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 29, 2013

11:05 AM
Somebody Else
Artist : JJ Grey & Mofro
Album : This River
Label : Alligator Records
11:09 AM
Take Me To The River
Artist : Delbert McClinton
Album : Best Of Delbert McClinton
Label : Curb
11:13 AM
Don’t Let Me Die In Florida
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Label : New West
11:25 AM
Shady Grove
Artist : Peter Rowan & Tony Rice
Album : Quartet
Label : Rounder / Umgd
11:29 AM
Troubled Times
Artist : Leftover Salmon
Album : The Nashville Sessions
Label : Hollywood Records
11:41 AM
After Midnight
Artist : J.J. Cale
Album : The Very Best Of J.J. Cale
Label : Island / Mercury
11:43 AM
Mama Don’t
Artist : J.J. Cale
Album : The Very Best Of J.J. Cale
Label : Island / Mercury
11:47 AM
Stranded In A Limousine
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : The Essential Paul Simon
Label : Sony Legacy
11:50 AM
And She Was
Artist : David Byrne
Album : Live At Carnegie Hall (with Caetano Veloso)
Label : Nonesuch
11:54 AM
The Late Greats
Artist : Wilco
Album : A Ghost Is Born
Label : Nonesuch
11:56 AM
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Artist : The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Album : Live In London #2
Label : The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
12:04 PM
Tombstone Blues
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Red On Blonde
Label : Sugar Hill Records
12:08 PM
Ways Of This World
Artist : Kelly Hogan
Album : I Like To Keep Myself In Pain
Label : Anti/Epitaph
12:11 PM
Revolution
Artist : Dr. John
Album : Locked Down
Label : Nonesuch
12:15 PM
Hallelujah I Love Her So
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Ray Charles - Absolutely Essential
Label : Proper Records UK
12:31 PM
Waitin’
Artist : Caitlin Rose
Album : The Stand-In
Label : ATO RECORDS / RED
12:34 PM
I Found A Way
Artist : First Aid Kit
Album : The Lion's Roar
Label : Wichita
12:39 PM
Mercy
Artist : Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Album : Howl Sessions
Label : RCA
12:47 PM
Postcards From Hell
Artist : The Wood Brothers
Album : Loaded
Label : Blue Note Records
12:51 PM
No Place To Fall
Artist : Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
Album : Hawk
Label : Vanguard Records
12:55 PM
Going To California
Artist : Led Zeppelin
Album : Led Zeppelin IV
Label : Atlantic

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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
Credit Matt Reinbold, Flickr Commons, Wikimedia Commons

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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