With Good Reason

Archive for September, 2001

Radio Made America
September 29th, 2001 - (0 Comments)

From Fibber McGee’s closet to Franklin Roosevelt’s Fireside Chats, radio in the 1930s and ’40s held a spell over Americans. What was radio’s early role in spreading culture and how did the medium transform American politics, music and leisure time? John Sullivan and Alan Howard (University of Virginia) share their extensive collection of old-time radio […]

Hamlet in the Valley
September 22nd, 2001 - (0 Comments)

Already famous as the home of the Statler Brothers, Woodrow Wilson and turn-of-the-century buildings designed by TJ Collins, the town of Staunton is hoping to claim its place on the map as a center for Shakespearean drama. This month the city heralds the opening of the Blackfriars Playhouse. Modeled after the roofed, Elizabethan theater where […]

Walking Away From Diabetes
September 15th, 2001 - (0 Comments)

More than 10 million Americans are at high risk of developing diabetes and 60 million are already afflicted. The numbers are especially alarming for minority populations in the United States. This scourge causes 17% of American deaths each year and is the leading cause of blindness. There is no cure for diabetes, but a new […]

Revolutionary War: Changes in American Military Strategy
September 8th, 2001 - (0 Comments)

Later this month, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is expected to submit to Congress his review of the status of the U.S. military. Politicians and pundits are eagerly waiting to see whether the Bush administration will suggest the vast overhaul in American defense strategy for which it once called. Should the U.S. abandon its posture […]

Race: Does it Exist?
September 1st, 2001 - (0 Comments)

In 1998, a group of American anthropologists garnered attention by questioning the meaning of “race.” These scholars, from a discipline that long supported the concept of race, announced they no longer believed that humans could be categorized into clearly distinct biological groups. Their statement echoed a sentiment increasingly expressed by academics in a variety of […]