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
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A federal court on Friday approved a deal that requires two federal agencies to review the environmental impacts of coal mining on endangered species,…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service is proposing new protections for two threatened species of crayfish found in the Appalachian coalfields.Under the new…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A federal lawsuit filed this week by an environmental group alleges two protected crayfish species are being harmed by coal mining in West Virginia,…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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