The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with Déborah Berman-Santana, retired professor of Geography and Ethnic Studies at Mills College in Oakland, California, who spoke with us about the economic crisis and long history of colonial subjugation in Puerto Rico and the many similarities which exist with Greece. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of October 8-14, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.
MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is Déborah Berman-Santana, recently retired professor of Geography and Ethnic Studies at Mills College in Oakland, California, who will speak to us about what has been happening recently in Puerto Rico, economically and politically, and the comparisons that have been made to the situation in Greece. Déborah, welcome to our program today.
DBS: Thank you, it’s a pleasure to be here.
MN: To get us started, Puerto Rico is, of course, not an independent or sovereign country, but a colonial territory of the United States. Share with us a brief history of the colonial exploitation, if you will, of Puerto Rico.
Check out the recent feature of GreekTV.com on Dialogos Radio, including an interview with producer and host Michael Nevradakis, which was recently published! In this feature, Nevradakis discusses the history of Dialogos Radio and what inspired him to launch the program in 2010, the philosophy which guides Dialogos Radio’s programming, the use of new media and technological tools to expand the range of our broadcasts, and interesting moments from the show’s history.
Find this interview here: http://greektv.com/qa-with-michael-nevradakis/.
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an exclusive and timely interview that you will not want to miss, with Déborah Berman-Santana, recently-retired professor of Geography and Ethnic Studies at Mills College in Oakland, California.
Berman-Santana, a native of Puerto Rico, spoke to us about the economic crisis which is impacting Puerto Rico at this time and the many similarities which exist with the crisis in Greece, including the similarities in which the crisis is being responded to on a political level, with the enforcement of harsh austerity measures, privatizations, and foreign technocrats. Furthermore, Berman-Santana will speak about the island’s colonial history and how the current crisis is deeply rooted in this history, how the people of Puerto Rico are responding, her thoughts on the current situation in Greece and her own interest in Greece and the Greek culture, including her current visit to Greece.
In addition to this interview, we will air our commentary of the week segment, plus some great Greek music and much more! Tune in this week, exclusively on Dialogos Radio!
Read our recent interview with Greek-American professor, journalist, and blogger Irene Archos, founder of GreekAmericanGirl.com, who recently spoke to us about her website, about life as a Greek woman of the diaspora and the challenges members of the diaspora often face when living between two (or more) cultures, and her new initiative which will attempt to bridge Greek women of the global Greek community.
Find this interview on GreekTV.com: http://greektv.com/living-as-an-ellinida-in-the-diaspora-an-interview-with-irene-archos-of-greek-american-girl/.
The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with journalist and educator Irene Archos, founder of Greekamericangirl.com, who spoke to us about issues facing members of the Greek diaspora, particularly women and families. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of May 7-13, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.
MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is Greek-American journalist and blogger Irene Archos. Irene is the founder of the well-known blog Greek-American Girl, a longtime teacher in the New York City public school system, and an adjunct professor at Nassau Community College in New York. Irene, welcome to our program today.
IA: Thank you Michael and the fine folks at Dialogos Media. It’s a pleasure to be here, it’s really an honor.
MN: And to get us started, share with us a few words about your very successful blog, Greek-American Girl. How did the idea for this blog first come about and what kind of content is featured on the blog?
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with Greek-American journalist, blogger, and educator Irene Archos, adjunct professor at Nassau Community College and founder of greekamericangirl.com. In this week’s interview, Archos will speak to us about her blog and how it got started, as well as about pertinent issues facing families and particularly women of the Greek diaspora, such as the pressures to marry Greek and to raise children within the Greek culture, plus the difficulties which often exist when living between two or more cultures within a community of the diaspora. Finally, Archos will also discuss the new foundation which she aims to establish, which seeks to bring together Greek women all across the globe.
In addition, we will feature our commentary of the week segment, where we will analyze the latest moves by the Greek government to move forward with more austerity measures and privatizations of key state assets. Finally, we will also feature as part of this week’s broadcast a special musical tribute to renowned Greek singer Rena Koumioti.
Hear all this and much more this week, exclusively on Dialogos Radio!
This 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!
This 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.
In 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!
This 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.
Along 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!
This 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.
Also 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!
Read our latest article for GreekTV.com, which is based on our recent interview with Paul Ioannidis, the honorary vice-president of the Onassis Foundation and the author of the riveting autobiography “Destiny Prevails.” In this article, we review Ioannidis’ book and recount highlights from his fascinating life story, including his participation in the Greek resistance against the Nazis during World War II, as well as his longstanding professional relationship and friendship with Aristotle Onassis and his family.
Find this article here: http://greektv.com/greek-resistance-onassis-boardroom/.
This 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 Union.
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!
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.
In 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!
The 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.
This 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!
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!