The CBC in Ottawa has tapped me to help look for traditional Ukrainian Christmas dishes to be shared on the radio next week in preparation for Christmas. Not being in Ottawa myself, I thought I’d extend the search out to any Ottawan who can make a mean Свята Вечерa dish for the show hosts, share […]Read more "Looking for Ottawa’s Ukrainian Christmas dishes for radio segment"
The good old CBC, our national public broadcaster. While it’s under constant attack from the right (for the benefit of its rival Quebecor and Sun News over French-language markets and beyond), it’s one of our only real Canadian culture outlets (when was the last time the private TV networks like Global or CTV aired a Canadian […]Read more "CBC’s getting a little Ukrainian!"
For your weekend listening pleasure, the BBC has published a two-part documentary podcast on ‘useful idiots’ – a phrase coined by Lenin about Westerners who endorsed the Soviet Union and its Communist ideologies, usually in the press. Part One – 22 minutes The Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw and American journalist Walter Duranty were some […]Read more "Weekend Listening: BBC Documentary – Useful Idiots"
That popular ‘Carol of the Bells’ song you hear at Christmas? Yup, it’s Ukrainian! The melody was created in 1916 by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych (1877-1921) and titled “Shchedryk” (lyrics). Based on an old Ukrainian folk song, the original lyrics describes the swallow flying into a household to proclaim the plentiful year that the family […]Read more "Carol of the Bells – yup, it’s Ukrainian!"
The following is an interview with Prof. Andrea Graziosi of the University of Naples on Stalin and the Holodomor: Part 1 Download MP3 Part 2 Download MP3 Part 3 Download MP3 Andrea Graziosi is Professor of History at the University of Naples "Federico II" and President (from 2007) of the Italian Society for the Study […]Read more "Prof. Andrea Graziosi on Stalin and the Holodomor [Interview]"