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4:58 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

"Remembering The Holocaust" with Guest Speakers at Murray State, Thursday

Dr. Roxane Riegler
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Department of Modern Languages at Murray State University hosts "Remembering the Holocaust" this Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 in Faculty Hall Room 208. The event features presentations by Holocaust survivor Arthur Pais and Holocaust scholar Dr. Joseph White. The presentation is free and the community is invited to attend. MSU Assistant Professor of French and German Dr. Roxane Riegler joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the speakers for this event.

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1:00 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Kentucky Author Reflects on Helping War-Affected Children in Africa

Credit Bethany Haley Williams / bethanyhaleywilliams.com

Kentucky-born author and psychologist Bethany Haley spoke with Kate Lochte about her new book, “The Color of Grace.” 

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10:51 am
Wed March 18, 2015

VIDEO: Murray State Freshman Helps TODAY's Al Roker with Forecast

A Murray State University freshman was selected Wednesday to help "The Today Show" anchor Al Roker with a weather forecast.

Grace Ritchie, an elementary education major from Bardstown, Ky., was visiting New York City on spring break when she was selected from the crowd to participate in the show's "Rise and Shine with Roker" segment.

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4:21 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

[Update] Willkommen to the Hopkinsville International Festival 2015

Hopkinsville International Festival 2014
Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Update: We've included  the March 12 conversation from Sounds Good with Kate Lochte, Nikki Radford and  Ellen Gilbert of the Global Education Center. In this conversation, Gilbert explains the Global Education Center and previews the musicians and dancers at the festival.

The Hopkinsville International Festival, now in its sixth year, showcases some of the cultural diversity in the region. Featuring a global village, performance on two stages, food, lectures, language courses and more, it's a weekend that brings people together in an interactive nature that allows folks to engage, says event coordinators Nikki Radford and Nina Shalom. They speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with a preview.

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3:28 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Guy Raz Previews New Season of TED Radio Hour

Guy Raz, host of TED Radio Hour
Credit Kainaz Amaria

The new season of TED Radio Hour begins this Saturday morning on WKMS. The program, broadcast around the world, brings you TED Talks from experts on a given theme, while host Guy Raz and his guests further explore the subject. Past episodes have ranged from topics like how we love and what we fear to the source of creativity and the end of privacy. Raz and Todd Hatton talk about what's made the show so successful and how the program continues to build on its creative and innovative storytelling.

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4:03 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

In The South, Way More People Are Identifying As Both Black And White

AP

Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 7:40 pm

The number of people who identify as belonging to two or more races keeps climbing with each Census. The number of people identified as both black and white, for example, more than doubled between 2000 and 2010, from about 780,000 to 1.8 million.

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2:16 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Paducah Racial Unity Group Launches with Film, Workshops

Racial Taboo Film Poster
Credit racialtaboo.com

Be intentional. It isn't enough to feel in our minds a certain way about inqequality and injustice, but showing that feeling is so important, says Beth Khadem of the Paducah NAACP Racial Unity Group. She and Cal Ross, Executive Director of the Paducah Housing Authority, join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about reinvigorating the group with racial unity efforts in Paducah, including film and discussion at Maiden Alley Cinema and a "Race Story Rewrite" all-day workshop in May.

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10:34 am
Wed February 18, 2015

'Ted Talk' on Hopkinsville Journalist Rescheduled to March

Credit Courtesy of Jennifer Brown, Kentucky New Era archives

Ted Poston was born in Hopkinsville in 1906. He attended an African American high school in Hopkinsville and earned his bachelor's degree in Nashville. In 1928, he moved to New York and joined the Harlem Renaissance. There, he became the first African American writer on staff at the New York Post and the first to make a career at a white mainstream paper, where he covered the major events of the Civil Rights Era. Kentucky New Era Opinion Editor Jennifer Brown joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to preview her "Ted Talk" coming up in March, with more about Hopkinsville's own, the "Dean of Black Journalists," Ted Poston.

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7:15 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Murray Main Street Hosts Trivia Fundraiser for Downtown

Credit Downtown Murray Kentucky, Facebook

Murray Main Street hosts a fundraiser trivia night at the Murray Banquet Center on Friday, February 20th at 6 p.m. One day after last year's trivia event was the night of the first downtown building collapse. On Sounds Good, Murray Main Street Manager Deana Wright says this underscores the importance of the event and in helping to support the cause for historic preservation in Murray.

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2:16 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Stephen Keene Presents a Gospel Showcase at Badgett Playhouse

Stephen Keene on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Badgett Playhouse celebrates Black History Month with a Gospel Showcase starring Stephen Keene and special guests, Sunday, February 22 at 2 p.m. Keene grew up singing in churches alongside his mother, a minister of over 50 years, and speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the concert. 

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