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Replay: New Virginians

There are many kinds of movement and migration, forced and otherwise. Arrival is a perpetual state of becoming for the people in transit and the nations where they arrive.

August 7, 2020
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Cabin Fever

There are many kinds of lonely, and COVID-19 has revealed them all.

August 29, 2020
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Education Innovation

Education will never be the same. While no one has the answers, decisions are being made and teachers, professors and families are rapidly adapting.

August 15, 2020
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No One Cares Alone

Sammy was just a month old when he started experiencing symptoms of heart failure. Hear about the doctor who performed the groundbreaking surgery that saved the boy’s life, and the resource he created to help doctors avoid burnout.

July 31, 2020

The Chiefest Town

At the confluence of the James and Rivana Rivers in Virginia sits a Monacan site. Monacan Chief Kenneth Branham walks us through the site of what was once the village …

July 21, 2020

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 …

July 17, 2020
Colorful drawing with the words "Transcript podcast"

Presenting: “Transcripts”

Trans people of color say that life is harder than ever. And the new podcast “Transcripts” investigates what activists are doing to change that.

July 10, 2020

Replay: Poetic Justice

When writer and Invisibilia producer Lulu Miller discovered she’d be leaving Virginia, she wrote a startling love letter to the state–one that charges everyday people to stay angry about injustice.

July 3, 2020
A smiling young man in an empty classroom removes a medical mask from his face.

Back in Session

Despite fears of a virus resurgence, Virginia Tech and William & Mary both announced they will re-open in the Fall. What’s their plan for keeping students safe? And will higher education be forever changed?

June 26, 2020
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.

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.

June 19, 2020
Viewed from behind, 2 people ride bicycles along New York City's new, wide, physically-separated 9th Avenue bicycle lane.

Cycle of Life

Cyclists are taking to the streets in unprecedented numbers, and CO2 emissions are down. Is this a silver lining to the pandemic, or just a fad?

June 12, 2020
The words "Abolish the Police" written on the concrete ground.

The End of Policing

After the police killing of George Floyd, some say it’s not enough to make reforms and are calling for the elimination of police altogether.

June 5, 2020

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.

May 29, 2020
Aerial photograph of crowded baseball game at night.

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

With sporting events on hold for the foreseeable future, With Good Reason brings you the story of how one rugby announcer is spending his time, along with changing baseball demographics and the famous female fan who inspired “Take Me Out To The Ballgame.”

May 22, 2020

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A black and white photo in which one light-skinned US Marine in uniform leans against the Vietnam memorial wall.

Voices of Vietnam

The Vietnam War pulled America apart, dividing our country into factions. And yet, memories of the Vietnam War unite us. In a new eight-part special series, With Good Reason explores the unresolved tensions in our understanding of the war and the perspectives and people it forever changed.