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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Over a billion colds are estimated in the United States each year. Increasing research suggests that there's a psychological link between stress and the nagging illness, says Murray State University Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri. He speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about this potential relationship.

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Last year, the World Anti-Doping Agency, or WADA declared Russia out of compliance with the ban on performance- enhancing drugs. Unless Russia fixes the problem, their athletes could be barred from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. On Sounds Good, Todd Hatton speaks with Dr. Kalinski about how deep the "culture of cheating" runs.

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The Murray State Racers Men's Basketball Team has played several games since the last time Tracy Ross checked in with "voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley. They won one game by 15 points and lost the other three by very close margins. On Sounds Good, Bradley recaps recent games and looks head at some games that they should win statistically, however, with the loss of Brion Sanchious due to a torn ACL, they'll have to do some strategic positioning.

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As an ongoing series, we invite individuals who make up Murray State University's diverse body of international students to share some background into their native country, cultural traditions and experiences here at MSU. Matt Markgraf speaks with Bassel Alhashemi, an undergraduate student from Aleppo, Syria, studying biology. In a two-part conversation on Sounds Good, they discuss coming to Murray State, life growing up in Syria, how the media portrays the Syrian crisis, how his family is faring, hopes for the future and more.

Michael Terra, Empty Bowls Project of Paducah

The Empty Bowls Project returns to Paducah for the sixth year. The event helps sponsor 70,000 meals that the community kitchen serves every year, with approximately 1,700 bowls. On Sounds Good, Paducah artisan Michael Terra discusses the Throw-A-Thon, Monday and how he got involved in bringing the project to Paducah.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Calloway County Public Library is kicking off the new year with a series of community reads, a collaboration with the Murray State University Department of History and a visiting children's author. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Mignon Pittman and Sandy Linn about these events and more.

Here's a look ahead at our featured guests on Sounds Good for January 19-22. This schedule may be subject to change. Welcome back Murray State Students... Stay warm!

Tuesday, January 19

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Murray State's Campus Lights continues their tradition of musical theatre at the start of the Spring semester with the musical adaptation of "Hairspray." On Sounds Good, Austin Carter is joined by cast and crew members Malcolm Jones, Makenzie Kauffman, Emily Duff and Chris Lossie to talk about their experience putting on a production during break and the cultural relevance of the message "love yourself for who you are."

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West Kentucky Special Olympics is gearing up for their signature fundraising event: the polar plunge at Kentucky Dam Village. On Sounds Good, Austin Carter speaks with regional director Laura Miller about the event, the toss your boss challenge and how Special Olympics is a life-changing opportunity for kids year-round.

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Psychology professor John Norcross found that went studying New Years resolutions, about 70% continue their resolutions beyond two weeks. The good news is that there's still time for those who have lapsed in their resolutions to get back on the wagon, says Dr. Michael Bordieri, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Murray State University. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Dr. Bordieri on ways to accomplish goals and make behavioral changes that stick.

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