Tracy Ross

Program Director, Host of Sounds Good and Beyond the Edge

Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from 2004-2012 and has served as host/producer of several music shows including Cafe Jazz, and Jazz Horizons. In 2001, Tracy revived Beyond The Edge, a legacy alternative music program that had been on hiatus for several years. Tracy was named Program Director in 2011 and created the midday music and conversation program Sounds Good in 2012 which he hosts Monday-Thursday. Tracy lives in Murray with his wife, son and daughter.  

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Stress is a common phenomena in today's world. From positive to negative circumstances, many people can feel overwhelmed and pressured to fix problems, accomplish greatness, or a mix of the two. Michael Bordieri, Murray State professor of psychology, visits Sounds Good to discuss how to healthily identify and manage stress.

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Twelve years ago, Murray State began hosting cyber security conferences. Since then, technology has continued to transform, forcing cyber security to adapt along with it. Michael Ramage visits Sounds Good to discuss the next cyber security conference, and what 'cyber security' means in today's technological age. 

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This weekend, Murray State's Cinema International will feature a documentary showcasing an epidemic in your own backyard. Howard Whiteman, Ph.D., MSU professor of biology, and Moses Fritz, Ph.D., MSU professor of Spanish, visit Sounds Good to discuss the issue and upcoming screenings of DarkWater

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As part of its Spanish Film Club Series, Murray State's Cinema International will present Fernando Trueba's 2016 film, The Queen of Spain. Assistant professors of Spanish, Moses Fritz, Ph.D., and Tanya Romero-González, Ph.D., visit Sounds Good to discuss the film and its upcoming presentation.

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Pinching pennies, tightening the purse strings, saving money -- in today's world of instant gratification and financial instability, saving up for the future can prove to be easier said than done for many people. However, it's not impossible. Murray State professor of psychology, Michael Bordieri, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss the psychology of saving money. 

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Sounds Good will feature two hour-long specials this week celebrating some of the most influential women in jazz of the past one hundred years.

This Thursday, Sounds Good will feature two hour-long specials honoring female poets and astronauts of the 60s and 70s, hosted by actress, Meryl Streep, and the first woman commander of a space shuttle, Eileen Collins, respectively.

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Groundbreaking writer, actress, and comedian, Tina Fey, comes to Public Radio to host The Hidden World of Girls, two new hour-long specials inspired by the NPR series heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

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In 1964, New York Times Co. vs. Sullivan declared news publications protected from accusations of defamation by elected officials on the grounds of the First Amendment. Today, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas looks to overturn that historic ruling. Murray State professor, Kevin Qualls, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss the justice's controversial goal. 

All Murray State University campuses will present a one hour Continuing Legal Education class on trademark law. Through a Video Conference originating from MSU Paducah's campus, students and community members alike can learn more about e-commerce, trademark legalities, and earn CLE credit from the Kentucky Bar Association.