This week on Dialogos Radio, tune in to hear our special election recap, which will analyze the results of the recent European parliamentary elections and local/regional elections in Greece, which took place over the past two weekends.
Our recap will include an interview, as part of the Dialogos Interview Series, with journalist Lamprini Thoma of The Press Project, one of Greece’s foremost online news portals, the news roundup from Greece, provided by the editorial staff of The Press Project International, and our very own commentary and analysis on the elections results and what they mean for both Greece and Europe.
Tune in for this special broadcast and our election coverage, this week exclusively on Dialogos Radio!
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!
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!
We are excited to announce that Dialogos Radio’s recent interview with the renowned economist and professor Richard Wolff has been published in Hot Doc Magazine, Greece’s foremost investigative journalism magazine. In this interview, Wolff discusses and analyzes the ongoing economic situation in Greece, Europe, and the United States, and he offers his proposal for a way out of the economic crisis through the establishment of a new, postcapitalist financial system.
Read this extremely interesting and insightful edition in issue #50 of Hot Doc Magazine, available in newsstands and kiosks throughout Greece, and online by clicking here!
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, we will celebrate the recent Greek Independence Day holiday with a special broadcast. On this week’s program, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with Paul Ioannidis, the honorary vice president of the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation and author of the recent autobiography titled “Destiny Prevails,” in an intriguing discussion that will touch upon the themes of fighting for freedom and independence.
In this interview, Mr. Ioannidis will share his recollections and experiences as a member of the Greek rebel forces which fought the Nazis during World War II, and how destiny led him to become a pilot, initially with the Hellenic Air Force and later with Olympic Airways. It was at Olympic Airways that he met Aristotle Onassis, with whom he developed a longstanding professional relationship and friendship, which Mr. Ioannidis will discuss in detail in this week’s interview.
Tune in for this exclusive interview plus some great Greek music, this week on Dialogos Radio!
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!
This week on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series, we will be featuring an interview with the Greek-American writer and filmmaker Elias Kulukundis, author of “The Amorgos Conspiracy,” among other books. Elias will talk about his life and experiences growing up amongst three different worlds, about his writing and filmmaking, will offer some commentary on the present-day situation in Greece, and will talk about his experiences working in the world of shipping.
Stay tuned for this excellent interview, plus lots of great Greek music, on this week’s broadcast of Dialogos Radio!
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!
Αυτά είναι τα τραγούδια που μεταδώσαμε στην πρώτη μας εκπομπή για την νέα σεζόν, την εβδομάδα της 5ης Οκτωβρίου 2013. Σε αυτή την εκπομπή παρουσιάσαμε ειδικό μουσικό αφιέρωμα στην Πόλυ Πάνου, που πρόσφατα έχασε την μάχη της με τον καρκίνο.
- Πόλυ Πάνου – Πήρα την Στράτα την Κακιά
- Γιάννης Πουλόπουλος – Ήρθες Εψές
- Πόλυ Πάνου – Της Αμαρτίας το Στρατί
- Πόλυ Πάνου – Ένα Σφάλμα Έκανα
- Γεράσιμος Ανδρεάτος – Καράβια στη Στεριά
- Γιάννης Πάριος – Το Σημάδι
- Πυξ Λαξ – Μοναξιά Μου Όλα
We are excited to announce that our radio program, Dialogos Radio, and its producer/host, Michael Nevradakis, will be featured on The Voice of Greece. This feature, which will focus on Dialogos Radio as well as Michael Nevradakis’ academic and journalistic work in Greece, and a discussion of the Greek diaspora in the United States, will air on the “O Taxydromos” radio program, hosted by Natassa Visarrionos, on Thursday, May 9th at 11 am GR (9 am GMT, 4 am Eastern).
The Voice of Greece can be heard through the following platforms:
- On 106.7 FM in the greater Athens region (and in much of Greece on 666 AM)
- Online via www.voiceofgreece.gr
- Via satellite all around the world, including via Dish Network in the United States on channel 9834
- Worldwide via shortwave radio
This past week, we aired the Dialogos Radio Easter Music Special, with appropriate songs selected for the most significant holiday in the Greek and Greek Orthodox cultures. Here are the songs we played on our broadcast:
- Vangelis Papathanasiou & Irini Papa – O Glyki Mou Er
- Dimitris Zahos – Mia Voskopoula Agapisa
- Alkionos Ioannidis – Megali Pempti
- Giorgos Dalaras – Otan Anthizoun Pashalies
- Domna Samiou – Mai Mou Me Ta Louloudia
- Pantelis Thalassinos – Itan Anixi Kai Pasha
- Glykeria – I Zoi En Tafo
The full recording of this past week’s broadcast is available via the “on demand” link at the top of this page, or via the “most recent broadcasts” box on the right-hand side of our website.