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Each week on With Good Reason, host Sarah McConnell takes listeners along as she examines a wide range of topics with leading scholars. On your listening journey, you may discover the traditions of the samurai warrior, hear about the ways we pre-judge others based on their accents, or laugh at the surprising history of Hawaiian shirts.
With Good ReasonWith Good Reason has twice won the Gabriel Award for Best Documentary/Public Affairs Program and is also the recipient of top honors from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters and the Public Radio News Directors' competition.
With Good Reason is produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for the Virginia Higher Education Broadcasting Consortium.
Saturday, March 29, 2014 1:01amIn the late 19th century, German medical practices were considered to be the best in the world. But by the start of World War II, German physicians were directly involved in the mass killings of the Holocaust. Theodore Reiff (Christopher Newport University) looks at the subversion of German doctors in the Nazi era. Also featured: […]
Saturday, March 22, 2014 1:01amWhen Jack Beck and Wendy Welch (University of Virginia at Wise) decided to move to the small mountain town of Big Stone Gap, they hadn’t planned on opening a used bookstore. But a big Victorian house captured their imaginations and before they knew it they were setting up shop. Despite the growing popularity of e-readers […]
Saturday, March 15, 2014 1:01amThere is an extreme shortage of nurses in “bush” Alaska, where groceries are only delivered in the summer, and alcoholism, sexual assault, diabetes, and preventable injury plague the Native Alaskan population in Bristol Bay. Maria DeValpine (James Madison University) has spent the last three years trying to understand nurses who elect to stay in such […]
Saturday, March 8, 2014 12:01amThe tribulations of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, are depicted in the popular film 12 Years a Slave. In a soon to be published book, Calvin Schermerhorn (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellow) documents how the business of slavery gave rise to American capitalism. Also featured: With Good Reason producer […]
Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:01amNobody knows their exact price tag, but the Sochi Olympics were widely hailed as the most expensive Olympic games ever. And the real question: is it worth the cost? Political science professor Patrick Rhamey (Virginia Military Institute) says hosting the games doesn’t actually give countries a political advantage, but winning the medal count can. Plus: The […]