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

December 19, 2012

11:05 AM
Auld Lang Syne
Artist : Dean Shostak
Album : Crystal Carols
TrackNumber : 16
Label : Dean Shostak Music
11:05 AM
All My Heart This Night Rejoices
Artist : Various
Album : Midnight Clear
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Regency Music
11:08 AM
Brightest and Best
Artist : Jean Ritchie
Album : Kentucky Christmas Old and New
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Greenhays
11:11 AM
One Winter’s Night
Artist : Mark O’Connor
Album : An Appalachian Christmas
TrackNumber : 12
Label : OMAC Records
11:19 AM
Tea Chinese Dance
Artist : St. Louis Symphony
Album : The Nutcracker/Swan Lake
Composer : Tchaikovsky
TrackNumber : 15
Label : RCA Victor
11:22 AM
Winter, Largo
Artist : Amsterdam Guitar Trio
Album : Vivaldi the Four Seasons
TrackNumber : 11
Label : RCA
11:24 AM
Come Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs
Artist : St. Michaels Singers
Album : The Hymns of Isaac Watts
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Kingsway America
11:26 AM
Christmas Concerto
Artist : Musica da Camera
Album : Corelli, Albinoni, Pachelbel et al
TrackNumber : 2
Label : Honest Linn Records
11:30 AM
First Snowfall
Artist : R. Carlos Nakai - William Eaton
Album : Winter Dreams
TrackNumber : 9
Label : Canyon Records
11:30 AM
O Holy Night
Artist : Edward Gerhard
Album : Chistmas
TrackNumber : 11
Label : Virtue
11:36 AM
Bright Morning Stars
Artist : Emmylou Harris
Album : Songbird: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems D2
TrackNumber : 4
Label : Rhino
11:39 AM
Simple Gifts
Artist : Dean Shostak
Album : Crystal Carols
TrackNumber : 7
Label : Dean Shostak Music
11:40 AM
Little Drummer Boy
Artist : Mike Richmond, Glen Velez
Album : Nomad Christmas
TrackNumber : 11
Label : Nomad
11:49 AM
Deck the Halls
Artist : Skaggs Family
Album : A Skaggs Family Christmas
TrackNumber : 8
Label : Scaggs Family Records
11:57 AM
Snowfall
Artist : Dan Fogelberg
Album : The First Christmas Morning
TrackNumber : 8
Label : Morning Sky Productions
11:51 AM
Carol of the Bells
Artist : Mark O’Connor
Album : An Appalachian Christmas
TrackNumber : 6
Label : OMAC

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Arts
4:55 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Playhouse in the Park Presents: "Driving Miss Daisy"

Actors Marci Edmonds and Joshua Jones performing a scene from the show

A perennial favorite opens at Murray’s Playhouse in the Park this week: "Driving Miss Daisy," by Alfred Uhry. The 1987 play centers around the relationship of an elderly white Southern Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and her African American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn during the time period 1948 to 1973. Kate Lochte speaks with Director Katie Hamilton, and actors Marci Edmonds (Daisy) and Joshua Jones (Hoke) about the production.

Education
5:37 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Teaching Poetry to Kids and Recording for Radio

Murray State’s Teacher Quality Institute’s Constance Alexander brings poetry to the studio on Sounds Good today. She’s produced Poetry Minutes for WKMS over the past several years. In the conversation, she reads some of the poems written by area school kids for the project, and talks about teaching poetry to kids, how to interpret something like a photo or painting using carefully constructed words.

Click here to listen to this year's Poetry Minutes.

Bonus: Here's last year's Poetry Minutes!

Environment
5:31 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Mapping the Pennyrile

Credit peadd.org

Last week, the Pennyrile Area Development District announced that a new set of letter-size county maps for its region is now available at its website: peadd.org. The person responsible for mapping is Jim Creighton, who is called a “data integrator,” and he spoke with Kate Lochte about his work.

Culture
4:25 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Cinema International Presents Cairo, IL Doc "Between Two Rivers"

Murray State's Cinema International is including "Between Two Rivers" the 2012 Documentary about Cairo, IL, in this week's features with a showing tomorrow night (first showing was Thursday night). Tim Johns is Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator, Jesse Stuart Fellowship, in the Department of English and Philosophy at Murray State and is becoming active with the Cinema International organization on campus.

Arts
4:19 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Interior Designer and Doodler Bill Ford Makes Art Show Debut

Credit billfordinteriors.com

Kate Lochte speaks with interior designer Bill Ford of Paducah. Saturday, April 13 from 4 to 8 pm, Gallery 1025, at 1025 Jefferson Street in Paducah, hosts the opening reception for Mr. Ford’s first art show, “Bill Ford: Signature Collection.” The show runs through May 25th. See more at Bill Ford's website.

Good Read Kids
3:58 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Good Read: The One and Only Ivan

We continue our occasional series previewing good reads for young adults from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. This week's recommended read is The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, a Newberry Winning book for ages 8 and up that School Library Journal describes as a must-have, that the characters will capture readers' hearts and never let go.

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Society
3:49 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

West Kentucky Easter Seals Enhance Regional Childcare with "The Lily Pad"

Credit Easter Seals West Kentucky, Facebook

Kate Lochte speaks with West Kentucky Easter Seals President and CEO Danny Carroll about a new project underway. The organization is in the first stages of implementing a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Program, called "The Lily Pad," providing enhanced childcare to Western Kentucky families with children facing complex medical issues.

Society
3:40 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Preserving Kentucky's Historic Cemeteries

Kate Lochte speaks with Ann Johnson of the Kentucky Historical Society about their Cemetery Preservation Program. They have recently added two new services, thanks to grant funds from the Steele-Reese Foundation: KHS' Pioneer Cemetery Program and its Adopt-A-Cemetery Program. Cemeteries dating prior to 1842 are considered "pioneer" and if so designated will be marked and dedicated as such. Click here to learn more about KHS Cemetery Preservation

Society
2:57 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Folk Singer Peter Yarrow Addresses Bullying in 'Operation Respect' Presentation at MSU

Peter Yarrow
Credit Phil Konstantin, Wikimedia Commons

Murray State’s Kentucky Center for School Safety Resource Center hosts a free workshop on training and curriculum on bullying and violence prevention next Wednesday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Curris Center.  Registration is open until Friday at kysafeschools.org for this “Operation Respect Workshop.”  Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Murray fame founded Operation Respect and will appear in concert in Wrather Auditorium at 6:30 p.m., also on April 10.  Kate Lochte speaks with Operation Respect education director Mark Weiss.

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Culture
2:49 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

'Stitch Like An Egyptian' at Quilt Week in Paducah

EGYPTIAN APPLIQUE ART #95 - MOHAMED IBRAHIM
Credit www.americanquilter.com

Tens of thousands of visitors will be in our region to view the contemporary art of quilting in a myriad of styles, methods, and materials during the AQS Quilt Show and Contest in Paducah the 24th through the 27th of April. Among these visitors will be two men from Cairo, Egypt who will be demonstrating their art of applique’, making works on the spot, exhibiting their textile art and selling works as well. Next we meet the woman who paved the way for these artisans to have access to the American marketplace. Kate Lochte interviews Jenny Bowker.

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