Nov 07

Transcript: Interview with Bestselling Author & Investigative Journalist Greg Palast

greg-palastThe 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.

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Oct 24

Transcript: Interview with “Greek Food Guru” Diane Kochilas

kochilas_headshot-e1372350369574The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with chef, author, and “Greek food guru” Diane Kochilas. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of October 16-23, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is renowned chef and Greek food guru Diane Kochilas. The author of several books on Greek cuisine, Diane is also a consulting chef to many Greek restaurants across the world, and is also the host of “Ti Tha Fame Simera Mama”, a cooking show on Greek television. Diane, welcome, first of all, to our program.

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Oct 07

Transcript: Interview with Renowned Scholar Henry Giroux

giroux2The 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.

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Sep 09

A New Dialogos Radio Season Begins, with New Stations Joining our Network!

We’re back! After our summer hiatus, Dialogos Radio is back and set to launch the 2014-15 broadcast season, with more exciting interviews, cultural segments, and musical programming set to come your way!

2MMThis season, we are happy to announce that the Dialogos Radio broadcast network has grown, as we have added stations in Sydney, Darwin, and Wollongong (Australia)Hania and Rethymno (Crete), Greece and in Halifax (Nova Scotia), Canada! Our Greek-language broadcasts will now be hkritifm1015eard each Saturday at 2 pm local Sydney time on 2MM Radio (1665 AM Sydney, 1656 AM Darwin, 99.3 FM Wollongong), each Sunday morning at 10 am Greek time on Kriti FM 101.5, broadcasting from the city of Hania to the entire Hania and Rethymno regions, and our English-language broadcasts will be heard on CKDU 88.1 FM in Halifax every early Friday morning at 2:30 am Atlantic time. The progrCKDU-LOGO1amming of these stations is also streamed online on the websites of the respective stations. Additionally, our Greek-language programs will now complement our English-language broadcasts on KVRX Radio in Austin, Texas, having been added to the station’s lineup on Monday mornings at 9 am Central time. Our broadcasts are now heard on 14 stations worldwide, and further expansion of our network is forthcoming…stay tuned for details!

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To kick off our broadcast season, we will feature a reairing of our interview with filmmaker Lamprini Thoma, producer of the acclaimed Greek documentary Palikari: Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre. This is part of Dialogos Radio’s media sponsorship of the U.S. screening tour of Palikari, which will take place in September and October in cities across the United States! Musically, we will also feature some music from the recently departed Antonis Vardis, one of the biggest names in Greek music of the past few decades.

We will also be adding a new feature to our broadcasts this season, the commentary of the week, where we will offer brief, opinionated viewpoints on matters pertaining to Greece and to the worldwide Greek community. And, in addition, we will offer our usual quality mix of Greek music from multiple genres and eras, as well as occassional cultural segments! And once again, our podcasts, our mobile apps for Android, Kindle, and BlackBerry devices, our on-demand programming, and our online radio station Dialogos Radio 24/7 will be fully operational and available across various multimedia platforms, allowing you to take our programming anywhere with you, across the world!

Finally, we will be launching the 2014-15 broadcast season with the first-ever Dialogos Radio fundraiser, where we will turn to you, our loyal listeners across the world, to help support us and our programming. Dialogos Radio is a non-profit, non-commercial radio program which is run entirely by volunteers, and whose operating expenses have grown signficantly as our program and our related ventures have expanded. We have a number of exciting premiums available in exchange for your contribution, and more details about the fundraiser are forthcoming.

We are excited to be back on the air again, and look forward to your feedback, comments, and support!

Apr 21

Transcript: Interview with Economist Ha-Joon Chang

ha-joonThe 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?

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Apr 05

Transcript: Interview with Paul Ioannidis of the Onassis Foundation

ioannidisThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with Paul Ioannidis, the honorary vice-president of the Onassis Foundation and author of “Destiny Prevails,” follows below. This interview aired on April 3-4, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: With us here on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series today is Paul Ioannides, the Honorary Vice-President of the Onassis Foundation’s Board of Directors and author of “Destiny Prevails” an autobiography chronicling his life and experiences fighting the Nazis during World War II as a rebel fighter in the Greek mountains. His later distinguished career as a pilot and executive for Olympic Airways, and his long relationship with the Onassis group and the Onassis family for over five decades. Paul, thank you for joining us today.

You were actually born in Germany in the interwar period but your family soon came back to Greece and you grew up in Athens. Ironically, though, it was your German birth certificate that got you out of trouble on a few occasions during war, I believe. Tell us about your early years.

PI: My father was born in Cyprus. He studied Medicine in France and attended post-graduate studies in Berlin where I was born. My mother died six months after I was born.  I was in love with the sea ever since I could remember. I wanted to attend the Naval Academy in order to become an officer. I would not hear of anything else.  By the end of 1942, seeing that the German troops were still on my home soil, I felt like I could not contain my anger and I decided that it was not time for studying but only for fighting. So I left home to take to the mountains and joined the Resistance the first days of 1943 with the Greek People’s Liberation Army, known as ELAS.

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Feb 09

Our English-Language Interview with Economist Dimitris Kazakis to Re-Air!

Due to a combination of technical problems which beset our broadcast (on WUSB, KVRX, and Dialogos Radio 24/7) as well as tremendous demand from our listeners, Dialogos Radio will be re-airing this week’s broadcast, including our interview with the economist and general secretary of Greece’s National Popular Front (EPAM) Dimitris Kazakis, on the latest economic and political developments in Greece and Europe! The technical problems have been entirely overcome and this great broadcast and can’t-miss interview is ready to air!

Listen in at any of the following times:

…or download the podcast right here from our website, from our mobile apps for Android, Kindle, and BlackBerry devices and the Google Chrome browser, from iTunes or TuneIn.com, from the Swell Radio app for iPhones and iPads, or from the Windows Marketplace for Windows Phones and the Windows 8 operating system!

Nov 26

The New Dialogos Radio Android App Is Here!

Version 4.0 of the Dialogos Radio Android app is now available!  Download it for *free* and take Dialogos Radio on the go with you.  Via our app, you can listen to our weekly broadcasts from five different radio stations, listen to Dialogos Radio 24/7, download and listen to our podcasts, hear our most recent broadcast in its entirety on-demand, get all of our latest news and announcements, find us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, read all of our articles and columns in various publications, and much more…almost 20 features in all!  And all of this in one free, user-friendly, colorful, and easy-to-use app!

Download it today for FREE from the Google Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andromo.dev4539.app4310&hl=en.
…and while you are there, be sure to also check out some of the other apps that we have created, for our sister radio stations that are a part of the Star Radio Network!

Nov 20

NEW PODCAST: John Perkins on how Greece has Fallen Victim to “Economic Hit Men”

confessions-of-an-economic-hit-manThe podcast of our recent Dialogos Interview Series interview with John Perkins, author of such bestselling books as “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” is now online!  Download and listen to this podcast to hear Perkins’ analysis on the economic crisis in Greece and his thoughts as to how Greece has become a victim of “economic hit men,” who work on behalf of international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and multinational corporations.

In addition to our original English-language interview with John Perkins, a second podcast of the interview is available with a Greek translation, for our Greek-speaking listeners!  Both podcasts are now available on our website and is also available in iTunes, TuneIn.com, the BlackBerry Podcast Directory, and on the official Dialogos Radio app for Android devices, which is freely available in the Google Play store!

Jul 11

Recent Dialogos Radio Interview with Greg Palast Published in Greece

HotDoc_Palast_2Dialogos Radio’s recent interview with the renowned investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Greg Palast has just been published in print form, in Hot Doc magazine, one of Greece’s foremost and most popular investigative journalism publications.  Highlights of our radio interview with Greg Palast were translated into Greek and published, and the interview is available in the issue of Hot Doc which reached newsstands throughout Greece today (July 11th).  An electronic edition of the magazine can also be purchased online, at the following website: http://www.hotdoc.gr/node/89.

The podcast of our recent radio interview with Greg Palast is available above, by clicking on the “podcasts” link in our menu, or in the recent podcasts box on the right-hand portion of our website.  Our podcasts can also be downloaded from iTunes, TuneIn.com, the BlackBerry Podcast Directory, our official Android app, and elsewhere.

An English-language published version of the interview will soon be available as well.  Stay tuned for details!

Jun 22

New Podcasts: The Shutdown of ERT, Greece’s National Public Broadcaster

ertlogosThree fresh new podcasts are now available from Dialogos Radio, and all of them are dedicated to the Greek government’s recent sudden and undemocratic shutdown of ERT, Greece’s national public broadcaster.  The three podcasts include:

  • Our special radio broadcast from June 20th, devoted in its entirety to ERT’s shutdown and containing seven interviews with ERT journalists, staff, and the general secretary of Reporters Without Borders.
  • Our recent radio appearance on Athens-based community radio station radiobubble, where we discussed the shutdown of ERT and the real reasons the government acted so urgently in shutting down ERT.
  • Our recent interview on WUSB’s “Lunch on Thursday” program, where we were interviewed on the shutdown of ERT and the latest economic, political, and social conditions in Greece.

All three of these podcasts are avaialble here on our website, and also in iTunes, TuneIn.com, the BlackBerry Podcast Directory, and the official Dialogos Radio app for Android devices, which is freely available in the Google Play Store.

Jun 11

Dialogos Radio Statement on the Shutdown of ERT

ert1Dialogos Radio condemns the forced shutdown of ERT, Greece’s national public radio and television broadcaster. In a continuation of the austerity measures which have decimated Greece’s economy and social structure over the past three years, the Greek government announced, on Tuesday afternoon, the immediate shutdown of all of ERT’s radio and television broadcasts, as well as the firing of all 2,600 of ERT’s employees. This at a time when unemployment in Greece is dangerously close to 30% with no relief in sight, despite the government’s tall tales of a “success story” claiming the contrary. This decision was enforced and implemented within hours, with most of ERT’s transmitters and satellite feeds now off the air.

ERT, as a government-run broadcaster, was not without its (many) faults. But it also served as a bridge between Greece and the large Greek diaspora across the world, through its international radio service (The Voice of Greece) and through its international satellite television station, ERT World. Dialogos Radio, as an independent radio program and media group born and based in the diaspora, and speciflcally in the United States, respects this mission and these efforts, and indeed, we had the opportunity to be heard, on several occasions, via ERT’s broadcasts.

In addition, ERT maintained the richest online audiovisual archive of historic Greek radio and television programs, www.ert-archives.gr, a site which is as of now, inaccessible. Its programs also featured documentaries, travel programs, and other cultural programming which featured the rich and diverse culture and landscapes of Greece, something which is, unfortunately, rarely seen on private broadcast stations.

Over the past several hours, Dialogos Radio has taken the unprecedented (for us) step of using our Twitter account to publish a non-stop feed of what is really happening on the ground in Greece and with the efforts to permanently shut down ERT. We’ve pulled an all-nighter, as it is now daybreak in Greece, but we have no regrets, as we feel we lived up to our mission, which has been, from day one, to provide an accurate portrayal of what is taking place in Greece and to promote the efforts of those who, despite all odds, are working to build a better and more democratic country. We may not have been “on the air,” but we were online, and we hope that our Twitter updates were useful and informative for those who were following along this evening.

Recently, we announced that Dialogos Radio will be taking a summer hiatus. However, with the recent events that have transpired in Greece, we are reconsidering this decision, even if it only means a temporary extension of our broadcast season. We have *extremely* limited resources, both financially and otherwise, and cannot guarantee, during this stressful and hectic time, that we will be able to provide additional programming and interviews based on the latest events in Greece. We will, however, be reaching out to journalists and staff from ERT, as well as others who can speak about these important issues facing the country. And if we are able to secure an interview (or interviews), our listeners and followers will be the first to know. We recognize that we may not be “objective,” but what we do strive to provide our listeners is the “objective truth.” We will continue doing this in all of our future broadcasts, and via all of our other mediums of communication.

We would like to close out our message with three potentially historic podcasts from the archives of Dialogos Radio. These are the three interviews that have been broadcast on various ERT stations, which have featured Dialogos Radio and all of our efforts in the past. ERT’s official archive may be offline, but our archive is alive and kicking, and we’d like to share our own collection of our broadcasts on ERT with you:

Interview on Greek Public Radio – about Dialogos Radio and www.media.net.gr – An interview which aired on Greek Public Radio – ERT 3 95.8 FM in Thessaloniki – about Dialogos Radio and our sister website, www.media.net.gr, w/ Michael Nevradakis. Also features Lefteris Avramidis of radiofono.gr. Originally aired May 27, 2012 – http://www.media.net.gr/austinhellenicradio/podcastgen/podcastgen/?p=episode&name=2013-02-24_958_low.mp3

Interview featuring Dialogos Radio on The Voice of Greece – An interview featuring Dialogos Radio and its producer/host, Michael Nevradakis, which aired on The Voice of Greece on May 9, 2013. Interview is in Greek. – http://www.media.net.gr/austinhellenicradio/podcastgen/podcastgen/?p=episode&name=2013-05-13_voice_of_greece_interview_050913_podcast.mp3

Interview featuring Dialogos Radio on The Voice of Greece – “Faces of the Diaspora” program – An interview featuring Dialogos Radio and its producer/host, Michael Nevradakis, which aired on The Voice of Greece and the “Faces of the Diaspora” (Ta Prosopa tis Omogeneias) radio program on May 21, 2013. Interview is in Greek. – http://www.media.net.gr/austinhellenicradio/podcastgen/podcastgen/?p=episode&name=2013-05-26_voice_of_greece_interview_052113.mp3

Jun 10

New Podcast: Our Exclusive Interview with Greg Palast now available!

greg-palastThe podcast of our exclusive interview with New York Times bestselling author, investigative journalist, and economist Greg Palast is now available!  Listen to or download the podcast simply by clicking on “podcasts” on our menu above or on the right-hand side of our website, or via iTunes, TuneIn.com, the BlackBerry Podcast Directory, and the official Dialogos Radio app for Android devices!

May 27

New podcasts: Interviews with Prof. Nikos Alexiou and Voice of Greece feature

alexiouThree fresh new Dialogos Radio podcasts are now available! Listen to and download our podcasts featuring our interviews (in both English and Greek) with professor Nikos Alexiou of Queens College in New York City, who discussed his extensive sociological research of the Greek-American community and his recently-launched oral history project of Greek-Americans. In addition, listen to and download the podcast of our recent feature on The Voice of Greece, and specifically, our interview on the “Faces of the Diaspora” (Πρόσωπα της Ομογένειας) radio program, where Michael Nevradakis, producer and host of Dialogos Radio, discussed the show, as well as his experiences as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Greece.

The podcasts are available right here on our website, via the “podcasts” tab above or the podcasts widget to the right, and they are also available in iTunes, TuneIn.com, the BlackBerry podcast directory, and the official Dialogos Radio app for Android devices!