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
WVPB’s Latest Documentary On Woody Williams And The 'Us & Them' Dinner Party Returns, This West Virginia Morning
On this West Virginia Morning, Hershel “Woody” Williams was an American hero, the last living World War II recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor and a proud West Virginian. After a lifetime of service, the Marion County native died last summer at the age of 93. West Virginia Public Broadcasting explores the life and legacy of Williams in “Woody Williams: An Extraordinary Life of Service.”Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Over the past few years, some people have severed their digital lifeline with friends and family because of political differences. With the click of a single button the social media connection is gone. Click - buh-bye! The decision can mean you're out of touch and cut off from that person’s life. But two childhood friends from Gallipolis, OH — who vote very differently — have committed to doing just the opposite.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The Republican U.S. Senate primary campaigns for Gov. Jim Justice and Rep. Alex Mooney released their candidates' second quarter finance numbers this week.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Storch leaves 13 years of lawmaking behind to become an external affairs manager for Appalachian Power.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The West Virginia Primary Election is May 14 of next year, but candidates are already declaring their intention to run for the governor’s office. As News Director Eric Douglas learned when he spoke with Marshall Political Science Professor Marybeth Beller, it all comes down to money.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
In its 83rd year, the American Legion’s Mountaineer Boys State has more than 200 West Virginia rising high school seniors who are learning political decision making this week.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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