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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Sounds Good
12:25 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Sounds Good Week Ahead: Nov 24 - 28

Here's who's on Sounds Good this week:

Monday, November 24

Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King discusses the CPE's latest Accountability Report.

MSU President Bob Davies Discusses updates to MSU's Strategic Planning Process and a possible impending tobacco policy.

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Culture
5:15 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Remarkable Kentuckians: When Presley O'Bannon Fought the Barbary Pirates

Presley O'Bannon
Credit Wikimedia Commons, United States Marine Corps

Up to and through the Civil War, Kentucky was considered America's frontier. It was a central part of American history, says historian James Claypool, who writes for the Kentucky Humanities Council. On Sounds Good, he shares the story of Logan County's Presley O'Bannon, "one of the most remarkable people in Kentucky - and American history for that matter. Certainly one of the most significant Marines ever," who fought the Barbary Pirates in Tripoli in 1805, became a model for US Marine Corps traditions and retired to serve in the State Legislature and Senate.

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Society
4:38 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Intentions & Serendipity: From Growing Up in Cairo to Broadcasting in Kenya

Credit about.me/rachel.jones

When Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee passed away, Cairo native Rachel Jones wrote a remembrance about his recruiting her. Jones has worked for NPR, the former Knight Ridder news service, Detroit Free Press and St. Petersburg Times. She's also served as Project Director for the Internews Network's Gulu, Uganda Radio Training Center. She's lived in Kenya since 2008, working for Voice of America. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte reached her by phone to learn more about her career.

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Arts
1:43 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

'Lush' Broadway-Style Musical South Pacific Opens Tonight at Murray State

Murray State University

Murray State University's Department of Music and Theatre offer a big Broadway musical-live orchestra production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" tonight, tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte met with the Department of Music's Randy Black and Todd Hill and Theatre's Chair David Balthrop to learn more abut the vocal and orchestral performances and putting the production together.

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Arts
9:40 am
Thu November 20, 2014

[Update: Video Added] Sounds Good Live Lunch: Red Ember Plays Halloween

Red Ember plays Sounds Good Live Lunch in Studio B

UPDATE: The video of this performance is now available on demand.  

Join us on Halloween for our next Sounds Good Live Lunch with Paducah-based indie folk band Red Ember. Formed in 2012, this eclectic band puts a focus on instrumentation and emotional vocal harmonies. 

Listen to their live performance in Studio B in the Noon Hour of Sounds Good on October 31. Murray State University Digital Media Services provided a live video stream.

Watch Red Ember play Sounds Good Live Lunch

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Good Reads
3:26 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

'American Afterlife' Author on the Oddities of Death, Reads at Murray State

Credit americanafterlifebook.com

Atlanta NPR station WABE's award winning news reporter and author of American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning, Kate Sweeney, visits Murray State University to give a reading tomorrow (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. in Clara Eagle Gallery. The University of Georgia Press publication is about memorialization of death, both current and historic. Kate Lochte speaks with Sweeney on Sounds Good about the work of creative non-fiction.

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Society
2:47 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

A Preview of Murray's Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Rose Bogal-Allbritten on Sounds Good

As it dawns on you that Thanksgiving's next week, learn more about the Murray Community Dinner on Thanksgiving Day from Reverend Rose Bogal Albritten, who speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the event, how to volunteer and donation items needed.

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Science
10:54 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Understanding Depression: The Serotonin Hypothesis

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WEB MD myth busters include this observation: "Depression affects nearly one in six people at some point in their lives, so folk remedies and half-truths about this common illness abound. One such idea: throw yourself into work and you'll feel better. For a mild case of the blues, this may indeed help, but depression is a different animal. Overworking can actually be a sign of clinical depression, especially in men." On Sounds Good, we continue a conversation about understanding depression with Murray State University assistant professor of psychology, Dr. Michael Bordieri, with an exploration of the biology of depression, including the serotonin hypothesis.

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Business
4:59 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

MSU Alumna 'Dishes' on Global Marketing Career Ahead of Campus Lecture

Kristie Helms

A former editor of the Murray State News, Kristie Helms is now engaged in international business as Vice President and Global Head of Promotions and Social Business with the global marketing department at State Street Corporation in Boston. Helms is back in Murray tomorrow as a speaker for the 9th Annual Global Alumni Lecture. Kate Lochte speaks with Helms on Sounds Good about her career and about being a finalist in the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Debut Fiction for her book Dish it Up, Baby.

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Education
4:26 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Global Alumni Lecture Includes Retired VA Official, 30 Year Career Army Nurse

Lucretia McClenney
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US Army retired Colonel Lucretia McClenney is among speakers for the Global Alumni Lecture Series from 7 to 9 p.m. this Wednesday in Murray State's Curris Center Theatre. A self-proclaimed "Army Brat" - she was interviewed by the late Dr. Ruth Cole for a nursing scholarship at Murray State in 1968. She speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about her career in the US Army, her work with the US Department of Veterans Affairs and her plans on inviting Murray to become a commemorative partner for honoring Vietnam veterans.

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