Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
Tracy Ross, Austin Carter

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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Arts
4:01 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Free Concerts at the Paducah Riverfront this Summer

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Paducah Parks Services hosts a free concert series this summer featuring national and local acts on the Wilson Stage by the riverfront at the end of Broadway. The kick-off is May 28, featuring Louisville group Harpeth Rising and local group The Wheelhouse Rousters. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Special Events Coordinator Molly Tomasallo about RIVERfront Concert Series.

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Education
2:37 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Summer Reading, Concerts, Films & More at Calloway County Library

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Summer reading programs at Calloway County Public Library are getting underway. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with the library's Sandy Linn about how to sign up and other events planned from concerts to films to a book sale. 

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Arts
2:09 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Local Artists' Collaborative Video Art Showing in Venice Festival

Still from "Mary" by Paul Lorenz and Glenn Hall
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"Mary" is a short video artwork about a woman in crisis now showing in a segment o the SELF festival in Venice, Italy through this month, an event coinciding with the famous Venice Biennale. Artists in our region collaborated on the production. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Paul Lorenz of STUDIOmars in Paducah's LowerTown Arts District, who composed the musical score; and Glenn Hall, whose professional photographic work ranges around Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky, the video director for this piece. 

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Science
3:54 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Overcome Addiction Without Self-Stigma and Shaming

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Overcoming a psychological addiction like alcohol and drug use can be an incredibly difficult process and just as there is a stigma attached to those suffering from illness, there is also a self-stigma and shame from the individuals suffering, says Dr. Michael Bordieri, Murray State Psychology faculty member. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the self-stigma and how basic mindfulness workshops can prevent relapse in those trying to overcome an addiction.

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Environment
3:17 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Is Western Kentucky Prepared for an Earthquake?

Bill Call on Sounds Good
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The recent 7.8 earthquake in Nepal was approximately the same size as the New Madrid earthquakes that struck this region in 1811-1812, according to Emergency Management expert Bill Call. If the same earthquake struck here today, he says, we'd be overwhelmed but the damage and loss of life wouldn't be as severe as it was in Nepal because the building codes are different and the area is less densely packed. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about our region's governmental preparedness for earthquake response.

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Society
4:38 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club of Paducah Consolidates Resources, Focuses on Funding & Growth

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 The mission of the Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club of Paducah is to enable young people to be productive, responsible and caring citizens. The organization recently announced the June 1 closure of their midtown facility, which means a consolidation of young people into the newer Park Avenue location. WPSD Local 6 Anchor Todd Faulkner is President of the Board of Directors and joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the closure, the challenge in overcoming financial struggles and how the organization helps give life skills to kids who need it most.

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Science
3:52 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Nashville Red Cross Seeks Donors During Seasonal Summer Blood Shortage

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High school and college blood drives account for 20% of the donations received by the American Red Cross, which explains the seasonal shortage each summer as schools are out of session and people go on vacations. American Red Cross Nashville's Regina Conway joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about all the blood donation opportunities in our region this month, and offers some reassuring advice for those squeamish of needles.

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Arts
10:35 am
Fri May 15, 2015

St. Louis Roots Americana Band Loot Rock Gang Brings Vocal Harmonies to LowerTown

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St. Louis acoustic blues, roots and Americana band The Loot Rock Gang formed in 2012 as a husband and wife vocal duo Mat and Rachel Wilson. Rachel formally traveled with the Rockabilly group The Casey Sisters and Mat worked with The Rum Drum Ramblers and toured with Pokey LaFarge. They bring their unique sound to the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival tomorrow at 3:15 p.m. on the Harrison Stage and at 5:30 p.m. on the Main Stage. Tracy Ross speaks with Mat on Sounds Good.

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Arts
10:15 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Nashville Indie Rock Band The Features Play LowerTown

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  Nashville-based indie rock band The Features has been playing together for over two decades and on four studio albums. They're in the soundtracks for the films Extract and Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Matt Pelham about the band's experience working with a major film, overcoming a record label change, opening for Kings of Leon and their performance tonight at 9 on the Main Stage of the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival in Paducah.

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Arts
4:50 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Beth McDaniel's Reclaimed Jewelry Started with Aunt Eula, Coming to LowerTown

Beth McDaniel
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The LowerTown Arts & Music Festival opens tomorrow at 3 p.m. There are ongoing interactive activities both days for kids at a tent between 5th and 6th on Madison. A variety of food, beverages, entertainment and and artists comprise the experience. Among the artists is Nashville's Beth McDaniel, an Alamo, Tennessee native whose dad Harold McDaniel and sister Gaye McDaniel graduated from Murray State. But it was Beth's Aunt Eula who figures most in her artwork now, as Kate Lochte learns on Sounds Good.

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