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!

Feb 22

Dialogos Radio Features: Up-and-Coming Musician John Sarhianakis

sarhianakisDialogos Radio is proud to feature the work of up-and-coming Greek musician John Sarhianakis, a recent winner of UNESCO’s Artistic Honorary Award. Check out his recent interviews and read about his efforts to launch a musical career in the United States:

Giannis Sarhianakis:From Heraklion to Los Angeles – Worldwide Rock n’ Roll (January 30, 2015):

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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 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 24

Dialogos Radio Now Heard Worldwide via Shortwave!

global24No Voice of Greece?  No problem!  Dialogos Radio is excited to announce that its English-language broadcasts are now available practically worldwide via shortwave radio! Picking up where the Voice of Greece left off when it was shut down by the incompetent, criminal Greek government, Dialogos Radio’s weekly broadcasts are being aired on a trial basis on Thursday evenings at 21:00 UTC (23:00 Greek time, 16:00 Eastern time) on Global24 Radio.

Hear Global24 on 9395 kHz (31m) worldwide, or listen live online. Global24 becomes the 17th station in the ever-expanding Dialogos Radio broadcast network.

We’ve already received our first reception report all the way from Thessaloniki, Greece, and look forward to welcoming our new worldwide audience!  Dialogos Radio: the ONLY Greek radio program broadcasting worldwide…even on the high seas!

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 17

Dialogos Radio to be heard in Chicago on a Trial Basis!

wcrxWe are excited to announce that Dialogos Radio’s broadcasts are coming to the Windy City!  Our weekly English-language broadcasts are being broadcast on a trial basis by WCRX 88.1 FM in Chicago on Sunday afternoons at 5 pm central time, and are broadcast online via the station’s website.  These trial broadcasts may become the prelude for permanent placement of Dialogos Radio on WCRX’s broadcast schedule.  They are also the only Greek radio broadcasts on the FM dial anywhere in Chicago!

Your support is crucial towards getting Dialogos Radio a permanent spot on Chicago’s airwaves! Tune in to 88.1 FM, listen online, and contact WCRX to let them know that you would like to continue hearing Dialogos Radio on their station.  We look forward to, hopefully, many more future broadcasts in the Chicago area!

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!

Oct 08

This Week: Interview with Economist Rania Antonopoulos

rania1This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an enlightening and exclusive discussion with United Nations economic adviser Rania Antonopoulos, who will speak with us about the current economic situation in Greece, the Greek government’s claims that the economy is recovering, the recent alternative economic proposal put forth by main opposition party Syriza, as well as her own proposals for how Greece could combat serious economic issues it is facing, such as unemployment.

In addition to this interview, we will also feature a special mini-interview with a surprise guest, our commentary of the week segment, more information about our fundraiser, and some great Greek music, as always!

Hear our interviews, features, and much more, all this week only on Dialogos Radio!

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!

Sep 09

Dialogos Radio to Serve as Media Sponsor for “Palikari” Documentary Screening Tour

palikariDialogos Radio is excited to be serving as the official media sponsor of the U.S. screening tour of the renowned Greek documentary Palikari: Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre.  This gripping documentary chronicles the story of Greek immigrant Louis Tikas (born Ilias Anastasiou Spantidakis in Crete, Greece), who traveled to the United States and found work as a coal miner in Ludlow, Colorado, where he ended up leading a labor movement which protested the appalling working and living conditions at the mines.  The ongoing strike led to violent retaliation from the Colorado National Guard and by private agents hired by the mining company, resulting in the murder of Tikas and 18 others.  This served as a turning point in the history of American labor, leading to sweeping changes in working and living conditions for workers and immigrants.

Dialogos Radio will serve as the media sponsor for the first-ever U.S. screening tour for this documentary, which will take place in several cities across the United States in September and October.  The tentative screening schedule is as follows:

  • September 19th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. American Premiere.
  • September 21st, 3:00 p.m., Detroit, MI. Screening organized by the Cretans Association of Detroit. More information here.
  • September 27th, 3:00 pm, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Norfolk, VA. Flyer here.
  • October 3rd, San Francisco, CA, at San Francisco State University, as part of a special one-day colloquium titled “Revisiting Ludlow: Its Enduring Legacy.” More information available here.
  • October 5th, 5:15 p.m., Chicago, IL, at the Chicago Greek Film Festival.
  • October 8th, Kansas City, MO, at UCMO. Screening and Q&A.
  • October 27th, 7 p.m., Cinema Village, New York City, as part of the New York City Greek Film Festival.
  • More dates and cities are to be added to the above program as well once they are confirmed.

Producer Lamprini Thoma and director Nikos Ventouras will be present at the above screenings.

As part of Dialogos Radio’s sponsorship of the screening tour, our recent interview with Lamprini Thoma will be reair as part of our inagural program for the 2014-15 season, during our broadcasts for the week of September 11-18.

For more information about the film and to view a trailer, visit www.palikari.org.  To download our press release for the NYC premiere event, click here (.pdf file).

Jun 12

This Week: Interview with Journalist Nikos Angelidis of ERT Open

AggelidisThis week on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series, we will be featuring an interview which will mark the one year anniversary of the Greek government’s unlawful and sudden shutdown of ERT, Greece’s national public broadcaster.  We will be speaking with journalist Nikos Angelidis of ERT Open, who will talk to us about what has transpired over the past year, how many of ERT’s former employees have managed to keep ERT alive with continuous television and radio broadcasts all throughout the past year, about the continued legal and financial hurdles which they face, and about the scandals which represent the real reasons behind the government’s desire to shut down ERT, to launch new “public” broadcaster NERIT, and to grant a nationwide monopoly of digital television transmitters to one private company, DIGEA, a consortium of Greece’s six largest private television stations.  In addition to this interview, we will add our own brief commentary about the shutdown of ERT and about the continued decline of freedom of speech and of the press and media in Greece.logo-ert

This is the final broadcast of Dialogos Radio prior to our summer hiatus! Join us for this interview, for the weekly news roundup from Greece, courtesy of The Press Project International, and for some great music!

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!