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
5:30 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

MSU Theatre Explores 'That Dream You Had Last Night'

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Everyone has their own style and feel of what the dream world is like, but what is like to experience someone else's dream? Murray State University Department of Theatre faculty Daryl Phillipy and Matthew Crider visit Sounds Good to preview an original theatre work, "That Dream You Had Last Night," which grew out of dream journaling by a class of students, including the nightmare sequence, this weekend in the Wilson Hall Studio Theatre.

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Culture
4:54 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Exhibit on How the Civil War Impacted Tennesseans Now in Paris

Exhibit "Common People in Uncommon Times: The Civil War Experience in Tennessee"
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The new exhibit, "Common People in Uncommon Times," a celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War - the Civil War Experience in Tennessee - is showing at the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center through March 28. Myers Brown, formerly of the Tennessee State Museum, now of the Tennessee State Library and Archives, curated the 10 panel exhibit of photographs and artifacts. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte asks brown about the diverse array of personalities whose stories illustrate a land divided.

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Education
2:13 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

MSU President Bob Davies Talks State Government, Higher Education and a Campus Tobacco Ban

Murray State University President Bob Davies.

Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies stopped by WKMS for a Sounds Good discussion that ranged from MSU’s position in the state legislature to a much-discussed tobacco ban and even some Racer football. Here’s a quick look at the conversation.

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WKMS Press Releases
11:08 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Sounds Good Week Ahead: January 26 - 30

Here's the outlook for who's on Sounds Good this week:

Monday, January 26

Curator Myers Brown is with us in the first hour to describe the Tennessee State Museum's Civil War exhibit, Common People in Uncommon Times, at the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center.

Murray State President Dr. Bob Davies joins us in the second hour to discuss legislative priorities for 2015, President Obama's plan for free community college, how the tobacco free policy will be enforced and the hiring of the new MSU football coach.

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Society
5:13 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Rapid-Response Disaster Team Seeks Area Volunteers

John Fuqua and Ron Meloan on Sounds Good
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Eight Days of Hope is a rapid-response disaster team comprised of more than 3,000 volunteers across the country. They recently met in Buffalo, New York to assist with recovery after the November blizzard. They went to Tupelo, Mississippi to help after a tornado demolished the area. The organization is spinning off a new ministry in Hope Reigns, who is in Murray Saturday (Jan. 24) at Kroger to recruit volunteers. Ron Meloan and John Fuqua visit Sounds Good to tell Kate Lochte what the faith-based organization is all about and how you can get involved.

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Sports
4:49 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Neal Bradley's Racers Basketball Update: 13-Game Hot Streak Ahead of Tonight's Game

T.J. Sapp
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The Murray State Racer Basketball team is riding a 13-game winning streak going into tonight's game with Eastern State University. Tracy Ross speaks with "Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley on Sounds Good, with a recap of recent games and his thoughts on some of the potentially tough match-ups ahead.

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Arts
3:55 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

"Becky's New Car" and a Masquerade Ball at Market House Theatre

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Becky's New Car is a "new" romantic comedy that Market House Theatre Executive Director Michael Cochran describes as funny, then touching, then profound. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the story of a middle-aged woman who takes a look at her life and wonders "Is this all there is?" Cochran also previews the 1920s-themed Valentine's Day Masquerade Ball and how to get VIP tickets.

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Society
5:13 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Brrrr! Take a Polar Plunge for Special Olympics in Western Kentucky

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The Polar Plunge takes its sixth annual dive in western Kentucky on February 21 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, where more than 800 are expected to jump into frigid water to benefit Special Olympics groups in the region. Coordinator Laura Miller joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about how to register for the costume contest, what it's like to take the plunge and what happens if you're "too chicken" to jump. 

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Arts
4:44 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Empty Bowls "Throwathon" Tonight

Michael Terra in the 2013 throwathon
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There's another throwathon at the Paducah School of Art this evening, until 7:30, in preparation for Paducah's Empty Bowls event on February 21. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Michael Terra about this community project that donates funding to Community Kitchen, an organization that serves over 54,000 free meals annually to people in the Paducah area.

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Culture
4:54 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Calloway County Library Seeks Input for Next Community Read

Sandy Linn on Sounds Good
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After a large turn out at their recent community read event of The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe, Calloway County Public Library staff are preparing another community read and are currently seeking suggestions on books and topics. CCPL's Sandy Linn stops by Sounds Good to talk about this and other projects for 2015, including a Civil War film series and a field trip to a book festival, which features Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series. 

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