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, the National Institutes of Health reports that West Virginia has the highest number of people with diabetes in the country.
In recognition of National Diabetes Month, Caroline MacGregor looks into the reasons for the high numbers and shares a doctor’s advice for diabetes management and prevention.
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