Sounds Good

11 am - 1 pm Weekdays
  • Hosted by Tracy Ross, Austin Carter

About The Show

The music on Sounds Good is a mix of legacy artists who are still making great music now (Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt) deep cuts from classic artists (The Band, The Beatles, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, REM) great contemporary artists who don' t receive commercial airplay (Neko Case, Wilco, Jack White, Darrell Scott, The Black Keys) and those who defy the boundaries of categorization (Punch Brothers, Bela Fleck, Ry Cooder, Bill Frisell, Justin Townes Earle). You'll also get a bit of World music, Blues, Soul/R&B, Reggae and Jazz.

Additionally, you'll hear interviews with newsmakers and community leaders, live music from some of our region's best musicians, our community events calendar and more.

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It's estimated that almost half of all Americans have or will have, at some point in their life, suffered from symptoms related to mental illnesses. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss ways in which we can move away from the stigma that has traditionally surrounded mental health. 

     Murray's Playhouse in the Dark, a spinoff of Playhouse in the Park that features contemporary shows portraying a variety of thought-provoking, mature themes, will feature the rock musical, Next to Normal, for the next week. Actors Julie Revell and Nathan Arnold visit Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming show. 

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    Paducah's National Quilt Museum is featuring a space-inspired exhibit, Fly Me to the Moon, for the summer. Over 130 artists from 8 countries submitted art quilt pieces celebrating all things lunar, and 44 of those pieces will be on display in Paducah. Susanne Jones, the museum's exhibit curator, visits Sounds Good to discuss the astral artwork. 

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   Vacations are usually synonymous with words like relaxation, fun, and happiness -- however, there can be downsides to everything, even an R&R trip. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss the good and bad that comes along with planning and going through with your next big trip. 

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The coal industry in Appalachia has suffered from disruptive competition such as hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. Now, some students in the economically struggling coalfields hope to take part in another disruptive industry: drone aircraft. As part of the series, Changing Course, Benny Becker explains how building and racing drones could help an aerospace industry take off.

   United Way of Murray-Calloway County and Tap 216 have partnered to host a festival featuring music, art, and fun for the whole family. United Way Executive Director, Gerald Washington, and owner of Tap 216, Ben Ballard, visit Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming event.

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A coalition of conservation groups is suing the Trump administration over changes to a hundred-year-old law protecting migrating birds. Late last year, the administration announced a seemingly minor change to just two words in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. As Brittany Patterson of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports, those two little words have big implications for thousands of birds that migrate over the Ohio Valley.

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University's Spring Commencement ceremony was last weekend, in which 1,509 degrees were conferred. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf sits down with President Bob Davies to reflect on the ceremony. They also talk about some recent student competitions, a faculty innovation initiative, the tuition and fees increase, a partnership with WKCTC and more.

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The Lowertown Arts & Music Festival is taking place this weekend, May 18th and 19th, in Paducah, KY. Stacy Reason, the co-director of LTAMF and the executive director of the Yeiser Art Center, visits Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming weekend and what festival goers can expect to see and hear. 

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Darrell Scott, who has established himself as one of Nashville's premier songwriters and studio musicians, will be performing at the Lowertown Arts & Music Festival this weekend in Paducah, KY. Scott visits Sounds Good to discuss his prolific musical career and his upcoming performance. 

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