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
Liz is WVPB’s Webmaster/Digital Coordinator and Eastern Panhandle Bureau Chief, based in Shepherdstown, WV on Shepherd University’s campus. Liz is a native of Charleston, West Virginia. She received a M.A. in Strategic Communication from American University in 2022 and a B.A. in Communication and New Media from Shepherd in 2014. Prior to her role as webmaster, Liz was WVPB’s Eastern Panhandle reporter from 2014-2022, the House of Delegates reporter on “The Legislature Today” from 2015-2017, and she covered K-12/higher education from 2020-2022. Liz has also worked as a technical assistant and associate producer on “The Legislature Today.” You can connect with Liz via email at email@example.com.
n this West Virginia Week, we learned about mental health needs in southern West Virginia, and we heard about efforts to keep state agency emails as lawsuit evidence. We also have reports on the Hope Scholarship, renewable energy, conservation and a planned closure of a pharmacy.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The review identified issues with administrative processes, incomplete, incorrect or out-of-date Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and inconsistencies in special education curriculum across the county.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Through a new partnership with Tutor.com, West Virginians of all ages now have access to free, real time, online tutoring, test prep and job help. West Virginians can access these resources by visiting TutorWV.com.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Skye is the seventeenth therapy dog to be placed in West Virginia’s public schools through Friends with Paws. The program began in April 2022 with the first placement at Welch Elementary.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
This week on Inside Appalachia, can the internet rebuild Appalachia? We ask sci-fi novelist and tech writer Cory Doctorow. Also, fish fries have been a staple in Charleston, West Virginia’s Black community for generations. We learn more about them. And, hop on board the Cass Scenic Railroad for a visit with the people who keep the steam trains running.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Liz McCormick sat down with Pancake while she was in Shepherdstown to discuss what inspires her writing, what's next in her career and how Appalachia has evolved since she wrote "Strange as This Weather Has Been."Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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