talk about the 8th Annual Supper & Soul: A Mardi Gras Night presented by Arkansas Baptist College.  This annual fundraiser gala will be held, Thursday, April 27th at Metroplex Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock.  The will be a 6pm Reception & Silent Auction, 7pm Dinner, and live entertainment from Morris Day & The Time.  For ticket information, call 501-420-1206, email [email protected], or visit  

-Lee Ann Hoskyn, Communications Director at the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS); and Cara Brookins, Author of “RISE: How A House Built A Family.”  The 14th Annual Arkansas Literary Festival will be held April 27th-30th in the Central Arkansas Library System downtown location, 100 Rock Street and many other Little Rock venues.  Arkansas’s premier gathering of readers and writers features bestselling and emerging authors from across the nation.  The public can attend sessions, panels, workshops, activities, performances, special events, and social gatherings.

One of the featured authors, Cara Brookins, will discuss her debut memoir “RISE: How A House Built A Family,” a story about overcoming hardship through a bold, gutsy project.  Brookins was fleeing her second abusive marriage when she made the incredible decision to build her own home from the ground up with the help of her four children. Equipped with only YouTube videos and a 9-month bank loan, they built their house from the foundation to the roof (and everything in between). For more on Cara Brookins or “RISE: How A House Built A Family,” visit

Thurs., April 27 | 3pm |  “Easier, Faster, Fresher” | 300 Third Tower, 300 3rd Street | Little Rock  (Tickets $15)  Robyn Stone, author of “Add a Pinch: Easier, Faster, Fresher, Southern Classics” will demonstrate her recipe for strawberry shortcakes in a cooking demonstration. Limited seating.

Fri., April 28 | 7pm | “Author! Author!” | Main Library | 100 Rock Street | Little Rock | (Tickets $25 advance, $40 door) Toast the Festival authors at the fete featuring hors d’oeuvres and libations.  Books will be available for purchase during this party geared for adults.

*All other events are FREE.

For more information on the 14th Annual Arkansas Literary Festival, visit or call 501-918-3098.

-Gregg Ledbetter, Sr., J.D., Head of Enrollment & Financial Aid at Pulaski Academy, and 12th grade student Robert Cain.  Pulaski Academy is taking applications for their Community OutReach (COR) Scholars Program. The program offers tuition assistance for students entering grades 6th-12th to attend Pulaski Academy.  The goal of the COR Scholars Program is to attract outstanding students to Pulaski Academy; students who are extraordinary leaders and scholars with outstanding character.  Individual merit in these three areas and a demonstrated financial need are the criteria for selection.  Pre-Application deadline is May 19th.  If selected at a recipient, the deadline for accepting the offer is June 15th.  To apply and learn more, visit or call 501-604-1923.