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4:25 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Paducah Mayor Heading to China for Culture & Design Expo

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Two Paducah officials will visit China this weekend for the Suzhou International Culture & Design Industry Expo. Mayor Gayle Kaler and Mary Hammond of the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau will meet with local officials and visit various creative industries.

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1:33 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Swing Into Spring 2014: Listen to the Broadcast

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“Swing into spring” this Friday with Murray State’s three big bands and two jazz combos!

Join us for a live broadcast this Friday at 7:30 or see the concert in person at historic Lovett Auditorium.

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11:56 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Wickliffe Mounds Open for 10th Season as State Historic Site

Lifeways Mural at Wickliffe Mounds

Native Americans now called Mississippian culture lived at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers around 1100 to 1350 AD. Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site offers a window on this ancient community. Park Manager Carla Hildebrand spoke with Kate Lochte about this season's opening, Tuesday, April 1. 

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3:48 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Columbia Theatre Control to Pass from City to Nonprofit

Paducah city officials are passing control of the historic downtown Columbia Theatre to a nonprofit group for renovation.

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2:11 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

The 22nd Annual Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar

Hopkinsville native Edgar Cayce became a household name for allegedly possessing strange powers of mental telepathy. His purported psychic abilities to answer questions on health and other personal problems while in a trance garnered him worldwide fame. Museums of Hopkinsville Director Alissa Keller joins Kate on Sounds Good with events Friday through Sunday (March 28-30) remembering Cayce's legacy in the 22nd annual Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar featuring experts and a hypnotist.

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2:49 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

"Irvin Cobb: Back Home" A Documentary

Budding Paducah Evening News reporter Irvin Cobb c. 1895 (seated left front, with poker).

Join us Sunday, March 30 at 9 a.m. for the story of Irvin Cobb: Back Home.

Irvin Cobb's name can be found throughout western Kentucky. It graces a bridge, a resort, a hotel, and a golf tournament. But despite being one of the most famous writers of the early 20th century, not many people know that much about him. This latest Sounds Good documentary hopes to change all that.

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12:46 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Fun Questions Big and Small at Ask Roulette, Coming to Maiden Alley Cinema

During Ask Roulette, strangers ask each other any question they want, big or small, in front of a live audience. Questions are serious or silly, and answers are short or long. Over the course of the evening, you'll get unexpected connections, surprising anecdotes, and honest conversation. You'll also laugh. You can also just watch - not everyone has to come on stage. Rebecca Feldhaus-Adams and Shelly Baskin visit with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good, for a preview of Ask Roulette coming to Maiden Alley Cinema tomorrow (Thursday, March 13) at 7 p.m. 

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2:02 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Hopkinsville International Festival Celebrates Global Heritage This Weekend

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The Hopkinsville International Festival will be held March 7 from 4-8PM and March 8 from 10AM to 6PM at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. Parks and Recreation will host a "Creation Station" where participants can design their own kites. Other festival activities include a virtual Tour de France, multilingual stories, an international pageant, international food vendors, a photo booth, door prizes, and more. Christian County Chamber's Yasamin Ausenbaugh visits with Kate Lochte  on Sounds Good for a preview.

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3:51 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Film About America's Only 'All Black City' Screens in Metropolis

East St. Louisans from the early 1900s, found in the basement old home of a neighborhood photographer.
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The documentary film "Against All The Odds" sheds light on the problems and accomplishments of East St. Louis, an historically rich city where the African American population courageously survived some of America’s most gruesome historical events. Illinois filmmaker Sandra Pfeifer joins Kate on Sounds Good ahead of a special public screening event at the Metropolis Public Library on February 25 at 10:30 AM.

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4:03 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

WKMS Listener Reflects on "An Evening with Ira Glass"

We received a very nice letter from WKMS listener Rachel English, reflecting on her visit to Nashville Saturday night (February 15) to see "Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass" at the Ryman Auditorium. Thanks to Rachel for letting us share her letter. We're happy to hear it was a fun and inspiring evening!

Letter from Rachel:

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