With Good Reason

Archive for March, 2011

The Virginia Book Festival
March 26th, 2011 - (1 Comments)

With Good Reason brings you highlights from the 2011 Virginia Festival of the Book.  Producer Thomas Pierce interviews Scott Simon – host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday – about his newest book, Baby, We Were Meant For Each Other.  It shares the story of how he and his wife found true love by adopting two […]

Germany After World War II
March 19th, 2011 - (1 Comments)

New research examines how postwar German history textbooks addressed the traumatic events of the Second World War.  Brian Puaca (Christopher Newport University) explores how the textbooks first depicted Germans as victims and how these books gradually incorporated a frank and honest account of National Socialism and Nazi atrocities. He challenges those who have argued that […]

Victorians Get the Google Treatment
March 12th, 2011 - (0 Comments)

How many Victorian books would you have to read to know the Victorians? What if you could read all 1.7 million? Fred Gibbs (George Mason University) co-created a project that does just that. Using digital tools, he can search and then chart how frequently certain words—like “God,” “love,” and “science”—appear in all of 19th-century British […]

The Foreclosure Contagion
March 5th, 2011 - (0 Comments)

How badly do foreclosed homes affect a neighborhood?  Does foreclosure spread like a virus? Michael Seiler (Old Dominion University) and researchers at the Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center have created a “Foreclosure Contagion Model,” which uses economic forecasting, modeling and simulation to help policymakers revive distressed real estate markets.  Also featured: The oceans are slowly […]