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WKMS Press Releases
9:57 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Sounds Good Outlook: April 6, 7

Here's a look at our featured guests on Sounds Good today and tomorrow:

Monday, April 6

We catch up with former WKMS Newsman Jim Burress who is a guest speaker for the Arthur J. Bauerfeind College of Business at Murray State today, describing his career path which took him to WABE Atlanta and frequent reporting in areas of business and aviation for Marketplace.  

Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare's Half Marathon is April 18th and our guest, the Endowment's Vice President for Development, Keith Travis, visits with the details.

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WKMS Press Releases
10:29 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Sounds Good Week Ahead: March 30 - April 3

Here's a rundown of our featured guests this week on Sounds Good:

Monday, March 30 

Murray State's Director of Governmental Relations Jordan Smith is with Kate Lochte to talk about the Legislative Research Commission's 2016 Legislative Intern Program for qualified college students.

Murray State's Muslim Student Organization offers an all-day Islamic Culture experience in the Curris Center Dance Lounge tomorrow and Kate Lochte learns about it from Murray  Political Science faculty Dr. Ihsan Alkhatib. 

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1:00 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Kentucky Author Reflects on Helping War-Affected Children in Africa

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

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3:16 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Sunshine Week: Encouraging Open Dialogue Between Government and Society

The logo for Sunshine Week.

Award-winning Kentucky New Era Opinion Editor Jennifer Brown spoke to WKMS's Kate Lochte to salute Sunshine Week.  It's a national observance to encourage transparency in government and an appreciation for state open meetings and open records laws, as well as the federal Freedom of Information Act.

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WKMS Press Releases
11:27 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Sounds Good Week Ahead: March 16 - 20

Here's a rundown of our featured guests on Sounds Good this week:

Monday, March 16

Playhouse in the Park Murray is producing The Diary of Anne Frank this weekend and next, so we speak with Director Don Fleming and cast member Amanda Futrell, who portrays Mrs. Van Daan, one of the group in hiding with Ms. Frank.

In our second Racer Scholar Profile we meet the Hutson School of Agriculture's Dr. Shea Porr who engages students in equine research projects that introduce them to business and science experts along the way.

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WKMS Press Releases
10:16 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Sounds Good Week Ahead: March 9 - 13

Here's the rundown of who's on Sounds Good this week:

Monday, March 9

MSU Minority Teaching Fellow Tracie Gilbert joins us to preview the film "Pariah" showing at the Curris Center Theatre tonight at 7:30.  It's the "coming of age Lesbian" art drama film that won the Excellence in Cinematography Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Mayfield's Ice House Gallery is showing "Scientific America; Photography by Ron Toth," through March 26th.  Toth is a plant sciences professor at Northern Illinois University.  Ice House Interim Director Ric Watson tells us about the show and what else is happening at the Gallery. 

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WKMS Press Releases
9:59 am
Mon March 2, 2015

This Week on Sounds Good March 2 - 6

Here's a look at our featured guests on Sounds Good this week. 

Monday, March 2

Todd Hatton speaks with TED Radio Hour host Guy Raz about their upcoming season and the reasons for the program's success around the world.

Chad Lampe speaks with Murray State President Dr. Bob Davies about Honors College, performance funding and more.

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WKMS Press Releases
10:08 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Sounds Good Week Ahead February 23 - 27

Here's a rundown of our featured guests on Sounds Good this week:

Monday, February 23

Today we meet 2015 Grammy Award winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux who performs next Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Madisonville Community College's Glema Mahr Center for the Arts.

We continue our survey of "how things are going" in our coverage region with a conversation with Henry County, Tennessee, Development Corporation CEO David Hamilton.

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All Songs Considered
5:00 am
Thu February 12, 2015

The Tiny Desk Concert Contest Winner Is ...

Fantastic Negrito is the winner of the first-ever Tiny Desk Concert Contest.
Brian Gibel Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri March 13, 2015 10:22 am

Today we're thrilled to announce that the winner of the Tiny Desk Concert Contest is Fantastic Negrito.

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4:51 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

CPE's Aaron Thompson on His Appalachian Upbringing, Integration, Achievement Gaps

Credit Chad Lampe / WKMS

Aaron Thompson talked with Chad Lampe on Sounds Good about his upbringing during integration and struggles schools and teachers face today. Listen to the full interview below.


  Aaron Thompson is an outlier. The eastern Kentucky native is the son of an illiterate coal miner father who, he says, signed his name with an X. Thompson's mother held the highest level education in his family. She graduated from the eighth grade. But now, Thompson has risen through the academic ranks to be the chief academic officer for Kentucky's Council on Post-Secondary Education.

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