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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Arts
5:00 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

MSU Music Dept. Presents 'The Magic Flute'

MSU's Music Department presents Mozart's The Magic Flute in an adaptation for young audiences Saturday, November 10, and Sunday, November 11, with shows at 2 and 6 p.m. both days in Performing Arts Hall of Old Fine Arts across from Waterfield Library. Director Dr. Christopher Mitchell visited Sounds Good Wednesday with MSU students who are performing in the opera: Grace Lauzon (Pamina/1st Lady) and Michael Martin (Papageno/Sarastro). They agree that truth telling is the most powerful message from the music, written for its first performance on September 30, 1791.

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Education
11:15 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Meet 2012 Gary Boggess Distinguished Lecturer, Geneticist Owen McMillan

Dr. Owen McMillan
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Each year Murray State’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology honors its former dean Dr. Gary Boggess by bringing in an important speaker. Next Monday, November 12, at 4 p.m., Dr. Owen McMillan, staff scientist and Dean of Academic Programs of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, presents a lecture about scientific work on Barro Colorado Island in the Panama Canal Zone. Dr. McMillan’s lecture is open to all in Freed Curd Auditorium in the Collins Center for Industry and Technology. There is no admission fee. Dr. McMillan spoke to Kate Lochte about his work.

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Culture
4:20 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

'Five Writers Talk' at Murray State University

Murray State’s Watkins Chair in Creative Writing Instructor, Martin Roper, asked other Creative Writing faculty colleagues to answer about their art before a live audience who had submitted questions in advance. Kate Lochte of WKMS asks the questions. During Sounds Good today we feature the entire forum as recorded October 29th in Performing Arts Hall. Dale Ray Phillips, Anne Neelon, Carrie Jerrell and Squire Babcock join Mr. Roper on stage.

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Environment
3:18 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Teaching Kids about the Outdoors at the Hazlewood Every Child Outdoors Center

Set on 380 acres on Kentucky Lake near Paris Landing State Park, a former Girl Scout camp now hosts programs encouraging healthy eating and outdoor activity for young people and their families. Just back from hiking the Appalachian Trail, Hazlewood Every Child Outdoors Center programming coordinator Vicki Jo Stevens-Valentine is passionate about teaching us how to make the most out of our beautiful region's natural assets.

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Society
5:31 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Christmas Open Houses Around the Paris Court Square

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The Downtown Paris Association opens its Downtown Unwrapped Holiday Celebration the first weekend in November.  Association President Kathy Ray (Vice President, Financial Center Manager, First Bank, Paris) speaks with Sounds Good about Christmas Open Houses around the Court Square through the weekend and lots of other special goings-on.

See more at visitdowntownparis.com.

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Arts
2:59 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Imagining Historical Voices from a Black Perspective

Frank X Walker reflects on the human condition in imagining historical characters’ voices from a black perspective. Walker is associate professor, Department of English, Co-Chair, Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. He visits Murray State for a presentation of his works Thursday, November 1 for the Creative Writing Reading Series. 
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Health
3:53 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

American Cancer Society Enrolling for Cancer Prevention Study in Paducah

Lourdes Hospital hosts enrollment for CPS-3 in mid-November.  This study continues over a half century of research that has confirmed links between smoking and obesity and cancer. Eric Walker is Associate Director for Mission Support of the American Cancer Society. He joins us on Sounds Good to explain what’s involved in enrolling in this national cancer prevention study. Lourdes Hospital hosts a two day enrollment program in mid-November. 

You can also register at cps3lourdeshospital.org.

Culture
3:45 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Pride in One's Forbears, West Kentucky Highland Festival 2012

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From heavy athletic competition to games for wee bairns, Saturday’s Murray Highland Festival connects us with all things Scottish. Murray’s Highland Festival brings Scottish experiences to Murray’s Central Park Saturday (October 27) from 9:30 a.m. to 4, closing with a Ceilidh (kaylee”) at the Big Apple Café at 7 p.m. Master Bob Valentine visits Sounds Good with an “insider” look at the Highland Festival Schedule, including music by Highland Reign.

Society
3:37 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Providing Affordable Housing and New Taxpayers to Hopkins Co.

hopkinscountyhabitat.com

Habitat of Hopkins County has built 57 homes since 1990, involving families, many volunteers, and robust fundraising. Hopkins County Habitat for Humanity aims to build 4 new homes this year.  Its executive director Heath Duncan is with us on Sounds Good to talk about how they get this done with local volunteers and “caravaners.”

Society
10:21 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Raising Money for Needline of Calloway County One Bowl at a Time

Tonight from 5 to 7 p.m., The Murray Art Guild hosts an Empty Bowl soup dinner to raise money for Needline of Calloway County. Guild Director Debi Danielson visits Sounds Good with a few of the hand-made bowls contributed by local artists. The conversation covers stunning statistics about hunger in our county and Commonwealth. The dinner is out doors on the grounds of the Guild at 500 North 4th Street, and while there are over 200 bowls ready for the soup made by MSU Nutrition students, Danielson says there will be lines and the bowls will go quickly.

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