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

February 13, 2014

11:05 AM
Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
Artist : Captain Beefheart
Album : The Big Lebowski OST
Label : Island / Mercury
11:07 AM
This Tornado Loves You
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Middle Cyclone
Label : ANTI Records
11:11 AM
When U Love Somebody
Artist : The Fruit Bats
Album : Mouthfuls
Label : Sub Pop Records
11:33 AM
Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly)
Artist : Phosphorescent
Album : Here's To Taking It Easy
Label : DEAD OCEANS
11:38 AM
Crazy Love, Vol. II
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : Graceland
Label : Sony Legacy
11:45 AM
Everybody Needs Love
Artist : Drive-By Truckers
Album : Go Go Boots
Label : ATO RECORDS / RED
11:50 AM
Comes Love
Artist : The Wood Brothers
Album : Up Above My Head
Label : Indirecto Records
11:53 AM
The One That I Love Best
Artist : Jessica Lea Mayfield
Album : With Blasphemy So Heartfelt
Label : Thirty Tigers
11:56 AM
Cold, Cold Heart
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : Oxford American Southern Music Sampler
Label : Oxford American
12:00 PM
Cold, Cold Heart
Artist : Bill Frisell
Album : The Willies
Label : Nonesuch
12:04 PM
You Love Me
Artist : DeVotchKa
Album : How It Ends
Label : CiCero
12:08 PM
Heartbreaker
Artist : Alabama Shakes
Album : Boys And Girls
Label : ATO Records
12:12 PM
This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)
Artist : The Isley Brothers
Album : Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection
Label : Motown
12:24 PM
To Love Is To Bury
Artist : Cowboy Junkies
Album : The Trinity Session
Label : RCA
12:29 PM
Never Let Go
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Orphans
Label : ANTI Records
12:32 PM
Soon Enough
Artist : The Constantines
Album : Tournament Of Hearts
Label : Sub Pop
12:36 PM
How Do You Spell Love
Artist : Margie Joseph
Album : Self Titled
Label : Rhino Atlantic
12:43 PM
Love Sick
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Time Out Of Mind
Label : Sony
12:48 PM
Love Will Tear Us Apart
Artist : Calexico
Album : Sweetheart: Love Songs
Label : Hear Music
12:53 PM
The Death Of Ferdinand De Saussure
Artist : The Magnetic Fields
Album : 69 Love Songs
Label : Merge Records
12:56 PM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Elvis Costello
Album : The Very Best Of Elvis Costello
Label : Rhino / Wea

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Arts
4:24 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Acclaimed Nashville Writer Kicks Off MFA Reading Series

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Two decades after his debut collection "Here We Are in Paradise" heralded Tony Earley as one of the most accomplished writers of his generation, his latest work coming out in August re-affirms his story-telling prowess. We meet Mr. Earley on Sounds Good today, in advance of his 7:30 p.m. Sunday presentation for the Murray State MFA Reading Series.

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Politics
12:18 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Commentary: 50 Years Later - Freedom Summer 1964

Students protesting in Mississippi
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"All my life I've been sick and tired. Now I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired." - Fannie Lou Hamer

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a campaign to open the polls to African-American voters in Mississippi, which became a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights era. The summer marked a turning point in ending white supremacy in the state and decades of isolation in the Deep South for black voters ahead of the 1964 elections. Commentator and Murray State history professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects back on Freedom Summer and its legacy 50 years later.

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Society
4:25 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Commentary: Preventing Gun Violence with "Magical Thinking"

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Earlier this month, Georgia lawmakers passed a sweeping gun bill, known as the "guns everywhere bill" allowing licensed owners to carry firearms in many churches, bars, and government buildings. One of the provisions allows school districts to let teachers carry guns. Commentator Celia Brewer draws on a personal experience when living in New Orleans to express her concern over expanding gun rights.

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Society
3:59 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Don't Be #Intexticated: The Dangers of Texting and Driving

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Warning an image in the above slideshow may be graphic for certain viewers.

The Paducah Business and Professional Organization recently sponsored an event to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. Captain Donald Hodgson of the Paducah Police Department made a presentation along with Hillary Coltharp, a young Paducah woman who was severely injured in an automobile accident while she was texting and driving. Kate is joined by Captain Hodgson to learn more about the campaign.

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Environment
2:56 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Take a Stroll Through Murray State's Arboretum

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The Arboretum at Murray State University is a fully accessible horticultural display, public garden and educational laboratory located on Pullen Farm, with an entrance at the end of Hickory Drive, off Main Street. Friends of MSU Arboretum Board Chair Paula Edwards visits Sounds Good to talk about its Watermelon Bust coming up July 17th and the Hutson Harvest Gala on September 4 - as well as what's new at the Arboretum this summer. Hear the conversation:

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Culture
3:12 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Craft Brewery Opening in Paducah This Fall

Paducah Beer Werks Logo

Today on Sounds Good, we meet Todd Blume, the co-owner and brewer of Paducah Beer Werks, set to open this fall in Paducah. Located in the old Greyhound Bus station at 301 N. 4th Street, Blume is converting the space into a fully-functional craft brewery, while keeping some of the station aesthetic and artwork. He's in the discovery process of determining the palate of Paducah and aims to start with four beers, some seasonals, and eventually partnering with local restaurants. Hear the conversation:

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Puppies Sound Good
2:03 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

[Slideshow] Puppies Sound Good: Meet Dallas and Fancy

Today we met two energetic boxer/terrier mix puppies on Sounds Good. Dallas (brown and white) and Fancy (black and white) are seven-week old brother and sisters who were rescued from a bad situation and are available for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. You'd never guess they came into the world in a negative way because they are both very sweet, playful and friendly. Dallas was a little more energetic in the studio, but you can hear both of them contributing to the interview.

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Environment
4:04 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Get Up Close to Crawly Critters at LBL Nature Station This Saturday

Big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus
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LBL Woodlands Nature Station hosts a whole day of educational, family friendly programs with cool and crawly critters including snakes, bugs, bats and turtles this Saturday. We learn more with Aviva Yasgur on Sounds Good about this opportunity to teach all ages about lesser known and often under-appreciated creatures. Hear the conversation:

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Education
4:19 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Safety on the Spectrum: Awareness for Kids with Autism

For families with children who are living in the autism spectrum, routine safety awareness is even more important. Crissy Ramey of Families on the Spectrum speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about keeping potentially vulnerable kids safe. Hear the conversation:

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Education
2:46 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

A Fond Farewell to Soprano, MSU Music Professor Dr. Sonya Baker

Soprano Sonya Baker has presented programs in many of our region's performing arts halls and has held the position of  Assistant Dean of the College of Humanities & Fine Arts and Professor of Music at Murray State, but today she visits with us as she's on her way to a new post as Associate Dean for the College of Visual and Performing Arts at James Madison University. Hear the conversation:

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