Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
Austin Carter
Tracy Ross

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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Playlist

April 08, 2013

11:05 AM
Two Hearts Down
Artist : The Black Lillies
Album : 100 Miles Of Wreckage
Composer : Cruz Contreras
Label : North Knox Records / Attack Monkey Productions
11:08 AM
Walkin’ Blues
Artist : Grateful Dead
Album : Without A Net
Composer : Robert Johnson
Label : Grateful Dead/Rhino
11:14 AM
New Orleans
Artist : Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise
Album : What About That: New Year's Eve in Bloomington
Composer : Robert Bradley
Label : KUFALA Recordings
11:33 AM
The Patriotic Flag Waiver
Artist : Dr. John
Album : Trah La La La Louisiana: Oxford American
Composer : Mac Rebennack
Label : Oxford American
11:37 AM
Don’t Look Twice
Artist : Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
Album : Get Up!
Composer : Ben Harper
Label : Stax
11:42 AM
Diga Diga Doo
Artist : Sligo Creek Stompers
Album : Vital Mental Medicine
Composer : Jimmy McHugh
Label : CD Baby
11:45 AM
Precious Little Miracles
Artist : Todd Snider
Album : Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables
Composer : Todd Snider
Label : Aimless Records
11:48 AM
Don’t Make Me Hold Your Hand
Artist : Lake Street Dive
Album : Self Titled
Composer : Lake Street Dive
Label : Signature Sounds
11:54 AM
Nightmares
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : Beast In Its Tracks
Composer : Josh Ritter
Label : Pytheas Recoridngs
11:58 AM
Tired Of Fighting
Artist : The Menahan Street Band
Album : Make The Road By Walking
Composer : Menahan Street Band
Label : Daptone
12:04 PM
Absolutely Sweet Marie
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Blonde On Blonde
Composer : Bob Dylan
Label : Sony
12:09 PM
Goodnight Irene
Artist : Eric Clapton
Album : Old Sock
Composer : Huddie 'Lead Belly' Ledbetter
Label : Bushbranch / Surfdog
12:35 PM
The Road To Ensenada
Artist : Lyle Lovett
Album : The Road To Ensenada
Composer : Lyle Lovett
Label : Mca
12:39 PM
Just Breathe
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : Heroes
Composer : Eddie Vedder
Label : Sony Legacy
12:43 PM
Forever
Artist : Roky Erickson with Okkervil River
Album : True Love Cast Out All Evil
Composer : Roky Erickson
Label : Anti
12:49 PM
Song For Leigh
Artist : The Walkmen
Album : Heaven
Composer : The Walkmen
Label : Fat Possum
12:52 PM
Gardening at Night
Artist : R.E.M.
Album : Murmur
Composer : Bill Berry / Peter Buck / Mike Mills / Michael Stipe
Label : I.R.S. Records
12:56 PM
Hotel Yorba
Artist : The White Stripes
Album : White Blood Cells
Composer : Jack White / Meg White
Label : Warner Bros.

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Culture
3:15 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Over 15,000 Items in McCracken County Library's Winter Sale

The Friends of the McCracken County Public Library host their Winter Book Sale this weekend (Jan 17 - 18), which features over 15,000 books, movies, and CDs. The event will be held at the St. Paul Lutheran Church gymnasium. Kate Lochte speaks with coordinator Maudine Buchanan about navigating the sea of books.

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Sports
2:30 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Neal Bradley on the Racers' Undefeated Record in the OVC

"The Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley stops by to talk with Tracy Ross about the Racer's undefeated start to the OVC season and tomorrow night's (January 11) game against Austin Peay State University.

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Puppies Sound Good
3:12 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Flo

Today we met Flo, an eight-week old border collie mix. She's all black and has long, fluffy fur. Flo was very sweet and sleepy, in Kathy Hodge's arms and in the studio, too.  She and her brother and sister are all up for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Kathy says she'll grow up to be a mid-sized dog when fully grown.

See Flo on Petfinder.

See adoption information on the Humane Society of Calloway County's website.

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Good Reads
12:37 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

The Uncommon Authors of Mystery Novels

Murray State Professor Emeritus and commentator Michael Cohen surveys uncommon authors of mysteries, whose day jobs have nothing to do with whodunits. He's the author of "Murder Most Fair: The Appeal of Mystery Fiction," published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press in 2000. See more uncommon mysteries.

Education
12:32 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Preview of MSU's Dedication Ceremony for the Paducah Regional Campus

Credit Murray State University

Murray State's new Paducah Regional Campus is on track to welcome students for the spring semester. The new campus replaces the former MSU campus in Paducah, the old Crisp Center.  The project was approved in May 2011 when the MSU Board of Regents voted to enter into a memorandum of understanding with McCracken County, the City of Paducah and the Greater Paducah Economic Development Council to fund the construction.  

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Environment
2:14 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

New Biking Trails, More Coming to Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

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There was an organizational meeting for the Friends of Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in November with the stated purposes of revitalizing existing facilities; expanding visitor options;  and adding to our region's outdoor recreation tourism. Hydrologist John Tillson is among the founders of the new Friends group and speaks with Kate Lochte about the group's inspiration:  the Marshall County High School Mountain BikeTeam, which distinguished itself in competitions shortly after its formation.

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Arts
2:09 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Essayist Previews First Book at Murray State's MFA Reading Series

Essayist, journalist and translator Riley Hanick is Murray State's Watkins Chair in Creative Writing. Next Wednesday, January 8, he is among featured writers for the MSU/MFA in Creative Writing Reading Series. His work has appeared in The Sonora Review, Seneca Review, No Depression and other publications. Kate Lochte spoke with Hanick for Sounds Good to learn more about his first book.

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Society
12:10 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

City of Murray and MSU Eye Changes to 16th Street to Address Traffic/Pedestrian Problems

Caution signs at crosswalks address a growing issue in Murray:  traffic and pedestrians using 16th Street.  Murray State's Chief Facilities Officer and Director of Facilities Design and Construction Kim Oatman presented a study of the situation to the Board of Regents at its most recent meeting. We learn more about it with Kate Lochte's recent conversation with Mr. Oatman.

Download the PDF of the presentation.

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Arts
11:20 am
Tue December 31, 2013

YA Novelist and Poet Cristina Garcia Comes to MSU for Reading Series

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The darkly comic novel King of Cuba is Cristina Garcia's latest work. Garcia  is one of the writers featured at next week's Murray State MFA in Creative Writing January Reading Series. She reads Tuesday, January 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Clara Eagle Gallery, sixth floor,  Doyle Fine Arts Building. Born in Havana, and raised in New York City, Garcia has written six novels; she's edited two anthologies; she's authored works for young readers; a collection of poetry, and a young adult novel.

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Good Reads
2:15 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Uncommon Mystery: Killings at Badger's Drift

Professor Emeritus Michael Cohen reviews British author Caroline Graham's first mystery, The Killings At Badger's Drift,  published in 1987 and adapted ten years later as the first episode of the British ITV series The Midsomer Murders.

Michael Cohen is Professor Emeritus at Murray State University. He is the author of Murder Most Fair:  The Appeal of Mystery Fiction, published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press in 2000. 

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