Sounds Good: The Week of August 26
Monday: Murray State's LGBT and URSA Program Coordinator Jody Cofer also chairs the Murray Human Rights Commission, and we speak with Cofer for the 11:15 interview on Sounds Good today - the topic is bullying in the workplace. And at 12:15 we welcome Annie Vandiver to Sounds Good. She's with the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State and is planning the annual AT&T Women in Telecom Golf Day at Miller to raise scholarship funds for women in the TSM program.
Tuesday: “The Odd Couple’s” Oscar Madison has a perfect line for lunchtime: “I got brown sandwiches and green sandwiches. It’s either very new cheese or very old meat.” MSU English and Philosophy’s Rusty Jones directs Playhouse in the Park’s “The Odd Couple” opening Friday for a two weekend run. Dr. Jones brings cast members to visit “Sounds Good” for the 11:15 today. This Neil Simon iconic comedy won a Tony in 1965 and, according to the American Association of Community Theatres, it is still one of the most frequently produced comedies by community theatres around the world. Murray Calloway County Chamber of Commerce and Murray State’s Town and Gown Organization host Ashli Watts of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce for its Business @ Breakfast event Thursday. The Kentucky Chamber’s providing businesses guidance for changes coming with the Affordable Care Act going into effect.
Wednesday: Woodman of the World’s Angela Hatton brings news of a new non-profit, direct-giving website called “Red Basket – Tiny deeds. Tremendous Good” that connects people in need of financial assistance with those willing to help. Be listening at 11:15 today, during Sounds Good, for more information about this new initiative. Twenty-one years ago Shannon Young started decorating cakes at a local grocery store. She says it turned into a “passion.” Now she is a small business, baking in a church kitchen, and takes orders for all kinds of cakes. It’s called Sweets by Shannon and we learn how Mrs. Young created and sustains her passion at the 12:15 Sounds Good interview today.
Thursday: Each year nearly 10,000 people die on the road due to drunk driving, the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing each year and killing all aboard. In order to stop this deadly epidemic, law enforcement in every State and most U.S. towns and cities will be cracking down on drunk driving through Labor Day. And they'll see you before you see them. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is leading the effort to stop drunk driving. You can help spread the word and save lives. And the word is Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. WKMS News Director Chad Lampe speaks with Murray Police Crime Prevention Sargent Dave Howe about the program for our first Sounds Good interview today. The Southeast Dairy Association’s Laura Marbury talks with Kate Lochte about why eating a good breakfast is a health essential for our second Sounds Good Interview today. According to new research, the most important lesson of the day for better students could be eating breakfast.
Friday: Former Kentucky State Senator Greg Higdon, now President and CEO of the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, seeks policy solutions around the growing workforce needs of manufacturers. These needs include recruiting more students into workforce development programs; developing a curriculum spanning secondary and postsecondary education to produce a more work-ready adult graduating and more. The Fancy Farm native’s career trajectory has put him in Frankfort for work, but Higdon returns to western Kentucky each weekend and he visits Sounds Good by phone today at 11:15.