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 Week, we heard about education in the state - from the bus driver shortage, to how a new West Virginia law is helping child literacy. We heard from author Jayne Anne Phillips about her latest novel. We talked to health officials in the state and learned how and where to get vaccines. And we visited the Kenova Pumpkin House as it gets ready for its five night Halloween celebration.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Statewide, there’s about 4,000 buses and 2,900 drivers.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On this West Virginia Morning, a continuing West Virginia school bus driver shortage has bus routes being canceled daily and parents scrambling to get their children to school. Randy Yohe talks with three school transportation directors about the challenges they face, and anything that might increase this struggling workforce.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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