Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
  • Hosted by 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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Update February 8: Conversation on Sounds Good added  

West Kentucky Community and Technical College announced Thursday the name of the main gallery in Paducah School of Art and Design's new 2D and Graphic Design Building. The recognition goes to Paducah artist and interior designer Bill Ford. 

Courtesy of Murray State's Theatre Dept.

Murray State’s Theatre Department will run a production of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” opening February 18 in the Robert E. Johnson Theater. Director Lissa Graham-Schneider about the play.

For the first time, top Army and Marine Corps leaders have testified that they think women should register for the draft.

"I think that all eligible and qualified men and women should register for the draft," Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Both Milley and Marine Gen. Robert Neller said women, like men, should be required to register for the Selective Service at age 18.

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A new quarter featuring the Shawnee National Forest launches this week. SNF Public Affairs Specialist Sue Hirsch speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about how the coin and forest came to be.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS, courtesy of Pogue Library

Pogue Library at Murray State University is home to numerous special collections, including letters an articles from an influential educator, Clarence Timberlake. Timberlake is considered the "Founder of Vocational Education in Kentucky," devoting his life working to improve education for African Americans in the Commonwealth. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf explored this collection with Sarah Hopley, Special Collections & Exhibits Librarian, and learns how his legacy left a lasting impact on the region, namely in Paducah, Madisonville and Hopkinsville.

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Dr. Peggy Pittman-Munke and Dr. Cindy Clemson, both members of the President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion at Murray State University, talk with Tracy Ross on the impact of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1975.

Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center, courtesy of Carrie Jerrell, Murray State University

Louisville Poet Adam Day reads from his poetry tonight in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery on Murray State's Campus. He speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good ahead of his visit about his inspiration, acclaim and thoughts on the succinctness of poetry.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This semester's Murray State University Cinema International film series includes selections from Japan, Belgium, India, Nigeria, Argentina, Italy , Germany and the United States. On Sounds Good, Austin Carter speaks with Tim Johns, Associate Professor of Humanities and Fine Arts, about the films - from what critics describe as "a visually sumptuous celebration of an unspoiled prewar Japan" to "one of the most frightening of movies, with one of the most unforgettable villains."

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Disney's The Little Mermaid opens Thursday at Playhouse in the Park in Murray. On Sounds Good, Austin Carter speaks with Laurel Johnston, playing Ariel in the production. They talk about differences between the movie and musical and acting with a young cast.

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Over a billion colds are estimated in the United States each year. Increasing research suggests that there's a psychological link between stress and the nagging illness, says Murray State University Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri. He speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about this potential relationship.

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