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

April 15, 2013

11:04 AM
(Just Like) Starting Over
Artist : John Lennon
Album : The John Lennon Collection
Label : Capitol
11:08 AM
Slippin’ and Slidin’
Artist : Justin Townes Earle
Album : Harlem River Blues
Label : Bloodshot Records
11:25 AM
Heartbreaker
Artist : Alabama Shakes
Album : Boys & Girls
Label : Ato Records
11:28 AM
Into The Mystic
Artist : Van Morrison
Album : Moondance
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
11:32 AM
Nobody Wants A Lonely Heart
Artist : Arthur Russell
Album : Love Is Overtaking Me
Label : Audika Records
11:34 AM
Let My Love Open The Door
Artist : M. Ward
Album : Sweetheart 2005
Label : Live More Musically
11:38 AM
Just A Deck Of Cards
Artist : Deadstring Brothers
Album : Cannery Row
Label : Bloodshot Records
11:42 AM
Nevada, California
Artist : The Jayhawks
Album : Hollywood Town Hall
Label : Sony Legacy
11:46 AM
Our Hearts Are Wrong
Artist : Jessica Lea Mayfield
Album : Tell Me
Label : Nonesuch
11:49 AM
Let’s Get It On
Artist : Marvin Gaye
Album : Anthology
Label : Motown
11:53 AM
I’m A One Woman Man
Artist : Hindu Love Gods
Album : Self Titled
Label : Warner Bros / Wea
11:56 AM
It Don’t Mean A Thing
Artist : The Snapdaddys
Album : Snappy Hour
Label : Refined Records
12:04 AM
Hearts And Minds
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Honky Tonk
Label : Rounder
12:08 AM
Simple Twist Of Fate
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Blood On The Tracks
Label : Sony
12:27 AM
Hopefully
Artist : My Morning Jacket
Album : At Dawn
Label : Darla Records
12:33 AM
If I Needed You
Artist : Andrew Bird
Album : Hands of Glory
Label : MOM & POP MUSIC
12:36 AM
Sea Of Love
Artist : Cat Power
Album : The Covers Record
Label : Matador Records
12:39 AM
True Love Will Find You In The End
Artist : Beck
Album : Late Great Daniel Johnston
Label : High Wire Music
12:45 AM
The Last Beat Of My Heart
Artist : DeVotchKa
Album : Curse Your Little Heart
Label : Ace Fu Records
12:50 AM
All I Need
Artist : Radiohead
Album : In Rainbows
Label : Ato Records / Red
12:54 AM
Lights
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : The Beast In Its Tracks
Label : Pytheas Recoridngs

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Puppies Sound Good
4:11 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Gus and Lola

Two very sweet puppies came up to the station today, Lola and Gus are shih tzu / boxer mixes, sister and brother, in need of a loving home from the Humane Society of Calloway County. Lola is the fluffy white one and Gus is the scrappy brown and white one. Even though they are only 10 weeks old, they are very friendly and approached every staff member, eager to be pet. Their foster mom says they are energetic and currently live in a house with a several large dogs and do just fine playing with them. They are estimated to be about 30 to 50 pounds when fully grown and are working on their house training, crate training, and basic obedience. 

More information about Gus

More information about Lola

For information on adoption, visit the Humane Society of Calloway County website.

Education
7:04 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Grammar Expert Jeanne Clements on the Verbal Education Training Tool

Kate Lochte speaks with a grammar expert, Jeanne Clements on Sounds Good. She’s the creator of Verbal Education, a vocabulary training tool for taking college entrance exams. According to verbaleducation.com, the program is a method utilizing mnemonics for vocabulary with high-frequency in SATs and ACTs. The methods include visualization, associative memory, morphemic analysis, and more. Clements has a background of 25 years as an educator and currently directs the Association of Language Arts Teachers of America and is Vice-President of Intstructivision, Inc. See more at verbaleducation.com.

Arts
6:55 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Meet Craig Felker, Christian Pop/Rock Singer with Hearts of Saints and Paducah Native

Credit www.heartsofsaints.com

Sounds Good welcomes Paducah native Craig Felker. Felker is the front man for the Christian pop/rock group Hearts of Saints performing on the riverfront this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. He speaks with Kate Lochte about growing up in Paducah, how his faith has played a role in his style of music and how music has strengthened his faith. The Christian pop/rock group, also comprised of Jason Killebrew, Jesse Grisham, and Joel Purdy, plays on Wilson Stage. The concert is free to the public. For more information on the summer concert series, visit paducahalliance.org.

Watch their music video for "Merciful God" below:

Society
11:42 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Watson & Robinson Collection Offers Glimpse into African-American History in Hopkinsville

Kate Lochte speaks with Louise Jones of the Kentucky Historical Society about the Watson & Robinson Families Collection on exhibit at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library. The collection features 27 handwritten letters detailing family history information and offers a glimpse into the history of African-American communities in Hopkinsville. A free community event, made possible by the Kentucky Historical Society and the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky, will be held July 20 at the library. Sessions include open-sharing sessions about the letters, and a special panel discussion on researching African-American roots. For more information, contact the KHS Reference Desk at 502-564-1792, extension 4460, or email KHSrefdesk@ky.gov.

Arts
11:30 am
Tue July 9, 2013

MFA Reading Wednesday Night Brings This American Life Essayist to Murray

Murray State's MFA Reading Series' fourth and final visiting author Davy Rothbart has achieved celebrity status for contributions to This American Life and for being interviewed by David Letterman and appreciated by Jon Stewart. This year a musical titled Found is premiering, based on Rothbart's decade of producing Found Magazine. He's also an essayist and memoirist. Some say he's a modern day Jack Kerouac for the rap generation. Rothbart presents Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Clara Eagle Gallery of Doyle Fine Arts on campus, a reading that's open to all. Kate Lochte asked Davy Rothbart about his work.

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Culture
12:49 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Celebrate Independence Day at The Homeplace

LBL's Special Events Coordinator Cindy Earls and Public Affairs Specialist Denise Schmittou join Kate Lochte in the studio to talk about special 4th of July events at Land Between the Lakes this weekend. At The Homeplace, attend events including decorating the house and dinner on the ground (bring a picnic lunch), raise the Liberty Pole and join Kentucky Statesman Henry Clay. Enjoy old-time music by The Dixie Volunteers, tales by Don Bailey, patriotic crafts, games, and refreshments. Click here for more information (PDF).

Arts
12:35 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Wicker Poetry Ponders Pop Culture Icons

The 2012 publication of "Maybe the Saddest Thing" gave poet Marcus Wicker more national attention. His earning the 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship brought him a $15,000 prize. He teaches writing at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville and reads from his works this Sunday at 7 p.m. at Murray State as a visiting artist in the MFA Summer Reading series. The reading is open to all in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery, sixth floor Doyle Fine Arts. Kate Lochte met Mr. Wicker by phone.

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Arts
9:47 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Daughter of the West Adds New Voice to Literature of the Region

Soft-spoken, wide-eyed author Claire Vaye Watkins packs a punch with odd, heart-rending stories set in Nevada and collected in the book Battleborn, which won the 2012 Story Prize, the 2013 Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame.  It was also named a Best Book of 2012 by the San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Time Out New York and Flavorwire, and a Best Short Story Collection by NPR.org.  Last year the National Book Foundation named Watkins one of the "5 under 35" best writers.  Claire Vaye Watkins teaches at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania and her reading for the Murray State MFA program this Saturday at 7 p.m. is open to all. Kate Lochte has conversation with the author. 

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Arts
9:37 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Summer Party at the Murray Art Guild

Sounds Good features three guests involved in the Murray Art Guild Party this Friday night: Ceramicists Wayne Bates and Cooper Levering, and Debi Danielson, the Guild’s Executive Director. They describe events and features at the party, including Fired Together: same clay same kiln different artists (Bates & Levering), musical performance by The Eddy Grove Trio, a monster draw rally, Empty Bowls Studio, the Cellar Door, art activity, and food on stick! See more at murrayartguild.org

Arts
4:18 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

MFA Reading Series Begins Saturday with Alumni Poet Larry O. Dean

Chicago-based teacher, poet, singer, songwriter Larry O. Dean is an alumnus of the MFA program and opens its summer readings program at 3 p.m. Saturday in Clara M. Eagle Gallery on the 6th floor of Doyle Fine Arts.  His latest book is titled Brief Nudity.  He tells Kate Lochte how being a Poet-In-Residence in Chicago Public Schools is good for his writing practice and shares a few of his "people" poems.

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