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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Society
5:44 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Murray's Gentry House Hosts Derby Party Fundraiser

Dr. Robert Lyons and Kimberly Mason on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray's Gentry House holds a Derby Party fundraiser on May 2, benefiting its residential service for homeless families with children. Director Kimberly Mason and Board Member Dr. Robert Lyons join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with more about the party, an overview of Gentry House services and dreams for its future.

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Arts
5:03 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Bawn in the Mash Celebrates 10th Anniversary Tonight at Dry Ground Brewing Co.

Tommy Oliverio with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good

A Grand Old Time Indeed is western Kentucky's Bawn in the Mash's 5th Studio Release. Bawn founding member Tommy Oliverio joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to preview tonight's celebration of Bawn's 10th Anniversary at Dry Ground Brewing Company, located in the historic Coca-Cola Building in Paducah and the band's legacy in the region.

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Arts
12:13 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

The "Pam & Mary Beth Art Journal Road Show" Kicks off This Weekend in Paducah

Credit Pam Carriker / http://pamcarriker.com/blog/

Nationally-known art journalist Pam Carriker presents a road show with her colleague Mary Beth Shaw this weekend at Ephemera Paducah. She speaks with WKMS’s Kate Lochte on the show and her blog, “Art at the Speed of Life.”

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Society
11:45 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Frontstretch Fest Comes to Nashville May 2

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A new Derby watch party is coming to Nashville May 2. Promoters say Frontstretch Fest at Nashville's Farmer's Market will be a classic Southern celebration of horse racing, quality bourbon, craft beer and artisanal food. 

Brian Bauer of Rockhouse Partners spoke with Kate Lochte on the festivities.

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Education
11:30 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Autism Experts Talk Educational Opportunities for Children on the Spectrum

Dr. Becky Nastally
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National Autism Awareness Month continues through April, spreading the message about the disorder and how families can identify and treat it in their children.

Adapting educational goals are a big part of that process, and Bloom Behavior Therapy Psychologist Dr. Becky Nastally along with Families on the Spectrum Board Member Kim Steele spoke with Kate Lochte on how families with students on the autism spectrum seek services from schools.

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Education
8:20 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

How Using the Library Relates to Student Retention

Ashley Ireland, Director of User and Instruction Services for Murray State Libraries

WKMS continues a new series of reports called Racer Scholar Profiles, highlighting Murray State Faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Ashley Ireland, Director of User & Instruction Services in Waterfield Libraries. The newly established President's Commission on Retention was just one impetus for the research she's conducted.

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Environment
2:37 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

WKCTC Hosts 6th Annual Earth Day Celebration, Saturday (Rain or Shine)

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A rain or shine event celebrating Earth Day is on the radar for this weekend. It's the 6th Annual Earth Day Concert in Carson Park in Paducah, and keeping with the environmental "teach-in" feel of the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, there will be informational displays and concessions available with proceeds supporting the Greater Paducah Sustainability Project. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with West Kentucky Community and Technical College Professor of Philosophy and Sociology David Nickell, who has the day's schedule.

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Arts
2:12 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Paducah Symphony Features Over 300 Voices in "Carmina Burana"

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The Paducah Symphony Orchestra performs a concert headlined by Carol Orff's Carmina Burana with over 300 singers on stage in the Carson Center this Saturday. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Artistic Director and Conductor Raffaele Ponti about the evening.

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Arts
3:06 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Playhouse in the Park Presents Award-Winning Musical RENT

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Murray's Playhouse in the Park opens a two week run of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical, RENT this Thursday. Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, RENT deals with mature themes as it follows young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Joshua Byrn and Brad Brauser speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with a preview of the "Playhouse After Dark" production.

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Education
2:23 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Murray State TSM Hosts 'Security Matters' Conference for Area Small Businesses

Michael Ramage on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The issue of cyber security has become increasingly relevant, with recent attacks on Sony, Target and Anthem making headlines over the past few months. Murray State's Center for Telecommunications Systems Management's Patterns of Distinction Security Matters is a one day technology security conference next Thursday, April 23, with a focus on how small businesses can protect themselves from evolving threats. The Center's Associate Director Michael Ramage joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with a preview.

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