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
12:57 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Audubon State Resort Park Museum Has Over 1,400 Original Artifacts

John James Audubon Museum Tower
Credit parks.ky.gov

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the John James Audubon State Resort Park in Henderson offers amenities for day trips and camping excursions. With scenic hiking trails, bird-watching spots, a Nature Center and more, the park was named one of the nation's top 100 Family Campgrounds in 2008 by ReserveAmerica. Distinctive buildings and a historical museum display and interpret the life of the American ornithologist, naturalist and painter, John James Audubon. Assistant Museum Curator Tom Jakes stopped by Sounds Good this week to tell us more about the museum's treasures. 

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Arts
3:00 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Paducah Wastelanders Celebrates the Summer Solstice This Weekend

Paducah Wastelanders Summer Solstice Show Promotional Flyer designed by new member Jason Hargrove
Credit Paducah Wastelanders, Facebook

Note: There was an opening reception last weekend like the flyer mentions. They also hold two more showings this weekend.

Paducah's Wastelanders have been active since the early 1960s, before the artist influx that made Paducah a UNESCO city for the arts. This group celebrates the Summer Solstice with a show this weekend in the historic Joe's Market at 10th and Park Ave. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Juanita Gilliam about the exhibit, who says there's something for everyone.

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Culture
4:14 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

Hear Dozens of Interviews with Civil Rights Activists at Vanderbilt's Digital Archive

Screenshot of Vanderbilt's Digital Archive of Robert Penn Warren's "Who Speaks for the Negro?"
Credit whospeaks.library.vanderbilt.edu

On the Kentucky side of the border along Tennessee sits a little railroad town named Guthrie, the home of the nation's first poet laureate and three-time Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and poet Robert Penn Warren, known as "Red" Warren, born in 1905. During the Civil Rights Movement, Warren wrote a book titled Who Speaks for the Negro? featuring interviews with activists like Malcom X, Martin Luther King Jr. and many others. For nearly a decade, these interviews have been available online for listening. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns more about the digital archive from Mona Frederick, Executive Director of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University.

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Sports
4:16 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

How the Trigg County Arrowcats Became National Archery Champions

Credit Chakrit Thongwattana, 123rf stock photo

In May, news came out of the National Archery in Schools Program national championship in Louisville that the Trigg County High School archery team finished in first place among 192 high school teams that competed. They are known as the Trigg County Arrowcats and this isn't their first national championship. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with their coach, Tom Patterson, about the team's continuing success with NASP competition.

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Culture
3:09 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

Samuel Mason: The Cave-In-Rock Pirate Who Prowled the Region's Waterways

Cave-In-Rock, view on the Ohio (circa 1832), from Karl Bodmer's book "Maximilian, Prince of Wied's Travels in the Interior of North America, during the years 1832–1834"
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Highway 91 goes north from Marion, Kentucky to the Ohio River, where there's a small ferry crossing to Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. That limestone cave, now a feature of a small state park along the banks of the river, was said to have harbored vicious river pirates at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, including the infamous Harpe Brothers. Dr. Mark Wagner, interim director and staff archeologist of Southern Illinois Carbondale's Center for Archeological Investigations, says that historical record only places one particular pirate there and his name was Samuel Mason. Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Wagner on Sounds Good to learn more about the fearsome figure who prowled the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

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Environment
11:56 am
Thu June 18, 2015

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Offers Wilderness Hikes, 1st of Each Month

1.8-mile Lake Trail at Pennyrile Forest
Credit Pennyrile Forest, parks.ky.gov

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park near Dawson Springs offers wilderness hikes of varying lengths the first of every month as part of a national initiative to help people get out and get active. Naturalist and Recreation Supervisor Rebecca Clark leads the hikes and speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the upcoming hikes this summer.

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Environment
6:43 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Backyard Conservation, How to Make Rain Barrels, More at Summer Conservation Series Workshops

Credit Virginia State Parks Staff / Wikimedia Commons

Local conservation enthusiasts will be able to enjoy a series of Summer Conservation Workshops this month and next. Sponsored by the Jackson Purchase Foundation in partnership with the City of Murray, Calloway County Conservation District, UK Cooperative Extension and Calloway County Extension, the first-ever workshop series features eco-friendly technologies to improve local and individual conservation efforts. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with 319 Watershed Coordinator Jesse York to learn more about what to expect from the workshops. 

  

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Arts
5:42 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Gabrielle Gray Previews ROMP Fest 2015

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The 12th annual ROMP Fest is underway next week at the beautiful Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro. Known for its stellar line-ups, gorgeous campground setting, and artist-led workshops, the festival supports the International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM) as it strives to preserve and promote bluegrass music internationally. Former IBMM Executive Director and current ROMP Festival Executive Producer Gabrielle Gray stops by Sounds Good today to give us a preview of this year's festival. 

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Science
6:49 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Motivational Interviewing: How to Help People Make Changes in their Lives

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"All of us have areas in our life where we recognize that maybe what we're doing isn't exactly how we want to live," says Murray State Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri. Talking about change can be tricky and helping motivate or encouraging change in others can be difficult, but there are effective ways to motivate change in others. Dr. Bordieri speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about motivational interviewing, and how listening can be an effective intervention.

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Arts
4:13 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Samfest Annual Benefit Concert Moves to Calloway County, This Weekend

Chris Kerlick and Kayla Crutcher stop by Sounds Good to preview Samfest
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Regional musician Sam Crutcher passed away in December 2009, since then his family and friends came together to create a music festival in his honor called Samfest. The 6th annual Samfest is this weekend at the Calloway County Fairgrounds and features live music by Nightfish, Big Atomic, Quailbones, The Drunken Poets and others, with local arts and food vendors, too. Chris Kerlick and Kayla Crutcher stop by Sounds Good to speak with Tracy Ross about the event and the proceeds going to the American Heart Association.

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