Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays

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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Playlist

May 23, 2013

11:05 AM
Helicopter
Artist : M. Ward
Album : Transfiguration of Vincent
Label : Merge Records
11:08 AM
Dimes For Nickels
Artist : JD McPherson
Album : Signs & Signifiers
Label : Rounder
11:21 AM
The Picture
Artist : Son Volt
Album : The Search
Label : Transmit Sound/Legacy
11:25 AM
Angel Of Harlem
Artist : U2
Album : Rattle And Hum
Label : Island
11:28 AM
I Found You
Artist : Alabama Shakes
Album : Boys & Girls
Label : Ato Records
11:31 AM
Wrote A Song For Everyone
Artist : Mavis Staples
Album : You Are Not Alone
Label : ANTI Records
11:35 AM
Forgotten Realms
Artist : Mr. Day
Album : Dry Up In The Sun
Label : Favorite
11:46 AM
Cry One More Time
Artist : Gram Parsons
Album : G.P.
Label : Rhino/Warner Bros.
11:49 AM
Take These Chains From My Heart
Artist : Merle Haggard
Album : Roots, Vol. 1
Label : ANTI Records
11:52 AM
Looking For (The Heart Of Saturday Night)
Artist : Madeleine Peyroux
Album : Half The Perfect World
Label : Rounder
11:56 AM
Bad Crazy Day
Artist : LePercolateur
Album : Pop Manouche
Label : CD Baby
11:59 AM
Hold On, I’m Comin’
Artist : Sam Bush & David Grisman
Album : Hold On, We're Strummin'
Label : Acoustic Disc
12:04 PM
Jackson Square
Artist : Mason Jennings
Album : Boneclouds
Label : Sony
12:09 PM
The Low Highway
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West Records
12:13 PM
Waiting 4 The World 2 End
Artist : Amy Cook
Album : Summer Skin
Label : Roothouse Records
12:27 PM
A Shot In The Arm
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Label : Reprise / Wea
12:32 PM
We Will Become Silhouettes
Artist : The Shins
Album : The Believer, June 2005 music issue
Label : The Believer
12:35 PM
Under The Milky Way
Artist : Grant-Lee Phillips
Album : Nineteeneighties
Label : Zoe Records
12:48 PM
So Much Trouble In the World
Artist : Bob Marley
Album : Songs Of Freedom
Label : Island
12:52 PM
KV Crimes
Artist : Kurt Vile
Album : Wakin On A Pretty Daze
Label : Matador Records
12:56 PM
Don’t Lie
Artist : Vampire Weekend
Album : Modern Vampires Of The City
Label : XL Recordings

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Good Reads Kids
1:12 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Good Read: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Age Range: 12 and up

We continue our occasional series previewing good reads for young adults from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. This week's recommended read is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Saenz, winner of the 2013 Stonewall Book Award, Printz Honor, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, and Pura Belpre Author Award. It's a lyrical novel about family and friendship that critics and readers have called "tender, thought provoking, and breathtaking."

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Culture
3:53 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Landee Bryant on Maiden Alley Cinema's Digital Conversion

Maiden Alley Cinema is seeking funds for their digital conversion campaign. Mandatory digital conversion is happening across the country, effectively ending the era of 35mm films. For smaller, independent theaters, purchasing new equipment and replacing the projection set-up is costly, and in Maiden Alley's case, is $90,000, half of the annual operating budget. MAC's executive director Landee Bryant speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the change, and their Kickstarter campaign to meet the goal.

See more on Maiden Alley Cinema's website.

Politics
3:42 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Mayor Teresa Cantrell on New Mayfield City Website

The Mayfield City website is pretty unique among city sites in our area. Some of the new features include videos of Mayor Teresa Cantrell highlighting the city's strengths, a section for kids, and a calendar of summer festivals. Chad Lampe speaks with Mayor Cantrell about the development of the site and gets an update on Mayfield happenings. Click here to see the new website.

Arts
12:30 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Youth Report: Conversations with Artists at the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival

Kayla Eicholtz recording VOs in the studio

WKMS Youth Reporter Kayla Eicholtz gets to know some of the artists at the 2013 LowerTown Arts & Music Festival. In this extended version of her Sounds Good feature, she speaks with artists Marti McGinnis, Bob McGill, and David Barlow at their LowerTown booths on Saturday, May 18th. Click here to see more about the festival and the artists that attended

See more about the WKMS Youth Radio Project.

Architecture
4:49 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Boston Architect Designs Soaring Center Building for Discovery Park of America in Union City

Credit Chad Lampe

Obion County, Tennessee, looks to a fantastic new attraction near Union City to bring many thousands of visitors annually. The Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation is Discovery Park’s principal benefactor. Mr. Kirkland ultimately chose Louis Siriani to be the architect for the 100,000 square foot center of the new 50-acre Discovery Park of America. Since 1984, Siriani's been a principal of the Boston architectural firm Verner Johnson, Inc, which specializes in planning and designing museums which in this country alone draw millions of visitors a year. Mr. Siriani has planned and designed science and technology, history, and multi-disciplinary museums all over the country and the world. He spoke with Kate Lochte about working with Mr. Kirkland and the Union City community for this ambitious project.

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Education
4:37 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Summer Starts at Calloway County Public Library

Credit www.callowaycountylibrary.org

Chad Lampe has an update on activities happening this summer at the Calloway County Public Library. he speaks with Acquisitions and Programming Director Sandy Linn about adult and teen summer reading programs, special guests to the library for kids like puppet theatres and magicians, and summer family movie afternoons. Visit Calloway County Public Library online to see the calendar

Culture
2:57 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Samfest Remembers Local Musician Sammie Crutcher and Benefits Charities

Chris Kerlick speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about Samfest IV, a memorial/charity concert for late local musician Sammie Crutcher. Crutcher played in a Samfest is at Hidden Creek Campground in Springville, Tennessee on May 25. This family event features music in the styles of bluegrass, country and rock & roll. Proceeds from this year's event goes to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. See more information about the event.

Society
12:29 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Dietitian Laura Marbury on Healthy Eating and Fighting Weight Gain

Kate Lochte speaks with Laura Marbury, the Nutrition Affairs Program Manager for Tennessee and Kentucky about losing weight. The Southeastern Dairy Association is sending Marbury around Tennessee and Kentucky to spread her knowledge of nutrition including the fact that milk is a good source of vitamin D and how to fight the inevitable weight gain of one to three pounds a year. 

Environment
7:35 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Youth Report: Not So Fast, All About LBL's Turtle Derby

Earlier this month, over 16 million viewers tuned in to watch the 139th annual Kentucky Derby. To celebrate the event, the Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes held their own, much slower race: the Kentucky Turtle Derby. WKMS Youth Reporter Aaron Sikkel covered the event and sat down with Naturalist Aviva Yasgur to learn about how turtles contribute to the region's ecosystem. This article features the full version of the interview.

Special thanks to Aaron's mom, Claire Fuller, for coordinating the interview and taking photos. If you are interested in getting involved in the WKMS Youth Radio Project, check out our page with more info, here.

Culture
4:48 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Dueling Pianos Perform at Harrah's for Boys & Girls Club

Todd Anderson and Sam "Snacks" Hawkins of Leadership Paducah (Hawkins is also the Director of Operations for the Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club) speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the OCBGC and the opportunities it offers Paducah area youth. Hawkins also performed some slam poetry. They also talked about  the Big Bang Dueling Pianos Band performing for a benefit for the Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club at Harrah's in Metropolis on June 1. The event also features comedian "Kier." Doors open at 6 p.m., individual tickets are $50 each.

For more information, call (270) 556-0682 or email LPclass26@gmail.com. To learn more about the Leadership Paducah program, visit leadershippaducah.org. You can find out more about the Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club at ocbgc.org.

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