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
4:27 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Trail of Tears 175th Anniversary Observed at MCLIB

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The Indian Removal Act of 1830 brought more than 15,000 Cherokee through the WKMS service region.  Thursday at 7 p.m. the McCracken County Public Library presents the president of the Kentucky Trail of Tears Association, Alice Murphree of Hopkinsville, in observance of this year's 175th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears, part of the removal of native peoples from lands east of the Mississippi.  Ms. Murphree tells Kate Lochte more about the research she's done to certify sites on the Trail.

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Sports
4:23 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Annual Graves Co. Truck & Tractor Pull this Weekend, Benefiting Christmas Assistance Programs

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Larry Wooley of the Graves County Truck Pullers Association joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good, to talk about the Truck & Tractor Pull, this Saturday. Six years ago, Larry and members of the association decided to host a benefit show for the school system. Since then, they've raised more than $125,000. This year's event will be held 7 p.m. on Saturday (August 17) at the Mayfield Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit Christmas assistance programs. Tickets are available at the gate, $10 for adults, $5 for children between 5 and 12, free for children 4 or under.

Culture
1:51 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Why the Warren Thomas Museum Needs Your Help

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The church that beards Warren Thomas' name in Hickman, Kentucky, officially opened in 1869, and the first educational classes for African Americans began in its basement the next year. Fire destroyed the first building, but in 1898, another permanent building opened and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The 115 year old church structure has suffered theft and other problems that must be fixed before visitors can experience the site again. Kate Lochte has more with Jeannette Dean, who chairs the Warren Thomas Historic Society that strives to preserve this memorial to African American leaders of the 19th Century in Hickman.

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Sports
2:23 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

MSU Athletic Director on NCAA Rules Changes

Murray State University’s Athletic Director Allen Ward takes a look at NCAA rules changes and steps he's taken to ensure the university's compliance. He also talks about the new season ahead for Murray State on the field and on the court. It's Coach Chris Hatcher's fourth year, and several players who are key to the football team's success this year. He talks about Coach Steve Prohm's recent recruitment and some returning players and putting together a new team. 

Education
12:17 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

New Programs and More at Madisonville Community College

Madisonville Community College President Judy Rhoads joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to chat about what’s ahead for the new academic year at MCC. Rhoads talks about new online programs Energy Management, Human Services, and Healthcare Informatics. She also explains MCC's focus on workforce development, the advanced integrated technology program, and the college's emphasis on the mining area. See more about Madisonville Community College.

Society
11:33 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Participate in National Cancer Prevention Study 3

Murray Calloway County Hospital’s Mary Heff and Melissa Ross speak with Kate Lochte about the National Cancer Prevention Study-3, at Murray September 19 – 21. It's a landmark study and opportunity in Murray for anyone between the ages of  30 and 65 years old. They talk about the first two studies: the first from the 1950s, was a look at how smoking relates to cancer; the second, from the 80s, centered around nutrition guidelines for preventative methods like how sitting longer shortens longetivity. The third study will consist of doing a survey at home and then going to the Murray Calloway County Hospital. The goal is to find links among people across the nation to find out what causes cancer and what can be done to prevent cancer. See more about this study.

Business
11:13 am
Wed August 7, 2013

How Community Groups Can Book Speakers for Events

Kate Lochte speaks with Constance Alexander, Kentucky Humanities Council presenter and Murray State TQI Faculty Scholar and poet, on how community groups can book speakers for events. They talk about the Kentucky Humanities Council and how Constance became involved and one of her topics, "Connecting People and Place," about the people who used to live in and around what is now the general LBL area. They also talk about memories of WWII and its impact on society.

Arts
3:33 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

A Preview of Grand Rivers' 38th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival

Kate Lochte speaks with Marinel Larkin, Kentucky’s Western Waterland Executive Director, previewing the 38th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival in Grand Rivers’ Little Lake Park. Over 100 vendors with handmade crafts will be at the festival, along with food vendors and family activities. The three-day festival runs from August 31-September 2 in downtown Grand Rivers. For more information, call 270-928-4411.

Education
3:22 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Ann Neelon on Murray State's MFA Program and New Madrid

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Today on Sounds Good, MSU’s New Madrid Journal of Contemporary Literature Editor and MFA Program Director Anne Neelon drops by to review the Summer 2013 edition and preview the next publication. She speaks with Kate about the "paradigm shift" of evolving the MFA Program and how it caters to distance learning students in a 'budget-tight' environment. Also, how one can submit work to New Madrid, and the theme for the next issue: The Great Hunger. See more about the New Madrid Journal

Culture
11:30 am
Thu August 1, 2013

MSU Saudi Student Organization President Speaks on Ramadan

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As the end of Ramadan nears, around August 7, about a billion Muslims around the world have observed a month of Fasting, which is one of the Five Pillars or fundamental religious duties of Islam. We go to the south of Saudi Arabia this hour to learn more from a Murray State University student at home for the summer. 

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