Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
Austin Carter
Tracy Ross

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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Playlist

October 08, 2012

11:37 AM
Muleskinner Blues
Artist : Van Morrison, Lonnie Donegan & Chris Barber
Album : The Skiffle Sessions: Live in Belfast 1998
Label : Virgin Records
11:40 AM
Bertha
Artist : Grateful Dead
Album : Hundred Year Hall
Label : Arista
11:46 AM
It Hurts Me Too
Artist : Keb’ Mo’
Album : The Door
Label : Epic/550 Music/Okeh
11:51 AM
38 Years Old
Artist : The Tragically Hip
Album : Yer Favourites
Label : Fontana Universal
11:55 AM
Paradise
Artist : John Prine
Album : Self Titled
Label : Atlantic
11:59 AM
The Crow
Artist : Steve Martin
Album : The Crow: New Songs for the Five String Banjo
Label : Rounder / Umgd
12:04 PM
You Are Not Alone
Artist : Mavis Staples
Album : You Are Not Alone
Label : Anti
12:08 PM
The Thanks I Get
Artist : Wilco
Album : Sky Blue Sky (bonus track)
Label : Nonesuch
12:12 PM
Wait So Long
Artist : Trampled By Turtles
Album : Palomino
Label : Banjado Records
12:15 PM
Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On
Artist : Wanda Jackson
Album : Let's Have A Party: The Very Best of Wanda Jackson
Label : Varese Fontana
12:21 PM
Feels Like Rain
Artist : John Hiatt
Album : Slow Turning
Label : A&M
12:26 PM
Poison & Wine
Artist : The Civil Wars
Album : Barton Hollow
Label : Sensibility Music
12:30 PM
Ring of Fire
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : The Best of The Johnny Cash TV Show
Label : Sony
12:33 PM
Boogie In My Bones
Artist : Laurel Aitken
Album : Island 40 Volume 1: 1959-1964 - Ska's The Limit
Label : Island
12:36 PM
I’m A One Woman Man
Artist : Hindu Love Gods
Album : Self Titled
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
12:40 PM
Elvis Presley Blues
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Time (The Revelator)
Label : Acony Records
12:45 PM
Down With The Shine
Artist : The Avett Brothers
Album : The Carpenter
Label : Universal Republic
12:49 PM
The Vanishing Mind
Artist : Calexico
Album : Algiers
Label : ANTI Records
12:53 PM
Don’t Let Me Die Nervous
Artist : Califone
Album : Sometimes Good Weather Follows Bad People
Label : Perishable
12:56 PM
MIllionaire
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Unsung
Label : Rounder / Umgd

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Arts
4:58 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

'Savvy Storyteller' D'Souza Reads at Murray State's MFA Series

Former U.S. Peace Corps rural AIDS educator, Tony D'Souza is tonight's presenter for the Murray State MFA Residency Reading Series that's open to all at 7:30 in Clara Eagle Gallery.  His fictional works, like Mule: A Novel of Moving Weight grow from non-fictional stimuli, and have won him prestigious literary awards, national publication, and academic fellowships.

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Arts
3:22 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

MSU Educator Premieres Three Songs at West Point Reunion

Murray State's Tom Lough is a teacher of science teachers, an Olympian who participated in the 1968 US Team in modern pentathlon and has consulted with LEGO robotics. He can now add musical composer to his list of accomplishments, having recently premiered three songs at West Point's Class of 1964 50th Reunion. We hear about his foray into writing music today during Sounds Good.

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Society
2:37 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

National Night Out: A Public Safety Block Party in Murray

Sergeant Dave Howe of the Murray City Police Department joins us on Sounds Good today to talk about the National Night Out event on August 5th at Chestnut Park, 7 to 9 p.m. It's a national program where police departments partner with neighborhoods to provide a block party and public safety fair.

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Arts
4:24 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Acclaimed Nashville Writer Kicks Off MFA Reading Series

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Two decades after his debut collection "Here We Are in Paradise" heralded Tony Earley as one of the most accomplished writers of his generation, his latest work coming out in August re-affirms his story-telling prowess. We meet Mr. Earley on Sounds Good today, in advance of his 7:30 p.m. Sunday presentation for the Murray State MFA Reading Series.

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Politics
12:18 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Commentary: 50 Years Later - Freedom Summer 1964

Students protesting in Mississippi
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"All my life I've been sick and tired. Now I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired." - Fannie Lou Hamer

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a campaign to open the polls to African-American voters in Mississippi, which became a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights era. The summer marked a turning point in ending white supremacy in the state and decades of isolation in the Deep South for black voters ahead of the 1964 elections. Commentator and Murray State history professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects back on Freedom Summer and its legacy 50 years later.

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Society
4:25 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Commentary: Preventing Gun Violence with "Magical Thinking"

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Earlier this month, Georgia lawmakers passed a sweeping gun bill, known as the "guns everywhere bill" allowing licensed owners to carry firearms in many churches, bars, and government buildings. One of the provisions allows school districts to let teachers carry guns. Commentator Celia Brewer draws on a personal experience when living in New Orleans to express her concern over expanding gun rights.

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Society
3:59 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Don't Be #Intexticated: The Dangers of Texting and Driving

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Warning an image in the above slideshow may be graphic for certain viewers.

The Paducah Business and Professional Organization recently sponsored an event to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. Captain Donald Hodgson of the Paducah Police Department made a presentation along with Hillary Coltharp, a young Paducah woman who was severely injured in an automobile accident while she was texting and driving. Kate is joined by Captain Hodgson to learn more about the campaign.

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Environment
2:56 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Take a Stroll Through Murray State's Arboretum

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The Arboretum at Murray State University is a fully accessible horticultural display, public garden and educational laboratory located on Pullen Farm, with an entrance at the end of Hickory Drive, off Main Street. Friends of MSU Arboretum Board Chair Paula Edwards visits Sounds Good to talk about its Watermelon Bust coming up July 17th and the Hutson Harvest Gala on September 4 - as well as what's new at the Arboretum this summer. Hear the conversation:

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Culture
3:12 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Craft Brewery Opening in Paducah This Fall

Paducah Beer Werks Logo

Today on Sounds Good, we meet Todd Blume, the co-owner and brewer of Paducah Beer Werks, set to open this fall in Paducah. Located in the old Greyhound Bus station at 301 N. 4th Street, Blume is converting the space into a fully-functional craft brewery, while keeping some of the station aesthetic and artwork. He's in the discovery process of determining the palate of Paducah and aims to start with four beers, some seasonals, and eventually partnering with local restaurants. Hear the conversation:

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Puppies Sound Good
2:03 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

[Slideshow] Puppies Sound Good: Meet Dallas and Fancy

Today we met two energetic boxer/terrier mix puppies on Sounds Good. Dallas (brown and white) and Fancy (black and white) are seven-week old brother and sisters who were rescued from a bad situation and are available for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. You'd never guess they came into the world in a negative way because they are both very sweet, playful and friendly. Dallas was a little more energetic in the studio, but you can hear both of them contributing to the interview.

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