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The Pandemic Election

This election has a lot of people worried about voting–how to do it and how to make it count.

October 23, 2020
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REPLAY: Stirring the Pot

Although it was once an important part of feeding families, home canning in America has never been just about necessity. Danille Christensen (Virginia Tech) says a look back at home …

November 28, 2020
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Presidential Leadership

What makes a leader decide to go to war? We take a look at the beginning of United States imperialism as we consider why leaders do the things they do.

October 31, 2020
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COVID: The Threat is in the Air

COVID-19 brought the world to a halt. Now, everyone’s waiting on a vaccine.

October 16, 2020

REPLAY: How To Go Clubbing

Remember going out dancing in the pre-pandemic world? This week, With Good Reason takes you to a few fabulous spots for togetherness.

October 9, 2020

Predicting Hotspots

What if we could predict civil conflict 5 years in advance with machine learning? What might we do differently?

October 3, 2020

The Voyage of the USS Albatross

Many of us spent the summer fishing. But could overfishing be changing fish genetics?

September 25, 2020

Whose Suffrage?

100 years ago, women got the right to vote. Well – some women did.

September 18, 2020

Replay: Holocaust Memory

Everyone remembers things differently. WGR takes you from D.C. to Poland for the many ways of commemorating the Holocaust.

September 12, 2020

Working Through History

Jim Crow continues to impact the American labor market, and COVID-19 is making the workplace increasingly inequitable for women of all races.

September 5, 2020

Goodbye My Tribe

We tell ourselves stories in order to survive, says the great novelist Joan Didion. What stories sustain you? This week, we talk about belief.

August 28, 2020

Cabin Fever

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

August 21, 2020

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 14, 2020

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


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.