The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with Greek-American aviation and tourism industry expert Bill Kalivas. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of October 15-21, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.
MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is aviation and tourism industry expert Bill Kalivas, who has launched an online campaign calling for more nonstop flights to Greece from the United States to be scheduled. Bill, thank you first of all for joining us today.
BK: You’re welcome.
MN: To get us started, share with us a few words about your efforts to get additional nonstop service added from U.S. cities to Greece, and tell us which city in the United States would be, in your view, the best candidate for a new nonstop service to Athens.
Check out the recent feature of GreekTV.com on Dialogos Radio, including an interview with producer and host Michael Nevradakis, which was recently published! In this feature, Nevradakis discusses the history of Dialogos Radio and what inspired him to launch the program in 2010, the philosophy which guides Dialogos Radio’s programming, the use of new media and technological tools to expand the range of our broadcasts, and interesting moments from the show’s history.
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature a timely interview with Bill Kalivas, a Greek-American aviation expert who is also leading an online campaign for additional nonstop routes to be added from the United States to Greece. Kalivas will speak to us about his campaign, as well as broader trends and issues pertaining to the airline industry in Greece and around the world, plus prospects for tourism in Greece.
In addition, in response to listener demand, this week we will air from the Dialogos Interview Series archives our interview with bestselling author John Perkins, author of “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.”
Finally, we will also air our commentary of the week segment, plus some great Greek music! Tune in for all this and more, exclusively this week on Dialogos Radio!
The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with analyst and journalist Dimitri Lascaris of The Real News Network, who spoke with us about the results of the Greek parliamentary elections of September 20, and his own candidacy in the Canadian parliamentary elections. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of September 24-30, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.
MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is political analyst and journalist Dimitri Lascaris of The Real News Network. Dimitri analyzes Greek and international politics, and he is also a candidate with the Green Party in the upcoming Canadian parliamentary elections. Dimitri, thank you for joining us today.
DL: My pleasure, Michael.
MN: Getting us started, after a tumultuous political summer in Greece where we saw the SYRIZA-led government turn its back on the referendum result of July 5th, where Greek voters resoundingly rejected austerity, we saw those same Greek voters bring SYRIZA back to power, with barely a decline in its share of the vote compared to January’s elections. Are you surprised by this result?
Read our recent interview with Greek-American professor, journalist, and blogger Irene Archos, founder of GreekAmericanGirl.com, who recently spoke to us about her website, about life as a Greek woman of the diaspora and the challenges members of the diaspora often face when living between two (or more) cultures, and her new initiative which will attempt to bridge Greek women of the global Greek community.
This week on Dialogos Radio, we will feature coverage of this past Sunday’s snap parliamentary elections in Greece, including an exclusive interview with journalist and political analyst Dimitri Lascaris of The Real News Network. Lascaris will analyze the results of the elections, the new SYRIZA-led coalition government, the record high abstention level, and the failure of the Popular Unity party to enter parliament. Additionally, Lascaris will discuss his own candidacy in the upcoming Canadian parliamentary elections, as a member of the Green Party.
In addition to our exclusive interview, we will feature our own commentary and analysis of the Greek election results, plus some great Greek music! All this, exclusively on Dialogos Radio!
The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with scholar and analyst James Petras. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of September 17-23, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.
MN: Joining us today on the special Greek election broadcast of Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is scholar and analyst James Petras, professor emeritus of sociology at Binghamton University in New York. James, thank you for joining us once again.
JP: Well it’s a pleasure. I was very glad we put together the last program, I think it went off quite successfully.
MN: Getting us started, many in Greece, and outside of Greece, were surprised, some would say shocked, at SYRIZA’s about-face in the space of just a few months, and how it essentially turned its back on the overwhelming vote of “no” towards more austerity in the July 5th referendum, and the very harsh memorandum agreement it signed with the troika. You, however, were not surprised at SYRIZA’s capitulation. What is your reaction to what happened?
Dialogos Radio’s exclusive pre-election interview with renowned scholar and analyst James Petras, in which he discusses and analyzes the political situation in Greece leading up to the September 20 snap parliamentary elections, has been featured in both English and a Greek translation, by Truthout and by freepen.gr, respectively!
We would like to inform our listeners that with the launch of our new broadcast season, Dialogos Radio’s English-language broadcasts will be heard at a new time on WUSB 90.1 FM (Long Island, NY) and www.wusb.fm. Our broadcasts will now be heard on WUSB each Thursday at 1 pm Eastern time.
We are extremely excited to announce to our listeners that Dialogos Radio’s special Greek election broadcast, featuring our exclusive interviews with analyst and scholar James Petras and with Greek analyst Leonidas Vatikiotis, member of the Greek parliamentary debt audit commission, will be aired in New York City this Friday at 5 pm local time on WBAI 99.5 FM! WBAI’s signal covers the entire New York City metropolitan area, and it can also be heard online at www.wbai.org.
This special broadcast will air on a trial basis on WBAI, and we look forward to welcoming the listening public in New York City’s Tri-State area, with the hope that Dialogos Radio can earn a permanent, weekly home on the airwaves of WBAI.
Dialogos Radio is excited to announce the addition of a new station to its growing broadcast network! With the launch of our new broadcast season and our initial broadcast, our Greek-langauge programming will air each week on Hellenic Radio in Perth, Australia, each Sunday at 7 pm local time in Perth! Hellenic Radio broadcasts on 161.95 MHz on the VHF Hi-Band, covering the entire city of Perth and beyond, and also broadcasts online at www.hellenicradioperth.net!
We are excited to include Perth in our global network of cities which receive Dialogos Radio’s broadcasts over the air, and look forward to welcoming listeners in Perth to our growing worldwide community!
The 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?
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with Greek-American journalist, blogger, and educator Irene Archos, adjunct professor at Nassau Community College and founder of greekamericangirl.com. In this week’s interview, Archos will speak to us about her blog and how it got started, as well as about pertinent issues facing families and particularly women of the Greek diaspora, such as the pressures to marry Greek and to raise children within the Greek culture, plus the difficulties which often exist when living between two or more cultures within a community of the diaspora. Finally, Archos will also discuss the new foundation which she aims to establish, which seeks to bring together Greek women all across the globe.
In addition, we will feature our commentary of the week segment, where we will analyze the latest moves by the Greek government to move forward with more austerity measures and privatizations of key state assets. Finally, we will also feature as part of this week’s broadcast a special musical tribute to renowned Greek singer Rena Koumioti.
Hear all this and much more this week, exclusively on Dialogos Radio!
Dialogos Radio’s interview with esteemed scholar, analyst, and author James Petras has been featured on Truthout! In this interview, Petras talks about his years advising former Greek prime minister Andreas Papandreou, the reasons why he believes that the Papandreou family has destroyed Greece, and his analysis of Greece’s SYRIZA-led coalition government, which he believes is essentially a continuation of PASOK, through its utilization of leftist rhetoric to justify right-wing policies.
The 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.