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

July 01, 2013

11:05 AM
That’s All She Wrote
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass Records
11:07 AM
Lungs
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972
Label : Omnivore Recordings
11:09 AM
Sounds Better in the Song
Artist : Drive-By Truckers
Album : Decoration Day
Label : New West Records
11:14 AM
Further We Go
Artist : Arnett Hollow
Album : Night After Night
Label : CDBY
11:39 AM
When I Was Young
Artist : The Wood Brothers
Album : Smoke Ring Halo
Label : Southern Ground
11:43 AM
Working
Artist : The Deadly Gentlemen
Album : Roll Me, Tumble Me
Label : Concord Jazz
11:47 AM
Singin’ My Soul
Artist : Gin Wigmore
Album : Gravel & Wine
Label : Mercury Records
11:50 AM
Poor Places
Artist : Punch Brothers
Album : Daytrotter Session
Label : Daytrotter
11:54 AM
Rise To Me
Artist : The Decemberists
Album : The King Is Dead
Label : Capitol
11:59 AM
Milkman
Artist : The Shouting Matches
Album : Grownass Man
Label : Middle West
12:04 PM
Side With The Seeds
Artist : Wilco
Album : Sky Blue Sky
Label : Nonesuch
12:09 PM
Periodically Triple Or Double
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Popular Songs
Label : Matador Records
12:13 PM
Cry To Me
Artist : Solomon Burke
Album : Very Best of Solomon Burke
Label : Rhino
12:15 PM
I Could’ve Been Your Girl
Artist : She And Him
Album : Volume 3
Label : Merge Records
12:33 PM
Face To The Highway
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Bad As Me
Label : ANTI Records
12:37 PM
Invisible
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
12:42 PM
Won’t You Ride In My Little Red Wagon
Artist : Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel
Album : Willie & The Wheel
Label : BISMEAUX PRODUCTIONS
12:46 PM
Heart Breaker
Artist : Woody Pines
Album : Rabbits Motel
Label : Self-released
12:50 PM
Let It Roll
Artist : North Mississippi Allstars
Album : Keys To The Kingdom
Label : SONGS OF THE SOUTH
12:53 PM
Invitation To The Blues
Artist : Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Album : Old Yellow Moon
Label : Nonesuch
12:57 PM
Leavin’ Blues
Artist : Leadbelly
Album : Bourgeois Blues
Label : Smithsonian Folkways

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Arts
2:58 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

"How I Became A Pirate" Opens at Market House Theatre

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Ahoy Mateys! A new musical adventure docks in Paducah tonight (February 27) through March 9. "How I Became A Pirate" tells the story of a young boy who gets recruited by a friendly pirate captain and his whacky mates to help in the search for buried treasure. Along the way, they learn that real treasure can't be found on a map. April Cochran, Education Director for Paducah's Market House Theatre directs the production, and gives a preview on Sounds Good.

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Society
2:42 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Kentucky Reshapes Services for Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Legislation passed last Friday in the Kentucky House of Representatives codifies a new Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders. We learn more about this Council and how it reshapes services to ASD individuals with the Medical Director of the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, Dr. Allen Brenzel, a Lexington Pediatrician and Child Psychiatrist. Kate Lochte opens the discussion by asking how this council differs from its predecessor, created during the administration of Governor Ernie Fletcher in 2005.

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Society
3:38 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Rabbi Pamela Barmash on Finding Religious Commonalities

Rabbi Pamela Barmash
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Degrees from Yale, the Jewish Theological Seminary and Harvard are Rabbi Pamela Barmash's academic credentials as a professor of Hebrew Bible at Washington University in St. Louis. Barmash speaks at 4 PM Thursday, February 27 in Freed Curd Auditorium for the 2014 Social Work Lecture Series. She was a fellow at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. She is on the Committee of Jewish Law and Standards for Conservative Judaism and has served as Rabbi for a Massachusetts Temple. Kate Lochte speaks with Rabbi Barmash ahead of her presentation.

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Society
12:11 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

UT Martin Hosts Nation's Oldest Civil Rights Conference

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This week, the University of Tennessee at Martin hosts "Freedom Summer: Fifty Years Later." It's their 14th Annual Civil Rights Conference featuring keynote speaker Mr. Dave Dennis, who participated in the first Freedom Bus ride from Montgomery, Alabama and in voter registration efforts during the 1964 Freedom Summer. Today, he works as the director and CEO of the Southern Initiative of the Algebra Project, a nonprofit that aims to improve mathematics education for minority children. UTM Department of History faculty member Dr. Renee LaFleur is coordinator for the conference and speaks with Kate Lochte about its events on Sounds Good.

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Arts
4:05 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Affrilachian Poet Presents 'Redefining the Region' at McCracken Co. Library

Bianca Spriggs
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Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker calls Bianca Spriggs the "new standard bearer for the Affrilachian Poets," the group he founded. Spriggs is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Lexington, KY where she is a doctoral student at the University of Kentucky. She presents "Redefining the Region: Pushing Poetry Through Cultural Space" this Thursday (February 27) at 7 PM in Paducah for the McCracken County Public Library's "Evenings Upstairs" series. Kate speaks with Spriggs on Sounds Good.

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Business
3:36 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

New Net Neutrality Rules Explained

The issue of net neutrality has seen a resurgence on across the internet again after the announcement that Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast to make its service run faster. The principle of net neutrality is that no internet service provider give favor to a particular company where, for example, the highest bidder could therefore throttle broadband connections. Murray State's Center for Telecommunications Systems Management Associate Director Michael Ramage talks about last week's FCC announcement of plans for new net neutrality rules on Sounds Good.

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Sports
2:07 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Neal Bradley on Racers' Final Stretch in Regular Season

Voice of the Racers Neal Bradley stops by the WKMS studios to talk with Tracy Ross about all things Murray State sports. In this week's conversation, they review the Racers' recent games and preview the final stretch of the regular season ahead of OVC and NCAA tournaments.

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Culture
3:51 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Film About America's Only 'All Black City' Screens in Metropolis

East St. Louisans from the early 1900s, found in the basement old home of a neighborhood photographer.
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The documentary film "Against All The Odds" sheds light on the problems and accomplishments of East St. Louis, an historically rich city where the African American population courageously survived some of America’s most gruesome historical events. Illinois filmmaker Sandra Pfeifer joins Kate on Sounds Good ahead of a special public screening event at the Metropolis Public Library on February 25 at 10:30 AM.

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Society
2:04 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Nutritionist Gives Practical Health Tips at Maiden Alley Event

Victoria LaFont, NTP, CGP
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"Common Sense Nutrition: Uncommonly Good Results" promises to be an entertaining evening of  nutritional myth busting and practical health tips with Certified Nutritionist Victoria LaFont at Maiden Alley Cinema, March 6. Kate speaks with LaFont on Sounds Good, for a preview of the informative event.

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Education
2:14 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

New Initiatives in Student Employment at Murray State

A change is in the making that will effect Murray State students regarding campus employment. MSU currently employs over 2,500 students on the main campus and demand for jobs is increasing. Officials are trying to meet the growing need of students seeking employment as a means to finance their education while on campus and to improve job placement after graduation. Murray State Vice President for Student Affairs Don Robertson and Director of Career Services Ross Meloan visit Sounds Good to talk about the new initiatives both on and off campus. 

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