400 Years After 1619

In late August 1619, twenty or more enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia at what’s now called Fort Monroe. We look at how the nation is commemorating those first Africans who arrived in British North America.

August 30, 2019

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.

August 23, 2019
Refugees from Syria at a Clinic in Jordan.

Healing Displacement

It’s hard to navigate the U.S. healthcare system. But it’s even harder when you’re a refugee.

August 16, 2019

Talkin’ Hurricanes

In the years since Hurricane Katrina, a lot has changed about New Orleans–including the way people talk.

August 9, 2019

Replay: Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

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

August 2, 2019

Presenting: Sacred & Profane

This week we’re excited to share an episode of a new podcast called Sacred & Profane, hosted by two University of Virginia Religious Studies professors.

July 26, 2019

Reviving the Giant Oysters

Fossils give away the secrets of the past, but they can also tell the future.

July 19, 2019

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 12, 2019

Replay: WGR’s Summer Reading Recs

Your summer vacation packing list has some key items: cell phone charger, swimsuit, toothbrush. We’re here to add some essentials to your list, with the best book recs from the With Good Reason universe. 

July 5, 2019

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

June 28, 2019

Music and Democracy

The evolution of social change in America can be traced through popular songs by the likes of Nat King Cole, Percy Mayfield, Lena Horne, and the Impressions.

June 21, 2019

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.

June 14, 2019

Parenting on the Spectrum

When Jennifer Malia started researching her young daughter’s behaviors, she realized that both she and her daughter were on the autism spectrum.

June 7, 2019

The Civil War Off the Battlefield

The very first ironclad ship built by the Union Navy in the Civil War was called The Monitor. It revolutionized the way battleships were built.

May 31, 2019

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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.