With Good Reason

With Good Reason

Show Info

Hosted by: Sarah McConnell

Show Times

Timezone: PST [UTC-8]
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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About the Show

Heard on more than 90 public radio stations, listeners call With Good Reason “the best way to make a long drive fly by” and “a much-needed forum.” Each week scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, the arts, politics, history, and business through lively discussion with host Sarah McConnell. From the controversies over slave reparations and global warming, to the unique worlds of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason is always surprising, challenging and fun!


William Apess of the Pequot Indian Tribe has been called the Frederick Douglass of Native Americans. He challenged the powers of his day using the pen, the pulpit, and protest. Another story of Native American […]
An English professor who loves the Harry Potter books brings a few lucky students each year to London to visit the magical sites in the fantasy series. Alicia DeFonzo leads them to the set of […]
All across the country there’s an eviction crisis, and it’s disproportionately affecting minority communities. Go to evictionlab.org to find the 100 U.S. cities with the highest eviction rates. Top 5? Charleston, Richmond, Hampton, Newport News, […]
Fifteen years ago, if you walked into the doctor’s office complaining of a new meat allergy, the doctor might not have taken you seriously. Now we know the sudden meat allergy is real and it’s […]
Bars, nightclubs, dance, and music have long held a special place in LGBTQ culture. But even as shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race and Pose bring that culture into the mainstream, real-life gay bars and clubs […]
Frank Newsome is an Old Regular Baptist preacher, singer of lined-out hymnody, and former coal miner in Appalachia. He’s battling black lung, but it hasn’t stopped the publication of his new music CD. Folklorist Jon […]
An exhibit called “New Virginians: 1619-2019 & Beyond” features filmed oral histories and photographs of immigrants to this country. They tell how they journeyed from Central and South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and […]
Dr. Michael Higginbotham (University of Baltimore) talks about the people—some well known and some little known—he credits with seeing America for what it could be and then working toward making it so. Dr. Higginbotham is […]
In 2019 we will all exercise more, watch less TV, and eat better … right? If you’re tired of thinking about your own health, maybe it’s time to turn to the kids– what they like […]
“Whistles in the Mist,” is the award-winning documentary on the whistling style of speech that developed in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. There are only a few places in the world where this purely melodic […]