Oct 07

Transcript: Interview with Renowned Scholar Henry Giroux

giroux2The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with renowned scholar and author Henry Giroux of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, the founder of the “Public Intellectuals Project.” This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of September 25-October 1, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is professor Henry Giroux, the chair for scholarship in the public interest at MacMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Henry has previously held posts at Boston University, at Miami University in Ohio, and at Penn State University. He is also the author of a number of books, including “Youth in Revolt: Reclaiming a Democratic Future,” and “Neoliberalism’s War on Public Education.” He has also made countless television and radio appearances on outlets all across the world. Henry, thank you for joining us on our program today.

HG: It’s my pleasure.

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Oct 01

Our Investigative Series of Articles on the History of Corruption, Lawlessness, and Censorship in Greece’s Media

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.

Sep 13

Dialogos Radio Interview with John Perkins Featured in Truthout

confessions-of-an-economic-hit-manOne of the highest-profile interviews in Dialogos Radio’s history has now found its way into the English-language press.  Our interview with John Perkins, the author of the New York Times bestselling book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,” was featured earlier this week on the front page of the well-known website Truthout.

Read the full interview on Truthout and contribute your comments by clicking here.

Jun 01

New Article – “A Victory of the Greek Left? Not So Fast!”

Greek elections falloutFollowing the results of the recent European parliamentary elections and local electoral races in Greece, we have returned with a new published piece, published in The Press Project International, titled “A Victory of the Greek Left? Not So Fast!”  In this piece, we analyze the recent electoral results and provide our own insights into their significance and meaning, breaking away from the most commonly-heard narrative that the elections represented an overwhelming victory of the left in Greece.

Read this article online at The Press Project International simply by clicking on the following link: http://www.thepressproject.net/article/62706/A-victory-of-the-Greek-left–Not-so-fast.

Apr 21

Transcript: Interview with Economist Ha-Joon Chang

ha-joonThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with economist and professor Ha-Joon Chang of the University of Cambridge, author of “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism,” follows below. This interview aired on April 10-11, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is the economist and professor Ha-Joon Chang of the University of Cambridge. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian and is also the author of a recent book titled “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism.” Ha-Joon, welcome to our program today.

HJC: Thank you for inviting me.

MN: In your book, you debunk many of the myths about capitalism that we often hear in the media and in conventional teachings of economics, myths that are often seen as conventional wisdom. What are some of the biggest myths that you have identified?

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Apr 12

Our Interview with Economist Richard Wolff in Hot Doc Magazine!

HotDoc_Wolff_1We 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!

Mar 21

Transcript: Interview with Economist Richard Wolff

wolffThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with the economist Richard Wolff follows below. This interview aired on March 20-21, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is the well-known economist Richard Wolff, and Richard, thank you first of all for joining us. To begin, let’s talk first about the current economic situation in Greece. We hear talk about how the situation in Greece is turning around, that the country now has a primary budget surplus, that the economy is recovering. How do you respond to this?

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Mar 07

Now on our Website: Transcripts of our Interviews!

DialogosLogo300webWe are excited to share the news about a new feature that we have recently added to our website, dialogosmedia.org: full transcripts of some of the best interviews which have aired on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series!  Now you can read the full text of some of the best interviews that we have aired on our broadcasts right here from our website, in addition to downloading the podcasts of these interviews! Simply click on the “transcripts” tab above to get started!  And remember, Dialogos Radio is always open to volunteers who would be willing to help us out by transcribing one or more of our interviews!

Feb 01

Transcript: Interview with Economist Mark Blyth

markblythThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with Brown University professor and economist Mark Blyth, on the historical failure of economic austerity policies, follows below. This interview aired on January 30-31, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is Mark Blyth, a professor of international political economy, and the author of a recent book titled “Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea.” Professor, thank you for joining us today.

MB: It’s very nice to be with you.

MN: To get us started, share with our listeners a few words about the history of the idea of economic austerity, of the theories, if you will, that this idea is based upon.

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Jan 18

Transcript: Interview with Economist Albrecht Ritschl

ritschlThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with London School of Economics professor Albrecht Ritschl, on the topic of Germany’s unpaid World War II reparations towards Greece, follows below. This interview aired on January 17-18, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is a professor of economic history from the London School of Economics, Albrecht Ritschl. Prof. Ritschl, thank you for joining us today on our program.

AR: My pleasure.

MN: To get us started, share a few words about yourself and your academic background.

AR: I’m originally from Germany, I’m an economist by training, veered off into economic history during my Ph.D., and have been working on this subject throughout my career. I’m a specialist on Germany’s interwar depression and to some extent on the Nazi economy of the 1930s and 1940s.

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Dec 14

Transcript: Interview with Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes

Dean-KarnazesThe 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?

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Dec 08

Transcript: Interview with Nantia Papadimitriou of the atenistas

atenistasThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with Nantia Papadimitriou of the atenistas follows below. This interview aired on December 5-6, 2013. Find the podcast of this interview here.

M.N.: Share a few words with us about the Atenistas, who they are, and how the organization first got started.

N.P. Atenistas is an open group of people living in Athens. We started back in 2010, and the people who inspired the launch of the team are the graphic designer Tasos Halkiopoulos and the journalist Nikos Rigopoulos. They started without really knowing what they wanted to do, just that they wanted to do something for the city they loved. They really thought that Athens has so many things to give to all of us and there are so many nice things we can enjoy in the city. We have existed for almost three and a half years and have completed more than 180 actions, most of them based in the city center, but also in some other neglected neighborhoods around the city center. The Atenistas have cleaned spots around the city, created public parks, have rejuvenated some playgrounds, we have also painted in bright colors schools around Athens, and we have organized a lot of cultural events, helping Athenians get to know their city better, feel safe in the city and to enjoy it. We have organized guided tours in some historic areas and in neighborhoods which are not so popular, and we have organized huge events, such as the concert of the National Opera of Greece in the Varvakeio Market, or the Tango Night at the former Peloponnese Train Station, and we also organized a Swing Night in Omonia Square. We also have another subteam that is working with people that are in need, collecting food, medicine, and clothes. This is what we do in general.

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Nov 26

The New Dialogos Radio Android App Is Here!

Version 4.0 of the Dialogos Radio Android app is now available!  Download it for *free* and take Dialogos Radio on the go with you.  Via our app, you can listen to our weekly broadcasts from five different radio stations, listen to Dialogos Radio 24/7, download and listen to our podcasts, hear our most recent broadcast in its entirety on-demand, get all of our latest news and announcements, find us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, read all of our articles and columns in various publications, and much more…almost 20 features in all!  And all of this in one free, user-friendly, colorful, and easy-to-use app!

Download it today for FREE from the Google Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andromo.dev4539.app4310&hl=en.
…and while you are there, be sure to also check out some of the other apps that we have created, for our sister radio stations that are a part of the Star Radio Network!

Nov 15

Transcript: Interview with “Economic Hit Man” John Perkins

johnperkinsThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with “economic hit man” John Perkins follows below. This interview was published in Truthout on September 11, 2014 and is reprinted here.  This interview aired on November 14-15, 2013. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: In your book, you write about how you were, for many years, a so-called “economic hit man.” Who are these economic hit men, and what do they do?

JP: Essentially, my job was to identify countries that had resources that our corporations want, and that could be things like oil, or it could be markets, it could be transportation systems, there’s so many different things. Once we identified these countries, we arranged huge loans to them, but the money would never actually go to the countries, instead it would go to our own corporations to build infrastructure projects in those countries, things like power plants and highways that benefitted a few wealthy people as well as our own corporations, but not the majority of people who couldn’t afford to buy into these things, and yet they were left holding a huge debt, very much like what Greece has today, a phenomenal debt. And once bound by that debt, we would go back, usually in the form of the IMF, and in the case of Greece today, it’s the IMF and the EU, and make tremendous demands on the country: increase taxes, cut back on spending, sell public sector utilities to private companies, things like power companies and water systems, transportation systems, privatize those, and basically become a slave to us, to the corporations, to the IMF, in your case to the EU, and basically, organizations like the World Bank, the IMF, the EU, are tools of the big corporations, what I call the “corporatocracy.”

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Aug 17

New Piece in Truthout – “Greg Palast: Why Are the Greek People Agreeing to Their Own Destruction?”

truthoutOur first-ever piece in Truthout has been published, based on the recent Dialogos Radio interview with the New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist Greg Palast.  Check out the piece, and the heated debate which it fostered, at the following location:

http://truth-out.org/news/item/18069-why-are-the-greek-people-agreeing-to-their-own-destruction