Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
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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Business
4:59 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

MSU Alumna 'Dishes' on Global Marketing Career Ahead of Campus Lecture

Kristie Helms

A former editor of the Murray State News, Kristie Helms is now engaged in international business as Vice President and Global Head of Promotions and Social Business with the global marketing department at State Street Corporation in Boston. Helms is back in Murray tomorrow as a speaker for the 9th Annual Global Alumni Lecture. Kate Lochte speaks with Helms on Sounds Good about her career and about being a finalist in the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Debut Fiction for her book Dish it Up, Baby.

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Education
4:26 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Global Alumni Lecture Includes Retired VA Official, 30 Year Career Army Nurse

Lucretia McClenney
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US Army retired Colonel Lucretia McClenney is among speakers for the Global Alumni Lecture Series from 7 to 9 p.m. this Wednesday in Murray State's Curris Center Theatre. A self-proclaimed "Army Brat" - she was interviewed by the late Dr. Ruth Cole for a nursing scholarship at Murray State in 1968. She speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about her career in the US Army, her work with the US Department of Veterans Affairs and her plans on inviting Murray to become a commemorative partner for honoring Vietnam veterans.

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Education
3:41 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Calloway County Library's Sandy Linn on End of Life Caregiving Panel, Book Discussion

Sandy Linn on Sounds Good

Through a grant from the Kentucky Arts Council, the Calloway County Public Library recently held a forum on The Art of Caregiving, with a panel of health experts on how to make end of life decisions for family members. As a follow-up, the library is hosting a book discussion on Will Schwalbe's The End of Your Life Book Club in January. Kate Lochte speaks with the library's Sandy Linn about the event and the grant on Sounds Good.

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Sounds Good
9:56 am
Mon November 17, 2014

This Week on Sounds Good: Nov 17 - 21

Here's a look ahead at this week's conversations on Sounds Good:

Monday, November 17:

A 30 year career Army nurse now consults with the VA to commemorate the service of Vietnam Veterans in communities across the nation.  She's Colonel Lucretia McClenney who's back at Murray State for the Global Alumni Lecture Wednesday night - and we meet her on Sounds Good today.  

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Sports
5:43 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Racers Basketball Season Opens Tonight Against Houston

Cameron Payne
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The Racers Men's Basketball team kicks off their 90th season tonight in a home game against the Houston Cougars at the CFSB Center, their first match against them since 1955. Cameron Payne was recently placed on the watch list for the Bob Cousy Award and Lou Henson Award (Racer Alum Isaiah Canaan had previously made this list). Tracy Ross gets a preview with Voice of the Racers Neal Bradley on Sounds Good.

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Arts
5:24 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Murray Art Guild Features Local Art in Holiday Sale

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Holiday shopping begins with several local art sales and festivals around the region this weekend. Murray Art Guild's director Debi Danielson joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good because tonight, tomorrow and Sunday the Miller Center on Murray's Courthouse Square features the cornucopia of items available in its annual Holiday Sale, featuring a variety of mediums crafted by local artists.

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Arts
5:10 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Hotel Metropolitan Hosts First Purple Room Performance in 50 Years

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In the era of segregation, Paducah's Hotel Metropolitan was considered one of the finest African American hotels in the region. Many prominent guests have spent the night: Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Harlem Globetrotters, Satchel Paige, Thurgood Marshall, Thomas Dorsey, Ray Charles, Ike and Tina, and Cab Calloway. Now, the building functions as a museum, for its famous guests and 20th century African American history. Betty Dobson joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the hotel's first Purple Room performance in fifty years, tomorrow night, featuring harmonica bluesman "Rip Lee" Pryor.

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Culture
2:57 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Celebrate the Season with "Dickens of a Christmas" in Downtown Paducah

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Downtown Paducah transforms into a magical atmosphere in "Dickens of a Christmas" on November 29, as part of Small Business Saturday. Paducah Main Street Director Melinda Winchester joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with a preview of the day, featuring carriage rides, dancers, s'mores by the fire and more.

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Culture
2:31 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Understanding Traditional African American Burial Practices & The Memorial in Cadiz

African American Memorial at East End Cemetery in Cadiz
Credit Leida Underhill, Main Street Manager, Cadiz

Cadiz City Council authorized Cadiz Renaissance to pursue plants to upgrade East End Cemetery. Mayor Lyn Bailey formed a committee whose work culminates in this Saturday's unveiling of a monument to African-Americans buried there without markers. MSU Archeology Students led by Professor Dr. Anthony Ortmann assisted with ground-penetrating radar. John L. Street Library's Kim Fortman identified the names of at least 45 African Americans listed, but officials estimate there being as many as 200 unknown graves. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Steve Jones about traditional African American burial practices.

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Society
3:45 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Next Week is Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week in Calloway County

Kim Mason and Dr. Robert Lyons of The Gentry House in Murray

Thanksgiving is around the corner and is a time to reflect on good fortune, friends and family. Some good fortunes can be taken for granted: a roof over your head, food in the refrigerator, a job that pays a fair wage. The Gentry House in Murray helps homeless families with children who may have suffered from domestic violence or lost jobs. It's a transitional shelter where people can stay for up to 90 days. During this time, they'll get help finding a job, pursuing educational routes and permanent housing.

On Sounds Good, we speak with Gentry House director Kim Mason, and the president of its board of directors, Dr. Robert Lyons of Murray State's College of Education and Health Services.

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