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Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux performs next Tuesday at 7:30 at Madisonville Community College's Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. At the age of 19, Vieaux won the Guitar Foundation of America's International Competition. He's also the first classical musician featured on NPR's Tiny Desk series, having fostered a long relationship with public radio from playing on Performance Today. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about his early training, his experience winning a Grammy and his upcoming show in Madisonville.

The intimate musical "I Do! I Do!" had 560 performances on Broadway upon debuting in 1966, starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston. Later, a film adaptation would feature Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke as the couple in the two-character story that spans fifty years of love, quarrels and marriage. Some of the hits include "The Honeymoon is Over" and "My Cup Runneth Over," which became a major hit on the radio. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Janet Woodall Corum to talk about the upcoming dessert theatre production at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College this weekend.

An Evening with Little River Band at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts on campus at Madisonville Community College starts at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday. Little River Band was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1975. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with bass guitarist and vocalist Wayne Nelson about his being the bridge between the original band and the current lineup that brings new energy and arrangements to the classic hits, like "Reminiscing." 


On November 12, scientists plan to send a lander form the Rosetta probe to the surface of the comet. Since early August, the Rosetta Orbiter Sensor for Ion and Neutral Analysis (ROSINA) has been 'sniffing the fumes' of 67P/C-G with its two mass spectrometers and Science Friday covered the theoretically noxious odors last week. Madisonville Community College physics and astronomy assistant professor, Dr. Aseem Talukdar, is following the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission. Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Talukdar on Sounds Good about the scientific endeavor.

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Madisonville Community College has reached a fifth of its goal towards a Murray State University Postsecondary Education building on campus.

Dean of Murray's School of Nursing, Dr. Marcie Hobbs says its an exciting time for nursing at Murray State. She visits Sounds Good with an update on MSU's School of Nursing celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the accelerated bachelor's of nursing program with Madisonville Community College, White Coat initiative, "80 by '20" and more.

Madisonville Community College was recently named one of the nation's top 150 community colleges, which will compete for $1 million dollars in prize funds and the 2015 Aspen Prize. Western Kentucky has two of Kentucky's four colleges on the list. The other in our region is WKCTC in Paducah. Kate Lochte speaks with Madisonville Community College President Judy Rhoads on Sounds Good about the accolades and what it means for the college.

Madisonville Community College faculty member Scott Vander Ploeg joins Tracy to talk about a Flash Fiction Workshop coming up Saturday, November 2, and featuring Kentucky authors Constance Alexander, Normandi Ellis, and Steven R. Cope. 

Singers/songwriters Robin & Linda Williams, part of A Prairie Home Companion's ensemble, perform Tuesday, October 15th at 7:30 p.m. at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College. They're celebrating the release of their new album "Back 40" on this tour of eleven venues. Kate Lochte spoke with the couple about "Back 40", working with Garrison Keillor, songwriting, and 2 songs from this new collection.

There are those of us, of sufficient vintage, who can recall people saying, “If you want to vote in Kentucky, you register as a Democrat.”  That always seemed to be a little bit more true here in western Kentucky, the birthplace of Alben Barkley, Wendell Ford, Ned Breathitt, Ruby Laffoon, and Julian Carroll. Of course, western Kentucky is more competitive today politically, but one has to wonder how our part of the Commonwealth became a Democratic bastion in the first place. Dr. George Humphreys is the director of Madisonville Community College’s Muhlenberg campus and an alumnus of Murray State’s History Department.  He’s the author of The Democratic Rock of Gibraltar: The Rise and Fall of Western Kentucky Democratic Politics Since the New Deal, slated to come out next spring.  He’s on the line today to speak with us about it.