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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Rhonda Miller, WKYU

Migrant workers who come to Kentucky under the H2A visa program are a critical part of the agricultural workforce. The Bluegrass State ranks seventh among the 50 states for the number farm workers who come under this visa, according to the Office of Foreign Labor Certification. Phil and Jan Holliday's farm in Logan County has two workers from Mexico who have been coming for more than two decades, and they’re bringing the next generation.      

Healthy Debate: What The Republican Health Bill Taught Us About Medicaid

Jul 24, 2017

As the Senate nears a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, some Ohio Valley lawmakers and residents are increasingly uneasy with the potential effects. Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia are highly dependent on Medicaid, and proposed changes could have bigger effects here than almost anywhere else in the country. The Ohio Valley ReSource has an analysis of how the heated debate has shed light on the region’s health concerns.

Lisa Autry, WKU Public Radio

A total solar eclipse will cross North America next month for the first time in nearly a century.  And Hopkinsville, Kentucky will be ground zero as day turns to night.  The rural town nestled in western Kentucky will offer the longest opportunity to view the eclipse in the entire world.

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A member of the Federal Communications Commission heard on Tuesday from Ohio Valley residents upset about poor internet service in rural communities. 

Courtesy of Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau

The head of Paducah’s Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking to grow the city’s arts reputation through collaborations with other UNESCO Creative Cities. 

Glynis Board | Ohio Valley ReSource

  Despite the Trump administration’s support for the coal industry, the power sector is moving toward more use of natural gas. Even the Ohio Valley, where coal has long been king, the switch to gas is underway, with big implications for the region’s economy and environment. Glynis Board reports on two facilities that illustrate the power struggle underway.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Purchase Area Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center in Murray now has funding for video equipment to conduct forensic interviews with children who may have been sexually abused. 

Ysabel Lavitz, WKMS

The percentage of people living in poverty in far west Kentucky remains above the state average. And for the past 15 years, Angels Attic Thrift Shop in Murray and the organizations it supports work to bring relief and services to those in need.

FBI, via WFPL

Eric Conn, eastern Kentucky’s infamous fraudster, has been running from the law for over a month now.

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Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to be in Lexington on Wednesday as part of the Administration’s efforts to get support for the health care bill being considered in the Senate. Arriving on Air Force Two with the Vice President  will be Sixth District Representative Andy Barr.

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