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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, January 31, 2015 12:01am
    Throughout 2014, Shakespeare’s 450th birthday inspired festivals and performances around the world. As the year of his birth comes to a close, we take a look back at how the Bard’s plays would have been performed in their day. David Crystal is a linguist and author who has researched Original Pronunciation, or OP, the accent […]
  • Saturday, January 24, 2015 12:01am
    “Where Did You Come From?” is the title of the first track on Suz Slezak’s upcoming collection of lullabies Watching the Nighttime Come. Slezak and David Wax, both members of Mexo-Americana band David Wax Museum, perform live in the studio—and share some challenges and triumphs of taking their baby on the road. And: In their […]
  • Saturday, January 17, 2015 12:00am
    What are the biggest challenges facing American society today? And how can we solve them? Bro Adams, the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, says that science and technology can’t solve those challenges—but the humanities can. Plus: Most of us know the history of the battle at Gettysburg, but Jennifer Murray (UVA […]
  • Saturday, January 10, 2015 12:01am
    Since the first case of AIDS was reported in the United States more than 30 years ago, prevention programs have been successful at curbing the number of new cases of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. But those programs are often aimed at young people. Psychologist John Fife (Virginia State University) is working to address […]
  • Saturday, January 3, 2015 12:01am
    Nights are getting brighter and most of us no longer experience true darkness. Paul Bogard (James Madison University), author of The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in the Age of Artificial Light, says the lack of darkness at night is affecting our physical, mental, and spiritual health. And: Centuries ago, nighttime was a […]