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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On this West Virginia Morning, Caroline MacGregor reports on one of the largest equine events to showcase rescue and at-risk horses taking place in Winfield, West Virginia. And as classes resume at WVU students react to the university's proposed program cuts.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On this West Virginia Morning, the pepperoni roll is probably West Virginia’s most well-known food. You can find them at most grocery stores and convenience marts, but Folkways Reporter Zack Harold says their path to popularity came from getting on the school lunch menu.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
'Where We Learned About Pepperoni Rolls' — Uncovering The Story Of the Kanawha County Schools’ Pepperoni Roll
It starts — as all pepperoni rolls do — with the dough. But not just any dough. That’s one of the secrets of Kanawha schools’ pepperoni rolls. They are made using the same recipe as the delicious, soft and sweet hot rolls that accompany every school Thanksgiving dinner and Salisbury steak.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, has raised concerns that Hope Scholarship funds are being spent in public schools in other states.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A school guidance counselor from Belle has sued the Kanawha County Board of Education and Superintendent Thomas F. Williams alleging the defendants violated her first amendment rights.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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