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
Nearly 300 groups, with more than 2,600 participants, are registered to comb Mountain State main and back roads, picking up tons of trash.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Today, most of our trash ends up in landfills. In the United States, we produce more than 200 million tons of trash every single year. But what if we…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A raft of garbage covers a swath of the Monongahela River in northern West Virginia, a dozen miles upstream from the drinking water intake for 100,000…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Lawmakers in the House have approved a bill that would increase the penalties for littering in the state.Littering on public or private property in West…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Landfilling has been the main source of getting rid of waste for centuries. But a new technology coming to West Virginia may change how we think of waste…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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