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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The band Giving Up will be coming into Murray this week with a full head of steam, as its latest album, Garner Cardinals, was featured by NPR last week.

How Much Screen Time is Too Much?

Feb 21, 2018
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   With the average American spending over half of their day looking at a screen, it's now hard to imagine a modern society without TVs, computers, or cell phones. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss the role of these devices in today's society, and whether there is ever "too much" screen time. 

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The rise of smartphones, tablets and other technology has brought about a sort of digital revolution in how human beings spend their time. This has also caused the question to arise as to how much screen time is too much, particularly for children.

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Last February, we caught up with Madisonville area marathon man Dave Jones, who had just finished the Triple 7 Quest: seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. Not one to slow down, Jones has since run a marathon in each U.S. state... and capped off his journey with a run on the 8th continent, 'Zealandia.' He did all of this in just under one year. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf caught up with Jones, who is now back home in west Kentucky resting his feet, to learn more about his accomplishment. 

The Paris Post-Intelligencer

   The Paducah Symphony Orchestra is providing a music-filled weekend with back to back concerts featuring famous film scores and American composed choral repertoire. Conductor, Raffaele Ponti, visited Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming events. 

Paducah's 2018 Empty Bowls fund-raiser will be held Saturday, February 24, at the Julian Carroll Convention Center, and organizer Michael Terra is not worried about a lack of attendance.

Finding Ways to Move Forward After a Tragedy

Feb 14, 2018

  Tragedy struck close to home when a student opened fire in the commons area of Marshall County High School on January 23rd, eleven minutes before the first bell rang. 20 students were injured, 16 of which were gunshot wounds. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss how the community might take steps to move forward after that horrific morning. 

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The political satire troupe The Capitol Steps got its start as an office Christmas party for Sen. Charles Percy in 1981. Elaina Newport was part of that inaugural performance, and she is still a performing member of The Capitol Steps today.

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Peri Schwartz's father was a salesman.  His persistence and work ethic provided her with the outlook necessary to make it as an internationally-recognized artist.

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The relationship between patient and healthcare provider can sometimes be a tenuous one, according to Murray State University professor of psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri.

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