Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
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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WKMS Press Releases
11:27 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Sounds Good Week Ahead: March 16 - 20

Here's a rundown of our featured guests on Sounds Good this week:

Monday, March 16

Playhouse in the Park Murray is producing The Diary of Anne Frank this weekend and next, so we speak with Director Don Fleming and cast member Amanda Futrell, who portrays Mrs. Van Daan, one of the group in hiding with Ms. Frank.

In our second Racer Scholar Profile we meet the Hutson School of Agriculture's Dr. Shea Porr who engages students in equine research projects that introduce them to business and science experts along the way.

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Society
5:33 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Meet Paducah Native and Lone Oak Graduate AO3 Hannah Wilson, Serving in the US Navy

Petty Officer 3rd Class Hannah Wilson
Credit Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO)

 Lone Oak residents Alan and Bobbie Wilson's daughter, Hannah, serves the nation aboard the U.S. Navy warship, the USS George Washington, which is stationed at the base located 35 miles south of Tokyo in Yokosuka, Japan. The ship is longer than three football fields and one of only 10 currently operational aircraft carriers in the Navy. A 2008 graduate of Lone Oak School, AO3 Hannah Wilson says she stopped playing varsity tennis after her first two years to focus on enriched and AP studies, a passion for learning she continues today as we learn in our conversation with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Culture
4:21 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

[Update] Willkommen to the Hopkinsville International Festival 2015

Hopkinsville International Festival 2014
Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Update: We've included  the March 12 conversation from Sounds Good with Kate Lochte, Nikki Radford and  Ellen Gilbert of the Global Education Center. In this conversation, Gilbert explains the Global Education Center and previews the musicians and dancers at the festival.

The Hopkinsville International Festival, now in its sixth year, showcases some of the cultural diversity in the region. Featuring a global village, performance on two stages, food, lectures, language courses and more, it's a weekend that brings people together in an interactive nature that allows folks to engage, says event coordinators Nikki Radford and Nina Shalom. They speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with a preview.

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Education
5:14 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Visionary Day: Exploring Art for Blind & Visually Impaired Students and Their Parents

Kentucky School for the Blind logo
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Two free events for western Kentucky students who are blind or visually impaired and their parents or siblings as well as school administrators are scheduled for mid-April in Madisonville. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Kentucky School for the Blind Outreach Consultant with the West Kentucky Special Education Cooperative Robbin Cox, whose office is at Lone Oak Middle School.

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Environment
4:36 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Sadie!

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This month, we meet Sadie, a black and tan hound mix, roughly 10 or 11 weeks old. When this outgoing puppy came arrived, her tail never stopped wagging and she sniffed everything. She's a curious and happy puppy that loved getting treats and cuddles from the station crew. Kathy Hodge, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Calloway County, says she's in a foster home with a large and small dog and some cats and predicts she'll be 50 pounds when fully grown. She speaks with Todd Hatton about Sadie and also the Easter Bone Hunt event coming up and how to prepare your pets for emergency weather. 

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Science
2:39 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

How to Manage and Overcome Negative Thoughts

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What do we do with the not so helpful thoughts that show up as we live our lives? Not getting overwhelmed by these thoughts is the topic for Kate Lochte's conversation with Dr. Michael Bordieri of the Murray State University Department of Psychology on Sounds Good.

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Arts
1:17 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Paducah Symphony Captures the 'Inextinguishable Spirit of Life' in Nielsen's 4th Symphony

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"Music is life. And like life, it is inextinguishable." - Carl Nielsen. This sentiment is evoked in the Paducah Symphony Orchestra's presentation of Nielsen's 4th Symphony, featuring side-by-side performance by the Paducah Symphony Youth Orchestra in Rachmaninoff's Symphony in D minor "Youth." Also, Respighi's tour through Rome in Fontane di Roma and Verdi's Overture to Nabucco. Kate Lochte speaks with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra's Maestro Raffaele Ponti about the March 14th concert.

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Arts
4:02 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

"Scientific America" Photography & Changes Coming to Mayfield's Icehouse Gallery

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Mayfield's Ice House Gallery is showing "Scientific America; Photography by Ron Toth," through March 26th. Toth is a plant sciences professor at Northern Illinois University. Icehouse Interim Director Ric Watson tells us about the show and what else is happening at the Gallery under his direction.

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Society
3:23 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

Murray State's LGBT Programming Hosts Coming-of-Age Film 'Pariah'

Tracie Gilbert on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The film Pariah is a coming-of-age art drama looking at the life of a young woman in New York City discovering her own identity and the conflicts that arise from race, religion, sexual orientation and adolescent anxiety. Murray State University Minority Teaching Fellow Tracie Gilbert joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the film and the unique stories it presents that tend to get overlooked, ahead of tonight's 7:30 showing at the Curris Center Theatre.

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Sports
12:30 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Neal Bradley Previews the OVC Tournament After Racers Historic Season

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With a 24 game winning streak and an undefeated conference slate, Voice of the Racers Neal Bradley says the Murray State Racers Men's Basketball Team has had an amazing transformation from the start of the season: from 2-4 to the point where they may be in the NCAA tournament, to be ranked 25 in the AP poll and 24 in the USA Today poll, to running the table in the OVC, which has never been done in conference play by any Murray State Team is remarkable. Tracy Ross says it's been fun to have these Sounds Good discussions with Bradley because there's been nothing but good news. They recap the last few games, the OVC honors and take a look at what's ahead.

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