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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82 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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19 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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A thrice married counselor shares his insights on the core principles of love and intimacy.

  • Added: Feb 04, 2010
  • Length: 28:59
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With all the talk about Big Government, two scholars reflect on how the Federal Government and taxes have evolved since the founding era.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2010
  • Length: 28:59
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Changing our place in the world, through philosophy and math skills.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
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When Christmas is over, the fun is just getting started for many in Southern Appalachia.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, WTJU, KUER, WOUB, WTIP and more

  • Added: Dec 21, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 16
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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