Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
Tracy Ross, Austin Carter

About The Show

The music on Sounds Good is a mix of legacy artists who are still making great music now (Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt) deep cuts from classic artists (The Band, The Beatles, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, REM) great contemporary artists who don' t receive commercial airplay (Neko Case, Wilco, Jack White, Darrell Scott, The Black Keys) and those who defy the boundaries of categorization (Punch Brothers, Bela Fleck, Ry Cooder, Bill Frisell, Justin Townes Earle). You'll also get a bit of World music, Blues, Soul/R&B, Reggae and Jazz.

Additionally, you'll hear interviews with newsmakers and community leaders, live music from some of our region's best musicians, our community events calendar and more.

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5:52 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Dark, Comedic Mischief in Playhouse in the Park's "Arsenic and Old Lace"

Credit Playhouse in the Park, Facebook

The New York Times wrote after the premiere of Arsenic and Old Lace in 1939, the play was "so funny that none of us will ever forget it." Indeed, the farcical black comedy by Joseph Kesselring has outlasted the 20th Century and remains as popular as ever. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Jana Little and Marion Bradtke about the production opening this weekend at Murray's Playhouse in the Park.

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4:50 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

First Lady Jane Beshear Seeks Applicants for the 2015 Commonwealth Garden Initiative

Providence Commonwealth Garden Planting 2014
Credit Ky. Governor's Garden, Flickr

The Governor's Garden program began in 2009, inspired by the 'victory garden' at the White House, as a way to encourage people to go back to Kentucky's roots as an agricultural state by growing their own gardens and eating healthier food. For the second year, First Lady Jane Beshear is opening up the Commonwealth Garden Initiative to selected schools, churches, parks and social organizations who are interested in beginning their own community gardens. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Beshear about how to sign up for the initiative and how it provides a means for an organization to give back to its community.

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12:44 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Trahern Gallery Explores Sound as Art in Interactive Exhibit

Dickins and Jones in the "Sound" exhibit
Credit Austin Peay State University

Whether listening to public radio or walking down the street, we're surrounded by sound in our daily experience, but to sit and pay attention to a different kind of sound or to be introduced to a new sound in a familiar environment can be both calming and unnerving. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Michael Dickins, Gallery Director of Austin Peay State University's Trahern Gallery about an "Sound," which features artists from around the nation experimenting with sound as art in an interactive exhibit open through February 6.

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10:33 am
Wed January 28, 2015

How to Make (and Keep) New Years Resolutions

Credit Vesna Cvorovic, 123rf stock photo

If you're still wrangling down your New Year's resolution, Dr. Michael Bordieri of the Murray State University Department of Psychology may have some ideas for you to consider as we end the first month of 2015. With the new year, Kate Lochte expands the bi-weekly Sounds Good conversations from the "Understanding Depression" series to include other topics of interest.

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5:30 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

MSU Theatre Explores 'That Dream You Had Last Night'

Credit Production poster

Everyone has their own style and feel of what the dream world is like, but what is like to experience someone else's dream? Murray State University Department of Theatre faculty Daryl Phillipy and Matthew Crider visit Sounds Good to preview an original theatre work, "That Dream You Had Last Night," which grew out of dream journaling by a class of students, including the nightmare sequence, this weekend in the Wilson Hall Studio Theatre.

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4:54 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Exhibit on How the Civil War Impacted Tennesseans Now in Paris

Exhibit "Common People in Uncommon Times: The Civil War Experience in Tennessee"
Credit Event Page on Facebook

The new exhibit, "Common People in Uncommon Times," a celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War - the Civil War Experience in Tennessee - is showing at the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center through March 28. Myers Brown, formerly of the Tennessee State Museum, now of the Tennessee State Library and Archives, curated the 10 panel exhibit of photographs and artifacts. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte asks brown about the diverse array of personalities whose stories illustrate a land divided.

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2:13 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

MSU President Bob Davies Talks State Government, Higher Education and a Campus Tobacco Ban

Murray State University President Bob Davies.

Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies stopped by WKMS for a Sounds Good discussion that ranged from MSU’s position in the state legislature to a much-discussed tobacco ban and even some Racer football. Here’s a quick look at the conversation.

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11:08 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Sounds Good Week Ahead: January 26 - 30

Here's the outlook for who's on Sounds Good this week:

Monday, January 26

Curator Myers Brown is with us in the first hour to describe the Tennessee State Museum's Civil War exhibit, Common People in Uncommon Times, at the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center.

Murray State President Dr. Bob Davies joins us in the second hour to discuss legislative priorities for 2015, President Obama's plan for free community college, how the tobacco free policy will be enforced and the hiring of the new MSU football coach.

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5:13 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Rapid-Response Disaster Team Seeks Area Volunteers

John Fuqua and Ron Meloan on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Eight Days of Hope is a rapid-response disaster team comprised of more than 3,000 volunteers across the country. They recently met in Buffalo, New York to assist with recovery after the November blizzard. They went to Tupelo, Mississippi to help after a tornado demolished the area. The organization is spinning off a new ministry in Hope Reigns, who is in Murray Saturday (Jan. 24) at Kroger to recruit volunteers. Ron Meloan and John Fuqua visit Sounds Good to tell Kate Lochte what the faith-based organization is all about and how you can get involved.

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4:49 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Neal Bradley's Racers Basketball Update: 13-Game Hot Streak Ahead of Tonight's Game

T.J. Sapp
Credit Tab Brockman,

The Murray State Racer Basketball team is riding a 13-game winning streak going into tonight's game with Eastern State University. Tracy Ross speaks with "Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley on Sounds Good, with a recap of recent games and his thoughts on some of the potentially tough match-ups ahead.

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