This week, Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an exclusive and eye-opening interview with renowned investigative journalist (BBC, The Guardian, Al Jazeera America) and New York Times bestselling author Greg Palast, author of such books as “Billionaires and Ballot Bandits,” “Vulture’s Picnic,” and “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.”
In this week’s interview, Palast will analyze and discuss the current state of the Greek economy and the impact of IMF-imposed austerity policies, and will discuss his investigations into how international hedge funds, or “vulture funds,” have targeted Greece and contributed to the collapse of the country’s economy. Palast will further discuss the cases of countries such as Argentina, Brazil, and Ecuador, the manner in which they resisted the austerity policies demanded by the International Monetary Fund, and the manner in which Argentina, in particular, has resisted the demands of international “vulture funds.” Palast will further reveal his recent investigative report into the attempts to disenfranchise over 3.5 million voters, primarily minorities, from the voter rolls in the United States.
In addition to our interview with Greg Palast, tune in to hear our special segment featuring music that is derived from the poetry of Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseas Elytis, plus our commentary of the week segment. All this week exclusively on Dialogos Radio!
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will be featuring an interview with the newly-elected member of the European Parliament and constitutional lawyer Giorgos Katrougalos, who will talk about the latest political, economic, and social concerns facing Greece, the climate towards Greece in Brussels, and who will share his positions, as well as those of the party he represents, Syriza, on a number of key issues.
In addition to this timely interview, we will feature a special commentary of the week segment and musical special dedicated to the commemoration of the October 28th holiday, also known as “Oxi Day,” in Greece.
Tune in to hear this exclusive interview, special feature, plus lots of great Greek music, this week only on Dialogos Radio!
In 2001, 12 years before the forced shutdown of ERT, the Greek government sent riot police to forcefully shut down 66 independent radio stations in Athens.
In collaboration with Truthout, Dialogos Media is presenting its new, investigative series of articles which examine the long and troubled history of corruption, lawlessness, and censorship in Greece’s media landscape. This series of articles investigates, in depth, these longstanding trends in Greek media, a situation which has been worsening in recent years, in the midst of Greece’s severe economic and political crisis.
The portions of this investigative series of articles which have so far been published in Truthout include:
In addition, this series will be translated into French, with the following portions having been published so far:
The fifth installment of our investigative series was also featured by Greece’s “Kouti tis Pandoras” news website, while Michael Nevradakis, producer/host of Dialogos Radio, was quoted in a similar article on corruption and censorship in Greece’s media published by The Christian Science Monitor.
We are working on having the Greek version of this series published soon as well.
This week, Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series are excited to present an interview with world-renowned scholar and author Henry A. Giroux, Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and founder of the “Public Intellectuals Project.” The author of several books, including recent titles such as “Education and the Crisis of Public Values,” “Youth in Revolt: Reclaiming a Democratic Future,” and “Neoliberalism’s War Against Higher Education,” Giroux has made countless appearances on television, radio, in the press, and in public all across the world.
In this week’s interview, Giroux will discuss and analyze the ever-increasing influence of neoliberal thought and doctrine all across the world, in politics, economics, and society as a whole. He will draw parallels between the current economic and social crisis in Greece with similar developments in the United States and much of the Western world, and he will discuss how education, the media, and the poor, in particular, have been impacted by neoliberalism and what he describes as “casino capitalism.”
In addition to this week’s interview, we will present a special musical segment dedicated to the life and music of one of the most significant Greek-Cypriot musicians and composers of the 20th century, Manos Loizos. We will hear some of his greatest songs, as well as facts and important moments from his life and his musical career.
Join us for our interview with Henry Giroux, our special musical feature dedicated to Manos Loizos, plus our commentary of the week and more, all this week on Dialogos Radio!
Dialogos 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).
This 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.
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!
This 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!
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!
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!
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!