Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays

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 02, 2012

11:04 AM
Three Little Birds
Artist : Bob Marley & The Wailers
Album : One Love
Label : Umvd Labels
11:07 AM
Mockingbirds
Artist : Grant Lee Buffalo
Album : Mighty Joe Moon
Label : Reprise Records
11:12 AM
Pretty Bird
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
11:16 AM
Birdhouse In Your Soul
Artist : They Might Be Giants
Album : A User's Guide
Label : Elektra / Wea
11:22 AM
Carpetbaggers (with Elvis Costello)
Artist : Jenny Lewis
Album : Acid Tongue
Label : Warner Bros.
11:25 AM
Living A Lie (with James Mercer)
Artist : Aimee Mann
Album : Charmer
Label : Superego Records
11:29 AM
You Can’t Hurry Love
Artist : The Supremes
Album : Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
Label : Motown
11:32 AM
One Way Out
Artist : The Allman Brothers Band
Album : A Decade Of Hits 1969-1979
Label : Polydor/Universal
11:39 AM
Don’t Need No
Artist : Punch Brothers
Album : Antifogmatic
Label : Nonesuch
11:44 AM
The Tourist (with Punch Brothers)
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugarhill
11:49 AM
Minglewood Blues
Artist : John Sebastian & The J Band
Album : Chasin' Gus' Ghost
Label : Hollywood Records
11:52 AM
Keito
Artist : Ry Cooder & Ali Farka Toure
Album : Talking Timbuktu
Label : Hannibal
11:57 AM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Dear Miles
Label : Blue Note Records
12:05 PM
I Feel Alright
Artist : Steve Earle
Album : I Feel Alright
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
12:08 PM
Jacob’s Ladder
Artist : Taj Mahal
Album : Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal
Label : Legacy
12:12 PM
No Te Vayas
Artist : Calexico
Album : Algiers
Label : ANTI Records
12:31 PM
Blackbird
Artist : The Beatles
Album : The Beatles Anthology 3
Label : Capitol
12:34 PM
Bird On A Wire
Artist : Leonard Cohen
Album : The Essential Leonard Cohen
Label : Sony
12:37 PM
King of Birds
Artist : R.E.M.
Album : Document
Label : I.R.S. Records
12:43 PM
Your Control (with Neko Case)
Artist : Crooked Fingers
Album : Forfeit/Fortune
Label : +1 Records
12:47 PM
Desperation Breeds
Artist : Andrew Bird
Album : Break It Yourself
Label : MOM & POP MUSIC
12:52 PM
Close To You
Artist : Kala Dunn And The Todd Hill Quintet
Album : Self Titled
Label : self released

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Education
3:08 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Coffeehouse Day for Governor's School for the Arts

The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts alumni host showcases across Kentucky on November 23. Stephen Keene stops by Sounds Good to tell Todd Hatton about the event at Fidalgo Bay in Murray. From Noon to 3, alumni will be performing monologues, poetry, singing, dancing, and more.

See more about the event on Facebook.

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Sports
2:56 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Racer Football Update with 'Voice of the Racers' Neal Bradley

"The Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley dropped by to talk with Tracy Ross about the Murray State University football team's recent losing streak and looks ahead to an important stretch of games for the Racer basketball team. 

See more about MSU sports.

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Culture
10:41 am
Fri November 22, 2013

50 Years Later: Remembering the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

On this day 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a presidential motorcade through a plaza of onlookers in Dallas, Texas. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on his parents' memories of the day.

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Culture
4:06 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Visiting Belgian Artist Performs Chansons for MSU's International Education Week

Today on Sounds Good, we met Belgian vocal artist and songwriter Michel Stennier, who performs original music and the music of legendary singer/poet Jacques Brel tomorrow evening (November 21) for International Education Week at Murray State. Michel talks about his beginnings as a musician and why Brel's music is important today. He's joined in the studio by Theresa Saint Paul, Associate Professor of Humanities and Fine Art at Murray State. Stennier also plays some of the music ahead of his performance. 

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Arts
3:47 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Youth Report: Behind the Scenes of Alice in Wonderland Jr.

This weekend, Playhouse in the Park presents two children's shows for the price of one: Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures and the musical Alice in Wonderland, Jr. WKMS Youth Reporter Patrick Jones goes behind-the-scenes during a rehearsal for Alice, meeting some of the cast members and speaking with Playhouse director Lisa Cope about how kids have become involved in these productions both on and off stage.

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Education
4:20 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

'Take Your Place in the World' at MSU's International Education Week

All this week, Murray State celebrates its global education mission with special guests, discussions, and performances. Institute for International Studies' Associate Director for Education Abroad Melanie McCallon joins us to explore activities you might enjoy. This weekend, activities include workshops on immigration, Chinese culture, and dragons; Brazilian music and Samba dance, food from around the world, and more!

See more on Murray State's website.

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Politics
4:08 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Meet NPR's Arun Rath, Anchor of Weekend All Things Considered

NPR's new "ish" host of Weekend All Things Considered, Arun Rath, was on a team that won a Peabody Award for the program On the Media. As an anchor of the first major NPR show produced on the west coast, Rath's own roving journalistic interests are well suited for the show's exploratory direction. On a day of talking with NPR station personnel, Rath's schedule included a few minutes for Kate Lochte.

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Culture
2:20 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Christmas Story Time and More at Calloway Co. Library

Tracy Ross speaks with Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn about Christmas story time, the formation of a new Friends group, and spring story time registration in this month's conversation on the goings on at CCPL. See more on their website.

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Good Reads
4:11 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Kentucky Writers Sign 'Twelve Days of Christmas' Anthology at MSU

Credit kentuckymonthly.com

Bluegrass Community & Technical College faculty member James B. Goode joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. He's at Murray State's bookstore Sunday for a signing of the anthology "Kentucky's Twelve Days of Christmas." Goode previews the book, and talks about some of the writers in the book. He also reflects on his days in Murray State's MFA program and mentions some of the writers in the anthology who also happen to be Murray State MFA graduates.

See more about the book on Kentucky Monthly's website.

Arts
4:04 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

How the Chinese Cultural Revolution Brought Artist to LowerTown

During Sounds Good we meet LowerTown Paducah artist BiLan Liao and Murray State's Dr. Marcie Hinton who is assisting her finishing a book of the experiences of her family's journey through the Chinese Cultural Revolution. An exhibition of Liao's work chronicling her family's experience opens tomorrow at Maiden Alley Cinema.

See BiLan Liao's work on her website.

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