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

November 26, 2012

11:05 AM
Right Moves
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
Label : Sony Music Distribution
11:08 AM
All Down The Line
Artist : The Rolling Stones
Album : Exile On Main St.
Label : Umvd Labels
11:12 AM
100 Days, 100 Nights
Artist : Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Album : 100 Days, 100 Nights
Label : Daptone
11:32 AM
You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch
Artist : Sixpence None The Richer
Album : Happy Christmas vol. 2
Label : Bec Recordings / Emd
11:35 AM
Brandy Alexander
Artist : Feist
Album : The Reminder
Label : Cherry Tree
11:40 AM
Lost Highway
Artist : The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Album : Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Label : Capitol
11:44 AM
Cowgirl In The Sand
Artist : Neil Young
Album : Live At Massey Hall
Label : Reprise Records
11:48 AM
Fortune Teller
Artist : Calexico
Album : Algiers
Label : ANTI Records
11:52 AM
Educating Archie
Artist : Van Morrison
Album : Born To Sing: No Plan B
Label : Blue Note Records
11:58 AM
Smoothie Song
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : This Side
Label : Sugarhill
12:04 PM
Free To Run
Artist : Gomez
Album : Bring It On
Label : VIRGIN
12:09 PM
Hey Joe
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Recapturing The Banjo
Label : Telarc
12:24 PM
Sit This One Out
Artist : Solomon Burke
Album : Don't Give Up On Me
Label : Epitaph / Ada
12:29 PM
Sailing On
Artist : Derek Trucks Band
Album : Songlines
Label : Sony
12:33 PM
Pain In My Heart
Artist : Toots & The Maytals
Album : Light Your Light
Label : Fantasy
12:36 PM
Too Young To Fall In Love
Artist : The Melodians
Album : Sweet Sensation: The Best of The Melodians
Label : Trojan
12:42 PM
Oh Yoko!
Artist : John Lennon
Album : Imagine
Label : Capitol
12:46 PM
Here Comes My Baby
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Fakebook
Label : Bar/None Records
12:48 PM
Calico Train
Artist : Steve Martin
Album : The Crow: New Songs for the Five String Banjo
Label : Rounder / Umgd
12:53 PM
The One Who Broke Your Heart
Artist : David Byrne & St. Vincent
Album : Love This Giant
Label : 4AD / Todo Mundo

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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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Arts
4:48 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

MSU Holiday Art Auction Preview

Murray State's Clara Eagle Gallery Director Colin Nesbit joined us during Sounds Good today to talk about the Holiday Art Auction coming up Friday, November 22nd. Bidding begins at 6:30 pm, the reception starts at 7:30. The gallery is on the 6th floor of the Doyle Fine Arts Building. The auction features original works from area artists, faculty, alumni and students – with proceeds funding scholarships and the visiting artist program.

See more about the Clara M. Eagle Gallery.

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Culture
3:31 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Holidays Sound Good on WKMS!

We’re happy announce that our annual holiday programming schedule is set! We hope you’ll curl up with a hot mug of cocoa to enjoy nearly 80 hours of special national and local programing to celebrate the season.

You’ll hear favorites like A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,  A Chanticleer Christmas, and New Year’s Day from Vienna, as well as some new additions like A Journey Through the Nutcracker and Tallis Scholars: Love is Better than Wine

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Arts
2:51 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Artist Bill Renzulli Paints "A Paducah Portfolio"

Credit williamfrenzullimd.blogspot.com

LowerTown Paducah Artist Bill Renzulli, a retired physician, has published "A Paducah Portfolio" - a hardcover book with 66 pages of full color art. Tracy Ross speaks with Renzulli about the project, highlighting some of the pieces in the book, and how Paducah has been a source of inspiration. 

See more about "A Paducah Portfolio" on Bill Renzulli's blog.

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Puppies Sound Good
2:44 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Max and Sweet Pea

Max (left) and Sweet Pea (right), brother and sister

Puppies! Our favorite day of the month at WKMS. This time we met two seven-week-old puppies, Max and Sweet Pea, up for adoption. Max is black and Sweet Pea has brown and black coloring (kind of like a German Shepherd). These puppies are mixed-breed with features from a few different breeds. Also, they came from a litter of 15! Max and Sweet Pea were very adorable and sweet. You'll hear Max throughout the interview, watching his sister being playful. What could he be saying?

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