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

July 01, 2013

11:05 AM
That’s All She Wrote
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass Records
11:07 AM
Lungs
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972
Label : Omnivore Recordings
11:09 AM
Sounds Better in the Song
Artist : Drive-By Truckers
Album : Decoration Day
Label : New West Records
11:14 AM
Further We Go
Artist : Arnett Hollow
Album : Night After Night
Label : CDBY
11:39 AM
When I Was Young
Artist : The Wood Brothers
Album : Smoke Ring Halo
Label : Southern Ground
11:43 AM
Working
Artist : The Deadly Gentlemen
Album : Roll Me, Tumble Me
Label : Concord Jazz
11:47 AM
Singin’ My Soul
Artist : Gin Wigmore
Album : Gravel & Wine
Label : Mercury Records
11:50 AM
Poor Places
Artist : Punch Brothers
Album : Daytrotter Session
Label : Daytrotter
11:54 AM
Rise To Me
Artist : The Decemberists
Album : The King Is Dead
Label : Capitol
11:59 AM
Milkman
Artist : The Shouting Matches
Album : Grownass Man
Label : Middle West
12:04 PM
Side With The Seeds
Artist : Wilco
Album : Sky Blue Sky
Label : Nonesuch
12:09 PM
Periodically Triple Or Double
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Popular Songs
Label : Matador Records
12:13 PM
Cry To Me
Artist : Solomon Burke
Album : Very Best of Solomon Burke
Label : Rhino
12:15 PM
I Could’ve Been Your Girl
Artist : She And Him
Album : Volume 3
Label : Merge Records
12:33 PM
Face To The Highway
Artist : Tom Waits
Album : Bad As Me
Label : ANTI Records
12:37 PM
Invisible
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
12:42 PM
Won’t You Ride In My Little Red Wagon
Artist : Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel
Album : Willie & The Wheel
Label : BISMEAUX PRODUCTIONS
12:46 PM
Heart Breaker
Artist : Woody Pines
Album : Rabbits Motel
Label : Self-released
12:50 PM
Let It Roll
Artist : North Mississippi Allstars
Album : Keys To The Kingdom
Label : SONGS OF THE SOUTH
12:53 PM
Invitation To The Blues
Artist : Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Album : Old Yellow Moon
Label : Nonesuch
12:57 PM
Leavin’ Blues
Artist : Leadbelly
Album : Bourgeois Blues
Label : Smithsonian Folkways

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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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