Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
Austin Carter
Tracy Ross

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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Culture
3:37 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

'Mormon Mama' Cookbook Author Seeks Pasta Day Recipe

Kate Lochte speaks with Shannon Smurthwaite, author of "Mormon Mama Italian Cookbook" on Sounds Good. They talk about her inspiration for writing the cookbook, capturing the recipes form her family heritage, and how her Mormon faith has influenced the writing. Shannon is looking for an original pasta recipe in honor of National Pasta Day October 17. Winners get a copy of the cookbook and are featured on her website myitalianmama.com
Sports
4:21 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Racer Football Update with 'Voice of the Racers' Neal Bradley

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Tracy Ross speaks with "Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley about the beginning of the football season. We're currently five games in, at 3 and 2. Tracy asks Neal if the Racers are in a better or worse position than predicted. They talk about the position in the OVC for the Racers and how other teams stack up. Near the end of the interview, Bradley talks about the year ahead for the MSU Racers Men's Basketball team. See more MSU sports at goracers.com.

Arts
4:13 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

PSO Concert Includes Composition by Violist Jacob Tews

Jacob Tews is Lecturer in Viola and Music Theory at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and performs with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra. The October 5th Concert program of the Symphony includes his Chamber Symphony "Three Reflections." We hear the Prologue Hymn and meet the composer to learn more about this composition...

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Arts
3:57 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

PSO Maestro Ponti Previews Dvorak's New World Symphony

Dvorak's New World Symphony headlines the program of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra concert at 7 pm in the Carson Center tomorrow (Saturday, October 5). Maestro Raffaele Ponti previews the concert with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. Maestro Ponti also talks about a featured performance by Jacob Tews and his experience working with the composer. Also, he talks about his recent work in area schools and how he's getting kids interested and involved in classical music. See more at Paducah Symphony's website

Arts
1:00 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Murray Art Guild's City Wide Art Hop

Debi Danielson, Executive Director of the Murray Art Guild speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the Guild's City Wide Art Hop this Friday (October 4). Five locations host seven exhibitions. The event begins at the Guild (500 N. 4th St) with "From One Generation to the Next" by George Beard and Justin Roberts: Willow. The second stop is Miller Center (201 S. 4th) with "PROOFS photography & the Cardboard ARTcade. Third stop is 412 Main St. (next to Mugsy's) showcasing "Out of the Dark: Murray High School Student Art Show" arranged by instructor Ted Dotson. The fourth stop is at the MSU Clara Eagle Galleries (6th floor Fine Arts Building, 15th & Olive) with "Goldfields" photography in the main gallery and "Simulacra" works in clay in the upper gallery. And the final stop is at the MSU Curris Center Gallery (bottom floor Curris Center at Chestnut St.) with "Iowa MFA Candidates" featuring work in metal, ceramics, print and painting. See more on Murray Art Guild's Facebook page

Environment
12:52 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

'On the Grid,' Regulations for Electric Utilities Part 2

In the second of three conversations with freelance writer Nancy Grant of Louisville, she and Kate discuss  her series “On The Grid” for Kentucky Living magazine, about how regulations keep the complex electric utility system running smoothly. In this conversation, they speak about the 'rules that keep the power flowing, how an invisible web of federal rules and regulations governs electric utility operations and affect your bills,' an article written by Grant.. See more about Nancy's work on her website.

Arts
4:07 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Artist Dale Leys Exhibits 'A 40 Year Retrospective'

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Murray State art professor and local artist Dale Leys joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about his exhibition titled, "Dale Leys: A 40 Year Retrospective," opening at The Yeiser Art Center, Maiden Alley Cinema, and Ruth Baggett's Gallery 1025 this weekend (October 5, 2013), through November 2. The works display Leys' live and experience as an artist living and teaching in western Kentucky and his travels abroad over the decades. See a great article with more information and photos at ilistpaducah.com

See more of Dale Leys' work on his website

Arts
3:53 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

'Simulacra' on Display at MSU Clara Eagle Gallery

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Colin Nesbit of Murray State's Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery joins Chad Lampe on Sounds Good to talk about the work of Tim Kowalczyk on display, called "Simlulacra: Ceramic Works." Simulacra is the plural for simulacrum, which means likeness or similarity, often tied to photorealism or pop art. Viewers of the gallery will recognize the objects on display as things other than porcelain construction despite the medium. The gallery is on display through October 18. See more on The Clara M. Eagle Gallery Facebook page.

Business
4:47 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Multi-State Telecommunications Summit at MSU Oct. 9

Kate Lochte speaks with Michael Ramage, Associate Director of Murray State's Center for Telecommunications Management. They are hosting a Multi-State Telecommunications Summit at MSU October 9th, featuring the chief economist of the Federal Communications Commission, Dr. Steve Wildman. This is a free conference for the telecom industry, state PSC commissioners and staff members, and members of academic telecommunications programs that will address change in technology and the marketplace and its impact on regulatory bodies. Click here for more information.

Arts
4:34 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Third Annual "Art in the Vineyard" at Purple Toad Winery

Paducah Art Guild's Susan French joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the third annual Art in the Vineyard at Purple Toad Winery on Old US 45, Noon to 5 pm on October 12. Artists will display, sell, and demonstrate their work including pottery, paintings, jewelry, woodwork, and more. Singer/songwriter Mark Donham and Dorothy & Jace Seavers will provide music. Heavenly Cakes & Cafe will host lunch items and desserts. Admisison is free. See more at arguildofpaducah.org.

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