May 07

This Week: Interview with Journalist and Educator Irene Archos of Greekamericangirl.com

greekamericangirl2This 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.

renakoumiotiIn 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!

Apr 22

Our Interview with James Petras Featured in Truthout!

jamespetras3Dialogos 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.

Find this interview here: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30341-james-petras-syriza-s-lying-and-deception-must-stop.

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 01

This Week: Interview with Scholar and Analyst James Petras

jamespetras2This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with renowned scholar, author, and analyst James Petras, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Binghamton in New York. Petras is a former adviser to political leaders such as Andreas Papandreou in Greece, Salvador Allende in Chile, and Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, and in this interview, he will talk with us about his relationship with Andreas Papandreou and the reasons why he belives that the Papandreou family and PASOK destroyed Greece, as well as why he believes SYRIZA is now following in PASOK’s footsteps. In addition, Petras will analyze for us the first two months of the SYRIZA-led coalition government in Greece, and will share with us his proposals as to the policy actions he believes Greece should undertake to break free of the vicious cycle of austerity and the economic crisis.

In addition, tune in to hear our commentary of the week segment, where we will discuss the latest adverse developments and actions taken by the coalition government in Greece. On our program this week, we will also feature music especially selected for the upcoming Greek Orthodox Easter holiday.

Tune in for all this and more, this week exclusively on Dialogos Radio!

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 11

The Dialogos Radio Holiday Special, Featuring Yannis Pappas and Mr. Panos!

yiannispappas1This week, Dialogos Radio bids farewell to 2014 and rings in the holiday season in style, with the Dialogos Radio holiday special!  On this week’s broadcast, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with popular Greek-American comedian, producer, and entertainer Yannis Pappas, the man behind the exceptionally popular character of Mr. Panos, made popular through Pappas’ stand-up performances and his series of YouTube videos.  In this week’s interview, Pappas will talk about his life and his career as a stand-up comedian, how his Greek-American roots influence his material, his projects for television and the Internet, and he will also bring Mr. Panos on the line with him to share his own unique insights about Greece and Greek culture!  Along with the interview, we will feature clips from Pappas’ stand-up comedy performances, as well as from Mr. Panos himself!mrpanos1

This week’s broadcast will also feature great Greek music, including special Greek holiday music which will close out Dialogos Radio’s broadcasts for 2014.

Tune in for this fun and hilarious interview and our special holiday broadcast, all this week only on Dialogos Radio!

Dec 04

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

marton2This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will be featuring a groundbreaking and exclusive interview on a topic which has rarely been discussed openly in Greece.  On our program this week, we will be interviewing longtime ABC News and National Public Radio journalist Kati Marton, author of “The Polk Conspiracy: Murder and Cover-Up in the Case of CBS News Correspondent George Polk.” This book presents the true story behind the murder of journalist George Polk in Greece in 1948, in the midst of the country’s civil war, and the cover-up which followed by the right-wing government of Greece at the time, with the full collaboration of the intelligence agencies of the United States and Britain.

This book was banned in Greece and has never circulated, and in this week’s interview, Marton will share more details about who George Polk was, why his reporting was considered troublesome in Greece, the United States, and in Britain, and she will reveal the true circumstances behind Polk’s murder and the subsequent cover-up which followed.  She will share many details from the investigation which she conducted, as well as explain why the book remains censored in Greece today.  Marton will also discuss the new release of “The Polk Conspiracy” as an e-book, as part of the “Forbidden Bookshelf” lakispapadopoulosseries.

In addition to this week’s interview, we will also feature our commentary of the week segment, as well as a special tribute to musician Lakis Papadopoulos.

Tune in for this exclusive interview, commentary, and music special, this week only on Dialogos Radio!

Nov 20

This Week: Interview and Musical Special Featuring Imam Baildi

Imam_Baildi_-_mThis week on Dialogos Radio, join us for an exclusive special broadcast featuring the music of well-known Greek band Imam Baildi.  This broadcast will feature music from the band’s latest album, titled “Tria,” as well as an interview, as part of the Dialogos Interview Series, with Imam Baildi’s co-founder, Lysandros Falireas, who will talk about the band and its latest endeavors, the band’s recent European and North American tours, their latest album, their inspirations and musical influences, future plans, and a special announcement that is of particular interest to our listeners, and to Imam Baildi’s fans, in North America!

Additionally, by making your contribution to Dialogos Radio’s ongoing fall fund drive, you have the option of selecting a digital download of Imam Baildi’s latest album as your gift from us, in exchange for your donation!

Tune in for this special broadcast and interview, plus our commentary of the week segment, this week exclusively on Dialogos Radio!

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 16

This Week: Interview with Chef, Author, and “Greek Food Guru” Diane Kochilas

kochilas_headshot-e1372350369574This week, Dialogos Radio is excited to feature an interview with the world-renowned chef, author, and culinary expert Diane Kochilas, as part of the Dialogos Interview Series.  Kochilas, who is known as the “Greek Food Guru,” will discuss her latest endeavors, including her new book, “Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity From the Island Where People Forget to Die,” her cooking classes in Ikaria, on the potential for Greek culinary products to succeed in the global marketplace, her cooking show on Greek television, “Ti Tha Fame Simera Mama,” and other topics pertaining to her career and to Greek cuisine.

IkariabookAs part of our special interview with Diane Kochilas, we are also offering copies of her new book, “Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity From the Island Where People Forget to Die,” as part of our fall fund drive.  Show your support for Dialogos Radio and get a copy of her much-anticipated new book, or any one of the other exciting premiums that we are offering.  To see our premiums and make your pledge, simply click here!

Xatzidakis-MelinaIn addition to this week’s interview, we are also featuring a special musical segment dedicated to the life and music of one of Greece’s most renowned and beloved composers and musicians, Manos Hatzidakis, as well as our commentary of the week segment.

Tune in for all this and much more, exclusively on this week’s edition of Dialogos Radio!

Jun 01

This Week: Interview with Filmmaker Lamprini Thoma (“Palikari: Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre”)

palikariThis week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature a fascinating interview with journalist and filmmaker Lamprini Thoma, who will join us on our program for a second consecutive week, this time to discuss an acclaimed new documentary which she has written and produced, titled “Palikari: Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre.”

This documentary chronicles the story of Greek-born immigrant Louis Tikas, who worked as a coal miner in Ludlow, Colorado in the early 20th century and who led a labor uprising calling for better working and living conditions, before being tragically murdered. Tikas’ story has been immortalized in the writings of Howard Zinn and the music of Woody Guthrie. In this interview, Thoma will discuss the documentary, Tikas’ story, and the upcoming North American screening tour that is scheduled for this fall.

In addition, stay tuned for some great Greek music, plus the weekly news roundup from Greece, brought to you exclusively for Dialogos Radio by the editorial staff of The Press Project International. All this week, on Dialogos Radio!

May 10

This Week: European Parliament Candidate Katerina Moutsatsou speaks to Dialogos!

moutsatsouThis 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.

tsavarisIn 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!

Apr 13

This Week: Special Easter Edition of Dialogos Radio!

pasxaOn this Holy Week, tune in for the special Easter edition of Dialogos Radio, a broadcast that will be dedicated to this most holy and significant of holidays for the Hellenic culture.  This week on our broadcast, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with Anastasios Ntanos, a distinguished writer, poet, and professor at the Higher Technological University of Piraeus in Greece.  In this interview, Ntanos will talk about Greek Easter, its significance and its traditions, about the role of religion and the Greek Orthodox church in the maintenance of the Greek language and culture, about the threats that Greek culture and the Greek langauge face today, and he will also share his own special message for the millions of Greeks of the diaspora.

In addition to this interview, our broadcast this week will also feature specially-selected music for the Greek Easter holiday.  Best wishes to all of our listeners for a Happy Easter…Χρόνια Πολλά, Καλό Πάσχα και Καλή Ανάσταση!

Tune in for this special Easter broadcast this week, only on Dialogos Radio!

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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Mar 22

Interview on Planned Dumping of Syrian Chemical Weapons off the Coast of Crete

syriachemicalweaponsThis week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with Vaggelis Pissias, a professor of water resource management at the Higher Technological University of Athens (TEI of Athens) and member of the International Initiative for Peace in Syria.  In this interview, Pissias will share details about the proposal put forth by the United Nations and by the United States to dispose of the chemical weapons from Syria in the Mediterranean Sea, off of the southern coast of the island of Crete. Pissias will discuss the potential ecological, environmental, and economic consequences of this planned dumping, and he will talk about the numerous ways in which the local community in Crete and the scientific community in Greece is mobilizing to prevent the disposal of the chemical weapons from taking place in the Mediterranean Sea. This is an issue that has received scant attention in the press and media, both in Greece and internationally, which will be analyzed in detail this week on Dialogos Radio.

portesAlso this week, tune in to hear the second edition of our new special feature, Portes Magazine Exclusives, produced by the Portes Magazine editorial team.  In this week’s feature, the internationally-acclaimed theatrical performance Socrates Now will be spotlighted, as well as director and actor Yannis Simonides.

Tune in for these two special features, plus some great Greek music, on this week’s edition of Dialogos Radio!