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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After having to shut its doors in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Murray's Playhouse in the Park is finally returning to the stage in a series of outdoor, socially distanced performances. Executive director of Playhouse in the Park, Lisa Cope, speaks with Tracy Ross about the upcoming seven-week season. 


The Murray State Cinema International season continues with El techo, or On the Roof, a 2017 Cuban film directed by Patricia Ramos. Program director, Dr. Thérèse St. Paul, speaks with Tracy Ross about the lighthearted romantic comedy's upcoming screenings.


Tracy Ross and Murray State professor of history, Dr. David Pizzo, continue their discussion series, The History of Democracy, with "How Democracies Die." Pizzo uses multiple literary and historical references to illustrate the tendencies of fallen democracies to transition into more authoritarian regimes and to discuss the warning signs of political systems on the cusp of change. 

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John Pollpeter, lead naturalist at Land Between the Lakes' Woodlands Nature Station, speaks with Tracy Ross about Kentucky's state mammal, the Eastern gray squirrel, and its aerodynamic relative, the Southern flying squirrel.

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Murray State's Cinema International continues their Spanish-language film festival with La isla interior, or The Island Inside. Program director Dr. Thérèse St. Paul speaks with Tracy Ross about the upcoming screening of the dark psychodrama.

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Fulton Independent High School junior, Linus Pulley, was recently cast in Nashville-based Bexar's new music video. Pulley speaks with Tracy Ross about the filming process and starting his acting career at the Union City Library and Discovery Park. 

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Murray State Cinema International continues its series on gender representation and 5-film Spanish language festival with El regreso, or The Return, this weekend. Program director Dr. Thérèse St. Paul speaks with Tracy Ross about the upcoming film and its director, writer, and star, Hernán Jiménez.

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Cody Campbell began his musical career at two years old at the Kentucky Opry in Benton, Kentucky. Since then, he has had a prolific career as a touring rhythm musician and backing instrumentalist. This year, Campbell released his first self-titled, all-original record. He speaks with Tracy Ross about his new release, musical beginnings, and working in Nashville. 

In the third installment of "The History of Democracy," Tracy Ross and Dr. David Pizzo, Murray State professor of history, return to the Weimar Republic. Pizzo explains mainstream conservatism in Germany in the 1920s and '30s and the infighting that ultimately led to the rise of Hitler and the Nazi regime. He also draws comparisons between the deeply-rooted polarization of the late Weimar Republic and the modern U.S.

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This fall, Murray State's Cinema International program focuses on gender representation and aspects of masculinity. To kick off the season, Cinema International will present The Mustang (2019) this weekend. Program director, Dr. Thérèse St. Paul, speaks with Tracy Ross about the upcoming screenings and how the program has adapted to COVID-19 regulations.