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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2:00 pm
Mon August 3, 2015

Legend, Mystery and Scientific Research: Presentation to Reveal Findings on Lucy Jefferson's Grave

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Add a treacherous hike with stories of murder and betrayal, and a regional mystery ensues. Livingston County settler, and sister to President Thomas Jefferson, Lucy Jefferson Lewis, may not be buried where history and a small gravestone says she is. Tommy Thompson stops by Sounds Good to talk about his work to solve the mystery.   

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1:11 pm
Mon August 3, 2015

[Audio] Hickman County's Falcon Academy Paves the Way in Student Career and College Readiness

Credit Hickman County High School

Hickman County went from ranking 140th to 2nd in the state this year in the state college and career readiness ranking, thanks to its new educational program, Falcon Academy. Kate Lochte speaks with Hickman County High School Principal Kevin Estis on Sounds Good about how the program preps students for college. 

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1:04 pm
Fri July 31, 2015

Up, Up and Away! Balloons Over the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Balloons Over The Garden event at the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden
Credit Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, Facebook

The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden in Owensboro wraps up the summer with Balloons Over The Garden, the last weekend of August. Originally part of the Dazzling Daylillies Festival last June, the event was rescheduled due to weather. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Rob Blackham, Vice President of the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden Board and engineer involved with "Balloons Over The Garden" about how one can cross 'riding in a hot air balloon' off their bucket list and whether or not 'selfie sticks' are allowed on the ride.

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10:46 am
Fri July 31, 2015

[Audio] Local Beekeeper on Bringing Bees Back from the Brink

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Bees have been on decline in the western hemisphere for the last 10 or 15 years, says beekeeper hobbyist Jim Gould. This is due to reduction in habitat, invasive pests and an increase in pesticide use. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Gould about how beekeepers can bring populations back from the brink and how people interested in beekeeping can get started, ahead of the McCracken County Master Gardener's Toolbox program next Tuesday.

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4:04 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

iList Contributor Kelsie Gray on Homesteading, Chickens and Deodorant

Kelsie Gray with one of her chickens
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iList Western Kentucky's iNest columnist/blogger/homesteader Kelsie Gray writes about topics ranging from taking care of chickens in your backyard to making your own deodorant. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets Gray and learns more about her writing, why she's named her chickens after small towns in Oklahoma and how she developed a passion for homesteading while living on a commune.

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Good Reads
5:03 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

[Audio] Looking Forward to the WKMS Book Club Reading 'Go Set A Watchman'

Kate Lochte, Asia Burnett and Jenni Todd preview the WKMS Book Club and Go Set A Watchman event on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

There's a lot of buzz about Harper Lee's new novel Go Set a Watchman. On Sounds Good, Jenni Todd, Asia Burnett and Kate Lochte preview the first WKMS Book Club event Wednesday, August 12 @ 5:30 pm to discuss this release. 

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3:29 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

[Audio] Gearing Up for the 2nd Annual Moonlight Bike Ride in Paducah

Event Flyer
Credit Moonlight Bike Ride, Facebook

The 2nd Annual Moonlight Bike Ride benefits Paducah Cooperative Ministry this Saturday, where hundreds of participants will adorn their bikes with glow sticks and take a 10-mile ride through Paducah. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with organizers Erin and Justin Lewis of the Chain Reaction Cycling Club about the event they're presenting with BikeWorld.

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5:09 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

[Audio] Helpful Ways to Identify and Address Panic Attacks

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Panic attacks are relatively common. About one in five Americans will experience a panic attack in their lifetime, says Dr. Michael Bordieri, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Murray State University. It's the sudden onset of fear, similar to the fight or flight response, where our heartbeat starts racing, our palms feel sweaty, our breathing is faster, we may feel uneasy and tense, like we're losing control or having a heart attack. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Borideri on identifying panic attacks and panic disorder and how to receive treatment.

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3:50 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

[Audio] Local Artist Bill Ford Pens Forthcoming Book "From Paducah with Love"

From Paducah With Love book cover
Credit Bill Ford, Courtesy of Ray Lane

Doing business as Bill Ford Interiors, Inc. in Paducah, Bill Ford is involved in many of the city's cultural activities and has begun a new project called From Paducah With Love. The art book collects original pen and ink drawings by Ford with articles from the community about reflections and memories of the city. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte asks him more about the project, the gallery reception and how his signature bowties make an appearance.

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2:47 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

[Audio] Neurologist: Early Detection is Key to Preventing Memory Loss and Dementia

Dr. Chris King
Credit Jenn King

Murray Neurologist Dr. Christopher King of Primary Care Medical Center was surprised at the large turnout at a community education meeting about memory loss back in May. He finds that the anxiety about memory loss and dementia leads to a feeling of isolation. He believes that early detection is important and there are resources that exist to help. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. King about his concerns.

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