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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Arts
3:33 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Dr. Bob Previews the Fireworks Rhythm & Blues Revue! This Friday

Dr. Bob stops by Sounds Good to talk about the Fireworks Rhythm & Blues Revue!
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

"It's the greatest rhythm and blues festival that never happened" and it's this Friday from 7 to 11 pm on WKMS. The Fireworks Rhythm & Blues Revue! is a virtual concert featuring legendary performers like Muddy Waters, Etta James, Solomon Burke, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ray Charles, James Brown and many others. Dr. Bob Lochte produced this unique experience and speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good  about the concept, how he chose the music and reuniting former WKMS hosts John Griffin and Jim Carpenter.

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Environment
3:39 pm
Mon June 29, 2015

Why Efforts to Save Bats are Complicated by Electric Utility Rules

Northern long-eared bat at Mammoth Cave with white-nose syndrome. Photo by the US Fish & Wildlife Service.
Credit USFWSmidwest, Flickr Commons, Creative Commons License

"The reason bats are important is because they're the night shift on insect patrol," says energy journalist Nancy Grant. She recently wrote an article for Kentucky Living's "On The Grid" section titled, "Bats For Trees," in which she explains why the health of the little animal has an impact on electricity. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Grant about the complicated issue involving two conflicting government agencies and efforts to maintain populations of the Northern long-eared bat alive, which has been plagued by white-nose syndrome.

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Arts
10:47 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

[Update] Hear a LIVE Broadcast from ROMP Thursday

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Update: Due to a technical issue with the connection to the live feed, we were unfortunately unable to broadcast the live performances. We hope to broadcast a recording of the Punch Brothers performance at a later date. Stay tuned.

We're broadcasting LIVE from the International Bluegrass Music Museum's ROMP Festival Thursday night, with thanks to a partnership with our friends at WNIN in Evansville. The Jive House and The Off Beat will be pre-empted, but you can catch them at their Sunday times: 7 p.m. and 8.

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Arts
2:53 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Tonight's RIVERfront Concert Series Features Gideon's Rifle and Humming House

RIVERfront Concert Series Flyer
Credit paducahky.gov

Paducah Parks Services continues their RIVERfront Concert Series tonight with performances by local group Gideon's Rifle (also WKMS Battle of the Bands winner) and Nashville-based group Humming House. Both are five-piece bands that complement each other in terms of style and energy, says Special Events Coordinator Molly Tomasallo. She speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about tonight's concert in downtown Paducah.

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Education
2:28 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Hopkins County Teacher Starts Podcast as "Destination for All Things Education"

Steven Bauer, Ed.S.
Credit photo provided

Hopkins County's Pride Avenue 4th Grade Teacher Steven Bauer has initiated a series of podcasts devoted to the teaching profession with a focus on topics that he wished had been covered in class before experiencing them firsthand while teaching. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about these topics, including how to build relationships with parents, cultural differences when interacting with students and who a first-year teacher should make friends with right away.

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Arts
4:03 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Film Production Company Holds Auditions for Suspenseful Drama 'Candles' This Sunday in Murray

Poster for Candles: The Camp Scott Murders provided
Credit Chance Films Productions

Chance Film Productions is holding auditions for the the feature film Candles this Sunday at Murray State University's CFSB Center. The suspenseful drama starring Kathryn Eastwood is based on an event in 1977 in Locust Grove, Oklahoma where three young girls (ages 8-10) were raped and murdered at the Camp Scott Girl Scout Camp. The production company hopes to bring justice to these girls and their families by recreating the manhunt and trial that followed and revealing the true killer. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Producer/Screenwriter John Russell Penn and Associate Producer Connie Maynord about the film, what they're looking for in auditions and why they chose to film in Kentucky.

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Arts
2:49 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Market House Extends 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' Run of Mary Poppins

Market House Theatre's production of Mary Poppins promotional slide
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Market House Theatre in Paducah is extending its run of Mary Poppins due to popular demand. Executive Director Michael Cochran says it ties a record for the longest running show and largest attendance in the theatre's history. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the production, about the special fly system and how to get one of the few remaining tickets.

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Arts
12:57 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Audubon State Resort Park Museum Has Over 1,400 Original Artifacts

John James Audubon Museum Tower
Credit parks.ky.gov

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the John James Audubon State Resort Park in Henderson offers amenities for day trips and camping excursions. With scenic hiking trails, bird-watching spots, a Nature Center and more, the park was named one of the nation's top 100 Family Campgrounds in 2008 by ReserveAmerica. Distinctive buildings and a historical museum display and interpret the life of the American ornithologist, naturalist and painter, John James Audubon. Assistant Museum Curator Tom Jakes stopped by Sounds Good this week to tell us more about the museum's treasures. 

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Arts
3:00 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Paducah Wastelanders Celebrates the Summer Solstice This Weekend

Paducah Wastelanders Summer Solstice Show Promotional Flyer designed by new member Jason Hargrove
Credit Paducah Wastelanders, Facebook

Note: There was an opening reception last weekend like the flyer mentions. They also hold two more showings this weekend.

Paducah's Wastelanders have been active since the early 1960s, before the artist influx that made Paducah a UNESCO city for the arts. This group celebrates the Summer Solstice with a show this weekend in the historic Joe's Market at 10th and Park Ave. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Juanita Gilliam about the exhibit, who says there's something for everyone.

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Culture
4:14 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

Hear Dozens of Interviews with Civil Rights Activists at Vanderbilt's Digital Archive

Screenshot of Vanderbilt's Digital Archive of Robert Penn Warren's "Who Speaks for the Negro?"
Credit whospeaks.library.vanderbilt.edu

On the Kentucky side of the border along Tennessee sits a little railroad town named Guthrie, the home of the nation's first poet laureate and three-time Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and poet Robert Penn Warren, known as "Red" Warren, born in 1905. During the Civil Rights Movement, Warren wrote a book titled Who Speaks for the Negro? featuring interviews with activists like Malcom X, Martin Luther King Jr. and many others. For nearly a decade, these interviews have been available online for listening. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns more about the digital archive from Mona Frederick, Executive Director of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University.

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