Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
  • Hosted by 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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The coal industry cheered the Trump administration’s EPA at recent hearings in West Virginia for the agency’s move to repeal the Clean Power Plan. The Obama-era rule would have reduced greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. 

    The US is in the middle of an opioid epidemic, and Kentucky is ranked second highest in opioid related deaths. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss possible causes of and solutions to the epidemic.

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In today's world of Information Technology, there are more jobs than there are people to fill them. The director of the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State visits Sounds Good to discuss why that might be, and how to change it. 

Changing Course: A School Cooperative Aims To Remake Coal Communities

Nov 27, 2017
Benny Becker | Ohio Valley ReSource

As coal country looks for a new path forward, some communities are looking to their public schools. Many are changing not just how they prepare students but how they can help meet economic and social challenges. In a new series, Changing Course, reporters at the Ohio Valley ReSource track the work of a Kentucky school cooperative.

Nicole Erwin

Last year, more than a thousand Ohio Valley farmers used a complicated federal visa program to hire some 8,000 foreign workers for seasonal jobs. Farmers say the visa program is too bureaucratic, and a bill before Congress promises to cut red tape. But labor advocates say the bill would strip guest workers of many protections in an industry where wage theft is already a problem.

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    During the Thanksgiving season, words like 'gratitude' and 'thankfulness' are seen at every turn. However, the holiday season can often carry stressful, and even negative, connotations. MSU Psychology professor, Dr. Michael Bordieri, visits Sounds Good to discuss the psychological benefits of gratitude in every day life, and how important it is to focus on the positive. 

 Based on the 1930 Gershwin musical Girl Crazy, Crazy For You is a romantic comedy full of tap numbers, the wild wild West, and good old fashioned showtunes. Director, Dr. Maribeth Crawford, Polly, played by Livi Gregorowicz, and Bella Zangler, played by Nathan Arnold, visit Sounds Good to discuss the process behind pulling the show together. 

Live Lunch with Cruel Waves, This Friday

Nov 13, 2017
Stetson Fields

 Join Tracy Ross this Friday at noon for another installment of Live Lunch. Murray's own beach-pop duo, Cruel Waves, will be visiting Sounds Good for an hour of music and discussion. Comprised of Alejandro Villanueva on guitar and Melanie Davis on vocals, guitar, and drums, the pair combines jazzy lounge-inspired vocals with surf-influenced guitar riffs. The melodies that dance between the agile mezzo and captivating guitar create an ethereal, bittersweet, and unique sound. 

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Before the sexual harassment scandal began unfolding in the state legislature, the number one thing on lawmakers’ minds was navigating push-back from state employees over Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposal to overhaul the state’s troubled pension system.

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     On this 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Dr. Marjorie Hilton, Associate Professor of History at MSU, and M.A. student, Jon Dunning, talk to Tracy Ross about the impact of the revolution on Americans and their way of life, or Americanism. 

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