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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On 250 acres of lush, natural scenery with three lakes, a new two-story gray stone senior center is waiting for "beautiful people" to make it their home. The Lakes of Paducah is opening this month, and Executive Director Shannon Livingston talks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good today to tell us more about the new 42-unit assisted living center. 

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As the sweltering heat of summer persists, thoughts of sweet iced tea and frozen lemonade taunt us. But how did ice become an American necessity? Dr. Jonathan Rees of Colorado State University speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good today about his new book, Refrigeration Nation, and Americans' addiction to ice.  

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This Friday and Saturday, East Nashville's Five Points neighborhood anticipates tens of thousands of visitors for the Tomato Art Fest founded by Meg and Bret MacFadyn, owners of the Art and Invention Gallery. The neighborhood pitched in to grow the event, touted by the Oxford American and Southern Living as one of the "five things you need to know in the South right now." On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Meg MacFadyn about the festival celebrating all things tomato, the concert Friday night and area art vendors.

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WKCTC's Inland Logistics and Marine Institute is funded by a portion of a $23.8 million dollar grant through the US Labor Department Trade Adjustments and Assistance Community College and Career Training Program, to start and grow their program and improve online content in an effort to provide training for high-skilled, high-wage positions. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with the program's director Troy Courtney about the program and the open house on August 10.

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Flatboats were the most prevalent form of transportation on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers through the late 1700's and early 1800's. While the harsh, active river currents and salvaging settlers have left little to explore of these boats, the remains of one vessel have been found in the muddy banks of the Ohio. Kate Lochte welcomes SIU Carbondale Center for Archaeological Investigations Director Dr. Mark Wagner to Sounds Good to discuss his new book "The Wreck of the America in Southern Illinois: A Flatboat on the Ohio River."

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Add a treacherous hike with stories of murder and betrayal, and a regional mystery ensues. Livingston County settler, and sister to President Thomas Jefferson, Lucy Jefferson Lewis, may not be buried where history and a small gravestone says she is. Tommy Thompson stops by Sounds Good to talk about his work to solve the mystery.   

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Hickman County went from ranking 140th to 2nd in the state this year in the state college and career readiness ranking, thanks to its new educational program, Falcon Academy. Kate Lochte speaks with Hickman County High School Principal Kevin Estis on Sounds Good about how the program preps students for college. 

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The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden in Owensboro wraps up the summer with Balloons Over The Garden, the last weekend of August. Originally part of the Dazzling Daylillies Festival last June, the event was rescheduled due to weather. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Rob Blackham, Vice President of the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden Board and engineer involved with "Balloons Over The Garden" about how one can cross 'riding in a hot air balloon' off their bucket list and whether or not 'selfie sticks' are allowed on the ride.

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Bees have been on decline in the western hemisphere for the last 10 or 15 years, says beekeeper hobbyist Jim Gould. This is due to reduction in habitat, invasive pests and an increase in pesticide use. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Gould about how beekeepers can bring populations back from the brink and how people interested in beekeeping can get started, ahead of the McCracken County Master Gardener's Toolbox program next Tuesday.

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iList Western Kentucky's iNest columnist/blogger/homesteader Kelsie Gray writes about topics ranging from taking care of chickens in your backyard to making your own deodorant. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets Gray and learns more about her writing, why she's named her chickens after small towns in Oklahoma and how she developed a passion for homesteading while living on a commune.

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