Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
  • Hosted by 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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Dentist Garth Bobrowski gives away thousands of dollars in free dental care for patients who can’t afford it in his small town of Greensburg, Kentucky.

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Like most schools in the region, Murray State University had a wintry start to the Spring semester, but things are kicking into gear despite delays. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with MSU President Dr. Bob Davies about some of those efforts, along with the university's connection to Marshall County High School in the wake of a recent tragic shooting, what Governor Matt Bevin's proposed budget cuts could mean for the university and strategic plan and enrollment efforts.

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The Murray Art Guild is hosting "Interwoven," a community weaving event designed to encourage unity.  Executive director Debi Danielson stopped by Sounds Good to discuss the project.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Psychological science may not be able to take away all the pain and sorrow during times of tragedy, but it can help. Murray State University professor Dr. Michael Bordieri visited Sounds Good to discuss ways survivors of traumatic events, such as the recent shooting at Marshall County High School, can cope with their feelings.

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Donald Trump told supporters on the campaign trail his plan to combat the opioid crisis. It included stopping the flow of drugs into the country, increase the penalties for drug trafficking, and make treatment more accessible.

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin presented his State of the Commonwealth on Tuesday. He suggested 70 programs that could be eliminated from the state budget.

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President Donald Trump made coal a central theme of his first year in office. So after a year in office, what does his record tell us? The Ohio Valley ReSource series, “One Year, Under Trump,” looks at what the president has done on some of the region’s key issues. As Becca Schimmel reports, despite the coal-heavy rhetoric, the area’s industry has seen only minor change in employment.

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Data suggests many have already strayed from their New Year’s resolutions.  Murray State University professor Dr. Michael Bordieri visited Sounds Good to discuss how people can stick to their resolutions and make positive changes during the new year.

Restricted Right: Ohio Valley Women Face Abortion Barriers

Jan 8, 2018
Mary Meehan | Ohio Valley ReSource

Closing clinics and a wave of legislative restrictions in the past year made it harder for women in the Ohio Valley to get an abortion. Half of Ohio’s clinics have closed. Kentucky and West Virginia each have a single remaining clinic. As Mary Meehan of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports advocates for reproductive rights are working to help women overcome the growing barriers.

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Another semester is in the books at Murray State University. As we look ahead to 2018, Matt Markgraf speaks with President Bob Davies, reflecting on the Fall semester and efforts underway in the upcoming year. They recap the commencement ceremony last weekend, discuss a recent student engagement survey, describe 'aggressive' enrollment efforts and partnerships in Europe... and some New Years resolutions.

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