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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Culture
2:43 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

[Update] Retired Tenn. Lawyer Researches Cold Case of Murdered Civil Rights Era NAACP Official

Elbert Williams, left, the subject of research by Jim Emison, right, on the Civil Rights Era cold-case surrounding his murder in Brownsville, TN
Credit Photos courtesy of Jim Emison

Second Update: NPR's All Things Considered reported on this  effort. Here's the link to their story: Tennessee Community Pushes To Reopen 'Civil Rights Hero' Cold Case

Update: Part two of this conversation, which aired on Sounds Good Friday, June 19, has been added to this story, along with its narrative.  

Brownsville, Tennessee is in Haywood County mid-way northeast of Memphis and southwest of Jackson. On Saturday, the Haywood High School Gymnasium is the site of a Community Memorial Service honoring civil rights activist Elbert Williams on the 75th anniversary of his death. Alamo, Tennessee lawyer Jim Emison retired in 2011 and began a quest to understand more about the death of Elbert Williams, whose murder was never solved. Williams was the first known NAACP official to be killed for his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Jim Emison speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about what he's learned.

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Education
1:25 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Summer Reading, Book Discussions, More at Calloway County Library This Summer

Sandy Linn of the Calloway County Public Library in studio with Tracy Ross today on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Calloway County Public Library has several events underway this summer, including a summer reading series, a public book discussion and theatrical performances for kids. Sandy Linn visits Sounds Good to speak with Tracy Ross about these events and how to participate in the discussion of When Love Gets Tough: The Nursing Home Decision, next Thursday.

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Arts
4:31 pm
Fri June 12, 2015

Paducah Main Street Invites You to "Meet the Artists," Thursday

Meet the Artists Event Graphic
Credit paducahky.gov

Next Thursday, June 18, Paducah Main Street hosts a new community event to introduce the artists that make up this UNESCO designated arts city. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Melinda Winchester about "Meet the Artists," who reminds us that "people come to Paducah from all over the world to see our art, meet our artists and see we what we have here." She talks about how Paducah got the designation and gives a preview of the artists you'll see at this free event at the restored historic Coca Cola plant.

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Environment
4:13 pm
Fri June 12, 2015

Experience "Dazzling Daylilies" at Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, Next Week

Dazzling Daylily Festival Flyer 2015
Credit Western Kentucky Botanical Garden,

Next week, Western Kentucky Botanical Garden in Owensboro hosts "Dazzling Daylilies - Balloons Over the Garden" featuring talks centered around daylilies and how to hybridize them, a display garden, hot air balloon rides and a release of Japanese lanterns. Susie and Bill Tyler speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the event and the flowers, which Susie Tyler says, "meet or exceed the beauty of roses."

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Arts
4:06 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

Paducah RIVERfront Concert Tonight Features The Drunken Poets & Parker Millsap

RIVERfront Concert Series Flyer 2015
Credit paducahky.gov

Paducah Parks Services kicked off their summer concert series last summer. This summer they've turned it up a notch with more performances, partnering with local and nationwide musicians Thursday evenings from 6 to 8:30 downtown on the Wilson Stage on the Ohio River. Tonight features western Kentucky collective The Drunken Poets and Oklahoma native Parker Millsap, who NPR says is "an emerging voice of Americana." On Sounds Good, Chad Lampe speaks with special events coordinator Molly Tomasallo about the series.

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Culture
3:56 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

'Save the Massac' Benefit During Metropolis Superman Celebration This Weekend

Superman Statue in Downtown Metropolis
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This weekend, Metropolis, Illinois hosts its annual Superman Celebration with activities for everyone. One of the events includes a benefit for the Massac Theatre, an art-deco movie theater and stage from the 1930s. On Sounds Good, Chad Lampe speaks with Lisa Gower about the restoration, the comedy show featuring Scott Long, the auction and a breakfast with superheroes.

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Arts
4:03 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

Chris Thile Talks ROMP, Murray State and Being a New Father

ROMP 2015 Festival Graphic
Credit ROMP, Facebook

Chris Thile brings the Punch Brothers back for the fourth time to the International Bluegrass Music Museum's ROMP Festival in Owensboro this month. Thile says he loves the space and the enthusiastic group of festival goers in his Sounds Good conversation with Tracy Ross. He also talks about how being a new father has influenced his music writing, the differences playing in duos and groups and an upcoming performance at Murray State University.

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Culture
2:55 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

Enjoy Old-Time Music at the 17th Annual Pickin Party at The Homeplace This Weekend

Nathan Lynn and Josh Coffey play at the Pickin' Party 2013
Credit WKMS File Photo

The 17th Annual Pickin' Party Old-Time Music Festival is this Saturday and Sunday at the Homeplace 1850's working farm and living history music in Land Between the Lakes. Lead Interpreter Cindy Earls talks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the line-up, including The Wheelhouse Rousters and J.D. Wilkes and The Jamboree, open mics around the farm and more. 

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Environment
2:28 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

Puppies Sound Good: Meet Sebastian & Welcome Back Sadie

Sebastian
Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Puppies sound good today, we met Sebastian, a little hound mix, mostly black with white tips on his tail, feet and nose and we welcome back another hound mix, Sadie, who was featured here in March. She's now 5 months old and was briefly adopted, though her home didn't work out (even though she was a very good girl). Sadie is very social and friendly and beginning puppy obedience class. Sebastian was sweet and cuddly, loved to sleep in your arms. The puppies met for the first time in the studio and played during the entire conversation with Kathy Hodge and Tracy Ross about a summer camp for kids and keeping your pets safe during 4th of July festivities.

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Society
4:51 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

Public Forum for Patients & Caregivers at Calloway Co. Library, Thursday

When Love Gets Tough, the Nursing Home Decision by Doug Manning
Credit book cover, Amazon.com

Constance Alexander facilitates a Murray Calloway Endowment for Health Care public forum for patients and caregivers Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Calloway County Public Library. The featured speaker is attorney Chip Adams and Murray Calloway Hospital Chaplain Kerry Lambert preview a helpful book addressing the decision to use nursing home care and speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the emotional dilemmas involved.

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