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The Murray State University Department of Music and Department of Theatre and Global Languages presents the hastily written, but nonetheless carefully crafted, two-act Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, The Pirates of Penzance. The director of the show and several cast members visit the Sounds Good studio to discuss the upcoming production.

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Musician, songwriter, folklorist, and honorable Kentucky Colonel, Nathan Blake Lynn, brings his American roots music to Sounds Good's next Live Lunch installment ahead of his Backstage Pass performance at the Clemens Fine Arts Center.

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Sounds Good has explored what it means to be a sports fan, basking in reflective glory (BIRGing), and cutting off reflective failures (CORFing) - this week, Tracy Ross and Murray State professor of psychology, Dan Wann, Ph.D., go to the origin of sport fandom: how one becomes socialized into being a fan.

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November is National Bald Eagle month, and Land Between the Lakes provides bird-watchers and national symbol-lovers alike with ample opportunities to see these large birds in their natural habitat. John Pollpeter, lead naturalist at the LBL Woodlands Nature Station, visits Sounds Good to discuss eagles and how to find them.

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When Janice Morgan learns that her son has been arrested for possession of a stolen firearm and drug charges, she feels like she's living a nightmare. Her son's turbulent journey through anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder showed Morgan the importance of seeking a better understanding of mental health and the recovery process. Morgan visits Sounds Good to discuss her son, their relationship and lives, and her memoir, Suspended Sentence, that recounts it all.

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For the second installment of "The History of Democracy," Murray State professor of history, David Pizzo, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss the history of apartheid in South Africa and the democracy born from incredible racial tension and violence.

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From only eating specific meals on game day to booger hexes to lighting incense in front of a backyard Buddhist statue - sports fans are no strangers to superstitious behavior. Murray State professor of psychology, Dan Wann, Ph.D., and Tracy Ross continue their sports psychology series with a discussion on sport superstition. 

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The list of all possible fears and phobias seems to go on forever. An estimated 9.1% (19 million) U.S. adults have at least one phobia. Murray State professor of psychology, Michael Bordieri, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss fear and why it might be better to embrace fear than avoid it.

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At the end of the First World War (1918-1919), Germany experienced a powerful revolution in which the monarchy was overthrown and replaced with a democratic government system. Murray State University professor of history, David Pizzo, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss the revolution in the first installment of a new series, "The History of Democracy."

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Two weeks ago, Tracy Ross and Murray State professor of psychology, Dan Wann, discussed BIRGing, or basking in reflective glory. This week, Wann returns to the studio to discuss the opposite phenomenon: CORFing, or cutting off reflective failure.