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
4:51 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Frontier Illinois Comes to Life at Fort Massac Encampment

Fort Massac State Park Encampment
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A re-creation of the lifestyles and atmosphere of the late 1700's at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis draws people from all over the nation to the park's annual encampment this Saturday and Sunday. Featuring cannons, arts and crafts and historical demonstrations, the event pays tribute to Illinois' frontier history. Kate Lochte is joined by Neal Mankey, Fort Massac's Natural Resource Coordinator, and Chris McGinness, the fort's Site Superintendent, on Sounds Good to learn more about this event, expecting 200,000 visitors to the Metropolis area.

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Society
3:58 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Understanding Medicare Open Enrollment Options

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Open enrollment for Medicare is October 15 through December 7. Plans will go in effect January 1. The Kentucky State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a free service that provides information, counseling and assistance to seniors and disabled individuals needing to sign up for Medicare. SHIP doesn't sell health insurance products, but offers guidance. Program Coordinator Kellie Oliver joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to explain the upcoming open enrollment.

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Politics
1:00 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Commentary: 1964 Presidential Campaign, 50 Years Later

Lyndon B. Johnson photo by Arnold Newman, White House Press Office (WHPO), Wikimedia Commons; Barry Goldwater, photo by Marion S. Trikosko, Library of Congress, Wikimedia Commons

The 1964 United States Presidential Election between Lyndon B. Johnson and Barry Goldwater is regarded as both a landslide win for the Democratic Party, followed by Johnson's "Great Society" programs: the Voting Rights at of 1965 and the War on Poverty; and also the foundation of the conservative values of the modern Republican Party, leading to the "Reagan Revolution" in the 1980s. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on the legacy of the 1964 campaign for president, 50 years ago.

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Environment
11:46 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Kids Can 'Tame the Wild Outdoors' at LBL Nature Station This Weekend

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LBL's Woodlands Nature Station's Aviva Yasgur describes its weekend of outdoor activities with critter observation as well as hands-on workshops in outdoor cooking, kayaking and atlatl spear chucking. Nature Center spokesperson Aviva Yasgur is here with all the details about this weekend's first ever "Tame the Wild Outdoor Kids Festival," and speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about activities from critter observation, outdoor cooking, kayaking and atlatl spear chucking. 

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Education
5:19 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Sex, Marijuana, Alcohol Among Topics in Baptist Health Paducah Addiction Symposium

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Baptist Health Paducah presents its 8th Annual Addiction & Compulsive Behaviors Symposium for healthcare professionals on Saturday, October 18th. Topics include marijuana use, sex addiction, alcoholism and youth drug addiction. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns more about it from Dr. Patrick Withrow, director of outreach, and Maria Hill, director of education.

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Arts
3:17 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Murray Artist/Writer Receives Governor's Award in the Arts

Constance Alexander

This morning, two west Kentuckians received 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts. On Tuesday, we spoke with Michael Cochran, director of the Market House Theatre of Paducah, which received the Community Arts Award. On Sounds Good, we learn about the work of Murray writer and educator Constance Alexander, who received the Media Award. 

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Culture
4:42 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

38th Annual Trigg County Ham Festival This Weekend

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It's all about testing, cooking and eating ham in Cadiz this weekend. The Trigg County Ham Festival also features a carnival and petting zoo for kids, Janice Mason Art Museum's Quilt Show, country music concerts, and non-profits raising money for their activities. Festival booth chair and WKDZ/WHVO business office manager Melissa Noel tells Kate Lochte about some of the more than 200 booths planned, on Sounds Good.

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Puppies Sound Good
4:08 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

[Slideshow] Puppies Sound Good: Meet Mona

Second Wednesdays monthly, we meet one (or more) puppies up for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County, as well as an update on events and activities from director Kathy Hodge. Today, we met Mona, a miniature pinscher/terrier mix. Even though she's 12 weeks old, she's still incredibly tiny and will probably remain a small dog when fully grown. She was calm and curious in the studio, and appeared to enjoy being held by WKMS staff and students. Todd Hatton speaks with Kathy Hodge on Sounds Good.

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Arts
5:29 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Market House Theatre Credits Governors' Award to Generations of Creative Children

Credit Market House Theatre, Paducah

Paducah's Market House Theatre receives the Kentucky Arts Council's Community Arts Award of the Governor's Awards in the Arts in Frankfort this Thursday. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Market House Director Michael Cochran about the achievement and about how the theatre gives kids a creative outlet.

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Good Reads
2:05 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

'A Place to Read' - Personal Essays by Michael Cohen

A Place to Read: Life and Books
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For WKMS, Michael Cohen contributes a series titled "Uncommon Mysteries" in which he writes about unique examples of the genre. He is celebrating the publication of an autobiography in the form of 22 personal essays titled A Place to Read: Life and Books. He speaks with Kate Lochte about his new book, on Sounds Good.

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