With Good Reason

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With Good Reason :  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 our ever curious host Sarah McConnell. From reparations and global warming, to the unique worlds of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason is always suprising, challenging and fun.

All episodes of this award-winning show are free on PRX. For more information visit withgoodreasonradio.org.



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60 Pieces

With Good Reason Specials for Black History Month

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6 Pieces

Episodes to celebrate Earth Day

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5 Pieces

What does it mean to practice the traditional arts in contemporary culture?

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9 Pieces

Special episodes for the holiday season.

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2 Pieces

With Good Reason episodes for Independence Day.

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8 Pieces

-We Gotta Get Out of This Place (hour and half hour available) -Bringing Home the War Dead (half hour available) -Getting into Vietnam (hour and half hour available)

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5 Pieces

Special episodes focused on native American literature, spirituality, and traditions.

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203 Pieces

Stand-alone news features designed to fit into local cutaways of ME or ATC.

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15 Pieces

Special episodes appropriate for Thanksgiving.

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46 Pieces

The home for multi-part special series from With Good Reason.


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Many of the musicians who perform at fiddlers' conventions and music festivals throughout southern Appalachia are, in fact, young kids.

Bought by WMMT, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and WTIP

  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Paschall Brothers onstage, Credit: Virginia Folklife Program
The Paschall Brothers of Chesapeake sing four-part harmony in a style with a storied tradition.

  • Added: Nov 24, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
Caption: Pamlico Village, Credit: Library of Congress
Two Native American scholars explore how the Europeans' "Doctrine of Discovery" has affected American Indian nations from 1607 to today.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KZYX, KMUD, KZMU Moab Community Radio, Aspen Public Radio and more

  • Added: Nov 11, 2009
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Flory Jagoda (right) teaches Ladino songs., Credit: Morgan Miller
"Don't open your mouth. Just sit and play. Keep on playing."

Bought by WABE

  • Added: Oct 02, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Spencer Moore, Credit: Jon Lohman
A masterful songster recorded by two folklorists, fifty years apart.

Bought by KUER, PRX Remix, KZMU Moab Community Radio, WTIP, and WAMU

  • Added: Sep 16, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: On Their Own, Credit: Joyce Hoffman
Covering a beat, or a family: two different perspectives on women at war

Bought by High Plains Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, 90.5 WSNC, and WRNC-LP

  • Added: Sep 10, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The Learning Barge, Credit: Phoebe Crisman, UVa
The world’s first floating wetlands classroom comes to the aid of one of the country's most polluted waterways.

Bought by WFIU and KVSC

  • Added: Aug 24, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 2
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On a trip to see his brother, Walt Whitman was so struck by the violence of the Civil War that he stayed to help heal wounded soldiers. He hoped hi...

Bought by KVNF, WHFR, WRKF, RadioFreePalmer, KVSC and more

  • Added: Jul 13, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Clifton on the cover of 'Wild Blessings'
Poet Lucille Clifton is widely acclaimed for her powerful explorations of race, womanhood, and spirituality.

Bought by WRNC-LP, KVSC, and CKMO

  • Added: Jul 13, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 3
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For better or worse, this show is not about an end to all those re-enactments. It is a tale of post-war reconciliation between Union and Confederates.

Bought by KWIT, KRUA, and WFIU

  • Added: Jul 09, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 3