This week on Dialogos Radio, tune in for a special broadcast which will feature coverage and analysis of this past Sunday’s historic Greek elections. The Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with one of our regular guests, investigative journalist (BBC, The Guardian) and New York Times bestselling author Greg Palast, who will share with us his insights regarding the winner of the elections, SYRIZA, including Palast’s thoughts on SYRIZA’s economic platform and its strong position in favor of keeping Greece within the Eurozone. Palast will also talk about the results of his investigation into the role of Goldman Sachs in helping to perpetuate the Greek economic crisis, and will also discuss the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
This interview will be followed up by our own analysis of the Greek electoral results, and the campaign promises SYRIZA has made, as well as its departure from some of its previously radical positions. In addition, we will also some great Greek music, as always!
Tune in to hear this exclusive interview and analysis, this week only on Dialogos Radio!
Dialogos Radio’s recent interview with economist, professor, and author Richard Wolff on the Greek economic situation, the failures of austerity, and his proposals for a post-capitalist financial system, has been recently featured in Truthout! Read this timely and detailed interview here: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28505-richard-wolff-on-the-greek-crisis-austerity-and-a-post-capitalist-future.
Dialogos is excited to present, in its first publication worldwide, the latest by investigative reporter and bestselling author Greg Palast on Greece, SYRIZA, and the upcoming elections. Palast’s book, “Vultures’ Picnic,” will soon be released in a Greek edition by Livanis, while the Greek version of this article was published on Sunday, January 18 in the newspaper “To Xoni.” Dialogos Radio will air, as part of our coverage of the Greek election, an interview with Palast on our upcoming broadcast.
Trojan Hearse: SYRIZA’s fantasy of the euro without austerity
By Greg Palast
SYRIZA wants to cure Greece of leprosy, but wants Greece to remain in the leper colony. That is, SYRIZA wants to rid Greece of the pain of austerity but insists on staying in the euro zone.
The problem is, austerity is merely a symptom of an illness. And the disease is the euro itself.
Our 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.
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.
In 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!
The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with bestselling author Kati Marton, author of “The Polk Conspiracy: Murder and Cover-Up In the Case of CBS News Correspondent George Polk.” This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of December 4-11, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.
MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is renowned journalist and author Kati Marton. Α longtime reporter and correspondent for ABC News and National Public Radio in the United States, Kati has won a number of awards for her journalistic work and is the author of several books, including “The Polk Conspiracy: Murder and Cover-Up In the Case of CBS News Correspondent George Polk.” Kati, welcome to our program today.
Dialogos 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.
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will be featuring a groundbreaking and exclusive interview on a topic which has rarely been discussed openly in Greece. On our program this week, we will be interviewing longtime ABC News and National Public Radio journalist Kati Marton, author of “The Polk Conspiracy: Murder and Cover-Up in the Case of CBS News Correspondent George Polk.” This book presents the true story behind the murder of journalist George Polk in Greece in 1948, in the midst of the country’s civil war, and the cover-up which followed by the right-wing government of Greece at the time, with the full collaboration of the intelligence agencies of the United States and Britain.
This book was banned in Greece and has never circulated, and in this week’s interview, Marton will share more details about who George Polk was, why his reporting was considered troublesome in Greece, the United States, and in Britain, and she will reveal the true circumstances behind Polk’s murder and the subsequent cover-up which followed. She will share many details from the investigation which she conducted, as well as explain why the book remains censored in Greece today. Marton will also discuss the new release of “The Polk Conspiracy” as an e-book, as part of the “Forbidden Bookshelf” series.
In addition to this week’s interview, we will also feature our commentary of the week segment, as well as a special tribute to musician Lakis Papadopoulos.
Tune in for this exclusive interview, commentary, and music special, this week only on Dialogos Radio!
Our 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!
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with renowned journalist, author, and documentary filmmaker Aris Hatzistefanou. In this timely interview, Hatzistefanou will discuss his recent journalistic mission to the Ukraine and to Donetsk, the latest geopolitical developments in the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean, the decline in freedom of the press in Greece in recent years, and his latest documentary work, tiled Fascism, Inc., plus his current and ongoing projects. This is an excellent and informative interview covering a wealth of topics, that you will not want to miss.
In addition to this week’s interview, hear our commentary of the week segment, plus our special musical tribute to Dimitra Galani, one of the foremost names in modern Greek music. All this plus much more, this week exclusively on Dialogos Radio!
The 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.
Dialogos 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.
This 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 emerge 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!
This 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!
The 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.