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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Hopkins County's Pride Avenue 4th Grade Teacher Steven Bauer has initiated a series of podcasts devoted to the teaching profession with a focus on topics that he wished had been covered in class before experiencing them firsthand while teaching. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about these topics, including how to build relationships with parents, cultural differences when interacting with students and who a first-year teacher should make friends with right away.

Chance Films Productions

Chance Film Productions is holding auditions for the the feature film Candles this Sunday at Murray State University's CFSB Center. The suspenseful drama starring Kathryn Eastwood is based on an event in 1977 in Locust Grove, Oklahoma where three young girls (ages 8-10) were raped and murdered at the Camp Scott Girl Scout Camp. The production company hopes to bring justice to these girls and their families by recreating the manhunt and trial that followed and revealing the true killer. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Producer/Screenwriter John Russell Penn and Associate Producer Connie Maynord about the film, what they're looking for in auditions and why they chose to film in Kentucky.

Market House Theatre in Paducah is extending its run of Mary Poppins due to popular demand. Executive Director Michael Cochran says it ties a record for the longest running show and largest attendance in the theatre's history. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the production, about the special fly system and how to get one of the few remaining tickets.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the John James Audubon State Resort Park in Henderson offers amenities for day trips and camping excursions. With scenic hiking trails, bird-watching spots, a Nature Center and more, the park was named one of the nation's top 100 Family Campgrounds in 2008 by ReserveAmerica. Distinctive buildings and a historical museum display and interpret the life of the American ornithologist, naturalist and painter, John James Audubon. Assistant Museum Curator Tom Jakes stopped by Sounds Good this week to tell us more about the museum's treasures. 

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Note: There was an opening reception last weekend like the flyer mentions. They also hold two more showings this weekend.

Paducah's Wastelanders have been active since the early 1960s, before the artist influx that made Paducah a UNESCO city for the arts. This group celebrates the Summer Solstice with a show this weekend in the historic Joe's Market at 10th and Park Ave. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Juanita Gilliam about the exhibit, who says there's something for everyone.

On the Kentucky side of the border along Tennessee sits a little railroad town named Guthrie, the home of the nation's first poet laureate and three-time Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and poet Robert Penn Warren, known as "Red" Warren, born in 1905. During the Civil Rights Movement, Warren wrote a book titled Who Speaks for the Negro? featuring interviews with activists like Malcom X, Martin Luther King Jr. and many others. For nearly a decade, these interviews have been available online for listening. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns more about the digital archive from Mona Frederick, Executive Director of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University.

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In May, news came out of the National Archery in Schools Program national championship in Louisville that the Trigg County High School archery team finished in first place among 192 high school teams that competed. They are known as the Trigg County Arrowcats and this isn't their first national championship. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with their coach, Tom Patterson, about the team's continuing success with NASP competition.

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Highway 91 goes north from Marion, Kentucky to the Ohio River, where there's a small ferry crossing to Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. That limestone cave, now a feature of a small state park along the banks of the river, was said to have harbored vicious river pirates at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, including the infamous Harpe Brothers. Dr. Mark Wagner, interim director and staff archeologist of Southern Illinois Carbondale's Center for Archeological Investigations, says that historical record only places one particular pirate there and his name was Samuel Mason. Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Wagner on Sounds Good to learn more about the fearsome figure who prowled the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

Pennyrile Forest,

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park near Dawson Springs offers wilderness hikes of varying lengths the first of every month as part of a national initiative to help people get out and get active. Naturalist and Recreation Supervisor Rebecca Clark leads the hikes and speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the upcoming hikes this summer.

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Local conservation enthusiasts will be able to enjoy a series of Summer Conservation Workshops this month and next. Sponsored by the Jackson Purchase Foundation in partnership with the City of Murray, Calloway County Conservation District, UK Cooperative Extension and Calloway County Extension, the first-ever workshop series features eco-friendly technologies to improve local and individual conservation efforts. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with 319 Watershed Coordinator Jesse York to learn more about what to expect from the workshops.