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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Culture
3:52 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

'The Hunt' For a Good Read at Friends of MCLIB Winter Book Sale

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Friends of the McCracken County Public Library host their annual book sale event this weekend, featuring a huge collection of books priced at $1 dollar and a special table of early editions, local authors and art books priced a little higher. On Sounds Good, Ann Carneal says proceeds go to library services: from books to services like children's programs and continuing education. She also offers some 'pro tips' for hunting your next good read.

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Arts
1:34 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

MSU's Campus Lights Theatre Production Run Kicks off Friday

Murray State University students are preparing for their 78th annual production run of Campus Lights this week.

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Society
5:04 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Yeiser Art Center Kicks Off "Team Spirit" Competition Sunday

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Paducah's Yeiser Art Center hosts a high school art competition annually with cash awards. On Sunday, "Team Spirit" opens with an awards reception from 2 to 4 P.M.

Bill Ford of Bill Ford Interiors, Inc. is providing the award funds; he sat down to speak with Kate Lochte about his involvement.

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Society
4:57 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

MSU Hosting Summer Art Workshop in June

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Each year, Murray State University hosts a hands-on Summer Art Workshop that allows students to express their creativity through several different mediums, all while learning more about the craft and its history.

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Business
4:32 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Paducah Economic Development CEO Scott Darnell Outlines Future Goals

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Earlier this year, Paducah Economic Development announced the hiring of local marketing firm Mazzone Communications to represent the PED brand.

CEO Scott Darnell spoke with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the partnership as well as his vision of the future.

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Culture
3:58 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Toast the Scottish Bard at the Robert Burns Supper in Murray

Robert Valentine on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

West Kentucky Highland Society hosts the annual dinner tribute to the immortal work of the legendary Scots bard, Robert "Rabbie" Burns, Saturday, January 24 at Murray Woman's Club. Festival spokesperson and supper 'compere' Robert Valentine stops by Sounds Good to talk about the poet's views on equality, the toast to the lassies and why haggis might actually be appetizing.

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Puppies Sound Good
1:11 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Puppies Sound Good! Meet Squirt

Squirt, available for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County
Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This month, in our Puppies Sound Good special series, featuring one or more puppies available for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County, we meet a lab mix named Squirt. He was very friendly with WKMS staff members and loved being cuddled. He fell asleep in the lap of Humane Society Executive Director Kathy Hodge during the Sounds Good conversation. Squirt was found as a stray and has since been given shots and wormed. He's currently being socialized with other dogs in a foster home.

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Science
4:28 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Understanding Depression: Why It's Common Among Older Adults

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In a series of conversations that began following the death of comedian Robin Williams, Kate Lochte examines facets of depression with Murray State University assistant professor of psychology, Dr. Michael Bordieri. The National Institute of Mental Health's website says, "depression is a common problem for older adults, but it is not a normal part of aging." This time, the conversation focuses on what depression looks like in this demographic.

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Culture
2:45 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Hopkinsville Distillery Crafts "Prohibition Era" Whisky Using Antique Family Still

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Christian County's Arlon Casey Jones, or AJ, and his wife, Peg Hays, produced their first spirit run of "Casey's Cut 92" a prohibition-style corn whiskey January 2nd. The whisky comes from a secret family recipe developed during the prohibition era, produced using a still built by Jones' grandfather, Alfred "Casey" Jones. They speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the distilling process, their progress on becoming legal distillers and how they got the antique still back from Land Between the Lakes.

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Culture
12:20 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Murray State Celebrates Diversity with MLK Day Events, Films, Symposium

S.G. Carthell speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good
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Murray State University begins Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorative events early with a candlelight vigil and march Sunday evening, with community breakfasts Saturday in Paducah and Monday in Murray. A series of presentations follow, including the screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom by Cinema International. MSU Multi-Cultural Affairs Director S.G. Carthell and Cinema International Coordinator Tim Johns join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about MLK Day and diversity events this semester.

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