Sounds Good

Culture
2:24 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Maestro Ponti Previews This Weekend's PSO Concert: Young & Mighty

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.

Politics
2:03 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Senate Candidates Hubbard and Humphries Debate on WKMS

First District State Senate Candidates: Carroll Hubbard (D) left, Stan Humphries (R) right, center Chad Lampe, moderator and WKMS News Director and Assistant Station Manager

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.

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Music
11:50 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Chris Thile on Receiving the MacArthur Genius Award and Future Plans

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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.

Arts
2:04 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Enjoy "A Taste of the Arts" Murray State's Homecoming Weekend

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.

Sports
12:11 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Tracy Talks Racer Sports with Neal Bradley on Sounds Good

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Tracy Ross talks Murray State sports with the Voice of the Racers, Neal Bradley. 

Election 2012
10:31 am
Thu September 27, 2012

WKMS Features Candidate Forums on "Sounds Good"

2nd District State House: Richard Heath (R) & Kelly Whitaker (D)

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.  

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Culture
12:35 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Meet Singer/Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot on Sounds Good

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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.  

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Culture
4:36 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Jewelry & Metalsmithing at Paducah School of Art

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.

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Cookie Contest
2:42 am
Sun September 16, 2012

WKMS Sounds Good Cookie Bake Off (Recipes Included)

Susie Fenwick of Water Valley, Jessica Evans of Murray, Patricia Carrico of Paducah, Barbara Cox of Cadiz, and Erin Carrico of Murray - Our Five Finalists!

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.

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Society
12:14 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Todd Hatton speaks with futurist Ivan Potter on Sounds Good

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.

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