Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Nash Holos audio archives updated to March 18, 2012

The Playlist page at the Nash Holos website is still where the podcast links, show notes and playlist of the latest show are. It's moved, tho, and the Playlist page is now located under the Music tab on the menu bar.

Thanks for your patience with changes still going on at the new website. It's definitely the proverbial "work in progress!"

However, the show must go on, and it does!

Here's what's on this week's podcast: 
  • Ukrainian Food Flair: Sylvia Molnar reveals the historical origins of strudel and shares a traditional recipe
  • DYK – Did You Know? with Irena Bell: A Ukrainian church is a major tourist attraction in Prague
  • Ukraine News Outlook with Keith Perron: Ukraine’s money woes, declining grain harvest forecast for 2012, and a special feature on the homeless in Kyiv
  • Ukrainian proverb of the week
  • Great Ukrainian music!
This week's featured artists:
  • Tyt i Tam
  • Ludwig
  • Montreal Sheptytsky School Choir
  • Ruta Yawney
  • Lastiwka Ukrainian Orthodox Choir & Orchestra
  • Zrada
  • Cheremshyna
  • Vasyl Bokoch
  • Ekspres
  • Homin Stepiv
  • Ukrainian Old Timers
Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Eternal Memory - Mykola Plawiuk 1925-2012

Mykola Plawiuk 1925-2012
On March 10th, 2012 a well known Ukrainian community and political activist, Mykola Plawiuk, passed away in Burlington, Ontario. He was 87.

Mykola was born in Rusiv, Ukraine on June 5, 1925, son of Vasil and Maria. Mykola met Jaroslava in Germany in 1945. They were married in 1948 and immigrated to Canada in 1949. They lived and worked in both Canada and the United States.

Prior to the proclamation of an independent Ukrainian state in 1991, Mr. Plawiuk held a number of
prominent positions in many Ukrainian diaspora community and political institutions from 1956-1992.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Nash Holos audio archives are updated to 11Mar2012.

Podcasts and music lineups for the last three shows are all updated now and can be foumd at the Nash Holos website on the Playlist page, and interviews on the Interviews page.

For podcast downloads make sure to subscribe to the RSS feed.

Here’s what’s on the last three shows:

Friday, March 09, 2012

March 9th is Ukrainian Literature Day!

Officially launched in March 2009 by the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association (UCCLA) with a postcard campaign, Ukrainian Literature Day is being marked this year by the Ukrainian Canadian students’ organization SUSK and the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC).

March 9 is the birth date of Taras Shevchenko, a persecuted yet still prolific Ukrainian poet and artist who is widely regarded as Ukraine’s literary father. He is also renowned and revered for his impact on the development of the Ukrainian language, Ukrainian culture and the strengthening of the Ukrainian identity.

So it is fitting that this date was chosen as Ukrainian Literature Day across Canada.