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Aired: March 11, 2000

Black Theater, Old and New

While some critics say that Black theater didn’t come into its own until the 1960s, drama professor Marvin Sims (Virginia Commonwealth University) argues it dates back to the 18th century. He says… More»

Aired: December 11, 1999

Apocalypse Now?

Fear of an apocalypse at the turn of the millennium has proliferated. George Greenia (William & Mary), professor of medieval and renaissance studies, has studied similar periods throughout history. He says… More»

Aired: March 14, 1999

Literature for Young Adults

What should middle and high school students be reading? How can we “grow” their love of literature? Is Goosebumps all bad? Answers from expert Leila Christenbury (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Elizabeth Poe (Radford… More»

Aired: February 14, 1999

Shakespeares in Love

Poets and authors from Norfolk, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Fairfax, Richmond, Charlottesville and Blacksburg send verbal Valentines as they read from their most romantic writings. Romeos and Juliets include Nikki Giovanni (Virginia Tech),… More»

Aired: December 20, 1998

Encore, Encore!

An encore presentation from the With Good Reason archives. A visit with poets George Garrett (University of Virginia) and Lucinda Roy (Virginia Tech).

Aired: December 13, 1998

‘Tis the Season, Again

We celebrate the holidays with a three-course feast for the mind. Like Scrooge, Charles Dickens knew the value of a penny. Annette Federico (James Madison University) looks at the circumstances under which… More»

Aired: December 6, 1998

Cruisin’ the Islands

For many the Caribbean remains a favorite winter destination. The word itself connotes images of white sandy beaches and warm, crystal clear waters. But what else do we know of… More»