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
3:29 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Paducah Symphony Hosts Sing-Off in New Venue with American Idol Guest Judge

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Paducah Symphony Orchestra is preparing for their signature fundraising event of the year, and in a new location. The Carson Center will be the venue for their Sing-Off on May 14. Executive Director Daniel Sene visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with details on the talented groups of local performers and guest judge American Idol finalist Jason Castro. 

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Society
2:51 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Murray State Professor's Relatives Okay After Nepal Quake, Asks Community for Relief Aid

Dr. Manoj Pathak at WKMS

It's about 8,000 miles from Murray, Kentucky to Kathmandu, Nepal. Dr. Manoj Pathak, a Murray State professor from Nepal, encourages each of us to give to help Nepalese citizens struggling with the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake last Saturday morning. Its destructive force caused about 1.7 million children and 8 million adults to need urgent help. Even $1 dollar makes a difference, he says. Kate Lochte learns from Dr. Pathak that while his family in Nepal is safe, life there is miserable.

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Society
5:08 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

4th Annual SpringTINI Benefits Heartland CARES

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Next Thursday Paducah's Heartland CARES, HIV/AIDS care, prevention and community awareness, celebrates its mission and successes with its 4th SpringTINI. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte gets a preview of the Market House Square event from Heartland CARES Executive Director Andrew Halford and learns why this non-profit organization keeps a low profile.

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Culture
4:51 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

'The Spirit of Great Change' Underway in Paducah Racial Unity Workshops

Reverend Alfred Anderson and Beth Khadem
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The Paducah Racial Unity Group held several showings of the film Racial Taboo at Maiden Alley Cinema over the past month, to a strong and diverse attendance. Group organizers Beth Khadem and Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church pastor Reverend Alfred Anderson visit Sounds Good to discuss the next steps in a six-part series of workshops called "Continuing the Conversation," which start tonight.

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Education
5:15 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Prichard Committee Leadership Change Tour Stops By Trigg County

Dr. Stu Silberman and Brigitte Blom Ramsey

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is transitioning leadership with the retirement of Dr. Stu Silberman and the selection of his successor Brigitte Ramsey. Ramsey has been Associate Executive Director since last May. Together, they're touring the state and last night they were at Barkley Lodge in Trigg County with committee and community members as well as local educators. 

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Education
4:39 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

MSU Professor Researches Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities

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We conclude a new series of reports called Racer Scholar Profiles, highlighting Murray State Faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools, with Assistant Professor in the Department of Adolescent, Career and Special Education: Dr. Ajay Das. His research centers on inclusive education for students with disabilities through post-secondary education. Dr. Das speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about his findings.

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Society
3:52 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

How Parents Get Help from Schools for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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When a child is determined to be somewhere on the autism disorder spectrum, parents have new work ahead, navigating the child's progress in life with expert and parent-peers. Paducah has a support group called Families on the Autism Spectrum including Kim Steele, whose own experiences have led her to the consultancy "Child First Advocacy Group." Bloom Behavior Clinical Director Dr. Becky Nastally is a Paducah-based psychologist and an advocate who specializes in helping families make sure their kids ge the most appropriate services from area schools. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte branches off of an earlier conversation, to learn more about how parents deal with teachers and schools.

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Arts
11:47 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Next Sounds Good Live Lunch: The Drunken Poets, May 8

The Drunken Poets
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Our next Sounds Good Live Lunch is western Kentucky collective, and 2-time WKMS Battle of the Bands semi-finalists, The Drunken Poets, on Friday, May 8 at Noon. Their songs are original and organic, with true-to-life subject matter and feel. Established through back porch cookouts and late night jams, the members of The Drunken Poets share a vibrant comradery both on and off stage. Delivering an ever-changing live show, the group will pull you in for a ride as smooth as a placid lake while still keeping an edge as rough as mountain life. 

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Arts
5:20 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

[Update] WKMS Broadcasts Live from the 2015 LowerTown Arts & Music Festival

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Update: Added information about the WKMS live broadcasts. 

The Kentucky Tourism Bureau lists the LowerTown Arts and Music Festival in Paducah among the top Spring festivals in the Commonwealth. The annual gathering of regional music, artists and food vendors is Friday, May 15 and Saturday May 16 in the LowerTown district. Organizers Michael and Victoria Terra of Terra Cottage Ceramics joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about this year's special events, the juried artists on display and the line-up of local music.

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Society
11:28 am
Wed April 22, 2015

MSU Professor Researches How Personal and Private Chefs Find Their Identity as Professionals

Dr. Alexandra Hendley
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We continue a new series of reports called Racer Scholar Profiles, highlighting Murray State Faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools. Our sixth guest is Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. Alexandra Hendley, whose studies about how personal and private chefs see themselves as professionals and may even suggest other research into how students are advised to "follow their passions." Dr. Henley speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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