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!
The 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?
These are the songs which were heard on Dialogos Radio’s March 20-21, 2014 broadcast:
1. Dimitra Galani – Matia Vourkomena
2. Haris Alexiou – Na Ziso I Na Pethano
3. Giannis Parios – Tosa Grammata
4. Glykeria – Mehri Na Vroume Ourano
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an exclusive interview with the renowned economist and professor Richard Wolff. Wolff is a visiting professor at the New School in New York City, and in the past, he has taught at Yale, athe University of Massachusetts, Amherst, at the City University of New York and at the Sorbonne I. The author of several books, Wolff also hosts a popular weekly radio program where he analyzes economic news and issues.
In the interview we will air this week, Wolff will talk about the current economic situation in Greece, the Eurozone, and the United States, about the true causes of the global financial crisis, the real reasons why economic austerity measures are being implemented in Greece and in other countries, and he will share his insights and proposals for a new, post-capitalist economic system.
Hear this special and exclusive interview this week, only on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series!
The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with professor Savas Piperidis of the Technical University of Crete, who is part of the team which has created the Greek-made electric vehicle “Eco Racer” follows below. This interview aired on February 13-14, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.
ΜΝ: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is Savas Piperidis of the Technical University of Crete. Mr. Piperidis, thank you for joining us today, and to begin, share with us a few words about the vehicle known as the Eco Racer, and how the idea for it first developed.
SP: Thank you for the invitation. This vehicle, the Eco Racer, developed out of our love for automobiles. In 2008, two laboratories here at the Technical University of Crete worked together with the goal of developing a single-seat vehicle which would have very low fuel consumption. That’s how the idea began, and since then this concept has developed, and today, after three different models that we developed, we have created our current model, which is an electric vehicle which runs on hydrogen.
Here are the songs which aired on Dialogos Radio’s March 6-7, 2014 broadcast:
- Speranza Vrana – Afto to Mambo to Braziliero
- Alkistis Protopsalti – Benzinadiko
- Antonis Vardis – Pou Girnas
- Eleni Dimou – Skoura ta Pragmata
- Katerina Petsa – Nihta Stasou
- Melina Kana – Erima Kormia
- Nikos Papazoglou – Lemoni sti Portokalia
- Nikos Zoidakis – Perasan Filoi
- Andriana Mbambali – Moira Mou Egines
- Kitrina Podilata – Tora Siopi
- Mble – Pyano Fotia
This week on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series, we will be featuring an interview with professor Savas Piperidis of the Technical University of Crete in Greece, who is part of a team of researchers and students who have developed an entirely Greek-made environmentally-friendly electronic vehicle by the name of Eco Racer. The Eco Racer has earned numerous awards and distinctions in international competitions, and in this interview, Piperidis will talk about the unique technological innovations and technical characteristics of the Eco Racer, the competitions that the Eco Racer has participated in, and the difficulties that the team has faced in manufacturing and marketing the vehicle to the general public, due to the Greek bureaucracy.
Tune in for this extremely interesting interview plus some great Greek music, only on this week’s broadcasts of Dialogos Radio!
We 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!
These are the songs which we aired on the February 27-28, 2014 broadcast of Dialogos Radio:
- Rembet Asker – Salepitzis
- Rembet Asker – Misirlou
- Rembet Asker – To Mikro
- Rembet Asker – Organiko
- Rembet Asker – Ouzomezedaki
- Rembet Asker – Argosvineis Moni
- Anastasia Moutsatsou – Vira ta Oneira
- Pantelis Thalassinos – Sto Kastro to Palio
- Eleni Tsaligopoulou – Ti Simera Ti Avrio Ti Tora
- Orfeas Peridis – Ta Tragoudia Mou Ta Amerikanika
- Mihalis Hatzigiannis – Horis Anapnoi
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!
These are the songs which aired on the February 20-21, 2014 broadcast of Dialogos Radio:
- Dimitris Basis – Psithiri Kardias
- Rita Sakellariou – Ena Tragoudi Pes Mou Akoma
- Giannis Poulopoulos – Vrehi Pali Apopse
- Kostas Makedonas – Katse Kala
- Giannis Kotsiras – Oli Mou Ti Zoi
- Gerasimos Andreatos – Sti Skepsi Tis Trelis
- Eleftheria Arvanitaki – Tis Kalinihtas ta Filia
- Melisses – Krifa
These are the songs which aired on our Dialogos Radio broadcast for February 6-7 & 13-14, 2014:
- Sotiria Bellou – Min Klais
- Vasilis Papakonstantinou – Xairetismata
These are the songs that we heard on Dialogos Radio’s broadcast for January 30-31, 2014:
- Alkionos Ioannidis – Bosporous
- Mairi Hronopoulou – Eimai Gynaika Tou Glentiou
- Manolis Mitsias – M’ Ena Parapono
- Litsa Diamanti – Tango
- Elpida – Mes Sti Nihta Hathika
- Dimitris Mitropanos – Apopse Tha’ Thela
- Katerina Kouka – Me Oneira Apentara
- Giota Negka – Ti Na Tou Symbainei
- Lavrentis Mahairitsas – Ela Psihoula Mou
- Nikos Portokaloglou – Ego o Xenos
- Petros Gaitanos – Lathos Epohi
The 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.
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with Brown University economics professor Mark Blyth, who is the author of a recently-published book titled “Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea,” which was named one of the best books of 2013 by the Financial Times. In this week’s interview, Mark Blyth will discuss the historical implementation of economic austerity policies and how they have failed, the flawed rationale of the European Union and the International Monetary Fund in enforcing such policies in Europe, the role of the banking industry in the economic decline in Europe, and he will share his analysis on what he believes are the true causes of the economic crisis in Greece and other European countries, plus his proposals for a solution to the economic crisis.
Tune in for this exclusive and enlightening interview, along with some great Greek music, on this week’s English-langauge edition of Dialogos Radio!