With Good Reason Features Mason Profs This Month

Posted: August 12, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

With Good Reason, the only statewide public radio program in Virginia, features George Mason professors Barbara Melosh, professor of English and history, and Roger Lancaster, professor of anthropology and director of Cultural Studies, this month.

With Good Reason provides an eclectic blend of timely and engaging features and interviews with scholars from public colleges and universities around the state. The program airs on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. on WGMU radio. The station can be heard at wgmuradio.com and on the Fairfax Campus cable network channel 22. You can also listen to the current show by visiting the With Good Reason web site. It is also broadcast on WAMU radio.

Melosh will be featured as part of a segment called “The ABCs of Adoption,” airing Aug. 20-26. Melosh calls adoption “the quintessential American institution” in her book Strangers and Kin: The American Way of Adoption, a scholarly history of the relatively new practice.

Lancaster weighs in on “Turning Guys into Men,” which airs Aug. 27-Sept. 2. Lancaster is an expert on the institution of marriage, and says that the concept of marriage in civilizations across history is so fluid that many anthropologists sidestep the word altogether. He is the author of The Trouble with Nature: Sex in Science and Popular Culture.

Founded in 1992, With Good Reason is produced for the Virginia Higher Education Broadcasting Consortium by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and is broadcast in partnership with public radio stations in Virginia, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C.

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