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Science
4:26 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Understanding Depression: Seasonal Affective Disorder

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The winter months are accompanied by a time of celebrating time together with loved ones, reflecting back on the year and looking forward to the next one, but for some it also comes with changes in mood, often referred to as "seasonal affective disorder." Dr. Michael Bordieri, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Murray State, joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to discuss this type of depressive disorder.

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Arts
2:19 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Maestro Ponti Previews Paducah Symphony's 'A Christmas Celebration'

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It's Paducah Symphony Orchestra's most popular show, selling out four years in a row, "A Christmas Celebration" is this Saturday at 7:30 at the Carson Center in Paducah. Featuring the symphony and chorus, youth and children's choruses, Murray State Concert Choir and Murray Choral Society. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Maestro Raffaele Ponti about the program that starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Society
2:05 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Janice Mason Art Museum Hosts Crafts Bazaar, Festival of Trees Display

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Many of our region's art guilds and museums offer great alternative shopping opportunities for holiday giving. Paula Lisowsky of the Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the original items there, made by this region's artists and artisans.

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Culture
10:38 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Holiday Travel Snarls Look To Be Easing

Morgan Griffin, 20 (left), and his brother, Eric Crandell, 12, browse their mobile devices as they wait to board the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train bound for Santa Barbara, Calif., at Union Station in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Snow and rain in the East snarled holiday travel, but by Thanksgiving Day, things looked to be improving.
Damian Dovarganes AP

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 10:00 am

The weather is still wreaking havoc for Americans still traveling today in planes, trains and automobiles, but for the most part, the situation has improved dramatically as people crisscross the country making their way to Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends.

AAA estimates that 46 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles to attend Thanksgiving festivities — the most in seven years.

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WKMS Press Releases
10:43 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Media Release: WKMS Kicks Off Holiday Programs and Premiers Stories from Community Members

Murray, KY- Each year Murray State’s listener-supported, public radio service WKMS celebrates the holidays with an annual series of special music and storytelling programs. Holidays Sound Good on WKMS begins Thanksgiving Day and continues through New Year's Day 2015 and includes over 65 hours of special radio features. 

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Holiday Programming
10:06 am
Mon November 17, 2014

[Update] Holidays Sound Good on WKMS!

Designed by Jim Bryant, MSU Professor of Graphic Design

Update: Classical Channel specials added, including Carson Myre Holiday Youth Performances. Also, other year-end programs on the main channel.

Here's our list of warm and cozy holiday programming for the season. We 'sound good' from Thanksgiving through New Years with more than 30 hours of music, storytelling, historical reflection, and Paducah Symphony Orchestra's "A Christmas Celebration."

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Fundraiser
12:09 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Consider a Year-End Gift & Win This Willow Chair

year-end giving promotion

We hope you'll keep WKMS in mind as you plan your charitable year-end giving

All who *participate through December 4 will be entered in a drawing for this hand-made Fanback Willow Chair built by Kentucky Crafted Artist Justin Roberts! (a $450 value)

Click here to make a year-end gift

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Arts
3:24 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

A 'Holiday Dancefest' in MSU's Lovett Auditorium

Jackson Purchase Dance Company director Karen Balzer visits Sounds Good today with news of its Holiday Dancefest in Lovett Auditorium on Saturday, December 7, including wheel chair dance soloist Kristen Knabel. The Jackson Purchase Dance Company benefits arts, culture and humanities, focusing specifically on dance programs.

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Culture
2:20 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Christmas Story Time and More at Calloway Co. Library

Tracy Ross speaks with Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn about Christmas story time, the formation of a new Friends group, and spring story time registration in this month's conversation on the goings on at CCPL. See more on their website.

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Good Reads
4:11 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Kentucky Writers Sign 'Twelve Days of Christmas' Anthology at MSU

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Bluegrass Community & Technical College faculty member James B. Goode joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. He's at Murray State's bookstore Sunday for a signing of the anthology "Kentucky's Twelve Days of Christmas." Goode previews the book, and talks about some of the writers in the book. He also reflects on his days in Murray State's MFA program and mentions some of the writers in the anthology who also happen to be Murray State MFA graduates.

See more about the book on Kentucky Monthly's website.

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