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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Business
11:26 am
Wed January 7, 2015

2015 Economic Initiatives for Murray and Calloway County

Murray Calloway Economic Development Corporation's Executive Director Mark Manning on Sounds Good
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Several economic development projects are in the works in Murray and Calloway County. From an automotive parts manufacturer, to buildings equipped for potential use to road projects, there are several goals for 2015. We get a scan from Mark Manning, Murray Calloway Economic Development Corporation's Executive Director, on Sounds Good.

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Arts
1:50 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

[LIVE VIDEO] Year of October Plays Sounds Good Live Lunch Today at Noon

Year of October
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Our next Sounds Good Live Lunch features Nashville-based rock band Year of October. Phlecia and Josh Sullivan founded the band in 2010 while attending the University of Kentucky. With influences of The Black Keys, Wilco, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Norah Jones, they have bluesy vocals, strong lyrics and roaring guitars with a sound reminiscent of the 1970s. 

When: January 23 at Noon

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Culture
1:11 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Remarkable Kentuckians: The Sharpshooter That Broke the British in New Orleans

Ephraim Brank
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The War of 1812 was considered by many Kentuckians to be their war as control over the Mississippi River was at stake. This struggle culminated in the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815. At the peak of this decisive American victory is one man: a western Kentuckian named Ephraim Brank of Muhlenberg County. Historian James Claypool joins us on Sounds Good to tell us the story of the Kentucky sharpshooter that broke the British resolve and promoted their retreat.

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Society
12:05 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Novelist Michael Kardos Speaking at MSU's Creative Writing Reading Series

Pictured: Michael Kardos
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Michael Kardos is the next to the last guest author in Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing reading series that starts tomorrow and continues through next Wednesday.  Kardos' novel, "The Three-Day Affair," is an Esquire best books of 2012.  Kardos reads next Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Clara Eagle Gallery, 6th Floor, Doyle Fine Arts Center.  He spoke with Kate Lochte about some of his work.

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Society
12:01 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Author Jenny Boully To Speak at MSU Creative Writing Reading Series

Pictured: Jenny Boully
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Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing Reading Series runs Saturday through next Wednesday.  Jenny Boully is the final guest author -- reading at 7:30 p.m. on January 7th in MSU's Clara Eagle Gallery. Her four books seem to shape-shift the genres of poetry and prose in unique ways.   With degrees from Hollins University, the University of Notre Dame, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Boully teaches at Columbia College Chicago. She spoke with Kate Lochte about her work.

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Society
1:00 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Poet Michael Cohen to Speak at MSU Creative Writing Event

Pictured: Michael Cohen
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Murray State professor emeritus Michael Cohen reads from his book of essays "A Place to Read:  Life and Books" and participates in a conversation with MSU Watkins Fellow Riley Hanick Sunday at 3 p.m. in MSU's Faculty Hall.

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Society
12:01 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Poet Rodney Jones Speaks at MSU Creative Writing Event

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Murray State's MFA in Creative Writing Reading Series runs Saturday through next Wednesday.  Poet Rodney Jones is the first guest author for the Series.  Jones is a professor and distinguished scholar emeritus at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Pulitzer Prize nomination and a Kingsley-Tufts Award among honors for his poetry. He stopped by WKMS to give a look into his writing style and even read some of his work.

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Education
12:01 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Eight Simple Rules to Managing Your Kid’s Entertainment This Holiday Season

The Dawn app is a customizable content curation tool that helps parents find appropriate applications, games and more for their child.
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In an increasingly media-connected world, sometimes parents struggle to know what exactly their kids are seeing, hearing and interacting with. Dan Olschwang is CEO of Magicalis, a company that aims to help solve this problem. His new app "Dawn" helps parents discover engaging and appropriate content for their kids.

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Science
12:01 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Understanding Depression: Depression Among Children

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In a series of conversations initiated this year following the death of comedian Robin Williams, Kate Lochte examines facets of depression with Murray State University assistant professor of psychology, Dr. Michael Bordieri.  Today, they look at what's unique about depression in younger people.

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Society
12:02 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Mentalist to Perform for "Save the Massac" Project

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Nationally known mentalist and illusionist Morgan Strebler grew up in Sikeston, Missouri.  He's a Superman fan and this Wednesday, for New Year's Eve, he’s performing at the Baymont Theatre in Metropolis.

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