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Mary Swander Podcast on Ukraine

Host (and BEI Emeritus Fellow) Mary Swander highlights stories of Ukraine from Annette Matjucha-Hovland, a listener in Muscatine, Iowa. Matjucha-Hovland tells how she learned to bake paska and cherry varenysky, traditional Ukrainian foods, from her grandmother, or oma. Swander recounts stories of Amish and Ukrainian grandmothers, then reminds the audience of the “Ask Ruby, the grossmommie” contest with a deadline of April 1, 2022. This podcast was originally published in AgArts.

Season #2 Episode #26: Grossmommies and Omas-Iowa to Ukraine


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Today’s episode was produced and mixed by Rick Brewer of Brewhaha Audio Productions.