Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
Austin Carter
Tracy Ross

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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Culture
2:57 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Downtown Paris Week Celebrates 190 Years

Susan Jones visits our studio to speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about Downtown Paris Week, June 9 through 15 in the downtown square. Jones says there's something special every day of the week. On Sunday, the week begins with worship downtown, at the eight churches; Monday, dine downtown with a spotlight on local eateries; Tuesday, movie night outdoors; Wednesday, Heritage Day with a new exhibit at the Heritage Center; Thursday, songwriters on the Square; and Friday is government and value day, honoring civil servants and special sales in shops. See more on the DPA Facebook Page.

Environment
1:48 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Summer Events at Ft. Donelson National Battlefield

Todd Hatton speaks with Mike Manning, Chief Ranger, and Brian McCutcheon, Park Superintendent, of Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Dover, Tennessee about events and activities this summer. In this interview, Manning also describes the historical significance of the fort during the Civil War. Work starts on a new museum, with new exhibits like gunboats, earthworks, and the effects on regional populations. For now, see the traveling exhibit, "Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War, " on display now in the welcome center. Later this summer, see an Army/Navy Exhibit offered by longtime friends of the park. See more on the Fort Donelson website

Culture
1:37 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

'Les Miserables' Makes Regional Premiere at Market House Theatre

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Whether you call it 'La-Mis-ur-AHB' or 'Les-Mis-ur-AH-bluh,' this blockbuster opens at Paducah’s Market House Theatre this weekend and Kate Lochte speaks with director Michael Cochran about the experience of adapting this classic novel by Victor Hugo, and recent Oscar-winning film, to the local stage. Show dates are June 6-9, 13-16, and 20-23 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at mhtplay.com

Environment
4:21 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Murray Sportsman on Turkey Harvests and Lake Water Levels

Murray sportsman and Murray Ledger & Times writer Kenny Darnell visits Sounds Good to speak with Chad Lampe about Kentucky turkey harvest success this year, and the decline in the Purchase Region. Also, he speaks about issues for boaters and fishermen regarding Kentucky Lake water levels and the new processing facility for Asian carp in our region.

Sports
3:51 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Bluegrass State Games Enter 29th Year

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Chad Lampe speaks with Becky Monarch on Sounds Good about the Bluegrass State Games. This is the largest amateur participatory event in Kentucky. Entering their 29th year, the Games' size and scope annually rank among the top three state games in the country. According to their website, the Games are the signature event of the Bluegrass Sports Commission, designed to provide Kentuckians of all ages and skill levels a wholesome avenue for positive development through sports and physical activity. See more at BlugrassStateGames.org.

Society
3:44 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Lindsey Harlan: CASA for Children by the Lakes Fundraiser

Lindsey Harlan, Director of CASA by the Lakes, visits Sounds Good to speak with Kate Lochte about fundraising time for the Court Appointed Special Advocates Fundraiser. CASA for Children by the Lakes is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supports quality volunteers whose mission is to advocate for the timely and safe placement of abused and neglected children. See more about CASA at VolunteerMurray.org.

Good Reads
3:33 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Kayaking The Waterways in 'Liminal Zones'

Murray native, and Maryville, Tennessee resident Kim Trevathan is on the water again with a book with a new book recounting his kayaking places where dammed reservoirs give way to the current of rivers that feed them. Trevathan signs his new book Liminal Zones: Where Lakes End and Rivers Begin at Murray State this Friday. See more about Trevathan and his work at Amazon.com.

Environment
4:33 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Summer Events at the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

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Did you know western Kentucky had a botanical garden? It's located at 25 Carter Road in Owensboro and open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., seven days a week during growing season (March until mid-November). Kate Lochte speaks with Susie Tyler on Sounds Good about summer events and activities, such as the Hot Air Balloons and Dazzling Daylilly Festival on June 21. The garden offers self-guided and guided tours, educational events, and rentals for weddings, business meetings, etc.

See beautiful pictures of the garden, ways to volunteer, and more.

Education
4:18 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Free GED Testing Available for Region

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If you've been thinking about getting your GED, but haven't been able to do so yet, the Kentucky Adult Education Council on Postsecondary Education is making this opportunity available for free through July 31. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with GED Administrator Jacqueline Korengal about how to take GED testing. 

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Arts
2:24 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Joy Thomas on Painting Professional Portraits

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Murray-based portrait artist Joy Thomas has captured the likeness of members of the community and leaders in government and business. Some of her commissions include the official portrait of Secretary of the US Navy, Richard Danzig; New York Jets owner, Robert Wood Johnson; and recently, John E. Bryson, the 37th US Secretary of Commerce. Her work has been on exhibit across the country, featured in magazines, and has won several awards, including first place in "The Best Paintings of 2000" competition by The Artist's Magazine. In 2006, she published The Art of Portrait Drawing, which is available on Amazon. She came to our studio to speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about her work.

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