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.

via flyer, Murray State University LGBT Programming

More than two dozen western Kentucky law enforcement and public safety personnel received training this week at Murray State University to improve relations when interacting with the LGBT community. Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Sergeant Brett Parson, who led the workshop, said the discussion parallels with issues surrounding race and use of force.

Dave Mistich, WVPB

For more than half a century along the Ohio River, the chemical company DuPont provided jobs for thousands of people. One chemical they produced is PFOA, commonly known as C8. It was a remarkably useful compound, used in “Teflon” non-stick cookware, stain-resistant fabrics, and even in some food wrappers.

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University's homecoming weekend coming up ahead of Halloween and numerous financial changes are underway, including implementing federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes and the recent court decision reallocating 2% of a state appropriation back to university budgets. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf catches up with President Bob Davies on these topics, also what being a "Marketplace of Ideas" means for the university community and his thoughts on suggestions of a payroll tax in Murray.

Shannon Vetter, via YouTube

Paducah-based musician and WKMS Battle of the Bands Semi-Finalist Shannon Vetter plays Sounds Good Live Lunch this Friday, October 21 at Noon. Vetter premiered his music video "Temptation" from his upcoming album Rapid Cycle on WKMS earlier this month. 

Nicole Erwin | Ohio Valley ReSource

Common legislation known as “Right to Farm” bills date to the 1970s, as expanding development encroached on traditional farming areas. But as Nicole Erwin of Ohio Valley ReSource reports, some Daviess County, Kentucky residents say that well-meaning law has been used to shield an industrial scale hog operation.

On Sounds Good, George Eldred and Paducah Symphony Orchestra Maestro Raffaele Ponti preview the Saturday evening concert, "Mendelssohn, Hanson, & Debussy" at The Carson Center in Paducah. The concert includes a performance by Max Crofton, tuba (2016 Young Artist Competition Winner).

Aaron Payne | Ohio Valley ReSource

With the opioid crisis driving up overdose rates across the Ohio Valley, a once-obscure medication is becoming a household feature. Naloxone can reverse an overdose and, with training, can be administered by just about anyone. Aaron Payne of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports that the drug is saving lives, but is no silver bullet for the region’s addiction problems. 

Becca Schimmel | Ohio Valley ReSource

The international refugee crisis caused by people fleeing the war-torn Middle East has been a high-profile issue in the presidential campaign. Becca Schimmel of Ohio Valley ReSource reports.

Jorfer, Wikimedia Commons

The U.S. Appeals Court in Washington will hear arguments Tuesday in the case West Virginia versus the EPA, challenging the federal Clean Power Plan. That’s the centerpiece of the Obama Administration’s attempt to limit carbon emissions from power plants. 

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University is in the process of conceptualizing learning experiences focused on "student centered" experiences and "experiential learning" - quality factors championed by MSU President Dr. Bob Davies as metrics for performance funding is also underway with state education and government leaders. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf spoke with Davies about these topics, family weekend and an update on the issue of mold appearing in some of the buildings on campus.