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
It’s an old story in Appalachia: failing water systems leaving people afraid to drink from their taps. Now, Virginia Tech researchers are putting numbers behind the stories with a study of water inequality in McDowell County, West Virginia.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Dementia And The Holidays And WVU Project Includes Students In Acid Rain Research, This West Virginia Morning
On this West Virginia Morning, we learn how a project at WVU studying the environmental effects of acid rain in the Fernow Experimental Forest in Tucker County is inviting local students to participate, and we explore ideas for including loved ones with dementia into holiday celebrations.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A WVU researcher is studying a plant that can help restore surface mine lands by creating missing topsoil and capturing carbon out of the air and storing it underground. The above ground plants can also be used as biomass which can be turned into biofuels or even particle board.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A group at the Center for Gerontology at Virginia Tech is researching extended family members who become dementia caregivers throughout central Appalachia. They want to understand how these caregivers moved into that role.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On this West Virginia Morning, in the spring of 2016, a massive brood of cicadas emerged in northern West Virginia after 17 years underground. The event prompted one West Virginia University professor to study the composition of their wings. Assistant News Director Caroline MacGregor has the story.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The bulk of the money comes from the agency’s Health Center Cluster Grant Program, which helps support centers considered to be located in more rural areas.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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