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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Society
3:31 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Ephemera Paducah Hosts Card-Making Project for Troops

This Saturday (April 19), Ephemera Paducah hosts a card-making day following Operation Write Home guidelines. Kristen Williams joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with details about the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. event providing deployed troops hand-made greeting cards to send back home to loved ones.

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Science
2:26 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Driverless Cars May Arrive Sooner Than You Think

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Car manufacturers are working towards providing cars with enough sensory capacity that they will drive while you read, sleep, or watch a movie. The reality of these cars may not be so far off. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with freelance tech and science reporter Ucilia Wang, a UC Berkeley graduate, whose work appears in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the UK Guardian.

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Society
2:20 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

IFHF Reaches Milestone for Ft. Campbell Traumatic Brain Injury Center

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Ft. Campbell Kentucky's Center to Diagnose and Treat Traumatic Brain Injury has hit a construction milestone. Kate Lochte speaks with Arnold Fisher, a family representative of the national fundraising effort, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The center will provide diagnosis and treatment for wounded, injured and ill military heroes while creating programs for rehabilitation and recovery.

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Sports
2:59 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

The Madisonville Miners Play 2014 Ohio Valley League

The Madisonville Miners is a summer collegiate baseball team that plays at Elmer Kelley Stadium. Madisonville has a long history in baseball, joining the KITTY League in 1916 for one season and resurfacing in 1922 for another season. The Miners returned from 1946-1955 with ties to the Chicago White Sox. They won the KITTY League Championship in 1949 and 1952. This year, the Miners make their return playing in the Ohio Valley League. Kate speaks with Chris Luttrell of the Miners about the team and the games this summer, on Sounds Good.

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Business
11:29 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Meet Paducah Sun's New Executive Director

Today on Sounds Good we welcome the new executive editor of the Paducah Sun, Steve Wilson. In the mid-eighties, when he was with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Wilson edited and directed a year-long project "Life on the Land: An American Farm Family" which won that newspaper's Pulitzer Prize.

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Arts
5:10 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Paducah Family Launches YA Online Literary Magazine

Members of Paducah's Jaeger family have created an online literary magazine "for the imaginative young adult reader, inspired young adult writer and adventurous artist," titled Stone Crowns. Kate Lochte speaks with Matt Jaeger on Sounds Good. The Stone Crowns philosophy is to facilitate realistic and/or fantastic worlds exciting and worth exploring.

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Education
5:01 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

West Kentucky Mentoring Launches 'Buddy Campaign'

West Kentucky Mentoring or WKM has launched its annual Buddy Campaign. Today on Sounds Good, we welcome back Executive Director Suzy Crook to learn more about it. West Kentucky Mentoring serves youth ages 5 to 18 by partnering caring adult mentors with kids in various sites such as schools, libraries and homes to provide at least one hour per week of personal time spent helping with homework, sports, talking about life, etc. 

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Science
2:07 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

1,000 Kentuckians on Organ Donor Wait List, How You Can Help

April is National Donate Life Month, and nearly one thousand Kentuckians are on the waiting list for donated organs. The easiest way for an individual to help is to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry, where one's wishes are documented electronically in a database, and where one person could potentially save 50 lives. Jenny Miller Jones is Director of Education for Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to bring us up to date on the donor registry online. 

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Arts
1:56 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Acclaimed Poet Alan Shapiro Reads at Murray State

Highly lauded poet, Boston native, UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Alan Shapiro reads from his latest book at Murray State this Thursday (April 3) in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery. Shapiro has won numerous awards for his work including two from the National Arts Foundation. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation. On Sounds Good, Shapiro reads from his work and talks about how he became a poet after his high school basketball career ended.

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Society
1:07 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

LaSalvia Presents "Homocon" Tonight at Murray State

Jimmy LaSalvia is longtime political activist and strategist, founder of GOProud - a political action group representing gay conservatives, and frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, FOX News and network TV. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good ahead of his presentation "Homocon: A Gay Conservative's View from the Trenches of the Culture Wars," tonight at 7:30 at Murray State University in the Curris Center's Barkley Room. This event is sponsored by LGBT Programming, MSU Alliance, and the President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion.

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