With Good Reason

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 […]

The Controversy Over International Adoptions
September 4th, 2010 - (3 Comments)

Inter-country adoptions gone awry have a way of capturing headlines.  A missionary group lands in jail after trying to remove children from Haiti.  An American woman puts her seven year-old adopted son on a one-way flight back to Moscow.  Karen Rotabi (Virginia Commonwealth University) has studied this issue in Guatemala and beyond for decades and […]

Sisters of Mercy
August 16th, 2008 - (0 Comments)

The contributions that Irish nuns made to help destitute immigrant Catholic children in New York City were instrumental in developing modern American social institutions like foster care and welfare. Maureen Fitzgerald (College of William and Mary) says before the nuns aided these children, they were being sent to live with Protestant families outside NYC, often […]