Off the hour / Feb. 21, 5-6 pm / What the fuck am I doing here? / Update on Ukraine / Tar Sands Dragon Opera

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«What the Fuck Am I Doing Here?» is an anti-folk opera about anarchists and the 2012 student strike. The show explores the emotional highs and lows of the strike and reminds us that «this wasn’t the beginning and it won’t be the end». To celebrate the launch of the «What the Fuck Am I Doing here?» website and recordings the show will be performed Saturday at 7pm at QPIRG. Sula Greene spoke with writer and star, Caytee Lush about her show.

After months of ongoing protest, the Maidan, the central square in the heart of Kiev, has been the scene of intense violence over the last 72 hours with more than a hundred killed, citizens and pro-testors targeted by police snipers or gunned down by special forces using automatic weapons. The videos, photos and eyewitness accounts of a city in flames and a people in open revolt against their government are shocking. How did Ukrainian society reach this point? Off the Hour’s Andre Goulet spoke with protestor and PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa, Natalia Stepaniuk, to find out.

Finally, a puppet show about the expansion of the tar sand industry in Canada will be performing in Montreal next week. The Tar Sands Dragon Opera is a shadow and marionette puppet show which touring communities affected by the proposed transportation of «tar sand oil» from Sarnia Ontario to Sherbrooke Quebec. CKUT spoke with Daphne Ben-David from Climate Justice Montreal who is helping organize the puppet performances. You can find all the info on the performances here.

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