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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Arts
11:00 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Author Barrett Talks About New Zombie Novel

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Gabe Barrett is a former Murray State University student. He graduated from Auburn University in Alabama with his degree in English, where he also played football with the Tigers. Barrett is the author of The College Strategy Guide and The One-Pass College Life. But his latest book is a departure. The novel Walking Against the Wind is subtitled "Going Postal in a Zombie Filled World."

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Arts
9:39 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Musician Space Capone Talks About Soul/Jazz/Funk Inspirations

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Aaron Winters is Space Capone, a Nashville-based musician. Space Capone crafts dance floor funk and classic soul sounds. PMc Magazine said of his single, “I Just Wanna Dance,” it “will get even the shiest of wallflowers feeling like they should shake their groove thangs.”

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Culture
2:41 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Barton Talks About New Book, "Pray the Gay Away"

Dr. Bernadette Barton
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For those of us living in Kentucky and Tennessee, “the Bible Belt” is a familiar phrase. It’s shorthand for a conservative Christian culture extending across the South, and tied closely to family values and personal beliefs. For some southerners, the culture they call home is a culture that denies them. Morehead State University women’s studies professor Dr. Bernadette Barton is the author of Pray the Gay Away, the Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays.

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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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