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, ghost and goblins and things that go bump in the night are a big part of the spooky Halloween story. But are ghosts always scary? Eclectopia host Jim Lange brings us a story about a haunted local boat that the owner says is just fine with him.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County is well known for its American Civil War history. The town was the site of John Brown’s Raid, the Battle of Harpers Ferry,…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, West Virginia Penitentiary, Mothman...our region has a long list of haunts and haints.On this week's Front Porch podcast,…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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