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

November 20, 2012

11:05 AM
Won’t Be Home
Artist : Old 97’s
Album : Drag It Up
Label : New West Records
11:09 AM
The Magician
Artist : Jason Isbell
Album : Sirens Of The Ditch
Label : New West Records
11:14 AM
Blue Skies Again
Artist : Jessica Lea Mayfield
Album : Tell Me
Label : Nonesuch
11:33 AM
Blue Bayou
Artist : Roy Orbison
Album : The Essential Roy Orbison
Label : Sony
11:35 AM
Big Wave
Artist : Jenny and Johnny
Album : I'm Having Fun Now
Label : Warner Bros.
11:39 AM
Ruby Soho
Artist : Jimmy Cliff
Album : Rebirth
Label : UMe
11:44 AM
Killing The Blues
Artist : Robert Plant & Allison Krauss
Album : Raising Sand
Label : Rounder
11:48 AM
Will There Be Enough Water?
Artist : The Dead Weather
Album : Horehound
Label : WEA/Reprise
11:54 AM
Don’t Ask For The Water
Artist : Ryan Adams
Album : Heartbreaker
Label : Bloodshot Records
11:57 AM
Flux
Artist : The Jazz Mandolin Project
Album : Tour De Flux
Label : Accurate Records
12:04 PM
Who’s Feeling Young Now?
Artist : Punch Brothers
Album : Who's Feeling Young Now?
Label : Nonesuch
12:08 PM
Caught In The Rain
Artist : Preston School of Industry
Album : Matador at Fifteen
Label : Matador Records
12:12 PM
Way Down in the Hole
Artist : Steve Earle
Album : Washington Square Serenade
Label : New West Records
12:15 PM
High and Dry
Artist : Radiohead
Album : The Bends
Label : Capitol
12:35 PM
The Jealous Kind
Artist : Joe Cocker
Album : The Millennium Collection
Label : A&M
12:39 PM
No Mail Blues
Artist : Memphis Slim
Album : Oxford American 11th Edition Southern Music
Label : Oxford American
12:41 PM
Maggie’s Farm
Artist : The Specials
Album : The Singles Collection
Label : Chrysalis
12:46 PM
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
Artist : The Police
Album : Message in a Box: The Complete Recordings
Label : A&M
12:50 PM
K.C. Jones (On the Road Again)
Artist : North Mississippi Allstars
Album : Shake Hands With Shorty
Label : Tone Cool
12:55 PM
Tap That Thing
Artist : John Sebastian & The J Band
Album : Chasin' Gus' Ghost
Label : Hollywood Records

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Government
4:01 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

On 'The Rise and Fall of West Ky Democratic Politics'

There are those of us, of sufficient vintage, who can recall people saying, “If you want to vote in Kentucky, you register as a Democrat.”  That always seemed to be a little bit more true here in western Kentucky, the birthplace of Alben Barkley, Wendell Ford, Ned Breathitt, Ruby Laffoon, and Julian Carroll. Of course, western Kentucky is more competitive today politically, but one has to wonder how our part of the Commonwealth became a Democratic bastion in the first place. Dr. George Humphreys is the director of Madisonville Community College’s Muhlenberg campus and an alumnus of Murray State’s History Department.  He’s the author of The Democratic Rock of Gibraltar: The Rise and Fall of Western Kentucky Democratic Politics Since the New Deal, slated to come out next spring.  He’s on the line today to speak with us about it.

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Arts
1:33 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

'Dine with the Dearly Departed' at Southern Kentucky Independent Theatre

Southern Kentucky Independent Theatre's Paul Forshee describes the group's September 20th and 21st "Dining with the Dearly Departed" event. It's a new format this year: Actors travel through time portraying owners of acreage now called RB Farms; it all happens under a large wedding style tent with a catered dinner to boot on September 20 and 21 at RB Farms near Kenny Rogers' house on Old Hopkinsville Road near Gracey. A cast of nearly twenty actors will depict nearly a dozen families through history, all whom shared the same farm (the current owners will be portraying themselves.) See more at Janice Mason Art Museum's website.

Society
1:27 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Merryman House Reaches Out to End Domestic Abuse

Merryman House Executive Director Mary Foley heads up a team offering residency and outreach services to meet the needs of victims of intimate partner abuse and their dependents as they strive to live free of violence in their home. It’s not unimaginable and Kate Lochte find out more with Foley on Sounds Good. The Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center was founded in Paducah in 1978 by a group of volunteers committed to ending domestic violence in the community. See more at MerrymanHouse.org.

Arts
2:48 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Spencers Theatre of Illusion in Greenville Saturday

Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall in Greenville presents Spencers Theatre of Illusion Saturday at 7 p.m. But many hours before -- Kevin and Cindy Spencer's crew will have unloaded a 65 foot trailer truck with all of the set pieces it takes to bring magic to life. Spencers Theatre of Illusion travels worldwide. In 2009 they received magic's highest honor, The Merlin Award for International Magicians of the Year, joining the ranks of Henning, Copperfield and Penn and Teller. We meet magician Kevin Spencer with Kate Lochte. See more at his website, spencersmagic.com.

Arts
1:45 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Photographs and Videos of Goldfields land in Australia Comprise New Eagle Gallery Show

Artist Dawn Roe divides her time between Asheville, North Carolina and Winter Park, Florida where she serves as Assistant Professor of Art at Rollins College. Her studio practice involves the singular and combined use of still photographs and digital video. An exhibit of her work titled "Goldfields" opens tonight (September 5) at Murray State's Eagle Gallery in the Doyle Fine Arts Building. Kate Lochte has more about it with Ms. Roe. See more about the Gallery and Exhibits on Facebook.

Society
9:53 am
Thu September 5, 2013

CASA by the Lakes Fundraises with Pirates vs. Ninjas Fun Walk/Run and Chili Challenge

CASA by the Lakes Executive Director Lindsey Harlan joins us on Sounds Good. There’s A Pirates v. Ninjas Fun Walk/Run and Chili Challenge at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park on September 28th. It raises funds for CASA’s safe placement of abused and neglected children in Calloway and Marshall Counties. Pick a side: Pirate or Ninja, dress up the family and have a good time for a good cause. Registration for the Fun Walk and Run begins at 9:30 am at Kentucky Dam Village Beach Parking Lot ($8 for individuals in advance, $10 at event. Groups of 4 or more - call 270-761-0164 for discount). The Walk/Run begins at 10:30 am, with prizes for best costumes. The Chili Challenge will be at Kentucky Dam Village Lakeview Pavilion (behind the Convention Center). $5 suggested donation per bowl, $2 for each extra. Registration fees for teams is $25. Call 270-761-0164 or email casapr@murray-ky.net for more information.

Environment
9:45 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Autumn at LBL's Elk & Bison Prairie

As we move into fall it’s a good time to hear about the environment of the Elk & Bison Prairie and what the animals are doing now. We visit with Land Between the Lakes Wildlife Technician Curtis Fowler for an update on the animals in the preserve. The 700-acre enclosure is home to elk, bison, and several other animals with free-roaming access. Visitors can enjoy the area on a 3.5-mile loop road, with interpretive spots along the way to learn more about their ecosystem. Click here for more about the Elk & Bison Prairie.

Arts
9:33 am
Thu September 5, 2013

"I've Got a Little Twist" at WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Center

West Kentucky Community College’s Clemens Fine Arts Center Director Gail Robinson Butler joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. This Friday (September 6), the Center’s Arts in Focus Series opens with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players “I’ve got a Little Twist.” The show combines Gilbert and Sullivan music with some of Broadway’s favorite tunes. See more about WKCTC's Clemens Fine Arts Center.

Arts
9:25 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Paducah Symphony Orchestra Season Opens with Tchaikovsky

Paducah Symphony Orchestra Maestro Raffaele Ponti visits with us on Sounds Good. The Orchestra’s season opens Saturday (September 7) at 7:30 p.m. at the Carson Center, featuring soloist Ilya Kaler performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Kaler was born in Moscow, Russia and is the only violinist to have won gold medals at each of the three most prestigious international competitions. Ponti speaks with Kate Lochte about the season ahead. See the season schedule and more at Paducah Symphony Orchestra's website.

Business
4:57 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Policy Solutions Around the Growing Workforce Needs of Manufacturers

Greg Higdon, President & CEO of Kentucky Association of Manufacturers
Credit kam.us.com

Former Kentucky State Senator Greg Higdon, now President and CEO of the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, seeks policy solutions around the growing workforce needs of manufacturers. These needs include recruiting more students into workforce development programs; developing a curriculum spanning secondary and postsecondary education to produce a more work-ready adult graduating and more. The Fancy Farm native’s career trajectory has put him in Frankfort for work, but Higdon returns to western Kentucky each weekend and he visits Kate on Sounds Good to talk about his latest progress.

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