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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Culture
4:36 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Why the Liberty Bells Ring for Indpendence on July 8

Courthouse in downtown Murray
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

When the liberty bells ring on July 8, it will symbolize our beginnings, as a small country of three or four million people taking on the greatest military power in the world. While we celebrate July 4th as Independence Day, it wasn't until four days later when the average American heard the Declaration of Independence for the first time by orators on the court square or read it posted on the wall of the local tavern. The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Captain Wendell Oury Chapter in Murray, hosts a Liberty Bell Tolling Ceremony at noon tomorrow, July 8, on the Calloway County Courthouse Lawn. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte sought the back story for the bell tolling to celebrate the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence from Murray State University Professor of History Bill Mulligan.

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Business
4:59 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

What the AT&T Bill Means for Rural Kentuckians and Broadband Access

Michael Ramage on Sounds Good
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The so-called 'AT&T bill' passed this year by the Kentucky legislature will give the company more freedom from regulations when placing lines for home phone service, which can now include broadband, says Michael Ramage, director of Murray State's Center for Telecommunications Systems Management. Kate Lochte speaks with Ramage on Sounds Good about how this may mean greater broadband connectivity for rural Kentuckians.

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Arts
3:20 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Live Music, Alla Prima, Croquet, More at Murray Art Guild's Summer Art Party

Debi Danielson on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray Art Guild hosts their annual Summer Art Party tomorrow night from 6 to 9 pm. A celebration of local arts, the event features live music from The Savage Radley and Eddy Grove Duo, artists doing demonstrations, alla prima by Joy Thomas, and a new exhibit by Murray State Alumna Frances Wells. Debi Danielson stops by Sounds Good to speak with Kate Lochte about the event.

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Culture
3:02 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Celebrate Independence Day 1850s Style at The Homeplace

Independence Day at The Homeplace
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Take a step back through time Saturday at Land Between the Lakes' Homeplace 1850's Independence Day Celebration. Experience how early Kentucky settlers celebrated this holiday with old time music, a famous statesman, the raising of a liberty pole, games and high technology: a hot air balloon. Lead Interpreter Cindy Earls speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about why this was a big holiday for families then as it is now.

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Science
3:51 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

"Cancer Doesn't Wait" Local Hospital Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Breast Cancer Awareness Prevention Campaign Flyer
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The American Cancer Society predicts nearly 235,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year. The key word is "invasive" says Murray Calloway County Hospital Wellness Works Coordinator Melissa Ross, because this form of breast cancer can be prevented with routine mammograms. She speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about their new breast cancer prevention awareness campaign at the hospital.

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Society
2:57 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

KY Commission on Human Rights Director Reflects on Charleston Shootings

John Johnson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights
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The NAACP writes on their Facebook page: "After tireless work and Congressional hearings that led to the Church Arson Prevention Act being passed in 1996 - almost 20 years later, we must again seek justice, investigate and find #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches. Six black churches have burned since the terrorist attack at Emanuel AME Church." Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights John Johnson was the youngest president of any NAACP chapter at the age of 18 and spent 20 years working at the national headquarters before his current position. He spoke with Kate Lochte last week before the funeral for victims of the Charleston shooting, about it being long past time for racism to exist and how he thinks law enforcement can improve practices in black communities.

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Science
4:27 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Worried? How This Can Prevent You from Living the Life You Want

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Worry is a normal part of our everyday lives, but it can also be an incredibly detrimental process that takes people out of the day to day and into living in their own heads and not engaging with the world, says Dr. Michael Bordieri. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about worry and anxiety and how this can prevent us from living the life we want.

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Arts
3:33 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Dr. Bob Previews the Fireworks Rhythm & Blues Revue! This Friday

Dr. Bob stops by Sounds Good to talk about the Fireworks Rhythm & Blues Revue!
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

"It's the greatest rhythm and blues festival that never happened" and it's this Friday from 7 to 11 pm on WKMS. The Fireworks Rhythm & Blues Revue! is a virtual concert featuring legendary performers like Muddy Waters, Etta James, Solomon Burke, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ray Charles, James Brown and many others. Dr. Bob Lochte produced this unique experience and speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good  about the concept, how he chose the music and reuniting former WKMS hosts John Griffin and Jim Carpenter.

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Environment
3:39 pm
Mon June 29, 2015

Why Efforts to Save Bats are Complicated by Electric Utility Rules

Northern long-eared bat at Mammoth Cave with white-nose syndrome. Photo by the US Fish & Wildlife Service.
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"The reason bats are important is because they're the night shift on insect patrol," says energy journalist Nancy Grant. She recently wrote an article for Kentucky Living's "On The Grid" section titled, "Bats For Trees," in which she explains why the health of the little animal has an impact on electricity. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Grant about the complicated issue involving two conflicting government agencies and efforts to maintain populations of the Northern long-eared bat alive, which has been plagued by white-nose syndrome.

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Arts
10:47 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

[Update] Hear a LIVE Broadcast from ROMP Thursday

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Update: Due to a technical issue with the connection to the live feed, we were unfortunately unable to broadcast the live performances. We hope to broadcast a recording of the Punch Brothers performance at a later date. Stay tuned.

We're broadcasting LIVE from the International Bluegrass Music Museum's ROMP Festival Thursday night, with thanks to a partnership with our friends at WNIN in Evansville. The Jive House and The Off Beat will be pre-empted, but you can catch them at their Sunday times: 7 p.m. and 8.

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