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
Randy is WVPB’s Government Reporter, based in Charleston. He hails from Detroit but has lived in Huntington since the late 1980s. He has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Missouri. Randy has worked in radio and television since his teenage years, with enjoyable stints as a sports public address announcer and a disco/funk club dee jay.
Several million dollars in U.S. Department of Justice grants, divided among various community law enforcement incentives and programs, are coming to communities in southern West Virginia.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A detailed report about numerous fair and ethical behavior questions at one of West Virginia’s historically Black colleges has caused a change in the school’s highest office.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The West Virginia chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of a hunting heritage and natural habitat.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Local and state elected officials from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio have come together to form the Appalachian Leaders Network. Its mission is to collectively advocate for our natural resources, public health and enhancing local economies.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Ongoing court cases involving West Virginia’s corrections and foster care agencies have raised concerns on retaining state agency emails as litigation evidence. Lawmakers are now getting responses in their attempt to ensure that needed emails are not lost.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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