If you ever want to know about noteworthy or interesting moments in Arkansas’ capital city, Scott Carter is your source. The Public Affairs and Creative Economy Advisor for the City of Little Rock, Carter also serves as the city’s historian, a role that has allowed him to become the authority on all the good, bad and ugly of Little Rock.
“We did have a mayor in the pre-Civil War days who was arrested for running a counterfeit ring while he was mayor,” Carter said. “He came here from Chicago and went back there after he got out of the state pen, so I like to say he tried to bring Chicago politics here and it didn’t take.”
Carter joined host Zach Parker on the latest episode of The Ghidotti Podcast to share more historical facts about Little Rock, plus a discussion on his recent speech about the Robinson Center and thoughts on the 2020 Oscars as a lifelong supporter of the arts.
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The Ghidotti Podcast is recorded at the Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art, which is part of the Central Arkansas Library System.