With Good Reason

With Good Reason is an eclectic blend of timely features and interviews designed to appeal to general audiences. One listener calls this conversational half-hour program "the best way to make a long drive fly by." Another says "Shows like With Good Reason are why we support public radio." Each week scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, the arts, politics, history, and business--connecting their research to what's happening now. From the controversies over slave reparations and global warming, to the unique worlds of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason presents timely, extended coverage of issues that challenge how we view ourselves and the world.

Featured guests have included Julian Bond on race in America, James Trefil on the expanding universe, Nikki Giovanni on space travel as a metaphor for the Middle Passage, Alan Cheuse on literary critics and society, Mike Seeger on American folk music, James Farmer on the Civil Rights movement, Aniko Bodroghkozy on sixties television, and Henry Wiencek on George Washington and slavery.

Founded in 1992, With Good Reason is produced for the Virginia Higher Education Broadcasting Consortium by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and is broadcast in partnership with public radio stations in Virginia and Washington, D.C.


NPR

Out Of Juvenile Corrections, Poems Of Fury, Loss — And Lingering Beauty

Over 1,000 students submitted their work for Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections. Two young poets split the top prize — and they've shared their poems with NPR.
NPR

Farmers Wait, And Wait, For Guest Workers Amid H-2A Visa Delays

For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for planters and pickers even as the harvest season is well underway.
NPR

Be Like Bernie: Sanders Looks To Spread His Political Wealth

He's beginning to expand his political network by helping upstart progressive congressional candidates and state legislators, lending his fundraising prowess and national fame to boost their bids.
NPR

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.