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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Society
2:53 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Commission Seeks Public Comment on Removal of Jefferson Davis Statue

Jefferson Davis Statue by Frederick Cleveland Hibbard
Credit Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

The public is being invited to comment about moving the statue of Jefferson Davis from the State Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort to a nearby history center. The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is encouraging the public to attend a meeting of the Kentucky Historic Properties Advisory Commission on August 5, and to comment on the removal by July 29th. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Commissioner Timothy Thomas of Madisonville.

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Society
2:04 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

St. Nicholas Foundation Helps Working Uninsured, Holds Fundraiser this Weekend

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The St. Nicholas Foundation, a program providing assistance to uninsured or underinsured working adults, will be hosting a "Picnic for St. Nick!" this weekend. Dr. Pat Withrow and St. Nick's Executive Director Rayla Bridges speak with Kate on Sounds Good to share more about the program and event. 

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Arts
1:14 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

Icehouse Gallery Honors Local Artists in Upcoming Exhibits

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As Mayfield's Icehouse Gallery celebrates 25 years as a community beacon of the arts, the gallery honors local artists in current and upcoming exhibits.  Gallery Director Ric Watson speaks with Kate on Sounds Good today to share more about exhibits and events going on this month and next at the Icehouse. 

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Culture
4:53 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

MSU History Professor on 'The Emergence of Modern Shi'ism: Islamic Reform in Iraq & Iran'

Dr. Zackery Heern on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University Assistant Professor of History Dr. Zackery Heern says modern Shi'ism started with the "modernity" in general - around the 1700s, roughly the same time as the Enlightenment in Europe, birth of the United States and French Revolution. He's published a book titled The Emergence of Modern Shi'ism: Islamic Reform in Iraq and Iran. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Heern about his research and gains some context and clarity into the historical differences between Shi'ism and Sunnism.

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Culture
3:17 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

The Remarkable Legacy of Early Western Kentuckian Henry Wildy Harding Sr.

David Reed stops by Sounds Good to talk about his great great grandfather Henry Wildy Harding Sr. and his legacy in the region
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Henry Wildy Harding Sr. was among the first settlers to Calloway County after Kentucky's first governor Isaac Shelby and Andrew Jackson negotiated the Jackson Purchase with the Chickasaw. Back then, this land was mostly untouched wilderness. Homes, barns and fences had to be built by felling trees. Harding settled on approximately 1,000 acres of what is now the northwestern part of Murray and Calloway County. Between two wives (his first died before moving to western Kentucky), he fathered 18 children, five of whom fought for the Confederate Army in the Civil War.

Later in his life, he oversaw the local school district, donating a portion of his land for one of the school houses and also founded First Baptist Church of Murray. David Reed of Gilbertsville is his great great grandson, semi-retired District Court Judge and co-author of a book The Ancestors and Descendants of Henry Wildy Harding Sr. with his cousin. They have a family reunion this weekend and Reed speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about Harding Sr.'s remarkable legacy.

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Culture
1:59 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

Colonial Kids, Soulful Concert, More This Summer at Calloway County Library

Sandy Linn on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

  Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn stops by Sounds Good to speak with Kate Lochte bout this week's Colonial Kids Day Programs sponsored by members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the upcoming soulful acoustic pop Butch Rice concert, the summer of programming and some of her thoughts on Harper Lee's new novel Go Set A Watchman, the subject of the new WKMS Book Club.

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Arts
1:48 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

Time is Running Out to Give to The Savage Radley Indiegogo Campaign

Members of The Savage Radley on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Western Kentucky based indie, delta-folk band The Savage Radley is in the final days of their Indiegogo campaign, raising funds for their debut album 'Houses.' Shaina Goodman (Otto Sharp) and Stephen Montgomery stop by Sounds Good to speak with Austin Carter about how the funding will be spent in the recording process and some upcoming concerts.

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Education
12:58 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

Council on Postsecondary Education Welcomes Public Input in Upcoming Town Hall Meeting

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The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education will be hosting a Town Hall meeting in Murray tomorrow, welcoming public comment on the development of its 2016-2020 draft strategic agenda. Council President Dr. Bob King speaks with Kate on Sounds Good to share more about the meeting agenda and the proposed draft. 

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Arts
12:43 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

'A Small Miracle of a Southern Island' Comes to National Quilt Museum in Paducah

Under the Southern Island Flowers by Josephine Nanoy, 2006
Credit Courtesy of Judy Schwender, National Quilt Museum

Caohagan is a 13 acre island in the south Philippines, 10 degrees above the equator. When quilting was introduced to the island, the inhabitants were able to increase their standard of living significantly. Their colorful quilts became increasingly popular worldwide and several are on display at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with curator Judy Schwender about the exhibit, "A Small Miracle of a Southern Island: Quilts of Caohagan" on display through October 13.

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Culture
5:57 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

Friends of the McCracken Co. Library Host A Summer Book Sale

Friends of MCLIB Summer Book Sale Flyer

More than 1,200 boxes of books sorted by subject matter are now on display at Paducah's St. Paul Lutheran Church for the Friends of the McCracken County Public Library Summer Book Sale Friday and Saturday. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Jennie Boyarski about the sale highlights.

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