Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio is a bilingual (Ukrainian & English) variety show featuring:
- - Contemporary and traditional Ukrainian music by artists from Ukraine, Canada, the U.S. and around the world
- - Ukrainian Food Flair—Tips for Ukrainian Cooking
- - Spiritual meditations and messages
- - The week’s upcoming events in the local Ukrainian community
- - Interviews with authors, artists, community leaders, dignitaries, and other interesting individuals
- - Cultural and historical trivia
- - Contests, ticket give-aways, & other fun stuff for listeners
The program’s website features additional information about the show, including guest profiles, recipes, audio archives, listings for upcoming local community events, transcripts, Ukrainian cultural products and services, and more. Listeners can keep in touch with the community and the show host at the program’s website, by subscribing to the newsletter, podcast feed, blog, and Facebook page, and by following @Pawlina on Twitter. Links at the Nash Holos website: www.nashholos.com.
Paulette (Pawlina) Demchuk MacQuarrie has hosted and produced Nash Holos on CHMB AM1320 since 2000. From 1990-96, she co-hosted the show on another local radio station.
Born in Winnipeg, Paulette grew up in various prairie communities, including her grandparents’ homestead of near Arran, Saskatchewan. After graduating high school in Yorkton, SK, she moved to Winnipeg to work in the travel industry, where she also studied Ukrainian language, history and culture at the University of Manitoba.
In 1988, she moved to Vancouver with her husband, and promptly became involved in the local Ukrainian community. From 1989-96, she served on the boards of two Ukrainian community organizations, wrote and edited the community newsletter for both organizations from 1991-99, and in 1990 wrote the Report on Multiculturalism for the Government of British Columbia on behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, BC Provincial Council. From 1995-96, she was a member of the Advisory Council to the Ministry of Multiculturalism for the Province of British Columbia.
After a 20-year career with the airline industry, in 1995 Paulette began a new career providing professional writing and editing services to corporate clients. In 2006, she published her first work of fiction, a short story, in the anthology Kobzar’s Children: A Century of Untold Stories. She continues to write, edit, blog and desk-top publish on a freelance basis.
Paulette also co-hosts an internationally syndicated radio program on the global media industry, Media Network Plus, which airs weekly on AM, FM, shortwave and satellite radio around the world.
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