A young woman tends to a row of plants.

Back to the Land

Gardening provides the fresh air, exercise, food, and distraction that many people need right now. And “immunity gardens” are emerging to add more to that list.

May 15, 2020
Two people's hands hold a sign that reads: TELL US THE TRUTH ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

Going Viral

UVA doctors got to work immediately to create COVID-19 testing kits in a race against time. And another battle is being waged against the spread of misinformation on social media.

May 8, 2020
Black-and-white photo of Vietnamese refugees carrying their belongings in front of a helicopter.

Replay: Voices of Vietnam – A Lost Homeland

This series was made possible by a major grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. For more information about the NEH and its programming, visit www.NEH.gov.Special …

May 1, 2020

The Art of Space

April 24, 2020


April 17, 2020

Presenting: Overcoming Extremism

April 10, 2020

Music Matters

These are trying times for musicians as large gatherings have been outlawed. Virginia Folklife has created TRAIN: Teachers of Remote Arts Instruction Network in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and …

April 3, 2020

Poetry that Heals

To some, poetry and medicine seem like opposites. But both science and poetry use language to understand deeper truths about the human condition.

March 27, 2020

Wearing Down The Appalachian Trail

Not all Americans have been welcomed to enjoy the great outdoors. A discussion on the racist past of America’s national parks, plus the overlooked history of the Appalachian Trail.

March 21, 2020

Hard News

Local news and investigative journalism are vital to our democracy. But are they in trouble? Guests weigh in on the future of the newspaper.

March 14, 2020

Mountains in Harmony

The singing of former Appalachian coal miner and preacher Frank Newsome exemplifies the oldest, English-language religious music passed down orally in America. And there’s a mountain range in Romania where coal mining communities share a lot in common with Appalachia.

March 7, 2020

Finding Classroom Success

From racial disparity and poverty to shyness, students face a lot of obstacles heading into college. But some professors are finding new ways to support them and forge a path to success.

February 29, 2020

Gun Sense

A Virginia professor becomes a gun control advocate after a shooting at her school.

February 22, 2020

Social Mobility Through College

February 15, 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.