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. / IMDb

The first half of the spring 2020 season of Murray State's Cinema International features women-led and created French films. Cinema International director, Dr. Thérèse St. Paul and history professor, Dr. Eleanor Rivera, visit Sounds Good to discuss this week's screening and preview the rest of the season.

Language is a fundamental tool many individuals learn at a very young age. Language is used for communicating needs, expressing desires, and establishing societies and interpersonal connection. Michael Bordieri, Murray State professor of psychology, visits Sounds Good to discuss the language development process in both neurotypical children and children on the autism spectrum disorder.

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Murray, Kentucky based singer-songwriter, Melanie A. Davis, returns to the Sounds Good studio with a full band to debut her new album, Allegoria, in the first Live Lunch installment of 2020. 

Does your band have what it takes? Submit your best original song by Sunday, March 1st at midnight, and your band could be voted among the finalists to perform for the grand prize.

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In the next installment of Sounds Good's sport psychology series, Tracy Ross and Dan Wann discuss how sports fans learn to cope with particularly upsetting losses, team dissolutions, and free-agent players who move from a fan's favorite team to a rival.

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January's chilly temperatures can often be a deterrent to getting out into the wild and enjoying nature. However, the colder months create unique wildlife watching opportunities as migratory species, nocturnal foragers, and Mississippi flyway travelers settle into Land Between the Lakes. LBL's lead naturalist, John Pollpeter, visits Sounds Good to discuss.

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When two brothers running the last family-operated funeral home in a small, western Kentucky town see the end of their business approaching, the younger sibling decides to explore more unusual avenues of postmortem business. Author and west KY native, Clayton Tune, visits Sounds Good to discuss his new, fictional book set in Murray, Kentucky.

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Land Between the Lakes started the annual tradition of censusing local birds to collect trend data in 1950. Almost seventy years later, the Woodlands Nature Station prepares for another year of data collection. John Pollpeter, the Woodlands Nature Station's lead naturalist, visits Sounds Good to discuss the count and what type of birds might be seen during the survey.

In the last installment of Sounds Good's sport psychology series, Tracy Ross and psychology professor Dan Wann, Ph.D., discuss the process of socialization in sport fandoms. This week, they discuss how an individual becomes a fan of particular teams and players.

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Live art performances of all kinds - music, theatre, visual art, literature - are undoubtedly exciting and special. These experiences can also have a more significant impact on an individual's overall mental health than one might think. Murray State professor of psychology, Michael Bordieri, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss.