Jun 08

Our Interview with Thanasis Gounaris of the Pirate Party of Greece, in GreekTV.com

gounaris2Read our interview with Thanasis Gounaris of the Pirate Party of Greece, which was published on GreekTV.com! In this interview, Gounaris talks about the Pirate Party and its history and positions, the political and economic developments in Greece, and about the humanitarian crisis increasingly seen in Greek schools.

Find our interview here: http://greektv.com/thanasis-gounaris-of-the-pirate-party-of-greece-discusses-politics-and-the-crisis-in-greek-schools/.

Jun 04

Commentary of the Week: May 28-June 3, 2015

commentaryoftheweekBy Michael Nevradakis

The theater of the absurd known as the Greek government and the Greek negotiating team continues unabated. Despite the fact that Greece’s public coffers have been depleted, despite the fact that schools and universities are operating with major shortages, and despite the fact that public hospitals are lacking even basic medical supplies at this point, the otherwise “heroic” and “gutsy” celebrity finance minister Yanis Varoufakis continues to state that Greece will pay its next loan installment to the IMF and that the Greek government remains willing to repay all of its lenders, as long as there is an agreement with the so-called “institutions.” The same “institutions” which have thrown Greece into an endless spiral of poverty and hopelessness.

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May 21

Transcript: Interview with Scholar and Author Mark Crispin Miller

markcrispinmiller2The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with scholar and author Mark Crispin Miller of New York University, editor of the “Forbidden Bookshelf” series of e-books, who spoke to us about the global spread of neoliberalism and its impacts on media and publishing, education, democracy, and free and fair elections. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of May 14-20, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is Mark Crispin Miller, professor of media, culture, and communication at New York University. Mark is the author of a number of different books, including “Boxed In: The Culture of TV,” “Cruel and Unusual: Bush and Cheney’s New World Order,” and “Fooled Again: The Real Case for Electoral Reform.” He is also the editor of the “Forbidden Bookshelf” series of e-books, and the author of a number of essays and articles. Mark, welcome to our program today.

MCM: Thanks for having me on, Michael. I’m thrilled to be talking to you.

MN: Now to get us started, you’ve written a lot about the media and about issues relating to censorship and freedom of the press. On a global level, how is the media furthering and promoting neoliberal policies and the politics of economic austerity, and how is freedom of the press also being threatened in recent years?

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May 17

Transcript: Interview with Irene Archos of Greekamericangirl.com

greekamericangirl2The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with journalist and educator Irene Archos, founder of Greekamericangirl.com, who spoke to us about issues facing members of the Greek diaspora, particularly women and families. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of May 7-13, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is Greek-American journalist and blogger Irene Archos. Irene is the founder of the well-known blog Greek-American Girl, a longtime teacher in the New York City public school system, and an adjunct professor at Nassau Community College in New York. Irene, welcome to our program today.

IA: Thank you Michael and the fine folks at Dialogos Media. It’s a pleasure to be here, it’s really an honor.

MN: And to get us started, share with us a few words about your very successful blog, Greek-American Girl. How did the idea for this blog first come about and what kind of content is featured on the blog?

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May 08

Commentary of the Week: May 7-13, 2015

commentaryoftheweekBy Michael Nevradakis

Quite often over the past three months, and especially in recent weeks, the political situation in Greece has made me feel like I am residing in a parallel universe, in a bizarro world, in the twilight zone. One hundred days into the new SYRIZA-led coalition government, with its lofty promises to immediately end austerity, to tear apart the memorandum agreements, and to write off Greece’s debt, we have seen a complete reversal of these pledges, and instead, a continuation of more of the same from Greece’s supposedly “radical” government.

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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 04

Transcript: Interview with Eric Toussaint on New Greek Commission to Audit Public Debt

toussaintThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with political scientist and historian Eric Toussaint of the Committee for the Abolition of Third-World Debt (CADTM), who spoke to us about his recent meetings with members of the Greek government and about the formation of a new parliamentary commission that will audit Greece’s public debt. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of March 26-April 1, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is political scientist and historian Eric Toussaint, the spokesperson for the Committee to Abolish Third-World Debt. He is one of the founding members of the Committee to Abolish Third-World Debt, as well as the International Debt Observatory, and he participated in the creation of the World Social Forum in 2001. He’s also the author of several books, including Bankocracy, Sixty Questions, Sixty Answers, and The World Bank: A Critical Primer. Eric, welcome to our program today.

ET: Happy to be with you.

MN: To get us started, share with us a few words about the Commission to Abolish Third-World Debt and its work.

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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 12

Transcript: Interview with John Hilary on TTIP

johnhilaryThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with John Hilary, the executive director of London-based organization “War on Want,” who spoke to us about the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of March 5-11, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series to speak with us about the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, is John Hilary, the executive director of “War on Want,” which is an anti-poverty charitable organization based in London that has been active in raising awareness of this proposed agreement. Mr. Hilary, welcome to our program today.

JH: Thank you very much.

MN: Before we get into specifics, many of our listeners may not have heard about the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) before, or they may be unfamiliar with its details. Could you share with us a brief introduction as to what this proposed agreement is all about?

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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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Jan 31

Transcript: Interview with Economist Leonidas Vatikiotis

vatikiotis2The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with economist Leonidas Vatikiotis.  This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of January 9-15, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.

ΜΝ: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series for the first interview of the new year is the well-known economist and analyst Leonidas Vatikiotis. Happy new year first of all, and thank you for joining us today.

LB: Good morning, Michael, thank you very much for the invitation.

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Dec 18

Transcript: Interview with Comedian Yannis Pappas

yiannispappas2The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with renowned comedian and television personality Yannis Pappas.  This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of December 11-17, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: [following intro by the “Mr. Panos” character]: So, who we are actually speaking with here on Dialogos Radio today is the well-known Greek-American comedian Yannis Pappas, the man behind Mr. Panos. You’ve had a successful stand-up career and also a number of new projects for TV and the web as well, so Yanni, thank you for joining us.

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Dec 12

Transcript: Interview with Kati Marton, Author of “The Polk Conspiracy”

marton4The 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.

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