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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Playlist

May 09, 2013

11:05 AM
Smoking Gun
Artist : Robert Cray Band
Album : Heavy Picks: The Robert Cray Band Collection
Label : Island / Mercury
11:09 AM
Tennessee Jed
Artist : Levon Helm
Album : Electric Dirt
Label : Vanguard Records
11:34 AM
After The Rain
Artist : Smoke Fairies
Album : Through Low Light And Trees
Label : Year Seven Records
11:37 AM
There’s No Leaving Now
Artist : The Tallest Man On Earth
Album : There's No Leaving Now
Label : DEAD OCEANS
11:41 AM
Good Advices
Artist : R.E.M.
Album : Fables Of The Reconstruction
Label : Capitol
11:46 AM
Waiting For The End Of The World
Artist : LePercolateur
Album : Pop Manouche
Label : CD Baby
11:50 AM
Big Butter And Egg Man
Artist : Sligo Creek Stompers
Album : Vital Mental Medicine
Label : self released
11:53 AM
Lost Coastlines
Artist : Okkervil River
Album : The Stand-Ins
Label : Jagjaguwar
11:58 AM
New Blues
Artist : Rob Ickes
Album : Slide City
Label : Rounder Records
12:05 PM
Long Way Down
Artist : Alela Diane
Album : Alela Diane and Wild Divine
Label : Rough Trade
12:08 PM
21st Century Blues
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West Records
12:11 PM
Pancho And Lefty
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : Live At The Old Quarter Houston, Texas
Label : Fat Possum/TVZ Records
12:29 PM
Singers And The Endless Song
Artist : Iron & Wine
Album : Ghost On Ghost
Label : Nonesuch
12:33 PM
No Tomorrows
Artist : The Cave Singers
Album : Naomi
Label : Jagjaguwar
12:37 PM
Bottom Of The River
Artist : Delta Rae
Album : Carry The Fire
Label : Sire / Wea
12:45 PM
The Quotidian Beasts
Artist : Phosphorescent
Album : Muchacho
Label : DEAD OCEANS
12:52 PM
Girl Called Alex
Artist : Kurt Vile
Album : Wakin On A Pretty Daze
Label : Matador Records

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Society
3:57 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Detecting Vision Problems in Early Childhood

Terri Long is one of several volunteers with the Murray Lions Club who are trained to perform FREE vision screening tests for children ages 6 months to 6 years, catching vision problems that could impede education and worse, cause death. So far the Murray club has screened over 1,000 kids. Long says that she can make appointments for day care centers and schools who want to provide this FREE screening for their children upon parent notification and approval. Her phone number is 270-436-5588. Her e-mail address is:  tflong@wk.net.

Parenthood Project
11:35 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Parenthood Project: Breastfeeding and Kangaroo Care

We begin an occasional series called the WKMS Parenthood Project. Our Membership Coordinator and mother Jenni Todd hosts this series of conversations. The Parenthood Project strives to address topics important to parents working to balance daily life and family, and to raise happy healthy kids. Jenni speaks with Murray/Calloway County Hospitals Child Care Coordinator and Lactation Consultant Elisabeth Khadem about one of the first decisions after becoming a mother, how to feed the baby.
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Education
4:20 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

New College Textbook Attempts to Re-Invigorate Writing Instruction

Chad Davidson (Left), Gregory Fraser (Right)
Credit westga.edu

Two well-published poets who both teach at The University of West Georgia near Atlanta, Chad Davidson and Gregory Fraser, give a reading of their works in Clara Eagle Gallery, starting at 6 p.m.Thursday. Then on Friday, they take the bull by the horns and offer two presentations about teaching and learning basic composition. Davidson and Fraser have co-authored two books: Writing Poetry: Creative and Critical Approaches and Analyze Anything: A Guide to Critical Reading and Writing. Kate Lochte wanted to learn more about how they approach teaching writing at the college level.

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Society
1:27 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

If MLK Jr. Were Around Today, What Issues Would He Be Speaking Out About?

John Johnson, Director of the Kentucky Human Rights Comission
Credit personnel.ky.gov

Kentucky Human Rights Commission Director John Johnson speaks with Kate Lochte next. The focus of their conversation is a set of 7 social justice and civil rights resolutions honoring the memory of Martin Luther King Jr., adopted this month. With the 11-member board of commissioners, the executive director and 36 staff members, the Commission receives, initiates, investigates, conciliates and rules upon jurisdictional complaints alleging violations of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act. These resolutions are calls for action to government officials and the public.

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Arts
11:25 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Palu Aho on Judging the 20th Annual Teen Spirit show at Yeiser

Credit theyeiser.org

The Yeiser Art Center in Paducah shows its 20th Annual Teen Spirit Exhibition through February 15. Students from area public high schools, Christian schools and home schools entered a massive array of art for judging by Paul Aho who visits Sounds Good via a telephone interview with Kate Lochte.

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Environment
10:25 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Environmental Technology Professor Finds Joy in Writing Detective Fiction

Steve Schneiderman teaches in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Murray State. In the wee hours of the morning he goes to his office for the solitude of after-hours and chuckles as he writes the continuing adventures of technically proficient but otherwise feckless detective Louie Leppedimay (a.k.a. Lippodoodle, Lippadoomie, and other similar attempts at the name). Schneiderman credits Mel Brooks as one of his inspirations.

Culture
3:44 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

West Kentucky Highland Society's Robert Burns Supper This Weekend

Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, lived just 37 short years, but left a powerful legacy of poems celebrating the folk songs of his native land and his own romantic expression. Master Robert Valentine, faculty member of Murray State University, publisher of Murray Life Magazine, and Scot, serves as Master of Ceremonies for a Robert Burns Supper Saturday, January 26 at the Murray Woman's Club House. He visited our Sounds Good Tuesday to talk about the poet and the dinner.

Environment
3:34 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

TVA Hacking Program in 80's Results in Robust Eagle Populations in West Ky

Dr. Steve White joined Murray State University in 1981 about the same time as the local TVA hacking program was underway. Captive-born eaglets were released into the wild without human contact to repopulate the region whose habitat is preferred by eagles. Eagles stay where they learn to fly and today the resident population is stable and thriving. Dr. White gives the historical perspective.

Culture
12:30 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Chinese Author Counsels Embrace Diversity

Credit cathybaobean.com

Murray State’s College of Education Human Development and Leadership Program brings author/educator Cathy Bao Bean to campus tomorrow for a community presentation at 5:30 p.m. in the second floor auditorium, Room 240 of Alexander Hall.  Bao Bean has made a life work of learning and laughing about cultural differences. Bean spoke with Kate Lochte for Sounds Good.

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Arts
4:06 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Marshall County Native Makes Music in Nashville's Indie Scene

We continue our occasional series about young artists whose foundations are in western Kentucky but whose work is bringing them success in larger market areas. We've visited with Vic Mazzone in Los Angeles and Candra Kennedy in Philadelphia. This time we go to Nashville for a profile on an indie artist who was born in Murray, raised in Marshall County. Jordan Hamlin is multi-instrumentalist in Nashville's indie music scene.  She tours with Katie Herzig, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and others.

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