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.
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.
This 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 particular, 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!
This 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.
In 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!
One 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.
Following the results of the recent European parliamentary elections and local electoral races in Greece, we have returned with a new published piece, published in The Press Project International, titled “A Victory of the Greek Left? Not So Fast!” In this piece, we analyze the recent electoral results and provide our own insights into their significance and meaning, breaking away from the most commonly-heard narrative that the elections represented an overwhelming victory of the left in Greece.
Read this article online at The Press Project International simply by clicking on the following link: http://www.thepressproject.net/article/62706/A-victory-of-the-Greek-left–Not-so-fast.
This 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!
This week on our program, the Dialogos Interview Series will continue its pre-election coverage with an interview featuring renowned economist Leonidas Vatikiotis, who is a candidate for this month’s European parliamentary elections with the ANTARSYA political party. Vatikiotis will discuss his candidacy, the positions represented by ANTARSYA, and he will provide his commentary and analysis on the ongoing political and economic situation in Greece and in Europe, including his proposals for how Greece could overcome its economic crisis.
In addition to this very interesting interview, we will air the weekly Greek news roundup, which is prepared exclusively for Dialogos Radio by the editorial staff of The Press Project International.
Tune in to hear this informative and timely interview, as well as the complete news roundup from Greece, this week *only* on Dialogos Radio!
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with a pre-election flair, as we will be speaking with actress Katerina Moutsatsou, who is a candidate in this month’s European parliamentary elections with Greece’s United Popular Front (EPAM). In this detailed and informative interview, Moutsatsou will speak about her candidacy and why she decided to officially enter politics, about EPAM’s positions on a number of important political and economic issues facing Greece and Europe, and will comment on the current economic, political, and social situation in Greece.
In addition to this interview, stay tuned for a second, bonus interview (in Greek) with Greek singer and songwriter Nikos Tsavaris, who will talk about his longstanding working relationship with the famous Greek singer Dimitris Mitropanos, his forthcoming collaboration with singer Themis Adamantidis, as well as his many experiences singing around the world for the Greek diaspora.
Hear these two special interviews, plus the past week’s Greek news roundup from The Press Project International, exclusively on this week’s broadcast of Dialogos Radio!
The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with economist and professor Ha-Joon Chang of the University of Cambridge, author of “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism,” follows below. This interview aired on April 10-11, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.
MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is the economist and professor Ha-Joon Chang of the University of Cambridge. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian and is also the author of a recent book titled “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism.” Ha-Joon, welcome to our program today.
HJC: Thank you for inviting me.
MN: In your book, you debunk many of the myths about capitalism that we often hear in the media and in conventional teachings of economics, myths that are often seen as conventional wisdom. What are some of the biggest myths that you have identified?