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It's the middle of the OVC schedule and the Racers Football team is off to a rough start. With a few more games under their belt, the results were the same, but getting those results happened differently. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Voice of the Racers Neal Bradley about the past two games and the two coming up, including the Homecoming game on October 10.

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Murray State University visiting artist Armin Mühsam's work "Anthropogenic Landscapes" addresses the dichotomy between the man-made and the natural through the subject matter of landscape. His artist talk is tonight at 5 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building, Room 631, and is followed by a reception. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Mühsam, and drawing professor Dale Leys and Clara Eagle Gallery Director Mike Martin.

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Murray State's Fall Fanfare Concert is this Saturday at 2 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium on Family Weekend at MSU. 17 music ensembles perform 'a smorgasbord' of styles, says Assistant Director of Bands John Fannin. He joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good with an overview of one of the music department's "best attended events all year."

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There isn't a typical day at Murray State University's Institute for International Studies says Claire Alcott Dunning. She's an International Student Counselor and when she's not doing social media work for the program, she's booking trips around the world, representing the university to prospective students. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Dunning about what it's like traveling the world and her upcoming trip this October.

Traveling to Pakistan

Tab Brockman, goracers.com

The Murray State Racers Football Team is now two games into their season, with two very different scores. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with 'Voice of the Racers' Neal Bradley about the games and the two ahead, including Western Michigan this weekend and the 'Family Weekend' home game against Tennessee Tech next Saturday.

Claire Dunning, International Student Counselor

Murray State University is host to four students involved in the U.S. Department of State's Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan. Humaira Ahmad Khan is a veterinary medicine major, here for one semester, and in her eighth semester of study overall. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Humaira about her experience at Murray State, her time working at a radio station back home, and how media and Hollywood contribute to misconceptions of both Pakistan and the United States. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Murray State University 'Test Drive a Racer' internship program is in its second year and has been met with "glowing" praise from employers says Dr. Steve Cobb, Dean of the Jones College of Science, Engineering & Technology. He stops by Sounds Good to speak with Tracy Ross about how the program helps get students in the door at companies and government institutions where it might otherwise be difficult; they also discuss construction on campus, a career day later this week and opportunities for study abroad.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is unfortunately a common condition, says Dr. Michael Bordieri of Murray State University's Psychology Department. Roughly 6.8% of people have or meet the criteria for PTSD, he says, with this number being greater among men and women in uniform. On Sounds Good, he speaks with Kate Lochte about what we know about the symptoms and some of the common treatments for helping people suffering from trauma.

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Harper Fest is next weekend at Murray State's Lovett Auditorium with a second stage at Tap 216, an event celebrating Harper Guitars with local musicians and national acts. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with organizers Stephen Keene (of Murr-Vegas Allstars) and luthier Jacob Harper. 

Tab Brockman, goracers.com

The Murray State Racer Football season kicks off tonight at 6 with a home game versus Kentucky Wesleyan College. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with "Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley about lessons learned from last season, changing head coaches, new players and the league at large.

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