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LARP stands for Live Action Role Play. Think of it like Lord of the Rings comes to life, where you get to create your own character and wield foam swords on a mock-battlefield. But for many players, LARP is more than just fun and games – it’s a lifeline to belonging. With Good Reason producer, Matt Darroch, has the story.
Protecting Our Oceans
H. Gelfand (James Madison University)
Climate change, pollution, and development projects are threatening surf breaks all over the world. H. Gelfand says many surfers have taken up the mantle of environmental activism, becoming outspoken protectors of our oceans.
The Rise of Birding as a Sport
Matthew Anthony (Eastern Shore Community College)
Bird watching isn’t a sport in the traditional sense. There aren’t any touchdowns or raucous crowds. But birders are no strangers to competition. Matthew Anthony charts the rise of birding as a sport.
Martial Arts in the Classroom
Jerry Beasely (Radford University)
Jerry Beasely is a 9th degree blackbelt and member of the Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame. From the 1970’s until 2021, he developed and taught one of the only college-level Asian martial arts programs in the country.
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