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, flooding is a problem that plagues the state of West Virginia, but a resiliency officer is now designated to help the state recover. In our latest episode of The Legislature Today, Assistant News Director Caroline MacGregor spoke with Del. Clay Riley, R-Harrison, and Sen. Chandler Swope, R-Mercer, to see how the state legislature can help further.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
This week’s Mountain Stage features encore performances by progressive-roots band River Whyless, jazzy pop singer Kat Edmonson, Haitian troupe Lakou Mizik, piano and keyboard master Neal Francis, and guitarist, singer, and songwriter Margaret Glaspy. Join us on our NPR Music affiliates starting Friday, Feb. 24.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Two shows in Charleston and one in Morgantown have been added to the live show schedule. Guests include J2B2, Karan Casey, Marc Cohn, Amy Speace, The…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
There's still time to get your tickets to be in the audience for this Sunday's Mountain Stage featuring NRBQ, Kat Edmonson, Lindsay Lou, The Matchsellers,…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is about to get back into their schedule of live performances in Charleston, WV, starting this Sunday May 13 at the…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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