Jan 09

Greece is a Crime Scene: Interview with Greg Palast Featured in Truthout

palast2Our recent interview with renowned investigative journalist (BBC,
The Guardian, Al Jazeera America) and New York Times bestselling author Greg Palast has been published in Truthout! In this interview, Palast analyzes the economic crisis in Greece and the destructive role that “vulture funds” played in the decimation of the Greek economy, while also explaining why he believes that Greece should immediately depart from the Eurozone.

Find this interesting and timely interview here: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28446-greg-palast-greece-is-a-crime-scene-and-vulture-funds-are-to-blame.

Jan 08

Dialogos Radio Returns with a Pre-Election Interview with Economist Leonidas Vatikiotis

Dialogos Radio returns this week with the launch of a new broadcast season and a special pre-election interview, as part of the Dialogos Interview Series, with well-known economist and analyst Leonidas Vatikiotis, who will share with us his views as to the latest political and economic developments in Greece, on the economic program put forth by main opposition party Syriza, and on the his belief that Greece should still depart from the Eurozone and return to its own domestic currency.  Vatikiotis will also talk about the candidacy of the Antarsya political party in the upcoming elections in Greece.

thivaiosIn addition to the detailed analysis which Leonidas Vatikiotis will provide us this week, we will also feature a scathing commentary of the week segment on the latest political developments unfolding in Greece, and we will also present a special feature focusing on the music and career of prominent Greek musician Hristos Thivaios.

Tune in for this and much more, this week exclusively on Dialogos Radio!

Dec 12

Our Interview with Economist Ha-Joon Chang Published in Truthout!

ha-joon-chang1Dialogos Radio’s recent interview with renowned economist and professor Ha-Joon Chang of the University of Cambridge, author of such books as “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism,” has been published earlier this week by Truthout!

In this interview, Chang discusses the ongoing financial crisis in Europe, the economic situation in Greece, the myths surrounding the crisis and the new economic bubble, which he argues is about to burst.

Check out this interview here: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/27923-what-they-haven-t-told-us-about-the-european-financial-crisis.

Nov 24

Our Interview with Economist Mark Blyth Published in Truthout!

truthoutOur recent radio interview with esteemed economist Mark Blyth of Brown University, author of “Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea,” has recently been published in Truthout!  In this interview, Blyth talks about the long and catastrophic history of economic austerity policies, how they have failed wherever they have been implemented, and why they are the wrong solution for Greece and for Europe at this time.

Read this interesting and enlightening interview by clicking here!

Nov 07

Transcript: Interview with Bestselling Author & Investigative Journalist Greg Palast

greg-palastThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist (BBC, The Guardian, Al-Jazeera America) Greg Palast.  This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of October 30-November 6, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is one of our regular and most prominent guests, the New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist with such outlets as the BBC and The Guardian, Greg Palast. Greg is the author such books as “Vulture’s Picnic,” “Armed Madhouse,” “Billionaires and Ballot Bandits,” and “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.” Greg, welcome back to our program…we are glad to have you back on, especially after some health challenges that you had been facing recently.

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Nov 07

Our Interview with Albrecht Ritschl on Germany’s War Debts and Reparations Published in Truthout

truthoutDialogos Radio’s recently radio interview with economist and professor Albrecht Ritschl of the London School of Economics, on the topic of Germany’s unpaid war debts and reparations towards Greece from World War II, was published today by Truthout.  Check out the article here.

Nov 06

This Week: Interview with Economist and Professor Stergios Skaperdas

skaperdas1This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an informative and timely interview with economist and professor Stergios Skaperdas of the University of California-Irvine. In this interview, Skaperdas will share with us his analysis of the current economic situation in Greece, about the economic policies which the current government along with the IMF and the European Union are continuing to enforce in Greece, about the recent economic proposals put forth by main opposition party Syriza, and finally, Skaperdas will provide us with his policy proposals and recommendations as to what he believes Greece should do to emritsos1erge from the crisis.  This is a highly detailed inteview which you will not want to miss!

In addition to this week’s interview, we will also feature a special segment with music that is derived from the poetry of renowned Greek poet Yiannis Ritsos, as well as our commentary of the week segment.  Hear all this, plus some great Greek music, this week only on Dialogos Radio!

Oct 30

This Week: Interview with Investigative Journalist & Bestselling Author Greg Palast

greg-palastThis week, Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an exclusive and eye-opening interview with renowned investigative journalist (BBC, The Guardian, Al Jazeera America) and New York Times bestselling author Greg Palast, author of such books as “Billionaires and Ballot Bandits,” “Vulture’s Picnic,” and “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.”

In this week’s interview, Palast will analyze and discuss the current state of the Greek economy and the impact of IMF-imposed austerity policies, and will discuss his investigations into how international hedge funds, or “vulture funds,” have targeted Greece and contributed to the collapse of the country’s economy. Palast will further discuss the cases of countries such as Argentina, Brazil, and Ecuador, the manner in which they resisted the austerity policies demanded by the International Monetary Fund, and the manner in which Argentina, in particular, has resisted the demands of international “vulture funds.” Palast will further reveal his recent investigative report into the attempts to disenfranchise over 3.5 million voters, primarily minorities, from the voter rolls in the United States.

In addition to our interview with Greg Palast, tune in to hear our special segment featuring music that is derived from the poetry of Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseas Elytis, plus our commentary of the week segment.  All this week exclusively on Dialogos Radio!

Oct 16

This Week: Interview with Chef, Author, and “Greek Food Guru” Diane Kochilas

kochilas_headshot-e1372350369574This week, Dialogos Radio is excited to feature an interview with the world-renowned chef, author, and culinary expert Diane Kochilas, as part of the Dialogos Interview Series.  Kochilas, who is known as the “Greek Food Guru,” will discuss her latest endeavors, including her new book, “Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity From the Island Where People Forget to Die,” her cooking classes in Ikaria, on the potential for Greek culinary products to succeed in the global marketplace, her cooking show on Greek television, “Ti Tha Fame Simera Mama,” and other topics pertaining to her career and to Greek cuisine.

IkariabookAs part of our special interview with Diane Kochilas, we are also offering copies of her new book, “Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity From the Island Where People Forget to Die,” as part of our fall fund drive.  Show your support for Dialogos Radio and get a copy of her much-anticipated new book, or any one of the other exciting premiums that we are offering.  To see our premiums and make your pledge, simply click here!

Xatzidakis-MelinaIn addition to this week’s interview, we are also featuring a special musical segment dedicated to the life and music of one of Greece’s most renowned and beloved composers and musicians, Manos Hatzidakis, as well as our commentary of the week segment.

Tune in for all this and much more, exclusively on this week’s edition of Dialogos Radio!

Oct 07

Transcript: Interview with Renowned Scholar Henry Giroux

giroux2The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with renowned scholar and author Henry Giroux of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, the founder of the “Public Intellectuals Project.” This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of September 25-October 1, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is professor Henry Giroux, the chair for scholarship in the public interest at MacMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Henry has previously held posts at Boston University, at Miami University in Ohio, and at Penn State University. He is also the author of a number of books, including “Youth in Revolt: Reclaiming a Democratic Future,” and “Neoliberalism’s War on Public Education.” He has also made countless television and radio appearances on outlets all across the world. Henry, thank you for joining us on our program today.

HG: It’s my pleasure.

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Oct 01

Our Investigative Series of Articles on the History of Corruption, Lawlessness, and Censorship in Greece’s Media

In 2001, 12 years before the forced shutdown of ERT, the Greek government sent riot police to forcefully shut down 66 independent radio stations in Athens.

In collaboration with Truthout, Dialogos Media is presenting its new, investigative series of articles which examine the long and troubled history of corruption, lawlessness, and censorship in Greece’s media landscape. This series of articles investigates, in depth, these longstanding trends in Greek media, a situation which has been worsening in recent years, in the midst of Greece’s severe economic and political crisis.

The portions of this investigative series of articles which have so far been published in Truthout include:

In addition, this series will be translated into French, with the following portions having been published so far:

The fifth installment of our investigative series was also featured by Greece’s “Kouti tis Pandoras” news website, while Michael Nevradakis, producer/host of Dialogos Radio, was quoted in a similar article on corruption and censorship in Greece’s media published by The Christian Science Monitor.

We are working on having the Greek version of this series published soon as well.

Sep 23

This Week: Interview with World-Renowned Scholar and Author Henry Giroux

giroux2This week, Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series are excited to present an interview with world-renowned scholar and author Henry A. Giroux, Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and founder of the “Public Intellectuals Project.”  The author of several books, including recent titles such as “Education and the Crisis of Public Values,” “Youth in Revolt: Reclaiming a Democratic Future,” and “Neoliberalism’s War Against Higher Education,” Giroux has made countless appearances on television, radio, in the press, and in public all across the world.

In this week’s interview, Giroux will discuss and analyze the ever-increasing influence of neoliberal thought and doctrine all across the world, in politics, economics, and society as a whole.  He will draw parallels between the current economic and social crisis in Greece with similar developments in the United States and much of the Western world, and he will discuss how education, the media, and the poor, in paloizosrticular, have been impacted by neoliberalism and what he describes as “casino capitalism.”

In addition to this week’s interview, we will present a special musical segment dedicated to the life and music of one of the most significant Greek-Cypriot musicians and composers of the 20th century, Manos Loizos.  We will hear some of his greatest songs, as well as facts and important moments from his life and his musical career.

Join us for our interview with Henry Giroux, our special musical feature dedicated to Manos Loizos, plus our commentary of the week and more, all this week on Dialogos Radio!

Sep 16

This Week: Interview with Christos Zouboulidis of the Basic Income Initiative in Europe

UBIEThis week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature a discussion with Christos Zoubloulidis of the Greek team for the Basic Income Initiative in Europe.  This movement was established in Europe in 2013, and it supports the establishment of an unconditional basic income (UBI) or “citizen’s income” that would be guaranteed for all European citizens, regardless of their employment status or any other income that they receive.  This minimum income would serve as a safeguard against poverty for all citizens.  This movement organized a petition throughout the European Union last year, and is active in a number of European countries, including Greece.  In this interview, Zouboulidis will talk about this initiative, its economic and theoretical basis, about the current efforts to promote this as a policy initiative in the European Union, and about the upcoming Athens Summit which will be organized in Athens later in September, and which will bring together key economists and supporters of this initiative from throughout Europe.

stelios-kazantzidisIn addition to this interview, we will be featuring a special musical dedication to one of the greatest singers and voices in Greek musical history, Stelios Kazantzidis, on the occassion of the 13th anniversary of his passing (September 14, 2001). This feature will include some of his music, as well as facts and information about his life and musical career.

Additionally, stay tuned for our commentary of the week segment, plus other surprises and, of course, some great Greek music…all this week only on Dialogos Radio!

Sep 13

Dialogos Radio Interview with John Perkins Featured in Truthout

confessions-of-an-economic-hit-manOne of the highest-profile interviews in Dialogos Radio’s history has now found its way into the English-language press.  Our interview with John Perkins, the author of the New York Times bestselling book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,” was featured earlier this week on the front page of the well-known website Truthout.

Read the full interview on Truthout and contribute your comments by clicking here.

May 29

This Week: Election Recap on Dialogos Radio

eklogesThis week on Dialogos Radio, tune in to hear our special election recap, which will analyze the results of the recent European parliamentary elections and local/regional elections in Greece, which took place over the past two weekends.

Our recap will include an interview, as part of the Dialogos Interview Series, with journalist Lamprini Thoma of The Press Project, one of Greece’s foremost online news portals, the news roundup from Greece, provided by the editorial staff of The Press Project International, and our very own commentary and analysis on the elections results and what they mean for both Greece and Europe.

Tune in for this special broadcast and our election coverage, this week exclusively on Dialogos Radio!