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
11:15 am
Mon July 27, 2015

[Slideshow, Audio] Cleaning Up The Columbia Theatre, A Paducah Treasure

Matt stands outside of the Columbia Theatre, dressed for clean up day
Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Downtown Paducah's Columbia Theatre is in the early stages of rebirth, or that's what members of the Columbia Club hope. The massive theatre first opened to the public in 1927 and has been deteriorating since its last show in 1987. The estimated cost to renovate the space is six million dollars, which the club hopes to raise through grants and local investors. Matt Markgraf takes us on a tour of the building while he lends a hand on a recent clean-up day.

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Business
3:06 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Meet Ellie Waggoner, Paducah Area Farmer & Business Owner at 'CommonGround' MAC Event

Credit LeCows Dairy, Facebook

LeCows Dairy in Paducah is the last dairy farm in McCracken County. Passed down over generations, the family farm is now a women-owned business, with co-ownership between Ellie Gore Waggoner and her mother Lesa Elliott Clark. Ellie will be among the farmers in the Q&A session after the screening of the documentary "Farmland" at Maiden Alley Cinema on Friday, July 31, hosted by The Kentucky Soybean Board and CommonGround of Kentucky. The latter is an organization of Kentucky women offering conversations between women who grow food and women who buy it. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Waggoner about her experience in farming and the upcoming film.

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Arts
4:07 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Musician Steve Webb Brings the Florida Keys to Sounds Good

Steve Webb on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Florida Keys musician Steve Webb brings some refreshing island vibes to Sounds Good today as he visits friends in the region. He began playing in central New York for a few decades before falling in the love with the Keys and eventually moving down there to continue his music career. He's performing at Eddy Creek Marina Resort in Eddyville tonight, tomorrow and Saturday at 6 p.m.

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Arts
3:14 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Paducah RIVERfront Concert Tonight: Bear Medicine Band and Dawn & Hawkes

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Paducah Parks Services continues their free RIVERfront Concert Series this evening at 6 with acoustic, Lexington-based, chamber folk group Bear Medicine Band (who we recently spoke with when they played LowerTown) and Austin, Texas indie folk duo Dawn and Hawkes, who performed on NBC's The Voice in 2014. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Special Event Coordinator Molly Tomasallo about tonight's event and some up coming concerts. 

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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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