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, a continuing West Virginia school bus driver shortage has bus routes being canceled daily and parents scrambling to get their children to school. Randy Yohe talks with three school transportation directors about the challenges they face, and anything that might increase this struggling workforce.
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