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 21, 2013

11:05 AM
Hell On Wheels
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
11:08 AM
New Days
Artist : Delta Rae
Album : Carry The Fire
Label : Sire / Wea
11:11 AM
Tennessee Flat-Top Box
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : The Essential Johnny Cash
Label : Sony
11:14 AM
Oh Me Oh My
Artist : Deadstring Brothers
Album : Cannery Row
Label : Bloodshot Records
11:26 AM
Mrs. Robinson
Artist : The Lemonheads
Album : It's A Shame About Ray
Label : Atlantic
11:30 AM
Crazy Love, Vol. II
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : Graceland
Label : Sony Legacy
11:34 AM
Goin’ Down To Monte Carlo
Artist : Van Morrison
Album : Born To Sing: No Plan B
Label : Blue Note Records
11:44 AM
Black Sheep
Artist : Gin Wigmore
Album : Gravel & Wine
Label : Mercury Records
11:47 AM
Cavalier
Artist : Shovels and Rope
Album : O' Be Joyful
Label : Dualtone Music Group
11:51 AM
Run Thru
Artist : My Morning Jacket
Album : It Still Moves
Label : Ato Records / Red
11:57 AM
The Next Big Thing
Artist : Tony Trischka
Album : Territory
Label : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
12:04 PM
Talking At The Same Time
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Bad As Me
Label : Anti
12:09 PM
Imuhar
Artist : Bombino
Album : Nomad
Label : Nonesuch
12:12 PM
Waitin’
Artist : Caitlin Rose
Album : The Stand-In
Label : ATO RECORDS / RED
12:16 PM
All This Living
Artist : The Black Lillies
Album : Runaway Freeway Blues
Label : Attack Monkey Productions/ North Knox Records
12:33 PM
Lonely Avenue
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : The Best Of Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years
Label : Rhino/Wea UK
12:35 PM
Someone Will
Artist : Dawes
Album : Stories Don't End
Label : HUB
12:41 PM
Country Girl
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
12:45 PM
Caught In The Rain
Artist : Preston School of Industry
Album : Monsoon
Label : Matador Records
12:48 PM
Drivin’ On 9
Artist : The Breeders
Album : Last Splash
Label : Elektra / Wea
12:51 PM
The Magician
Artist : Jason Isbell
Album : Sirens Of The Ditch
Label : New West Records
12:55 PM
Heartbreaker
Artist : The Walkmen
Album : Heaven
Label : Fat Possum

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Education
4:03 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Prichard Committee Director Answers Questions About Common Core Standards

Stu Silberman

The May first edition of the Wall Street Journal included an article by Stephanie Banchero entitled "Learning Goals Spur Backlash." To find out about if there's been any backlash from adopting the Common Core standards in Kentucky schools, we sought an overview from The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, the state's private, non-profit advocacy group for all levels of public education. Kate Lochte speaks with its Executive Director Dr. Stu Silberman. 

Arts
4:20 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Meet "Happy Art" Founder Marti McGinnis

Credit Happy Art, Marti McGinnis, Facebook

LowerTown Arts & Music Festival in Paducah comes up the weekend of May 17 through 19 and one of the artists coming to show and sell her works is Lexington-based Marti McGinnis, whose work you can see at happyart.com. She's among over sixty artists coming to LowerTown. See more about the festival's artists, concerts, and food at lowertownamf.com

Good Reads Kids
4:13 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Good Read: The White Bicycle by Beverly Brenna

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 The White Bicycle, by Beverly Brenna, a 2013 Printz Honor coming-of-age adventure told from the perspective of Taylor Jane, a young woman with Asperger's Syndrome. Booklist calls this story, for ages 14 to 17, a "finespun gem" that would be "a shame" to miss. 

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Society
4:07 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Murray Attorney on Youth Pranks and Crimes

Murray Attorney Mark Blankenship joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to discuss how youths need to realize that what used to be pranks now lead to involvement with the courts. 

Arts
5:44 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Mother Raises Scholarship Dollars in her Son's Memory on Mother's Day

Credit artinthegardenmotherstribute.blogspot.com

Chris and Randy Janne host Art in the Garden, an art show/sale and garden tour this Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at their home at 3223 Buckner Lane in Paducah. Admission is free. Proceeds from art sales go to the J. Darin Loftis Memorial Scholarship Fund. It was established by Calloway County High School Class of '86 to honor their classmate who was killed while serving in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2012. Kate Lochte speaks with Chris Janne on Sounds Good.

See event information on our Events Calendar.

More information is available at artinthegardenmotherstribute.blogspot.com.

Education
5:27 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Anticipating Murray State's Graduation Ceremony

On Sound Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Mary Ann Gardener, Executive Assistant to the Provost of Murray State University, who directs on-site organization of this Saturday's Murray State University Commencement Ceremony. Hear about when traffic will be at is peak. Also, hear an interview with Dr. Bob Jackson, Associate VP for Institutional Advancement, Office of Development, about planning for the Commencement's Guest Speaker, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell. 

Culture
5:18 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

LowerTown Arts & Music Festival 2013 Preview

Michael & Victoria Terra
Credit terracottageceramics.com

Kate Lochte speaks with Victoria and Michael Terra who are co-directing the 2013 Lower Town Arts & Music Festival, May 17 through 19. It features more juried artists than ever. Two stages featuring a variety of excellent musicians. An expanded Taste of Paducah. Art Cars. And... a new competition "Top Potter Showdown." The festival website is www.lowertownamf.com.

Click here for information about our live broadcast from LowerTown.

Puppies Sound Good
11:49 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Hunter

Meet Hunter!

Hunter came up to make his radio debut today! He's a playful and energetic Labrador puppy. He loved meeting everyone at the station and was very curious to find snug hiding spots underneath chairs and tables even though he's bigger than he thinks. When we brought him into the studio, he climbed into his foster mom's lap and went right to sleep! We think he'd be a great fit for a family with kids and plenty of energy. Here's more information about Hunter on petfinder.com

Culture
4:13 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Market House Theatre: One Weekend, Two Shows

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Both hours of Sounds Good today feature directors of upcoming productions at the Market House Theatre in Paducah. "Tomato Plant Girl," by Wesley Middleton, opens May 9-12 in the Studio Theatre and follows a new girl in town, sharing a garden with a 'bossy best friend,' when mayhem ensues. 'Love, Loss, and What I Wore" is May 11 and 12th at 7 p.m. This special production for Mother's Day weekend uses clothing and accessories to tell a funny, wistful, and universal stories that women can identify with. Hear both interviews below.

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Sports
4:37 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Iron Moms Run Half-Marathon for Family Relief Program

Credit Facebook

Family Service Society, Inc. of Paducah provides immediate emergency relief to residents of Paducah and McCracken County. Proceeds of a Mother's Day weekend run benefit the Society. Kate Lochte speaks with Iron MOM Half-Marathon Coordinator Amy Peal, President of Rehab Associates Foundation on Sounds Good. The half-marathon is Saturday, May 11. The official website is paducahironmom.com.

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