Apr 22

Our Interview with James Petras Featured in Truthout!

jamespetras3Dialogos Radio’s interview with esteemed scholar, analyst, and author James Petras has been featured on Truthout! In this interview, Petras talks about his years advising former Greek prime minister Andreas Papandreou, the reasons why he believes that the Papandreou family has destroyed Greece, and his analysis of Greece’s SYRIZA-led coalition government, which he believes is essentially a continuation of PASOK, through its utilization of leftist rhetoric to justify right-wing policies.

Find this interview here: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30341-james-petras-syriza-s-lying-and-deception-must-stop.

Apr 08

Transcript: Interview with Scholar and Analyst James Petras

jamespetras1The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with scholar and analyst James Petras, professor emeritus of sociology at Binghamton University in New York, who spoke to us about his experience serving as an adviser to Andreas Papandreou, on the Papandreou family and its role in the destruction of Greece, and on his thoughts regarding Greece’s new SYRIZA-led government. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of April 2-8, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is James Petras, professor emeritus of sociology at Binghamton University in New York, former adviser to political figures such as Andreas Papandreou in Greece, and Salvadore Allende and Hugo Chavez in Latin America, and author of dozens of books and articles which have been extensively published across the world, in almost 30 languages. James, thank you for joining us today, and for our listeners who may not be familiar with your work, give us just a few more words about yourself and your background.

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Apr 01

This Week: Interview with Scholar and Analyst James Petras

jamespetras2This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with renowned scholar, author, and analyst James Petras, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Binghamton in New York. Petras is a former adviser to political leaders such as Andreas Papandreou in Greece, Salvador Allende in Chile, and Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, and in this interview, he will talk with us about his relationship with Andreas Papandreou and the reasons why he belives that the Papandreou family and PASOK destroyed Greece, as well as why he believes SYRIZA is now following in PASOK’s footsteps. In addition, Petras will analyze for us the first two months of the SYRIZA-led coalition government in Greece, and will share with us his proposals as to the policy actions he believes Greece should undertake to break free of the vicious cycle of austerity and the economic crisis.

In addition, tune in to hear our commentary of the week segment, where we will discuss the latest adverse developments and actions taken by the coalition government in Greece. On our program this week, we will also feature music especially selected for the upcoming Greek Orthodox Easter holiday.

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

Mar 27

Transcript: Interview with Thanasis Gounaris of the Pirate Party of Greece

gounaris2The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with Thanasis Gounaris of the Pirate Party of Greece, who spoke to us about the party and its positions, the ongoing political developments in Greece, and in his role as an educator, the crisis facing Greek schools and students. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of March 19-25, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.

ΜΝ: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is Thanasis Gounaris, the president of the board of the Pirate Party of Greece, and Thanasi, thank you for taking the time first of all to speak with us today.

TG: Thank you for inviting me.

MN: To begin, share with us an introduction for our listeners about the Pirate Party in Greece and in Europe, a brief historical overview and a description of your party’s basic positions.

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Mar 19

This Week: Interview with Thanasis Gounaris of the Pirate Party of Greece

SAMSUNG CSCThis week, Dialogos Radio returns after a one-week hiatus, where this week as part of the Dialogos Interview Series we will be speaking with educator Thanasis Gounaris, who is the president of the board of the Pirate Party of Greece. Gounaris will talk about the Pirate Party in Greece and in Europe, its history, and its positions on various key issues. In addition, Gounaris will share with us his analysis regarding the new Greek coalition government and its first weeks in office. Additionally, in his role as an educator, Gounaris will discuss the problems of bullying and malnutrition that are increasingly being observed in many Greek schools, and what is being done to combat this crisis.

papazoglouAlong with this week’s interview, we will feature our commentary of the week segment, where we will discuss the first weeks of the new SYRIZA-Independent Greeks government, and particularly the most recent statements of Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. In addition, we will feature a special musical tribute to renowned Greek singer and musician Nikos Papazoglou.

Hear all this and much more, this week exclusively on Dialogos Radio!

Mar 18

Read our Latest Interviews and Analysis for Truthout!

truthoutDialogos Radio’s recent interviews with economist Roger Bootle and with John Hilary, executive director of “War on Want,” have been featured in Truthout! Roger Bootle, in his interview, discusses his award-winning proposal for how a Eurozone member-state could safely manage an exit from the Eurozone, while John Hilary discusses the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its potential impacts on Europe and the United States.

In addition, Truthout has recently featured our latest analysis, titled “Greece’s Syriza Government: Meet The New Sheriff – Same As The Old Sheriff,” focusing on the new Greek government and its many broken campaign promises and pledges, after less than two months in office.

Find these pieces at the following links:

Roger Bootle interview: http://truth-out.org/news/item/29526-economist-roger-bootle-grexit-is-the-only-solution-for-greece.

John Hilary interview: http://truth-out.org/news/item/29644-john-hilary-proposed-ttip-agreement-is-profoundly-undemocratic.

Analysis – Greece’s Syriza Government: Meet The New Sheriff, Same As The Old Sheriff: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/29530-greece-s-new-syriza-government-meet-the-new-sheriff-same-as-the-old-sheriff.

Mar 08

Transcript: Interview with Economist Roger Bootle

rogerbootle2The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with renowned economist and author Roger Bootle.  This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of February 26-March 4, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is economist Roger Bootle. Roger is a specialist adviser to the British House of Commons Treasury Committee, the founder and Chairman of Capital Economics, he is a regular columnist for The Daily Telegraph, a winner of the prestigious Wolfson Prize in Economics, and the author of “The Trouble With Europe.” Roger, thank you for joining us on our program today.

RB: Pleasure.

MN: Before we delve into our discussion of the Eurozone and a possible exit from the common currency for a country like Greece, what do you make of the latest agreement that was reached between the new Greek government and the Eurogroup this past Friday? Is this a victory for Greece, as the Greek government is proclaiming?

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Mar 05

Our Interview with Political Economist Mark Blyth Published in Truthout

markblyth4Dialogos Radio’s recent interview with political economist, professor, and author Mark Blyth of Brown University has recently been published in Truthout! In this interview, Blyth talks about the new Greek government and its economic proposals, the potential reaction of Europe and the troika, the pros and cons of a possible “grexit,” and the reasons why he believes that austerity policies are catastrophic for Greece and for Europe. In addition, Blyth discusses the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its potential economic impact on Europe and the United States.

Check out this interview here: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29268-economist-mark-blyth-continued-austerity-will-be-catastrophic-for-greece-and-europe.

Feb 27

Our Recent Interview with Greg Palast featured in Truthout!

palast2Dialogos Radio’s recent interview with renowned investigative reporter (BBC, The Guardian) and New York Times bestselling author Greg Palast has been featured in Truthout! In this interview, Palast analyzes the economic proposals presented by SYRIZA, talks about the euro and its history, and explains why he believes that it would be best for Greece to depart from the Eurozone. In addition, Palast discusses the role of Goldman Sachs in perpetuating the Greek economic crisis, and he shares his thoughts on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Check out this interview here: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29260-palast-to-syriza-don-t-lie-it-s-impossible-to-end-austerity-within-the-eurozone.

Feb 26

This Week: Interview with Distinguished Economist and Author Roger Bootle

rogerbootle3This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an exclusive interview with the distinguished British economist Roger Bootle, who is the chairman and founder of Capital Economics in London, a specialist adviser to the British House of Commons Treasury Committee, a columnist for The Daily Telegraph, and the author of “The Trouble With Europe.” Bootle has been awarded the prestigious Wolfson Prize in Economics for his plan for how a Eurozone member-state could safely manage a departure from the common currency. Bootle will discuss this proposal and how Greece could proceed with a Eurozone exit in this week’s exclusive interview.

mitsias3Also this week, hear our commentary of the week segment, where we will discuss the agreement of the Greek government made at the recent Eurogroup meeting, and the continued austerity and loan agreements which will follow. In addition, hear our special musical tribute to famous Greek singer and musician Manolis Mitsias.

Hear all this and much more, this week only on Dialogos Radio!

Feb 24

Recent Interview on The Real News Network on SYRIZA and its First Days in Office

therealnewsnetworkRecently, Michael Nevradakis, the producer and host of Dialogos Radio, was interviewed by The Real News Network on the latest political developments that are unfolding in Greece, on the first days of the new SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition government, and on the “flip-flopping” that has already been observed on the part of the two governing parties, in comparison to their pre-election promises and rhetoric.

Find this interview and read the full transcript here:

Feb 24

Transcript: Interview with Political Economist & Author Mark Blyth

markblyth1The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with renowned political economist, professor, and author Mark Blyth.  This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of February 5-11, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is Brown University economist and professor Mark Blyth, and Mark, welcome back to our program and thank you for joining us today.

MB: Pleasure to be with you again.

MN: All eyes have been on the Greek elections and on the victory of SYRIZA in the polls…in your view, what does SYRIZA’s victory mean for Greece and for Europe?

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Feb 24

Transcript: Interview with Investigative Journalist & Bestselling Author Greg Palast

palast2The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with investigative journalist (BBC, The Guardian) and New York Times bestselling author Greg Palast. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of January 29-February 4, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today here on Dialogos Radio for the Dialogos Interview Series is one of our regular and most prominent guests, investigative reporter and bestselling author Greg Palast, who is the author of books such as Vulture’s Picnic, Armed Madhouse, and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, among others. Greg, thanks for joining us once again.

GP: You’re very welcome, Michael.

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Feb 05

This Week: Interview with Political Economist Mark Blyth, on Greek Elections

markblyth1This week on Dialogos Radio, we will continue our coverage of the recent Greek parliamentary elections and their aftermath. On this week’s edition of the Dialogos Interview Series, we will speak with political economist Mark Blyth, a professor at Brown University and author of the bestselling book “Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea.” In this timely and detailed interview, we will discuss the ramifications of SYRIZA’s electoral victory, its economic platform, what SYRIZA may encounter in its negotiations with the troika, and other pressing political and economic issues facing Greece and the European UnOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAion.

In addition to our interview, we will feature our weekly commentary of the week segment, covering the latest political developments in Greece, plus a special musical feature on the 35th anniversary of the death of one of Greece’s most legendary musicians, Nikos Xylouris, including some of his most emblematic songs and interesting details about life life and illustrious musical career.

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

Feb 01

Read our Greek Election Analysis and Recent Interviews in Truthout!

truthoutRead our recent articles analyzing the elections in Greece, which we prepared for Truthout, where we provide our own insights and opinions regarding SYRIZA’s electoral win, their economic and political platform, while we also pose a series of tough questions for the Greece’s new governments. Find the articles by clicking below:

In addition, our recent interview with Greek economist Leonidas Vatikiotis has also recently been published by Truthout. Find it here.