UFOs and Space Aliens
Are black holes key to interstellar travel?
Beyond the Book
What are you reading this summer?
WGR’s 2022 Summer Reading Recs
Here’s a full list of all the books recommended in our episode: Archana Pathak, Virginia Commonwealth University Annihilation of Caste by B.R. Ambedkar The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee …
REPLAY Back to the Land
The pandemic gave rise to people from all walks of life trying their hand at gardening for the first time. And longtime gardeners began trying new things like “immunity gardens.”
REPLAY Voices of Vietnam: Women of War
This series and the educational resources below were made possible by a major grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. For more information about the …
A generous grant from the Mellon Foundation has changed the game for many Richmond area high schoolers. Janelle Marshall and her team are helping get students enrolled, and sticking beside them all the way until the finish line.
Changing the Clocks
Permanent daylight savings time — a gift, or a beast in disguise?
Riding Jane Crow
American railroads of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century were littered with racial, gendered traps. And from working in the food car to sitting in first class, Black women are critical to the history of the American railroad. Miram Thaggert’s new book is Riding Jane Crow African American Women on the American Railroad.
REPLAY: Celebrating American Freedom
In 2019, Virginia joined just three other states in making Juneteenth a paid state holiday, recognizing it as a holiday for all Virginians. Historian Lauranett Lee says in this country we have parallel histories, with Black and white Americans knowing about and acknowledging different pasts.
Sidelines of the Mainstream
Climate change, pollution, and development projects are threatening surf breaks all over the world. H. Gelfand (James Madison University) says many surfers have taken up the mantle of environmental activism, becoming outspoken protectors of our oceans.
AAPI Recommended Reading
Last summer, With Good Reason staff gathered a list of summer reading recommendations by Asian American and Pacific Islander writers from guests. We’re sharing it now in recognition of May as #AAPIHeritageMonth.