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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Education
12:42 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Weakley Co. Teen Supports "Pinky Promise Against Bullying"

Vowell, third from left, poses with other students who appeared in an anti-bullying video for Pinky Promise Against Bullying.

A northwest Tennessee teenager has started an anti-bullying movement called “Pinky Promise Against Bullying.” Carlie Vowell is a sophomore at Westview High School in Weakley County. She and friends are spreading the word that bullying is not OK through videos, radio station spots, a Facebook page, and an online pledge. Angela Hatton spoke with Vowell about the anti-bullying effort.

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Arts
2:59 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Imagining Historical Voices from a Black Perspective

Frank X Walker reflects on the human condition in imagining historical characters’ voices from a black perspective. Walker is associate professor, Department of English, Co-Chair, Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. He visits Murray State for a presentation of his works Thursday, November 1 for the Creative Writing Reading Series. 
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Society
12:34 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Lions Club Auction Helps Fund Eyecare Services

Jim Nance, left, speaks with Angela Hatton in WKMS's Studio A.

The Murray Lions Club Annual Auction to raise money for eye care assistance in a seven county region. The auction starts Monday next week and goes through Thursday, airing from 6 to 9 p.m. Former Club President Jim Nance joined Angela Hatton to explain what’s at the auction this year, and what kinds of assistance it makes possible.

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Health
3:53 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

American Cancer Society Enrolling for Cancer Prevention Study in Paducah

Lourdes Hospital hosts enrollment for CPS-3 in mid-November.  This study continues over a half century of research that has confirmed links between smoking and obesity and cancer. Eric Walker is Associate Director for Mission Support of the American Cancer Society. He joins us on Sounds Good to explain what’s involved in enrolling in this national cancer prevention study. Lourdes Hospital hosts a two day enrollment program in mid-November. 

You can also register at cps3lourdeshospital.org.

Culture
3:45 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Pride in One's Forbears, West Kentucky Highland Festival 2012

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From heavy athletic competition to games for wee bairns, Saturday’s Murray Highland Festival connects us with all things Scottish. Murray’s Highland Festival brings Scottish experiences to Murray’s Central Park Saturday (October 27) from 9:30 a.m. to 4, closing with a Ceilidh (kaylee”) at the Big Apple Café at 7 p.m. Master Bob Valentine visits Sounds Good with an “insider” look at the Highland Festival Schedule, including music by Highland Reign.

Society
3:37 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Providing Affordable Housing and New Taxpayers to Hopkins Co.

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Habitat of Hopkins County has built 57 homes since 1990, involving families, many volunteers, and robust fundraising. Hopkins County Habitat for Humanity aims to build 4 new homes this year.  Its executive director Heath Duncan is with us on Sounds Good to talk about how they get this done with local volunteers and “caravaners.”

Arts
2:02 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Nesbit Talks About Site Specific Art

Colin Nesbit

The Smith-Townsend Collaborative is one of the current exhibitions at MSU’s Clara M. Eagle Gallery. It’s an installation art concept combining sculptures, drawings and paintings by Kentucky artists Brandon C. Smith and Travis Townsend.

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Business
1:21 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Building Cross-State Alliances with KTRA

Angela Hatton, left, interviews KTRA Executive Director Hollie Holt.

What’s good for one is good for all. That was the philosophy that led to the formation a few years ago of the Ken-Tenn Regional Alliance. It’s an economic partnership organization formed between Fulton, Hickman, and Carlisle counties in Kentucky, and Lake, Obion, and Weakley counties in Tennessee. KTRA was designed to focus on promoting the region’s shared assets, and building infrastructure.  KTRA’s new executive director Hollie Holt joined Angela Hatton in the WKMS studios.

Sports
10:37 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Youth Report: Ed Hochuli on Being an NFL Referee

Patrick Jones talks to Ed in our studio, Ed Hochuli on the cover of Sports Illustrated

NFL referees returned to the gridiron recently after a brief strike which saw replacement referees calling important games. Nine-year-old WKMS Youth Reporter Patrick Jones scored an interview with one of NFL's most famous official referees, Ed Hochuli. He was ranked by ESPN as one of the best referees in the business. More recently, you'll find him on the cover of the October issue of Sports Illustrated. Patrick spoke with him over the phone, from our studio.

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Society
10:21 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Raising Money for Needline of Calloway County One Bowl at a Time

Tonight from 5 to 7 p.m., The Murray Art Guild hosts an Empty Bowl soup dinner to raise money for Needline of Calloway County. Guild Director Debi Danielson visits Sounds Good with a few of the hand-made bowls contributed by local artists. The conversation covers stunning statistics about hunger in our county and Commonwealth. The dinner is out doors on the grounds of the Guild at 500 North 4th Street, and while there are over 200 bowls ready for the soup made by MSU Nutrition students, Danielson says there will be lines and the bowls will go quickly.

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