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Sounds Good will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by honoring the minister and activist's legacy with two special presentations from PRX on Monday, January 18th. 

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Murray State University's Theatre Department presents a radio rendition of the 1946 classic film It's a Wonderful Life this Thursday, December 10th. Assistant Professor of Theatre, Daryl Phillipy, speaks with Tracy Ross about the cast's COVID-friendly rehearsal process and upcoming performance. 

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Western Kentucky musician Luke Taylor has played with several local bands, including WKMS veterans Leonard the Band and The Cuttin' Jessies. Taylor's solo album was set to release as COVID-19 shuttered venues nationwide in early spring. He speaks with Tracy Ross about making music during a pandemic; his new rock band, Pep Talk; and finally releasing his self-titled EP. 

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WKMS begins a month-long celebration of various holidays with special presentations from American Public Media, PRX, and more. The first December special airs on the 10th and features the Murray State University Theater Department.

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Sounds Good celebrates the holiday season with four seasonal specials starting Wednesday, November 25th. From turkeys to music to saving the planet, these special presentations from American Public Media, PRX, and the BBC will air through Friday afternoon. 

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Associate Professor of Theatre at Murray State University, Daryl Phillipy, was recently cast in two independent films, both of which are now available for streaming. Phillipy speaks with Tracy Ross about his roles and the auditioning and filming process. 

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Old Kentucky Tales returns to the airwaves for its seventh season this fall. Hosts Brent Taylor and Jason Donner and producer Todd Birdsong speak to Tracy Ross about the upcoming season and the process of making a podcast highlighting stories and history of the commonwealth.

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Due to COVID-19, the Kentucky chapter of the Sierra Club's annual gathering has been switched to a virtual format for the first time. Club member John Griffin speaks to Tracy Ross about the chapter's first public, virtual gathering, the events' speakers, and this year's overarching theme of social justice and reform. 


In the next installment of Tracy Ross and Dr. David Pizzo's "History of Democracy," Pizzo outlines major threats to contemporary democracy, including useless constitutional safeguards, paramilitary violence, and a worldwide shift to authoritarianism. Pizzo draws comparisons between these present-day threats and similar threats found throughout the last 100 years of US history. 

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In the spirit(s) of Halloween, Sounds Good presents two spooky-themed specials from American Public Media this Friday, October 30th. The midday music and conversation hour will be filled with bone-chilling film scores and eerie short stories by Poe, Kafka, and Christie.