The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with John Hilary, the executive director of London-based organization “War on Want,” who spoke to us about the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of March 5-11, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.
MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series to speak with us about the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, is John Hilary, the executive director of “War on Want,” which is an anti-poverty charitable organization based in London that has been active in raising awareness of this proposed agreement. Mr. Hilary, welcome to our program today.
JH: Thank you very much.
MN: Before we get into specifics, many of our listeners may not have heard about the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) before, or they may be unfamiliar with its details. Could you share with us a brief introduction as to what this proposed agreement is all about?
Dialogos Radio’s recent interview with esteemed economist Roger Bootle, on his award-winning plan for how a Eurozone member-state can safely manage a departure from the euro, and the reasons why he believes this is the best and only option for Greece, has recently been published by Truthout! Bootle discusses the case of Greece, the policy moves which could be made in order to accomplish such a move, and what the impacts of this might be on Greece and the rest of the Eurozone.
Find this informative and timely interview here: http://truth-out.org/news/item/29526-economist-roger-bootle-grexit-is-the-only-solution-for-greece.
The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with renowned economist and author Roger Bootle. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of February 26-March 4, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.
MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is economist Roger Bootle. Roger is a specialist adviser to the British House of Commons Treasury Committee, the founder and Chairman of Capital Economics, he is a regular columnist for The Daily Telegraph, a winner of the prestigious Wolfson Prize in Economics, and the author of “The Trouble With Europe.” Roger, thank you for joining us on our program today.
MN: Before we delve into our discussion of the Eurozone and a possible exit from the common currency for a country like Greece, what do you make of the latest agreement that was reached between the new Greek government and the Eurogroup this past Friday? Is this a victory for Greece, as the Greek government is proclaiming?
Dialogos Radio’s recent interview with political economist, professor, and author Mark Blyth of Brown University has recently been published in Truthout! In this interview, Blyth talks about the new Greek government and its economic proposals, the potential reaction of Europe and the troika, the pros and cons of a possible “grexit,” and the reasons why he believes that austerity policies are catastrophic for Greece and for Europe. In addition, Blyth discusses the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its potential economic impact on Europe and the United States.
Check out this interview here: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29268-economist-mark-blyth-continued-austerity-will-be-catastrophic-for-greece-and-europe.
This 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 ranging 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!
Recently, Michael Nevradakis, the producer and host of Dialogos Radio, was interviewed by The Real News Network on the latest political developments that are unfolding in Greece, on the first days of the new SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition government, and on the “flip-flopping” that has already been observed on the part of the two governing parties, in comparison to their pre-election promises and rhetoric.
Find this interview and read the full transcript here:
The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with renowned political economist, professor, and author Mark Blyth. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of February 5-11, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.
MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is Brown University economist and professor Mark Blyth, and Mark, welcome back to our program and thank you for joining us today.
MB: Pleasure to be with you again.
MN: All eyes have been on the Greek elections and on the victory of SYRIZA in the polls…in your view, what does SYRIZA’s victory mean for Greece and for Europe?
Read our recent articles analyzing the elections in Greece, which we prepared for Truthout, where we provide our own insights and opinions regarding SYRIZA’s electoral win, their economic and political platform, while we also pose a series of tough questions for the Greece’s new governments. Find the articles by clicking below:
In addition, our recent interview with Greek economist Leonidas Vatikiotis has also recently been published by Truthout. Find it here.
The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with economist Leonidas Vatikiotis. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of January 9-15, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.
ΜΝ: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series for the first interview of the new year is the well-known economist and analyst Leonidas Vatikiotis. Happy new year first of all, and thank you for joining us today.
LB: Good morning, Michael, thank you very much for the invitation.
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will be featuring a groundbreaking and exclusive interview on a topic which has rarely been discussed openly in Greece. On our program this week, we will be interviewing longtime ABC News and National Public Radio journalist Kati Marton, author of “The Polk Conspiracy: Murder and Cover-Up in the Case of CBS News Correspondent George Polk.” This book presents the true story behind the murder of journalist George Polk in Greece in 1948, in the midst of the country’s civil war, and the cover-up which followed by the right-wing government of Greece at the time, with the full collaboration of the intelligence agencies of the United States and Britain.
This book was banned in Greece and has never circulated, and in this week’s interview, Marton will share more details about who George Polk was, why his reporting was considered troublesome in Greece, the United States, and in Britain, and she will reveal the true circumstances behind Polk’s murder and the subsequent cover-up which followed. She will share many details from the investigation which she conducted, as well as explain why the book remains censored in Greece today. Marton will also discuss the new release of “The Polk Conspiracy” as an e-book, as part of the “Forbidden Bookshelf” series.
In addition to this week’s interview, we will also feature our commentary of the week segment, as well as a special tribute to musician Lakis Papadopoulos.
Tune in for this exclusive interview, commentary, and music special, 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.
Following 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.
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!
The 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?