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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Arts
1:34 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Next Sounds Good Live Lunch: Dan Cohen - November 21

dancohenmusic.com

Nashville-based Dan Cohen plays Sounds Good live lunch on November 21 at Noon. The Murray native singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer has written songs with Jace Everett, Doug Powell, Bob DiPiero, Jeffrey Steele, Rodney Clawson, Dylan Altman and Matt King. He's played at the Grand Ole Opry and runs the record label Weston Boys. In his website bio, he says he also loves Thai soup.

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Society
5:46 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Anthropology Professor Writes Penetrating Look at the History of Hopkinsville's Racial Inequality

Dr. Jack Glazier

Oberlin College's Emeritus Professor of Anthropology Dr. Jack Glazier offers a penetrating look at Hopkinsville and Christian County in his book, which is part ethnography and part historical narrative, titled Been Coming Through Some Hard Times - Race, History and Memory in Western Kentucky. Glazier met with Hopkinsville groups last year to discuss his conclusion: that structural inequality persists in the community. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Glazier about the root of his interest in Hopkinsville, the historical significance of Kentucky granting marriage rights to African Americans and the failure of the Freedman's Bureau in the city.

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Arts
1:53 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

MSU Theatre Professors Read Halloween Classics

Murray State University theatre professors Daryl Phillipy and Lissa Graham Schneider set the mood for Halloween with readings from two classics in horror fiction: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, on Sounds Good.

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Culture
10:57 am
Thu October 30, 2014

BOO! A List of Halloween Specials on WKMS

Updated October 31, 2014

Here's a schedule of Halloween programming on WKMS. Halloween specials start this Saturday! We'll update this list as more program information becomes available. This is what we've got so far:

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Arts
3:57 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Barber's Violin Concerto the Centerpiece for Saturday's Paducah Symphony Concert

Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams opens the program of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra Saturday night at 7:30 in the Carson Center. Then, guest soloist Glenn Deicterow joins the Orhcestra for Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto, opus 14. And the concert finale is Piotre Tchaikovsky's Symphony Number 1, Winter Daydreams. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Artistic Director and Conductor Raffaele Ponti for more about the music.

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Business
3:27 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Murray State Alumna Helps Write Untold Stories of Humanitarian Efforts

Holly Wise
Credit thevoiceboxmedia.org

Murray State alumna Holly Wise is passionate about multimedia storytelling with an emphasis on international humanitarian issues. She teaches at Texas State University near Austin and she founded VoiceBox Media in 2012. Its purpose is to create journalistically sound multimedia story packages for small to mid-sized nongovernmental organizations in order to bridge the gap between them and potential donors. Kate Lochte and Holly Wise chat on Sounds Good about her accomplishments.

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Science
1:41 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Kids Explore the Night Sky in STARLAB Experience at WKCTC

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Challenger Learning Center hosts a 45-minute presentation in a STARLAB portable planetarium. It's a program designed to teach kids about constellations and how the night sky changes. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Victor Taveras, a member of the physics faculty about the event and a real-life viewing following the STARLAB experience, weather depending.

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Arts
5:33 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Artist Paints Kentucky Landscapes on Copper, On Exhibit at Janice Mason Art Museum

Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz is showing "People and the Land: Elsa Bekkala Paintings" through November 29. The artist is of Sami- Finnish descent and was born on a farm in Keweenaw Bay, Michigan. After two decades of living in New York, she had settled into her Studio 1898 in Lafayette, Kentucky in Christian County near Ft. Campbell, where her sister Ellen Francis is the mayor. Kate Lochte meets Elsa Bekkala on Sounds Good and learns about her unique artistic medium: painting on copper.

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Culture
5:18 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Why The Jackson Purchase Had a Confederate Majority in the Civil War

The Jackson Purchase was the only region in Kentucky during the Civil War period that had a Confederate majority. Around the Commonwealth, there'd be pro-Confederate counties, but none as unified as the "South Carolina of Kentucky." Author and retired WKCTC history professor Berry Craig stops by Sounds Good to talk with Todd Hatton about documenting the region’s turbulent Civil War history and culture in his new book, Kentucky Confederates.

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Environment
4:08 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Families Join Tree Frog & Friends at Nature Station 'Howl-O-Ween' Bash

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The season of Halloween may be just too frightening for some, so Land Between the Lakes' Woodlands Nature Station offers a family friendly activity this Saturday. The 20th Annual Howl-O-Ween is a kid-friendly, non-scary daytime event featuring Tree Frog and his Superheroes. Families take a guided walk through a forested trail, meeting costumed animal characters along the way, with singing and treats. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Nature Station's Aviva Yasgur about the event.

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