Kate Lochte sits down with Maestro Raffaele Ponti for a preview of this weekend’s concert of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, our region’s only professional orchestra. Ponti is Artistic Director and Conductor of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra. He previews the next concert: Saturday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Carson Center. Winners of this year’s Young Artist Competition solo in Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D Major and Liszt’s Hungarian Fantasy for piano and orchestra. Works by Beethoven and Dvorak complete the program. Tickets are available at 270-444-0065.
1st District State Senate Candidates Carroll Hubbard (D) and Stan Humphries (R) debated live at 11:00 on WKMS Friday during Sounds Good.
Humphries is currently serving his second term as Trigg County Judge Executive. This is Humphries first campaign for state office.
Hubbard is a lawyer and former 1st District U.S. Rep. who served Kentucky from 1975 to 1993. Hubbard also held the 1st district senate seat in the late 1960's. Hubbard has also sought the 2nd and the 1st state senate seats respectively in 2006 and 2008.
Mandolinist, former Murray resident, and Murray State Student, Chris Thile, known for his work in Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, was among those awarded 2012 "genius" grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The 23 fellows will receive $500,000 over the next five years to continue their work or change fields. Tracy Ross spoke with Chris Thile about receiving the award and his plans for the future.
Murray State's College of Humanities and Fine Arts kicks-off Homecoming Activities with its annual Taste of the Arts Dinner and Auction on Thursday, October 11. Kate Lochte learns more about it with the College's Development Director, Tina Bernot. All proceeds benefit scholarships.
WKMS News’ election coverage joins Sounds Good with Tracy Ross and Friends (11 A.M. to 1 weekdays) in October with weekly Friday candidate forums. Meet candidates seeking state offices for districts in our region without an incumbent in the race.
Gordon Meredith Lightfoot was born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, and this is his 73rd year. He performs at The Carson Center in Paducah on Thursday, September 27, a week from today. Kate Lochte spoke with Mr. Lightfoot one evening a few weeks back, for a conversation heard on Sounds Good. He was in his Toronto home’s office and music room where the band practices in advance of the tours like the one bringing him to our region.
Paul Aho, Dean of the Paducah School of Art, a division of West Kentucky Community and Technical College, outlines a new program in Jewelry and Metalsmithing and new studio space for the program, along with new studio space for ceramics, in Madison Hall in Paducah's Lowertown. Kate Lochte spoke with Aho via phone on Sounds Good.
The WKMS Sounds Good Cookie Contest Bake-Off was Saturday, September 15, 2012 in the food preparation laboratories of Murray State's Nutrition, Dietetics and Foot Management Program. Five finalists baked. Judges Kathy Timmons, Anne Newberry and Cadelia Turpin selected winners as follows: 1st: Patricia Carrico's French Cream Wafers; 2nd: Barbara Cox's Double Chocolate Dream Cookies; and 3rd: Jessica Evans' Macadamia Cookies with Lemon and White Chocolate. The top three cookie bakers received Gift Certificates from Elements of Murray. All finalists received autographed copies of Lynne Rosetto Kasper's book A Summertime Grilling Guide from the Splendid Table. WKMS received 23 recipe entries in its first cookie contest.
Ivan Potter is a futurist and publisher of the West Kentucky Journal. Mr. Potter has advised Kentucky governors and American presidents on rural development and intergovernmental relations. Todd Hatton speaks with Mr. Potter about a recent article of his published in the Journal that looks at the effects of the recent drought on our region in terms of hard numbers.