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, lung cancer and smoking rates in the state lag behind the rest of the country and aren’t showing any signs of improvement, according to a new report. Emily Rice has more.
Also, in this show, colleges and universities in the state are working to face enrollment challenges head on. One element in that effort is the statewide “Gear Up” program, encouraging high school seniors to get ready for college and careers. Randy Yohe has more.
And Tuesday marked the 53rd anniversary of the Marshall University plane crash. Seventy-five people, football team players, coaches, staff, supporters and the flight crew perished returning from an away game at East Carolina. Every year, on this day, Marshall remembers the 75. Randy Yohe has our story.
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