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Wednesays at 7:30pm on WVTF. Sundays at 1:00pm on RADIO IQ.

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.

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Program Headlines

  • Saturday, July 25, 2015 1:00am
    Although grandparents have always been involved in the care of their grandchildren, a growing number of grandparents are now responsible for raising their grandchildren. Megan Dolbin-MacNab (Virginia Tech) has gained insight into the needs and experiences of this growing family form. Also featured: Young people who have been in foster care have an increased likelihood […]
  • Saturday, July 18, 2015 1:01am
    When restoring priceless works of art, conservators often want to know the origins of the paint. Chemist Kristen Wustholz (College of William & Mary) works with art curators to trace the molecular “fingerprints” of rare paint pigments and has produced a technique that allows precise chemical analysis from a single near-microscopic particle excised from the […]
  • Saturday, July 11, 2015 1:01am
    In the late 19th century, German medical practices were considered to be the best in the world. But by the start of World War II, a number of 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 […]
  • Saturday, July 4, 2015 1:01am
    Deirdre Enright is perhaps best known to fans of the super-popular podcast Serial as the legal sleuth questioning the guilt of convicted murderer Adnan Syed. As director of the University of Virginia’s Innocence Project, Enright has a front row view of failures in our judicial system, from underpaid and inept lawyers to over-eager and biased […]
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 1:01am
    From Marian Anderson’s 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial to Marvin Gaye’s singing of the National Anthem at the NBA Finals, the theme of patriotism can be heard throughout African American music. Benjamin Ross offers selections from this rich musical heritage. Also: Published in 1946, The Street by Ann Petry was the first million-selling novel […]