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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With toxic “forever chemicals” being detected in waterways statewide, the pollutants have caught the attention of both the public eye and state legislators.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Executives from three major chemical companies — DuPont de Nemours, Inc., The Chemours Company and The 3M Company — testified for the first time to…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
This story was updated at 4:15 p.m.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it will move forward with a series of actions to regulate toxic…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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