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

September 26, 2013

11:05 AM
Up On Cripple Creek
Artist : The Band
Album : The Band Greatest Hits
Label : Capitol
11:09 AM
Magnolia Mountain
Artist : Ryan Adams
Album : Cold Roses
Label : Lost Highway
11:15 AM
In The Hearts Of Men
Artist : First Aid Kit
Album : The Lion's Roar
Label : Wichita
11:30 AM
Total Destruction To Your Mind
Artist : Swamp Dog
Album : Oxford American Southern Music Sampler
Label : Oxford American
11:33 AM
Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Wise Up Ghost
Label : Blue Note
11:39 AM
Good Foot Down
Artist : The Soul Snatchers
Album : Sniffin' & Snatchin'
Label : Social Beats
11:44 AM
El Paso (Unreleased Mix)
Artist : The Gourds
Album : Oxford American Southern Music Sampler
Label : Oxford American
11:48 AM
Punch Bowl
Artist : Punch Brothers
Album : Punch
Label : Nonesuch
11:51 AM
Don’t Pass Me By
Artist : The Beatles
Album : The White Album
Label : EMI
11:55 AM
Silent Partner
Artist : Big Sandy & Los Straitjackets
Album : The Man of Somebody's Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney
Label : Yep Roc Records
11:58 AM
Streetlight In The Egg
Artist : Kaki King
Album : Glow
Label : Velour Recordings - Frontline
12:04 PM
As I Went Out One Morning
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : John Wesley Harding
Label : Columbia
12:07 PM
Mack The Knife
Artist : Mark Lanegan
Album : Imitations
Label : Vagrant
12:10 PM
Jesus, Etc.
Artist : Norah Jones
Album : Covers
Label : Blue Note Records
12:25 PM
Bright Lights
Artist : Gary Clark Jr.
Album : The Bright Lights EP
Label : Warner Bros.
12:30 PM
Beautiful Way
Artist : Beck
Album : Midnight Vultures
Label : Interscope Records
12:36 PM
Evelyn Is Not Real
Artist : My Morning Jacket
Album : The Tennessee Fire
Label : Darla Records
12:46 PM
The Sporting Life
Artist : The Decemberists
Album : Picaresque
Label : Kill Rock Stars
12:51 PM
Down Down The Deep River
Artist : Okkervil River
Album : The Silver Gymnasium
Label : ATO Records

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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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