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

May 15, 2013

11:05 AM
Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms
Artist : Chris Thile & Michael Daves
Album : Sleep With One Eye Open
Label : Nonesuch
11:08 AM
You Ain’t Going’ Nowhere
Artist : Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
Album : I'm Not There OST
Label : Sony
11:11 AM
Swimmer...
Artist : Amanda Shires
Album : Carrying Lightning
Label : 101 DISTRIBUTION
11:28 AM
Wake Up, Sinners
Artist : The Dirt Daubers
Album : Wake Up, Sinners
Label : Colonel Knowledge Records
11:30 AM
Hell
Artist : Squirrel Nut Zippers
Album : Hot
Label : Mammoth
11:33 AM
No More My Lawd
Artist : Ollabelle
Album : Self Titled
Label : Sbme Special Mkts.
11:38 AM
If The Creek Don’t Rise
Artist : Dylan LeBlanc
Album : Paupers Field
Label : Rough Trade Us
11:43 AM
Ai Du
Artist : Ry Cooder & Ali Farka Toure
Album : Talking Timbuktu
Label : Hannibal
11:50 AM
People Say
Artist : The Meters
Album : Rejuvenation
Label : Sundazed Music Inc.
11:56 AM
Caught In The Briars
Artist : Iron & Wine
Album : Ghost On Ghost
Label : Nonesuch
11:59 AM
Dollaz & Sense
Artist : Blakroc
Album : Self Titled
Label : BlakRoc
12:05 PM
Missing Heart
Artist : Dwight Yoakam
Album : 3 Pears
Label : Warner Bros.
12:09 PM
Alaska
Artist : Dr. Dog
Album : We All Belong
Label : Park The Van
12:13 PM
Manitoba
Artist : Frank Black & The Catholics
Album : Show Me Your Tears
Label : Spin Art
12:40 PM
Gallup, NM
Artist : The Shouting Matches
Album : Grownass Man
Label : Middle West
12:45 PM
What Has Been Done
Artist : The Wailin’ Jennys
Album : Bright Morning Stars
Label : Red House Records
12:49 PM
He War
Artist : Cat Power
Album : You Are Free
Label : Matador Records
12:53 PM
Buzz & Grind
Artist : Gob Iron
Album : Death Songs For The Living
Label : Sony
12:56 PM
Love Is Blindness
Artist : Jack White
Album : The Great Gatsby OST
Label : Interscope Records

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Good Reads Kids
1:12 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Good Read: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Age Range: 12 and up

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 Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Saenz, winner of the 2013 Stonewall Book Award, Printz Honor, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, and Pura Belpre Author Award. It's a lyrical novel about family and friendship that critics and readers have called "tender, thought provoking, and breathtaking."

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Culture
3:53 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Landee Bryant on Maiden Alley Cinema's Digital Conversion

Maiden Alley Cinema is seeking funds for their digital conversion campaign. Mandatory digital conversion is happening across the country, effectively ending the era of 35mm films. For smaller, independent theaters, purchasing new equipment and replacing the projection set-up is costly, and in Maiden Alley's case, is $90,000, half of the annual operating budget. MAC's executive director Landee Bryant speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the change, and their Kickstarter campaign to meet the goal.

See more on Maiden Alley Cinema's website.

Politics
3:42 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Mayor Teresa Cantrell on New Mayfield City Website

The Mayfield City website is pretty unique among city sites in our area. Some of the new features include videos of Mayor Teresa Cantrell highlighting the city's strengths, a section for kids, and a calendar of summer festivals. Chad Lampe speaks with Mayor Cantrell about the development of the site and gets an update on Mayfield happenings. Click here to see the new website.

Arts
12:30 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Youth Report: Conversations with Artists at the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival

Kayla Eicholtz recording VOs in the studio

WKMS Youth Reporter Kayla Eicholtz gets to know some of the artists at the 2013 LowerTown Arts & Music Festival. In this extended version of her Sounds Good feature, she speaks with artists Marti McGinnis, Bob McGill, and David Barlow at their LowerTown booths on Saturday, May 18th. Click here to see more about the festival and the artists that attended

See more about the WKMS Youth Radio Project.

Architecture
4:49 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Boston Architect Designs Soaring Center Building for Discovery Park of America in Union City

Credit Chad Lampe

Obion County, Tennessee, looks to a fantastic new attraction near Union City to bring many thousands of visitors annually. The Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation is Discovery Park’s principal benefactor. Mr. Kirkland ultimately chose Louis Siriani to be the architect for the 100,000 square foot center of the new 50-acre Discovery Park of America. Since 1984, Siriani's been a principal of the Boston architectural firm Verner Johnson, Inc, which specializes in planning and designing museums which in this country alone draw millions of visitors a year. Mr. Siriani has planned and designed science and technology, history, and multi-disciplinary museums all over the country and the world. He spoke with Kate Lochte about working with Mr. Kirkland and the Union City community for this ambitious project.

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Education
4:37 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Summer Starts at Calloway County Public Library

Credit www.callowaycountylibrary.org

Chad Lampe has an update on activities happening this summer at the Calloway County Public Library. he speaks with Acquisitions and Programming Director Sandy Linn about adult and teen summer reading programs, special guests to the library for kids like puppet theatres and magicians, and summer family movie afternoons. Visit Calloway County Public Library online to see the calendar

Culture
2:57 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Samfest Remembers Local Musician Sammie Crutcher and Benefits Charities

Chris Kerlick speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about Samfest IV, a memorial/charity concert for late local musician Sammie Crutcher. Crutcher played in a Samfest is at Hidden Creek Campground in Springville, Tennessee on May 25. This family event features music in the styles of bluegrass, country and rock & roll. Proceeds from this year's event goes to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. See more information about the event.

Society
12:29 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Dietitian Laura Marbury on Healthy Eating and Fighting Weight Gain

Kate Lochte speaks with Laura Marbury, the Nutrition Affairs Program Manager for Tennessee and Kentucky about losing weight. The Southeastern Dairy Association is sending Marbury around Tennessee and Kentucky to spread her knowledge of nutrition including the fact that milk is a good source of vitamin D and how to fight the inevitable weight gain of one to three pounds a year. 

Environment
7:35 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Youth Report: Not So Fast, All About LBL's Turtle Derby

Earlier this month, over 16 million viewers tuned in to watch the 139th annual Kentucky Derby. To celebrate the event, the Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes held their own, much slower race: the Kentucky Turtle Derby. WKMS Youth Reporter Aaron Sikkel covered the event and sat down with Naturalist Aviva Yasgur to learn about how turtles contribute to the region's ecosystem. This article features the full version of the interview.

Special thanks to Aaron's mom, Claire Fuller, for coordinating the interview and taking photos. If you are interested in getting involved in the WKMS Youth Radio Project, check out our page with more info, here.

Culture
4:48 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Dueling Pianos Perform at Harrah's for Boys & Girls Club

Todd Anderson and Sam "Snacks" Hawkins of Leadership Paducah (Hawkins is also the Director of Operations for the Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club) speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the OCBGC and the opportunities it offers Paducah area youth. Hawkins also performed some slam poetry. They also talked about  the Big Bang Dueling Pianos Band performing for a benefit for the Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club at Harrah's in Metropolis on June 1. The event also features comedian "Kier." Doors open at 6 p.m., individual tickets are $50 each.

For more information, call (270) 556-0682 or email LPclass26@gmail.com. To learn more about the Leadership Paducah program, visit leadershippaducah.org. You can find out more about the Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club at ocbgc.org.

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