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 mayor of Huntington visits with some Marshall University students.
Also, an update from the Schools for the Deaf and Blind, and an interesting story about a special landmark in Pocahontas County.