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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Join us for our next Sounds Good Live Lunch featuring San Antonio desert rock duo Lonely Horse! They perform live in Studio B at Noon, Friday, December 9.

Laura Elizabeth Pohl/Bread for the World

Donald Trump’s successful campaign focused on illegal immigration and a pledge to deport millions of people. But those migrants are also a big part of the farm labor force making our food system work. Nicole Erwin of Ohio Valley ReSource reports on what an immigration clampdown could mean for agriculture.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Jia Jia Li is a Murray State international student from China. She has been studying at Murray State for two years and is a TESOL (Teach English as a Second Language) major, with a focus on translation. Matt Markgraf speaks with Li about differences between southern and northern China, Chinese food in America, the authenticity of American Chinatowns, learning English, cultural misconceptions and plans for the future.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is the founder and editor-in-chief of MuslimGirl.com, a non-profit and popular blog with articles geared towards the modern Muslim woman around the globe. She's also the author of a new book, Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age. She speaks Monday at Murray State University about growing up in a post 9/11 world and navigating a path forward for Muslim American women post-election. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Amani about her work and her role as a leader for young Muslims.

Trumped: Coal’s Collapse, Economic Anxiety Motivated Ohio Valley Voters

Nov 21, 2016
Robert McGraw, WOUB

The electoral map of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia is a sea of red with a few islands of blue. Of the 263 counties in the three states only nine went for Hillary Clinton, most of them around the region’s cities.

The Ohio Valley ReSource looked to voters and voting data to learn more about what motivated Donald Trump’s supporters and what they hope he will do as president.

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State President Dr. Bob Davies speaks with Matt Markgraf on Sounds Good about the #RacersCare campaign, an update on performance funding, efforts underway to increase diversity in students, faculty and staff, understanding the budget advisory committee and 'entrepreneurial opportunities' and his thoughts on the possible payroll tax. 

Erica Peterson, WFPL News

For the past few years, politicians have gained votes in the coalfields by raising false hopes about a resurgence of coal.  

During his campaign, presidential candidate Donald Trump echoed the Republican line on coal: that it’s abundant, and unfairly targeted by environmental regulations under President Barack Obama’s administration.

Nicole Erwin | Ohio Valley ReSource

A recent breakdown at an Ohio River dam served as a wake-up call about the aging infrastructure that keeps river commerce flowing. The Ohio is one of the country’s busiest working rivers and some navigation controls are approaching the century mark. Becca Schimmel of Ohio Valley ReSource went to see these ailing structures and a new multi-billion dollar project in the works.

Alexandra Kanik, Ohio Valley ReSource

Whoever wins the presidency in 2016, one of the central issues they'll face is the concern of many voters that American jobs are falling victim to free trade while wages stagnate. Murray State University Professor Emeritus of History and Commentator Dr. Bill Schell breaks down this concern and offers a way the next White House occupant could address it.

Courtesy of Josh Preston

Join us for our next Sounds Good Live Lunch Friday (11/11) at Noon featuring Nashville singer/guitarist Josh Preston and his band. Preston spent years playing in several Nashville groups and immersed himself in Music City's unique blend of rock, pop, funk, blues and Americana. His self-titled release is an honest reflection on both his social status and the status quo.

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