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Friday, September 30, 2011

Canada: How about meaningful action in support of Yulia Tymoshenko & democracy in Ukraine?

Is it too much to ask of Canada's highest officials to give more than lip service in support of democratic reform in Ukraine? And in particular, the shameful treatment of a Ukrainian politician?

Canada's Minister of

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Congrats to 16 UofM students for achievement awards!

The Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies at my alma mater, the University of Manitoba, recognized 16 students for high achievement in course work for the 2010-11 academic year.

The students were honoured at

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Theresa Sokyrka - Ukrainian Canadian Idol

An absolute joy to listen to, and talk with! If you missed the interview with Theresa Sokyrka on Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio a couple of weeks ago, or would like to hear it again, you can catch it on the Interviews page at the Nash Holos website.

We chatted about her music career, her Ukrainian roots, her experience on Canadian Idol, and other things.

Many thanks to Theresa for the interview. I was unfortunately unable to take in her live performance in Parksville (minor surgery the day before) and hope to get a chance to chat with her in person next time she's on the Island.

In the meantime, enjoy these videos I found of her on YouTube:

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Musical mockument of Ukraine's "democrats"

My friend Stepan Pasicznuk (a.k.a. "Ludwig") employed his classic Brit wit in this song he wrote about the pathetic state of Ukraine's parliament.

These clowns want all the perks of a civil society without putting out any effort to be civil themselves, much less act with any decorum or dignity in their role as representatives of their country and constituents.

They deserve much more contempt than this gentle satire but it's nonetheless quite amusing and cutting enough.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Nash Holos audio archives updated to week starting Sept 04

I hope your summer was as wonderful as mine!

It sure went by in a flash, tho. Trips to the mainland and lots of house guests so got just a wee bit behind on website updates and here on the Nash Holos blog.

If you're still with me, thank you for your patience and your loyalty! Just because you're so wonderful, I'd like to send you a token of my appreciation so please leave a comment and let me know how to reach you. Or snail mail me at the address here.

The last three shows are all archived now on the Playlist page and also in iTunes. Playlists are back as well. Here's what's on:

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