Dec 16

Our Latest for Mint Press News: The Ongoing ‘Fake News’ Battle Obscures The Truth About Fake Democracies

mintpressnewsOur latest article for Mint Press News, “The Ongoing ‘Fake News’ Battle Obscures The Truth About Fake Democracies,” has been published. In this piece, we examine the facade of democracy which exists in the European Union today, referencing the Greek referendum result of 2015, the recent British referendum result in favor of Brexit and the danger of it being overturned, the possibility that the Italian referendum result will also be ignored, and we connect these issues to the hot-button topic of so-called “fake news” and hysteria over the supposed “Russian menace.”

Find our article (in English) here: http://www.mintpressnews.com/the-ongoing-fake-news-battle-obscures-the-truth-about-fake-democracies/223217/.

Dec 15

This Week: Holiday Special, Interview with Architect and Author Konstantinos Staikos

staikosThis week, Dialogos Radio is featuring its special holiday edition, for its final broadcast of 2016. The Dialogos Interview Series will present an interview with renowned Greek architect, author, and historian Konstantinos Staikos, who will speak to us about his distinguished architectural career, his books, and his recent, significant donation to the Onassis Foundation in Athens, which will soon comprise the Foundation’s library that will be opening to the public in the near future.yiannispappas1

In addition, we will air an interview from our archives, with well-known Greek-American comedian and entertainer Yannis Pappas, who is also well-known for his Mr. Panos character. Pappas spoke to us about his career as a comedian, about his Greek roots, and how his heritage influences his comedic work.

Tune in for all this and more, on the special holiday edition of Dialogos Radio!

Dec 14

Commentary of the Week: “Fake News, Fake Democracy” (December 8-14, 2016)

commentaryoftheweekBy Michael Nevradakis

Following in the footsteps of voters in Britain, in the United States, and even to an extent, voters in Greece, Italian voters vociferously said no to neoliberalism recently, in a referendum which was a pure power grab by the country’s second consecutive non-elected prime minister, Matteo Renzi, a favorite of his European Union and Eurozone paymasters. Just like British voters in the referendum on Brexit, just like American voters who in many senses rejected Hillary Clinton and all she represented more than they voted for Donald Trump per se, just like Greek voters with their own confused and muddled but resounding no in July 2015, Italian voters put a stop to attempts by an non-elected prime minister to consolidate power and to subvert the country’s democratic political system, forcing Renzi’s bluff, as he had pledged prior to the referendum that he would resign if a “no” vote prevailed. Continue reading

Dec 07

Dialogos Radio to Launch on WCSQ 105.9 FM in the Capital Region of New York

radiocobleskillweb2We are excited to announce the launch of Dialogos Radio’s programming on a new station in our worldwide broadcast network, as both our English- and Greek-language programming will be heard on WCSQ 105.9 FM, broadcasting in the Capital Region of New York State. Our English-language broadcasts will air Saturdays at 9 am local time, and our Greek-language broadcasts will air on Sundays at 9 am local time.

Dec 02

Dialogos Radio Returns with an Interview Featuring Paul Craig Roberts

paulcraigroberts1After a short hiatus, Dialogos Radio is all set to return to the airwaves with fresh new programming and interviews! On this week’s broadcast, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with former U.S. assistant secretary of the Treasury, former Wall Street Journal editor, and author and commentator Paul Craig Roberts, who will speak to us about a host of hot-button issues, including the election of Donald Trump, Brexit and developments in the European Union and Eurozone, the latest from Syria, Turkey and Russia, and the issue of so-called “fake news.”

Stay tuned for this timely and exclusive interview, plus our commentary of the week and some great Greek music, on the upcoming broadcast of Dialogos Radio!

Nov 10

This Week: Interview with Professor Bahar Leventoglu on Developments in Turkey

baharleventogluThis week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with Duke University professor of political science Bahar Leventoglu. Prof. Leventoglu will speak to us about all of the political developments in Turkey, especially in light of last summer’s attempted coup, will discuss the ongoing conflict with the Kurds in Southeastern Turkey as well as Turkey’s involvement in the Syrian conflict, government crackdowns on opposition political parties and media outlets, and a host of other hot-button issues relevant to the entire Eastern Mediterranean region.

Hear this interview, as well as some great Greek music, this week on Dialogos Radio!

Nov 02

This Week: Interview with Renowned Physicist Dimitri Nanopoulos

nanopoulos2This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an exclusive interview with world-renowned physicist and researcher Dimitri Nanopoulos. Dr. Nanopoulos is the Mitchell/Heep Chair in High Energy Physics at Texas A&M University, has been a research fellow at CERN and is a research fellow at Harvard University, was formerly president of the Academy of Athens, and has been awarded with the Onassis International Prize and the Enrico Fermi Prize for his research.

In this week’s interview, Nanopoulos will discuss his life, career, and research, contemporary issues and developments in the field of physics, his tenure as president of the Academy of Athens, the Greek “brain drain,” and numerous other highly interesting topics.

Tune in for this interview, plus our commentary of the week and some great Greek music, this week exclusively on Dialogos Radio!

Nov 02

Interview with Economist Jack Rasmus Featured in Mint Press News

mintpressnewsDialogos Radio’s recent interview with economist Jack Rasmus, professor of economics and politics at St. Mary’s College in California and author of the recently-published book “Looting Greece,” has been published in Mint Press News.

In this interview, Rasmus discusses the Greek economic crisis, strategic mistakes committed by the SYRIZA-led Greek government and by previous governments, the legitimacy of Greece’s debt, on the economic realities of Eurozone membership for countries with weaker economies, while also presenting his latest book.

Find this interview here: http://www.mintpressnews.com/economist-jack-rasmus-eurozone-benefits-strongest-economies-expense-weakest/221908/.

Oct 27

Transcript: Interview with Maria Kanellopoulou of “Save Greek Water”

kanellopoulouThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with Maria Kanellopoulou of the activist organization “Save Greek Water.” This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of October 20-26, 2016. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is Maria Kanellopoulou of the Greek activist organization Save Greek Water, who will speak to us today about the impending privatization of Greek water utilities and the possible consequences of this development. Maria, thank you for joining us today.

MK: Thank you very much and greetings to your listeners.

MN: Let’s begin with a brief historical overview of this issue. What did current Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras once promise regarding the privatization of Greek water systems, and what is he saying today? Continue reading

Oct 26

Dialogos Radio Playlist: October 19-25, 2016

These are the songs which aired on Dialogos Radio’s broadcasts for the week of October 19-25, 2016:

  1. Eleftheria Arvanitaki – Kardia Mou Ego
  2. Manolis Lidakis – Niotho Polla
  3. Haris Alexiou – Magissa
  4. Pashalis Terzis – Fthinoporiase
  5. Giannis Kotsiras – Hantra Thallasia
  6. Antonis Kalogiannis & Alkistis Protopsalti – Tha Se Xanabro Stous Baxedes
  7. Pix Lax – Lene Gia Mena
  8. Giorgos Alkaios – Den Eimai Kala
  9. Katerina Kouka – Den Yparhoun Aggeloi
  10. Nikos Papazoglou – Ena ki Ena
Oct 20

This Week: Interview with Maria Kanellopoulou of “Save Greek Water”

kanellopoulouThis week, Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with Maria Kanellopoulou of the Greek activist organization “Save Greek Water.”

In this interview, Kanellopoulou will speak to us about the impending privatization of major Greek water utilities by the SYRIZA-led Greek government, the potential adverse consequences of the selloff based on the experience of other cities and countries where water was privatized, and the efforts that are now underway to block this privatization.

In addition, tune in for some great Greek music. This week, exclusively on Dialogos Radio!

Oct 19

New Article for Mint Press News: Greece’s Neoliberal Wolves In Anti-Austerity Sheep’s Clothing

mintpressnewsCheck out our most recent analysis for Mint Press News, titled “Greece’s Neoliberal Wolves In Anti-Austerity Sheep’s Clothing.” In this article, we take a look at Greece’s three new purported “saviors,” Yanis Varoufakis, Zoe Konstantopoulou, and Panagiotis Lafazanis, and examine their actual record when in a position of power, above and beyond their supposedly “anti-austerity” rhetoric.

Find this analysis here: https://www.mintpressnews.com/greeces-syriza-neoliberal-wolves-anti-austerity-sheeps-clothing/221554/.