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WGR’s Summer Streaming Recs

After months at home, your streaming watchlists are probably exhausted. With Good Reason is here to the rescue! We’re bringing you summer streaming recommendations from scholars and artists. Myles McNutt …

Photo of a roadside historical marker in Norfolk, VA, that reads: Quarantine Road. This is a portion of the road to the first quarantine house in Virginia, established under the acts of the assembly of 1783, which required vessels coming from foreign ports to perform quarantine if there were reason to believe the ship was a carrier of infectious disease.Episode

Quarantine Road

An 1855 yellow fever outbreak in Virginia eerily mirrors the present-day quarantine. And Marie Antoinette often secluded herself with a secret trove of banned books.

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Replay: Future Farming of America

Does “genetic modification” scare you? We get to the root of it and explore hemp as the new cash crop.

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The Art of Space

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Seeing the Future of Medicine

Macular degeneration causes vision loss in more than 10 million Americans, but a cure may be on the way.

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Disability Justice

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Emoji Evidence

Be warned: everything you say on Facebook can and will be used against you in a court of law! A look at how courts handle digital evidence like social media posts and text messages.

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Eyes on Glass

Blown glass is one of the most beautiful and versatile mediums in art. Today, the art of glass blowing may involve up to date technology, but the essence of working with glass remains an ancient art.

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Selling the Sights

In the early 19th century, Americans began to journey away from home–not for work or migration, but simply for the sake of traveling. It gave rise to a new cultural phenomenon: the tourist.

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Replay: Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

A researcher found that cell phone radiation can cause changes to our cells.

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Replay: “We Gotta Get Out of This Place”: : The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War

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Watching History

On the eve of WWI, Antoine Köpe had a front seat to history. A century later, Antoine’s elaborate journals, cartoons, recordings, and collections reveal what it was like in the last days of the Ottoman Empire.