Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays

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

January 01, 2013

12:04 PM
It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
Artist : Grateful Dead
Album : Garcia Plays Dylan
Label : Rhino
12:12 PM
I Am Waiting
Artist : Ollabelle
Album : Self-Titled
Label : Columbia
12:16 PM
Yesterday
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles
Label : Concord
12:31 PM
More Than You Know
Artist : Eddie Vedder
Album : Ukulele Songs
Label : Monkeywrench Records
12:33 PM
Grindstone
Artist : Uncle Tupelo
Album : March 16-20, 1992
Label : Columbia/Legacy
12:37 PM
January Hymn
Artist : The Decemberists
Album : The King Is Dead
Label : Capitol
12:42 PM
Run Devil Run
Artist : Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins
Album : Rabbit Fur Coat
Label : Team Love
12:43 PM
The Big Guns
Artist : Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins
Album : Rabbit Fur Coat
Label : Team Love
12:45 PM
The Needle Has Landed
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
Label : Anti
12:49 PM
Leave The City
Artist : Magnolia Electric Co.
Album : What Comes After The Blues
Label : Secretly Canadian
12:53 PM
Static
Artist : Beck
Album : Mutations
Label : DGC

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Education
4:20 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

'Take Your Place in the World' at MSU's International Education Week

All this week, Murray State celebrates its global education mission with special guests, discussions, and performances. Institute for International Studies' Associate Director for Education Abroad Melanie McCallon joins us to explore activities you might enjoy. This weekend, activities include workshops on immigration, Chinese culture, and dragons; Brazilian music and Samba dance, food from around the world, and more!

See more on Murray State's website.

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Politics
4:08 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Meet NPR's Arun Rath, Anchor of Weekend All Things Considered

NPR's new "ish" host of Weekend All Things Considered, Arun Rath, was on a team that won a Peabody Award for the program On the Media. As an anchor of the first major NPR show produced on the west coast, Rath's own roving journalistic interests are well suited for the show's exploratory direction. On a day of talking with NPR station personnel, Rath's schedule included a few minutes for Kate Lochte.

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Culture
2:20 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Christmas Story Time and More at Calloway Co. Library

Tracy Ross speaks with Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn about Christmas story time, the formation of a new Friends group, and spring story time registration in this month's conversation on the goings on at CCPL. See more on their website.

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Good Reads
4:11 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Kentucky Writers Sign 'Twelve Days of Christmas' Anthology at MSU

Credit kentuckymonthly.com

Bluegrass Community & Technical College faculty member James B. Goode joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. He's at Murray State's bookstore Sunday for a signing of the anthology "Kentucky's Twelve Days of Christmas." Goode previews the book, and talks about some of the writers in the book. He also reflects on his days in Murray State's MFA program and mentions some of the writers in the anthology who also happen to be Murray State MFA graduates.

See more about the book on Kentucky Monthly's website.

Arts
4:04 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

How the Chinese Cultural Revolution Brought Artist to LowerTown

During Sounds Good we meet LowerTown Paducah artist BiLan Liao and Murray State's Dr. Marcie Hinton who is assisting her finishing a book of the experiences of her family's journey through the Chinese Cultural Revolution. An exhibition of Liao's work chronicling her family's experience opens tomorrow at Maiden Alley Cinema.

See BiLan Liao's work on her website.

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Arts
4:48 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

MSU Holiday Art Auction Preview

Murray State's Clara Eagle Gallery Director Colin Nesbit joined us during Sounds Good today to talk about the Holiday Art Auction coming up Friday, November 22nd. Bidding begins at 6:30 pm, the reception starts at 7:30. The gallery is on the 6th floor of the Doyle Fine Arts Building. The auction features original works from area artists, faculty, alumni and students – with proceeds funding scholarships and the visiting artist program.

See more about the Clara M. Eagle Gallery.

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Culture
3:31 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Holidays Sound Good on WKMS!

We’re happy announce that our annual holiday programming schedule is set! We hope you’ll curl up with a hot mug of cocoa to enjoy nearly 80 hours of special national and local programing to celebrate the season.

You’ll hear favorites like A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,  A Chanticleer Christmas, and New Year’s Day from Vienna, as well as some new additions like A Journey Through the Nutcracker and Tallis Scholars: Love is Better than Wine

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Arts
2:51 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Artist Bill Renzulli Paints "A Paducah Portfolio"

Credit williamfrenzullimd.blogspot.com

LowerTown Paducah Artist Bill Renzulli, a retired physician, has published "A Paducah Portfolio" - a hardcover book with 66 pages of full color art. Tracy Ross speaks with Renzulli about the project, highlighting some of the pieces in the book, and how Paducah has been a source of inspiration. 

See more about "A Paducah Portfolio" on Bill Renzulli's blog.

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Puppies Sound Good
2:44 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Max and Sweet Pea

Max (left) and Sweet Pea (right), brother and sister

Puppies! Our favorite day of the month at WKMS. This time we met two seven-week-old puppies, Max and Sweet Pea, up for adoption. Max is black and Sweet Pea has brown and black coloring (kind of like a German Shepherd). These puppies are mixed-breed with features from a few different breeds. Also, they came from a litter of 15! Max and Sweet Pea were very adorable and sweet. You'll hear Max throughout the interview, watching his sister being playful. What could he be saying?

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Arts
2:26 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Yeiser Art Center Members' Show Preview

Josh White, Executive Director of Paducah's Yeiser Art Center previews the 2013 Members' Show, a showcase of work by Yeiser members, opening this Saturday (November 16, 2013) with a reception from 5 to 7. He gives a sneak preview of pieces in the exhibition that runs through December 21. See more at theyeiser.org.

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