Kate Lochte

Station Manager

Kate Lochte was born in Texas, and grew up in Alabama, Alaska, New York, and Maine. She and Music City, Tennessee native Bob Lochte have sojourned in Los Angeles, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Pulaski, and Greeneville, Tennessee and now, Murray, Kentucky. Kate has taught high school and college English; office-managed the Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga; written for the Chattanooga Free Press and the Pulaski Citizen newspapers; broadcast news and music for WMGL-FM and WKMS-FM; and broadcast for WETO-TV as the Kid's Klub's "Granny Goose." The Lochtes and their dogs enjoy being at home in the woods of Calloway County. For a time, Kate shared her appreciation for world music hosting shows Ports of Call and Country Music on WKMS.

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Society
12:19 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

How to Tackle Bullying in the Workplace

Murray State's LGBT and URSA Program Coordinator Jody Cofer Randall also chairs the Murray Human Rights Commission, and we speak with on Sounds Good today - the topic is bullying in the workplace. He speaks with Kate on the subtleties of bullying, how to identify the symptoms and how to handle the situation. They talk about the Human Rights Commissions' education campaign and how your business can get involved. See more about the Murray Human Rights Commission.

Culture
4:16 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

A Look at the Autumn Lineup for MSU's Cinema International Free Film Series

Murray State’s Cinema International Program is underway with the beginning of classes this week. English and Philosophy associate professor Tim Johns joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the first show: The Master, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix. Tim previews the season ahead including free film showings from France, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Japan, the UK and Greece. Also, they talk about perceptions of foreign films in the US and among American students in general. See the complete schedule and film descriptions, here

Culture
4:08 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

New Cookbook Simplifies Indian Cooking

Raghavan Iyer arrived in the United States in 1982 with a tin of Curry Powder and a bottle of red pepper flakes. These spices helped the day-to-day cooking in the dorm kitchen of his college to remind him of home. Experimenting with what he could find in a mainstream grocery store, Iyer learned to create the complexity of the Indian flavors he craved. And he grew a respected career in teaching others how to cook this way. Workman Publishing, New York, has published Chef Iyer's Indian Cooking Unfolded, A Master Class in Indian Cooking with 100 Easy Recipes Using 10 Ingredients or Less. Kate Lochte has more with Chef Raghavan Iyer.

Arts
3:05 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

8180Films and their Origins in Murray

Murray's Playhouse in the Park used to be a haunt for two folks who are now Leland, Michigan residents: Becky Reynolds and Jim Carpenter. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with them about their production company 8180Films and a couple of new projects: The CoExist Comedy Tour and their new movie, The Girl On the Train. They talk about their memories of the region, how it led them to start a production company, and their current work. See more about their work at 8180films.com.

See the trailer for The Girl on the Train.

Arts
2:58 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Paducah School of Art's Annual Faculty Exhibition

Paducah School of Art and Design Director Paul Aho visits Sounds Good today. Its 2013 Annual Faculty Exhibition opens with a reception Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Clemens Gallery on campus at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Paul gives a preview of the exhibition and reception and how it factors into a new term on campus. He gives Kate an "imaginative" tour of what to expect at the event, and how his own work will be on display. See more information, on WKCTC's website.

Education
4:37 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Events & Activities at Calloway County Public Library

We continue our Library Sounds Good feature with the Calloway County Public Library’s Acquisitions and Programming Director Sandy Linn. She tells Kate Lochte about what's going on at the library, how wet weather has caused an issue in the library, and registration underway for the Monday Club, which includes middle schoolers interested in activities at the library like shaving cream art, tie-dye, paper flowers, game day, movies and more! Also, Sandy Linn explains Freegal and how this free music service is available at the library. Click here for more information about library events.

Education
4:27 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Informational Event for Veterans Enrolling at MSU

Kate Lochte speaks with Alison Marshall, Associate Director or Murray State’s Transfer Center for Veterans Affairs and Adult Student Liaison, on Sounds Good. She’s involved with next Monday’s informational event for veterans enrolling at MSU from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the CFSB Center’s Murray Room. the Veterans Affairs Office at Mruray State is responsible for the administration of veteran's educational benefits programs, and Alison can be reached at alison.marshall@murraystate.edu.

Arts
4:18 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Wayne Harper Previews Neighborhood Night Concert, Hot August Blues Fest

Local musician and educator Wayne Harper stops by our studios to play some blues ahead of his free concert with The Harper Brothers Band during "Neighborhood Night" on August 22,  at Kenlake State Resort Park. The concert comes ahead of the Hot August Blues Festival in the park's amphitheater, August 23-24. In this conversation with Kate Lochte, Wayne previews both events, talks about what it's like to play with the Alonzo Pennington Band, and more. See more about the Hot August Blues Festival.

Education
1:54 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Kentucky Commissioner of Education on 'Back to School' Across the Commonwealth

Common Core Standards and new science standards continue to prompt discussion in the Commonwealth as well as the nation, and Kentucky's Commissioner of Education Dr. Terry Holliday discusses these area of public concern. In the following interview with Kate Lochte, Dr. Holliday also addresses the status of the state's school districts raising the compulsory school attendance age to 18 as well as Kentucky's new eTranscript program for high school students.

Education
5:27 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

The Nina & The Pinta Sail into Green Turtle Bay

Credit Green Turtle Bay Resort, Facebook

The Nina & The Pinta first mate Stephen Sanger tells Kate Lochte on Sounds Good what it’s like to sail a ship like Christopher Columbus did in advance of the ships docking for visitation at Green Turtle Bay Marina August 29 through September 8. The ships are true replicas of the originals that sailed the ocean blue in 1492. All are invited to visit the "sailing museums" for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Sanger also tells Kate why these ships are actually a little bit better to sleep on than the originals. See more about the event at Green Turtle Bay's Facebook page.

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