Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On this West Virginia Morning, science fiction and technology writer Corey Doctorow will present this year’s McCreight Lecture in the Humanities Thursday night in Geary Auditorium at the University of Charleston.
An award-winning author, he’s written novels and young adult fiction, as well as essays and non-fiction books about technology. Bill Lynch spoke with Doctorow in advance of his visit to Charleston.
Also, in this show, on this week’s premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage, host Kathy Mattea welcomes songwriter and storytelling wild man Steve Poltz – who has our Song of the Week.
In this delightfully fizzy performance of “Can O’ Pop,” Poltz is backed by the Mountain Stage Band. The song comes from his most recent album Stardust & Satellites, which was released earlier this year.
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