This 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.
In 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!
This week on our broadcast, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an informative interview with a pre-election flair. We will be speaking with Ilias Papadopoulos of Greece’s “I Don’t Pay Movement,” who will talk about the mission and the positions of the movement, about the assistance that they provide to suffering households who have had their electricity or water cut due to an inability to pay, about the many economic and social troubles Greece faces at the present time, and about their participating in Greece’s upcoming local and municipal elections.
In addition, this week we will once again hear the weekly news roundup from Greece that is prepared especially for Dialogos Radio by the reputable news portal The Press Project International, plus we will hear our new special feature, Portes Magazine Exclusives.
Tune in for this extremely interesting and timely interview, both of our new special features, plus some great Greek music, this week only on Dialogos Radio!
From everyone at Dialogos Radio and Dialogos Media, warmest wishes for a happy, healthy, and wonderful Easter holiday to all of our listeners, friends, and to the worldwide Hellenic (and Philhellenic) community!
On 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!
The 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.
This 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.
Also 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!
This week on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series, we will present a special musical dedication and interview featuring the rembetiko music band Rembet Asker. Rembetiko is a style of music created by Greece’s urban poor in the early 20th century which has been described as “Greek blues.” In this week’s broadcast, we will feature several songs by the band, plus an interview with Rembet Asker’s lead singer, Christina Bethani, who will talk about the band and its music, their extensive research into the history and origins of rembetiko, the unique musical properties of rembetiko, and the modern-day significance of this music.
Stay tuned for this extra special musical dedication and broadcast, only on this week’s broadcast of Dialogos Radio!
Professor Nikos Alexiou
This week on our program, tune in to hear two special features which you absolutely will not want to miss! As part of this week’s Dialogos Interview Series, we will focus on a recent study-abroad program which brought several American college students to Greece for one month of studying and excursions. We had the opportunity to speak with the students who participated in this unique program about their experiences and impressions from Greece, and we also had the opportunity to interview the two professors who organized this program, Nikos Alexiou of Queens College in New York City, and Dimitrios Apostolidis of the Hellenic American College in Athens. The two professors spoke about this study abroad program that they helped organized and which was sponsored by their respective universities, about the importance of such programs for restoring Greece’s international image, and they also discussed issues pertaining to education, Greek culture, national identity, and immigration. Additionally, they also discussed the various academic programs that are offered by the Hellenic American University to Greek and foreign students.
In addition, on this week’s broadcast we will launch our new radio feature, Portes Magazine Exclusives, which is produced in conjunction with the editorial staff of Portes Magazine, a Greek-American magazine which opens doors to the worldwide Greek community. This feature will air regularly on our program and will present interviews and other content from the magazine, pertaining to Greek culture, notable Greek personalities, and the Greek diaspora. In this week’s debut, Portes Magazine Exclusives and its editors, Vasiliki and Anthe Mitrakos, will feature a new Greek start-up which is attempting to make a difference in the field of volunteerism in Greece and abroad.
Tune in for these two special features, plus lots of great Greek music, only on this week’s edition of Dialogos Radio!
Dialogos Radio is excited to announce a new on-air collaboration which it will soon be launching with the Greek-American publication Portes Magazine. Soon, we will begin airing special mini-features on our broadcasts which will be produced by the Portes Magazine editorial staff, and which will be based on content from the magazine, featuring news and achievements in the realm of Greek culture, travel, food, fashion, and more. These features will be broadcast on our weekly programs, and will also be made available as part of our podcast. Stay tuned to this week’s broadcast of Dialogos Radio, our first new broadcast of 2014, for a discussion with the editors of Portes Magazine about this impending new collaboration!
We are excited to announce the expansion of Dialogos Radio’s broadcast network, with the addition of Hellenic Radio 1422 AM, which will begin airing our weekly Greek-language broadcasts each Thursday, from 1-2 pm local time, beginning Thursday, January 9! Based in Johannesburg, Hellenic Radio is South Africa’s only 24/7 Greek radio station, on the air since 1995 with programming for Johannesburg’s large Greek community.
Our broadcasts on Hellenic Radio begin on January 9 with one of the best programs from our archive, featuring our interview with the world-renowned athlete and “Ultramarathon Man” Dean Karnazes, and will continue again next week with another program from our archive. New broadcasts will begin on January 23, and we will soon be posting updates regarding the interviews and features we will air, on our website and our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Hellenic Radio becomes the seventh station to join the growing Dialogos Radio network, which now spans four continents. We look forward to welcoming the Greek community of South Africa to the growing community of Dialogos Radio listeners!
This week on Dialogos Radio, tune in for a special holiday broadcast which will close out 2013 in style! On our broadcast and the Dialogos Interview Series this week, we will be speaking with the renowned Greek-Canadian comedian and actor Angelo Tsarouchas. Known as “The Funny Greek,” Angelo’s comedy has been featured in numerous television specials, films, and in front of packed audiences all across the world, including recently in Athens, Greece! In addition, Angelo has also appeared on the big screen as an actor, having worked alongside such celebrity names as Robert DeNiro and Denzel Washington. In this week’s interview, Angelo will talk about his comedy and acting, what inspires his work, his recent appearance in Athens, and he will share a special message to the world about Greece.
In addition to the interview, we will also be featuring clips of some of Angelo’s best stand-up comedy performances, as well as some special music selected especially for the Greek holiday season.
Don’t miss this week’s broadcast and our interview and feature with Angelo Tsarouchas, only on Dialogos Radio!
The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with the Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes follows below. This interview aired on December 12-13, 2013. Find the podcast of this interview here.
MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is one of the world’s most remarkable athletes, the ultramarathon man Dean Karnazes. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine and has accomplished a number of incredible athletic feats. Dean, thank you for joining us today.
DK: It’s a pleasure to be here. I always enjoy doing your show.
MN: Dean, you’ve accomplished a number of incredible feats…you’ve run 50 marathons in 50 days in 50 states, you’ve run in the South Pole and in Death Valley, and yet, you weren’t always an athlete. You led what many would consider a normal life until you were around 30 or so. What changed and what led you to begin running?
This week on Dialogos Radio, tune in to hear a special interview which we will be featuring as part of this week’s edition of the Dialogos Interview Series. On our broadcast this week, we will be speaking with a Greek-American athlete whose athletic accomplishments have set records and stretched the limits of human strength and endurance: the Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes. Named one of the top 100 most influential individuals in the world by Time magazine, Dean will speak to Dialogos Radio about how he started running, about his athletic accomplishments, about his efforts to increase awareness of the dangers of childhood obesity and the health benefits of the Greek and Mediterannean diets, and about the Navarino Challenge: a set of marathons held in Greece which he organized and participated in, and which he hopes to turn into an annual event.
This interview is surely one that you will not want to miss. Tune in to hear the interview plus some wonderful music from Greece, all on this week’s broadcast of Dialogos Radio!
This week on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series, we will be featuring an informative interview with Artemis Zenetou, the executive director of the Fulbright Foundation in Greece. The U.S. Fulbright program, run by the United States Department of State, operates in over 155 countries, including Greece, and offers scholarships to students and academics from the United States to study or to perform research overseas, as well as to overseas students from participating countries to conduct research or study in the United States.
In this interview, Artemis Zenetou will talk about Fulbright Greece, which is the oldest Fulbright program in Europe. She will discuss the scholarships and other programs offered by the Fulbright Foundation in Greece and who can qualify, the other services that the foundation offers to Greek residents, the history of Fulbright in Greece and some of the notable alums of the foundation, and how the Fulbright Foundation in Greece is responding to the difficult economic situation in the country at the present time.
Tune in for this interview on this week’s edition of the Dialogos Interview Series, only on Dialogos Radio.
We are excited to announce the launch of Dialogos Radio broadcasts in Australia! Beginning Sunday, October 6th and continuing each Sunday at 9 pm local time (1:30 pm Greek time), Dialogos Radio’s weekly Greek-language edition will be aired on the 24-hour Greek-Australian radio station Radio ENA, broadcasting on 87.6 FM and 152.2 MHz on the VHF Hi-Band in the greater Adelaide region! In addition, Radio ENA’s broadcasts can be heard online, at www.radioena.com.au.
In addition to our Sunday evening broadcast, Radio ENA will rebroadcast our Greek-language edition each Monday morning at 11 am local time. Our English-language edition will also soon launch on Radio ENA as well…stay tuned for details!
Radio ENA becomes the sixth station to join the growing Dialogos Radio network, which now spans three continents. We look forward to welcoming the Greek-Australian community of Adelaide and beyond to the growing community of Dialogos Radio listeners!