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
4:37 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Connected Warriors Yoga Program Helps De-Stress Veterans

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Murray is home to a free yoga space for veterans and their families as part of the Connected Warriors program.

Instructor Gayle Rogers spoke with Kate Lochte about her experiences with the program that looks to de-stress former soldiers.

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Society
4:16 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Mental Health Counselor Discusses Problem Gambling

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National Problem Gambling Awareness Month ends tonight, and a Tampa Bay counselor has made a name for himself treating excessive gamblers and their families.

Dr Damon Dye, EdD is a licensed mental health counselor; his new book, "Know When to Hold Em: A Guide for Spouses of Problem Gamblers" offers tools and resources for those in the recovering process. He spoke with Kate Lochte about an issue that isn't often talked about.

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Culture
3:58 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

'Discover Islamic Culture' in Activities, Film & Food at Murray State, Tomorrow

Maysoon Suleiman-Khatib and Dr. Ihsan Alkhatib on Sounds Good
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Murray State University has a Muslim student population of roughly 360 students, along with their families, which is relatively large for the small college town. Dr. Ihsan Alkhatib, who teaches in the Political Science Department, says he hadn't encountered many Saudis in his life until he came to western Kentucky. Tomorrow, students, faculty and community members are invited to meet and interact with people from different parts of the world in a day-long Islamic Culture Experience in the Curris Center Dance Lounge, hosted by the Murray State's Muslim Student Organization, including documentary films, cultural activities and food. Dr. Alkhatib and his wife Maysoon Suleiman-Khatib, an adjunct professor in the Organizational Communications department, join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with the details.

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Government
2:45 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

How MSU Students Can Apply to Legislative Research Commission's 2016 Internship Program

Jordan Smith on Sounds Good
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Each of Kentucky's public universities has someone managing governmental affairs, who follows pieces of legislation affecting higher education and its impact on a regional level. Murray State's Director of Governmental Relations Jordan Smith joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about some of the bills passed in this year's Legislative Session, an internship opportunity with the Legislative Research Commission for qualified college students and his thoughts on what it's like to work with Murray State President Dr. Bob Davies in Frankfort.

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WKMS Press Releases
10:29 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Sounds Good Week Ahead: March 30 - April 3

Here's a rundown of our featured guests this week on Sounds Good:

Monday, March 30 

Murray State's Director of Governmental Relations Jordan Smith is with Kate Lochte to talk about the Legislative Research Commission's 2016 Legislative Intern Program for qualified college students.

Murray State's Muslim Student Organization offers an all-day Islamic Culture experience in the Curris Center Dance Lounge tomorrow and Kate Lochte learns about it from Murray  Political Science faculty Dr. Ihsan Alkhatib. 

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Education
5:33 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

MSU Professor Takes Students Aboard Aircraft Carriers to Research Sound Exposure

Dr. Gary Morris at WKMS

Noise-inducing hearing loss is a serious health threat to Navy personnel, that costs the Department of Veterans Affairs over $100 million dollars each year. Dr. Gary Morris, chair of the Department of Occupational Safety and Health in the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Murray State University researches hearing loss in the Navy with his students and joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about his work as part of our Racer Scholar Profiles series, which highlights MSU faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools.

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Environment
4:07 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Calloway Co. Humane Society Holds "Easter Bone Hunt" This Weekend

Kathy Hodge on Sounds Good
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Now that Spring is in the air (for the most part), it's time to let your pets shake off some of that winter 'cabin fever.' The Humane Society of Calloway County Executive Director Kathy Hodge visits Sounds Good to talk with Kate Lochte about its Easter Bone Hunt Saturday afternoon at the Central Park Courthouse Pavilion, featuring an Easter bonnet parade, photos with the Easter Bunny, paw paintings, microchipping and more dog activities that you can shake (or throw) a stick at.

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Culture
3:58 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

'Orphan Train' Author Visits WKCTC for "One Book, One Campus, One Community Read"

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New York Times and USA today best-selling author Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train, visits West Kentucky Community and Technical College as the finale to the college's 2015 One Book, One Campus, One Community Read. Although the book is set in the 75 year period between 1854 and 1929, when an estimated quarter of a million abandoned and homeless children were placed with families through the United States and Canada during the "Orphan Train Movement," Kate Lochte asks the author if she sees parallels today.

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Science
3:53 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Music & Memory Program Brings 'Joyful Therapy' to Individuals with Alzheimer's and Dementia

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Haws Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fulton is embarking on the use of the program Music & Memory with those suffering with Alzheimer's and dementia. The Center's Jo Ann Roy says that they have about twelve iPods in use with residents and in a month or so they will bring families in to view the documentary about Music & Memory titled "Alive Inside" at the facility. In Murray, Cheri Theatres offers two free viewings of "Alive Inside," winner of the Audience Award at last year's Sundance Film Festival. Kate Lochte speaks with Deborah Ferris, Regional Program Coordinator for Music & Memory about the organization and how iPods full of music help give patients therapeutic joy.

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Arts
2:51 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Murray Poet Brings High School Yearbook To Life in "64 Blue Letters"

Constance Alexander on Sounds Good
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'Have a good summer! Love ya! Stay as sweet as you are! Don't ever change!' These are some of the messages that have appeared in high school yearbooks for decades. While much has changed since 1964, much of the fundamental high school experience are more or less the same. Playwright, author, teacher, former business executive Constance Alexander joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to read from her book of poems 64 Blue Letters, recalling a high school yearbook in verse.

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