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!

Mar 26

This Week: Interview with Éric Toussaint of the Committee for the Abolition of Third-World Debt

toussaint3This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an extremely timely interview with political scientist and historian Éric Toussaint, senior lecturer at the University of Liege in Belgium and spokesperson for the Committee for the Abolition of Third-World Debt (CADTM). Toussaint will speak to us about his recent meetings with members of the new Greek government and the establishment of a commission to conduct an audit of Greece’s public debt, which Toussaint will be a part of. Toussaint will talk about previous debt audit commissions that he has been part of and examples from other countries which Greece could follow, and he will also discuss the potential political ramifications of this audit of Greece’s debt.

markopoulosIn addition to this week’s interview, we will feature our commentary of the week segment, on the issue of national independence in light of Greece’s Independence Day on March 25th, and we will also feature a special musical tribute to the life and music of renowned Greek composer Yannis Markopoulos.

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

Mar 19

This Week: Interview with Thanasis Gounaris of the Pirate Party of Greece

SAMSUNG CSCThis week, Dialogos Radio returns after a one-week hiatus, where this week as part of the Dialogos Interview Series we will be speaking with educator Thanasis Gounaris, who is the president of the board of the Pirate Party of Greece. Gounaris will talk about the Pirate Party in Greece and in Europe, its history, and its positions on various key issues. In addition, Gounaris will share with us his analysis regarding the new Greek coalition government and its first weeks in office. Additionally, in his role as an educator, Gounaris will discuss the problems of bullying and malnutrition that are increasingly being observed in many Greek schools, and what is being done to combat this crisis.

papazoglouAlong with this week’s interview, we will feature our commentary of the week segment, where we will discuss the first weeks of the new SYRIZA-Independent Greeks government, and particularly the most recent statements of Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. In addition, we will feature a special musical tribute to renowned Greek singer and musician Nikos Papazoglou.

Hear all this and much more, this week exclusively on Dialogos Radio!

Mar 05

This Week on Dialogos: Interview with John Hilary on the Proposed TTIP Agreement

johnhilary1This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature a timely interview with John Hilary, the executive director of London-based anti-poverty charitable organization “War on Want,” which is leading an information and awareness campaign against the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which is currenty being negotiated in secret between the European Union and the United States. Hilary will share with us details about this proposed agreement, what it consists of, the secret negotiations that are presently in progress, and what TTIP’s adverse impacts might be on democratic governance, the economy, unemployment and job loss, and on matters ranginzambetas2g from food safety to the environment and climate change.

In addition to this interview, tune in this week to hear our commentary of the week segment on the latest political developments in Greece and the new SYRIZA-led coalition government, plus hear our special musical tribute to the late, great Greek composer and musician Giorgos Zambetas.

Hear all this and more this week, exclusively on Dialogos Radio!

Feb 26

This Week: Interview with Distinguished Economist and Author Roger Bootle

rogerbootle3This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an exclusive interview with the distinguished British economist Roger Bootle, who is the chairman and founder of Capital Economics in London, a specialist adviser to the British House of Commons Treasury Committee, a columnist for The Daily Telegraph, and the author of “The Trouble With Europe.” Bootle has been awarded the prestigious Wolfson Prize in Economics for his plan for how a Eurozone member-state could safely manage a departure from the common currency. Bootle will discuss this proposal and how Greece could proceed with a Eurozone exit in this week’s exclusive interview.

mitsias3Also this week, hear our commentary of the week segment, where we will discuss the agreement of the Greek government made at the recent Eurogroup meeting, and the continued austerity and loan agreements which will follow. In addition, hear our special musical tribute to famous Greek singer and musician Manolis Mitsias.

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

Feb 05

Dialogos Radio Playlist: Week of January 29-February 4, 2015

These are the songs which aired on Dialogos Radio’s broadcasts for the week of January 29-February 4, 2015:

  1. Nikos Papazoglou – Feggis san Astro
  2. Melina Kana – Na Valo Ta Metaxota
  3. Kostas Makedonas – Pare Me
  4. Tania Tsanaklidou – Esi Tha Me Trelanis
  5. Orfeas Peridis – Ekloges
  6. Dora Ntalga – Ekloges
  7. Panos Katsimihas – Syndromo tis Stokholmis
Feb 05

This Week: Interview with Political Economist Mark Blyth, on Greek Elections

markblyth1This week on Dialogos Radio, we will continue our coverage of the recent Greek parliamentary elections and their aftermath. On this week’s edition of the Dialogos Interview Series, we will speak with political economist Mark Blyth, a professor at Brown University and author of the bestselling book “Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea.” In this timely and detailed interview, we will discuss the ramifications of SYRIZA’s electoral victory, its economic platform, what SYRIZA may encounter in its negotiations with the troika, and other pressing political and economic issues facing Greece and the European UnOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAion.

In addition to our interview, we will feature our weekly commentary of the week segment, covering the latest political developments in Greece, plus a special musical feature on the 35th anniversary of the death of one of Greece’s most legendary musicians, Nikos Xylouris, including some of his most emblematic songs and interesting details about life life and illustrious musical career.

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

Jan 21

Dialogos Radio Playlist: January 15-21, 2015

Here are the songs which aired on Dialogos Radio’s broadcast for the week of January 15-21, 2015:

  1. Gerasimos Andreatos – Kai Ti Den Kano
  2. Eleni Vitali – Ena Heimoniatiko Proi
  3. Mbambis Gkoles – Pou Na Vro Gynaika
  4. Mbambis Gkoles – Zoi Mou Farmakothikes
  5. Mbambis Gkoles – Giftopoula Sto Hamam
  6. Mbambis Gkoles – Magisses Ferte Votana
  7. Haris Alexiou – Nefeli
Jan 08

Dialogos Radio Returns with a Pre-Election Interview with Economist Leonidas Vatikiotis

Dialogos Radio returns this week with the launch of a new broadcast season and a special pre-election interview, as part of the Dialogos Interview Series, with well-known economist and analyst Leonidas Vatikiotis, who will share with us his views as to the latest political and economic developments in Greece, on the economic program put forth by main opposition party Syriza, and on the his belief that Greece should still depart from the Eurozone and return to its own domestic currency.  Vatikiotis will also talk about the candidacy of the Antarsya political party in the upcoming elections in Greece.

thivaiosIn addition to the detailed analysis which Leonidas Vatikiotis will provide us this week, we will also feature a scathing commentary of the week segment on the latest political developments unfolding in Greece, and we will also present a special feature focusing on the music and career of prominent Greek musician Hristos Thivaios.

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