Jul 31

Podcast of our Interview on the Stocks and Jocks Radio Program

stocksandjocksOn Friday, July 31, Michael Nevradakis, producer/host of Dialogos Radio, was interviewed on the Stocks and Jocks radio program (which airs in Chicago, Phoenix, and online) on the latest economic and political developments in Greece, the new round of austerity measures, Greece’s debt, and the possibility of grexit.

Get the podcast of this interview right from our website, simply by clicking here, or hear the full two-hour broadcast (our interview is approximately one hour in) at http://stocksandjocks.net/#.Vbt5x_LmjW0.

Jul 22

Hear Our Interview, Along with Greg Palast, on Greece, SYRIZA, and Austerity, Which Aired on WBAI New York

fornaroHear the full interviews of Michael Nevradakis (Dialogos Radio) and investigative journalist Greg Palast, which recently aired on The Julianna Forlano Show on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City. This recording includes portions of both interviews which were not broadcast over the air.

In these interviews, the new austerity agreement signed by SYRIZA and its complete about-face from the referendum results and pre-election promises are discussed in detail, as is the current situation on the ground in Greece, and the reasons why Greece must still proceed with grexit.

Listen online at http://www.juliannaforlano.com/196/ or get the podcast direct from our website. Our podcasts are also available in the official Dialogos Radio apps for Android, Kindle, and BlackBerry devices and for Google Chrome, and in iTunes, TuneIn.com, the Windows Store, and the Nobex Radio, weCast, PlayerFM, and Stitcher apps.

Jun 25

Transcript: Interview with Author and Analyst Tariq Ali

tariqali6The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with world-renowned author and analyst Tariq Ali. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of June 11-17, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series for this, the second week of June 2015, is world-renowned journalist, writer, and filmmaker Tariq Ali. Tariq Ali is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and is also a contributor to The Guardian, Counterpunch, and other publications, while he is also the author of such books as “The Extreme Center: A Warning,” “The Obama Syndrome,” and “A Banker for All Seasons.” Tariq, thank you for joining us today.

TA: Very good to be with you.

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Jun 17

Commentary of the Week: June 11-17, 2015

commentaryoftheweekBy Michael Nevradakis

If one were to believe the media and the pro-SYRIZA sycophants which seem to be everywhere nowadays, then they would be under the impression that Greece finally has a government which is standing up for the country and its people, which is saying no to austerity and to the demands of the troika, and which is radically changing politics, society, and the economy in Greece.

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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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