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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Puppies Sound Good
2:58 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

[Slideshow] Puppies Sound Good: Meet Howie

Today on Sounds Good we met Howie, a fluffy golden retriever mix puppy, available for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. Howie is mostly black, with white paws and a white chest. He was very cuddly and playful at WKMS, and one of the more relaxed puppies to visit the station. When the conversation began, Howie gave Todd Hatton puppy kisses and fell asleep next to his seat. Humane Society's Kathy Hodge says that's the kind of puppy he is. They also discuss upcoming events and activities for pets and their owners.

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Good Reads
12:12 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Paducah Author Collects Recipes from Kentucky & Tennessee Celebrities for Nonprofits

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Paducah author Pamela Whinnery has collected recipes from Tennessee and Kentucky celebrities and published them in two cookbooks. On Sounds Good, she explains how she went about collecting the recipes from Academy award winners, to well-known musicians, to Olympic medalists. Whinnery splits the proceeds of sales of the cookbooks with non-profits, large and small and previews the event Monday at WKCTC.

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Society
10:51 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Death Row Exoneree Speaks at Murray State

Kirk Bloodsworth
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Amnesty International at Murray State University hosts death row exoneree Kirk Bloodsworth Friday night at 6 in MSU's Freed Curd Auditorium. Bloodsworth is the first person in the United States exonerated from death row by DNA testing. The lecture is open to all. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Kirk Bloodsworth about the circumstances of his exoneration.

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Arts
12:26 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

MSU Jazz Orchestra Previews Midwest Clinic Concert Tonight in Lovett

Dr. Todd Hill on Sounds Good

The Midwest Clinic is among the largest instrumental music educators conferences in the world, drawing an international attendance of roughly 17,000. Murray State University's Jazz Orchestra was one of two jazz programs in the country selected to perform at this prestigious event (the other is Sam Houston State University). Director Dr. Todd Hill stops by Sounds Good with a preview of their concert, this December in Chicago, tonight in Lovett Auditorium. 

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Arts
4:24 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

A Preview of Murray State's Holiday Art Auction

Auction postcard, featuring 'Variations on Circles and Squares" by Wayne Bates

Murray State's Department of Art & Design faculty, area artists, alumni and talented students offer their works at an auction to raise money this Friday with the Annual MSU Holiday Art Auction. Kate Lochte speaks with artist, professor and chair of the auction committee, Sarah Gutwirth. 

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Arts
3:58 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

MSU's New Furniture Design & Woodworking Professor Showcases Work in Clara Eagle Gallery

from the Sites exhibit, by Sarah Martin

Today is the last day of a two-artist show featuring artworks in wood and photographs in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery. There's a talk by photographer Noah Doely at 4 p.m. with a show-closing reception following. So there are only a few hours left to see the exhibitions. A couple weeks ago, we met Doely on Sounds Good. Today, we meet Murray State's new assistant professor in furniture design and woodworking, Sarah Martin. She and Kate Lochte take a walk through her exhibition, titled "Sites" in the Gallery on the sixth floor of Doyle Fine Arts.

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Sounds Good
9:50 am
Mon November 10, 2014

This Week on Sounds Good: Nov 10 - 14

Here's a look ahead at this week's conversations on Sounds Good:

Monday, November 10

There's just the remainder of today to see Sarah Martin's artworks in wood in an exhibit titled "Sites" in MSU's Clara Eagle Gallery, so we stroll through the show with the artist on a "Two Sarahs" Sounds Good day, with Dr. Todd Hill also dropping by to chat about tomorrow night's concert in Lovett Auditorium. 

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Good Reads
4:21 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

NPR's David Greene on New Book 'Midnight in Siberia'

Midnight in Siberia book cover

As his two-and-a-half year post as NPR's Moscow bureau chief came to an end, David Greene decided to chase after one final story. Together with Sergei, his translator, co-producer, and closest friend in Russia, Greene rode the Trans-Siberian Railway across the country - a 6,000 mile journey - to speak with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. Kate Lochte speaks with Greene on Sounds Good.

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Datebook
3:49 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Volunteers Needed to Replant Daffodils at Land Between the Lakes

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Land Between the Lakes invites the public to return the daffodil bulbs displaced by the US68/KY80 highway construction project in March 2007. The volunteer workday is on November 15. There's also an opportunity to plant any daffodils anytime through November 23 at areas marked off by small orange pin flags. Daffodil volunteer coordinator Jan Culwell speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the effort.

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Good Reads
2:31 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Uncommon Mystery: The Flanders Panel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

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Murray State University Professor Emeritus Michael Cohen continues his series of uncommon mystery reviews on Sounds Good with Arturo Pérez Reverte's 1990 mystery The Flanders Panel. It's a multi-layered, 'whodunit' thriller set in the world of art restoration and the riddles of a Renaissance-era masterpiece.

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