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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Science
4:29 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Purple Lights Illuminate Paducah's Noble Park for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

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Pancreatic cancer is the fourth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United State, according to the American Cancer Society. With a five-year survival rate of six percent, it's also one of the deadliest. One of the primary reasons for this is that there is currently no early detection method or screening available, and the cancer is typically diagnosed after spreading to other organs.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is determined to double the survivor rate by 2020 through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy. On the local level, West Kentucky's volunteer team led by Carol Foreman hosts a Purple Light event this Sunday in Noble Park, celebrating survivors, remembering loved ones lost and inspiring the community. She speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Society
3:21 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Legislator Meet & Greet at Calloway County Library

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On October 30, the Calloway County Public Library hosts a meet and greet with local and state legislators, to spread awareness about the importance of local libraries and their educational services. Sandy Linn stops by Sounds Good with a preview of the event and also reflects on fall break activities and the Fort Donelson Community Discussion Group's recent trip to Stones River National Battlefield. 

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Society
2:59 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Understanding Depression: Mindfulness and Acceptance

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"One of the cornerstones of treatments for depression is getting out and moving in the world in ways that matter to the individual," says Dr. Michael Bordieri, assistant professor of psychology at Murray State University. Mindfulness can be a way to help achieve that, by becoming aware of ones thoughts and not changing them, but rather letting them go. This is the topic of the fourth conversation in our series on understanding depression: the emerging therapeutic use of mindfulness.

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Arts
5:04 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Maiden Alley's Oktoberfest is a Bavarian Celebration

Update: Since this interview, tonight's beer dinner has sold out and has been moved to Kirchhoff's Deli. 

A beer dinner tonight kicks off Paducah's 4th Annual Oktoberfest, which benefits Maiden Alley Cinema. The Paducah Jazz Ensemble Polka Band, Legendary Shack Shakers, The Hooten Hallers, Solid Rock'it Boosters and Gideon's Rifle furnish the tunes tomorrow, along with beer and a spread of Bavarian food. Maiden Alley's Landee Bryant-Greene joins us on Sounds Good with the details.

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Sports
6:02 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Racer Football, Basketball Mid-October Update with Neal Bradley

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Voice of the Racers Neal Bradley talks Racer Football and Basketball with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good. They discuss some of the recent games played by the Football team, namely the stunning homecoming win against Southeast Missouri and predictions against Austin Peay. Bradley also takes a look at the Basketball schedule.

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Arts
5:16 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Hear 'Haint Tales' from a Master Storyteller at McCracken County Library

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A "haint" is an old-fashioned Appalachian mountain term for "haunt" and can be anything from Bigfoot in the woods to a ghost in the house. On Sounds Good, East Kentucky Master Storyteller Octavia Sexton previews next week's "Haint Tales" presentation at the McCracken County Public Library with a hair-raising story about "Raw Head and Bloody Bones," first told to her by her grandfather.

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Commentary
4:34 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Uncommon Mystery: Death is a Lonely Business

One of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th century also dabbled in stylish noir tales of mystery and murder. Drawing inspiration from Raymon Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, Ray Bradbury penned a mystery set in a 1950s Venetian circus and the quirky detective Elmo Crumley.

On Sounds Good, Murray State University Professor Emeritus Michael Cohen continues his series of commentaries about "uncommon mysteries" with a review of Ray Bradbury's Death is a Lonely Business, published in 1985.

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Arts
11:30 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Sounds Good Live Lunch: Red Ember Plays Halloween

Red Ember
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Join us on Halloween for our next Sounds Good Live Lunch with Paducah-based indie folk band Red Ember. Formed in 2012, this eclectic band puts a focus on instrumentation and emotional vocal harmonies. 

Listen to their live performance in Studio B in the Noon Hour of Sounds Good on October 31. Murray State University Digital Media Services will provide a live video stream.

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Arts
4:00 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Photos Explore Timelessness in 'Above and Below' at MSU's Clara M. Eagle Gallery

Untitled #9 from the series Above & Below, 2013 (pinhole photograph) silver gelatin print mounted on aluminum, 40 x 60 inches
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Photographer Noah Doely's exhibition "Above and Below" shows in Murray State's Clara M. Eagle Gallery through November 7 along with works by Murray's new wood faculty person, Sarah Martin. On Sounds Good, we meet Doely, who teaches photography at the University of Northern Iowa. The images in Eagle Gallery create a scenes of peaceful quiet in its open space. Those which take the viewer into caverns, gazing at light streaming from above, convey timelessness.

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Education
3:35 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

MSU College of Education & Health Services Receives $150,000 "Giving Back Endowment"

Dr. David Whaley, Dean of College of Education and Human Services and Dr. Bob Long, Non Profit Leadership faculty

Last year, Murray State students studying fundraising in non-profit leadership conducted a competitive grant process designed to familiarize them with what funders look for when reviewing proposals. Students then developed grant proposals, made formal presentations of their recommendations and conducted a peer review process.

The result was the ward of a $1,000 grant from the Giving Back Fund to the Murray Art Guild. Dr. Bob Long innovated this kind of class and with his wife, Patricia Mendez-Long, has made a gift to ensure its continuation. Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. David Whaley, Dean of College of Education and Human Services and Dr. Bob Long on Sounds Good.

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