Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
Austin Carter
Tracy Ross

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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Culture
3:58 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Robert Valentine Weighs in on the Scottish Vote for Independence

On the eve of Scotland's historic vote for independence, we gain a perspective on the referendum from one of our region's outstanding Scottish Americans, Robert Valentine, also a faculty member of the Murray State University Department of Journalism and Mass Communications. On Sounds Good, Todd Hatton speaks with Valentine about his thoughts on the vote and its implications for the UK and abroad.

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Education
3:12 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Meet Murray State International Student David Song

Murray State University's Institute for International Studies recruits students to Murray State and addresses their needs, offers an English as a Second Language program, and manages the University's Education Abroad program. As of this Tuesday, Fall Enrollment counts 824 international students on campus: 468 in undergraduate programs, 344 in graduate programs. On Sounds Good, we meet one of the graduate students: David Song of Seoul, South Korea.

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Environment
5:18 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Madisonville Chamber Head Participates in National Infrastructure Conversation

Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce President Lee Lingo
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Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce President Lee Lingo is in Washington DC this week, meeting with a 140 participant U.S. Chamber of Commerce committee appointed to meet twice a year to discuss the nation's infrastructure issues. Kate Lochte learns more about these issues on Sounds Good, in a conversation with Lingo, how it can affect our roads, waterways and airways.

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Business
4:18 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

International Career Expert Shares Tips on "Going Global" Tonight at WKCTC

Credit Stacie Berdan, International Career Expert, Facebook

Raising Global Children is the newest book of author, business executive and international careers expert Stacie Berdan who presents strategies and tactics for success in a global marketplace at WKCTC this evening. Berdan says its important for everyone in today's workplace to become global thinkers, whether working abroad or bringing global thinking into your workplace. She shares some of her experiences working with multi-national clients with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Arts
5:09 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

'A Celebration of Music' Showcases MSU Student Ensembles at The Carson Center

Thursday evening, September 25, student ensembles of Murray State's Department of Music put on a big show, "A Celebration of Music" at Paducah's Carson Center. It's a free event showcasing over 350 students from several genres from classic standards to swing and jazz. We learn more about it on Sounds Good with Murray's Department of Music Chair, Dr. Pam Wurgler, and Murray College of Humanities and Fine Arts Development Officer, Tina Bernot.

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Arts
3:11 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Dine With Trigg County's Most Unusual Characters (Sold Out Event)

"Dining with the Dearly Departed" book
Credit Janice Mason Art Museum, Facebook

A couple of farmers settle a dispute over a property line with a shoot out on main street in Cadiz. A young man decides to host a fish fry, using dynamite to catch the fish. A Trigg County man moves to Florida to run mail up and down the beach until he disappeared one day... the rumor goes he was eaten by an alligator. These are just some of the historical accounts of "Dining with the Dearly Departed" a now sold-out event by Southern Kentucky Independent Theatre Group in Cadiz this weekend. Paul Fourshee joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with more.

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Education
4:57 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

New Electronic Resources at Calloway County Library

Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with an update on the Library's activities, from the upcoming trip to Stones River National Battlefield, a recap of the first meeting of the new Friends of the Library program and an overview of some of the new electronic resources made available with a library card.

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Culture
4:34 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Colored Heavy Artillery Reenactors at Jefferson Davis State Historic Site

Cannon at Jefferson Davis State Historic Site
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This Saturday, members of the 12th Colored Heavy Artillery Living History Program brings the battlefield to life with a presentation at the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site in Fairview, Kentucky. The program includes a cannon fire and a presentation on camp life, how the cannon crew operates, and the impact colored troops had on the Civil War and its outcome. Kate Lochte speaks with Park Manager Ron Sydnor on Sounds Good.

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Society
4:51 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Leader for Transgender Equality Presents 'Radically Candid View' at Murray State

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Mara Keisling, founder and executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, speaks at Murray State next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Curris Center Ballroom One. Keisling is a transgender-identified woman and a parent. She is a leading voice for transgender equality on national news outlets. Keisling is a graduate of Penn State, did graduate work at Harvard, and has almost 25 years of professional experience in social marketing and opinion research. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Keisling ahead of her visit.

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Society
4:31 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Understanding Depression: Myths, Causes, Treatments

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The loss of comedy genius Robin Williams inspired us to learn more about depression with Dr. Michael Bordieri, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Murray State. We open with an introductory overview of depression, the myths about it, what causes it and various ways to address it on Sounds Good.

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