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4:11 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Superman Lands in Metropolis for Festival Kickoff

Lance Dennee WKMS

The annual Superman Celebration kicks off in Metropolis tonight.

The festival’s co-chair Karla Ogle says participants have four days of “super fun” ahead of them.

“Expect to see kind of a combination of Disney World and Halloween, and I think it’s going to be a very fun weekend with a little bit of everything,” she said.

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Food
6:51 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Summer Feeding Sites for Children on Free Lunch Programs

Credit Wikimedia Commons

National studies indicate only one of seven children who receive a free or reduced school lunch gets a similar meal over the summer. 

Kathy Galliger, an official with the State Department of Education, said logistics and a scarcity of sponsoring groups, create the biggest barriers to getting food to hungry kids in the summer. While her agency, the state's summer food service program, doesn't track such numbers, Galliger suspects Kentucky's figures are even worse than the one-in-seven national statistic.  Still, she said there are federal dollars to pay for food.

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Culture
2:36 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Antique Motorbike Weekend at Dawson Springs

Antique Whizzer Motorbike
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Kenny and Sylvia Thomas are the event coordinators for "Fun Weekend 2014" at Riverside Park in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. This is the 5th year for the event which runs next Thursday through Saturday, June 19-21. The highlight of the event is the Antique Motor Bike & Scooter Show next Friday at 6 p.m. at Downtown Veteran's Park in Dawson Springs. Kenny "Bebop" Thomas speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good.

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Culture
11:40 am
Wed June 11, 2014

5 TV Shows That Deserve Another Chance

LeVar Burton, the face of Reading Rainbow.
From the Reading Rainbow website

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 8:05 pm

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Culture
9:51 am
Sat June 7, 2014

New Faces Keep 'Orange Is The New Black' Humming In A New Season

Taylor Schilling's Piper Chapman is among the fascinating characters who continue to push forward in the second season of Netflix's Orange Is The New Black.
Jojo Whilden Netflix

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 4:41 am

Orange is the New Black has always been a bit of a head fake.

Creator Jenji Kohan has admitted she uses the story of WASPy prison inmate Piper Chapman to draw TV audiences into stories about the types of women who rarely take centerstage in more mainstream fare: a transgender woman, an older Russian woman, poor and undereducated black and Hispanic women and the mentally ill.

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Culture
11:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

70 Years After A Crucial Invasion, World Honors D-Day

President Obama speaks during the joint French-American D-Day commemoration at the Normandy American Cemetery.
Alain Jocard AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 11:07 am

World leaders are gathered in France to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the day some 150,000 Allied troops landed in Normandy and began the liberation of France and Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II.

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley called the area overlooking the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, where thousands of U.S. troops are laid to rest, "one of the most beautiful places on Earth."

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Culture
8:39 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Film Critic Kenneth Turan Picks 54 Films That Are 'Not To Be Missed'

The 1950 film Sunset Boulevard, starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden, is one of the 54 movies Kenneth Turan says should not be missed.
CinemaPhoto Corbis

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 11:40 am

You normally hear Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan reviewing new movies, but this week, we're talking about old films with him instead. That's because he's written a new book called Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film. In it, he offers up tidbits of Hollywood history and behind-the-scenes drama, as well as his critical analysis of some of the world's greatest movies — some familiar, some obscure.

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Culture
2:51 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Calloway Co. Choir Singers Come Together for Kickoff, Christmas Concert

The Murray Mass Christian Choir held its kickoff preview performance on Sunday, June 1 at Westside Baptist Church. The choir features singers in choirs from across the Calloway County area. Westside Baptist's Minister of Music Mike Crook stops by Sounds Good to talk about the professionally produced Christmas CD and the live performance at Lovett Auditorium in December, with proceeds benefiting local charities.

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Culture
10:37 am
Sat May 31, 2014

How A Food Stylist Made Squirrel And Earthworm Look Appetizing

Left, gray squirrel. Right, crostini with squirrel meat, white mulberry, goat cheese, hazelnut and purslane.
Christopher Testani

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 6:44 am

Communities around the world are increasingly overrun by invasive critters. Gray squirrels, which are native to North America, are an ecological nuisance in England. And nutria — or swamp rats, colloquially — from South America are destroying wetlands in the Gulf Coast states.

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Culture
11:34 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Seymour Bluffs Childrens Author Reads at Wickliffe Mounds

 Seymour Bluffs is an American Bald Eagle who travels back in time to an Illini Indian village located along the Mississippi River and helps the natives resolve a problem with the mysterious Piasa Bird in the children's book by author Phyllis Bechtold. On Sounds Good, Kate speaks with Bechtold about her upcoming presentation on May 31 at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, and the life-sized Seymour Bluffs who will be on-hand to help Bechtold autograph her books for sale in this children's event.

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