This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature two interviews that you will not want to miss. We will begin this week’s broadcast with part two of our interview with journalist Dimitris Yannopoulos, formerly the press adviser for Greece’s ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. In part one of our interview, Yannopoulos revealed how Varoufakis’ decisions, contrary to his rhetoric, anchored Greece into continued economic austerity. This week in part two, Yannopoulos will analyze the current economic and political situation in Greece today, and the claims of the SYRIZA-led coalition government that Greece has “turned the corner” economically.
Following this, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with Maria Karamitsos, founder and editor of WindyCityGreek.com. She will share with us a fascinating account of the development of Chicago’s famous “Greektown” and the development of the Greek community in the Windy City, discuss WindyCity Greek and the concept behind this website, and also share an update with us regarding the recent visit of Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras to Chicago.
Finally, read the recent interview of Michael Nevradakis, producer and host of Dialogos Radio, in WindyCity Greek as part of the Greek-Americans in Greece series, by clicking here!
We are excited to announce two new additions to Dialogos Radio’s worldwide broadcast network, which has now grown to 26 radio stations. Our weekly broadcasts (in both English and Greek) will be heard on the following stations:
- WXDR 99.1 FM (Dolphin Radio) in New Orleans, Fridays 9-10 am.
- The Global Voice, each Sunday at 00:00 UTC.
Hear Dolphin Radio online at www.dolphinradio.org, and hear The Global Voice online at www.theglobalvoice.info.
Here are the songs which aired on Dialogos Radio’s broadcasts for the week of October 11-17, 2017:
1. Haris Alexiou – Ta Kalitera Tha’arthoun
2. Manolis Lidakis – Adiki Kardia
3. Eleftheria Arvanitaki – Pirkagia Me Pirkagia
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature part one of a two-part interview with Dimitris Yannopoulos, who previously served as the press adviser for the former finance minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis, during Varoufakis’ tenure as finance minister. In the first part of our interview with Yannopoulos, we will discuss his time working as the press adviser to the then finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, and will share with us some rather revealing details about the true agreements which Varoufakis made with Greece’s lenders in early 2015, during the first months of the then-newly elected SYRIZA-led government, agreements which contrary to the public image of Varoufakis as an anti-austerity renegade, actually tied Greece into further austerity.
In our latest piece for Mint Press News, titled “How To Become A Greek Oligarch In Seven Easy Steps,” we take a factual yet satirical look at the intertwined relationship between the current government of Greece and a new breed of oligarchs, exemplified by the cases of Ivan Savvidis and Dimitris Maris. Far from fulfilling its pre-election pledge to “crush” the oligarchs, the current SYRIZA-led government has demonstrated its willingness to “play ball” with the oligarchy, and particularly those oligarchs who are politically favorable to the supposedly “radical leftist” SYRIZA.
Find this article here: https://www.mintpressnews.com/how-to-become-a-greek-oligarch-in-seven-easy-steps/232971/.
The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with Déborah Berman-Santana, retired professor of geography and ethnic studies at Mills College in Oakland, California. This interview was recorded prior to the impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico, and aired on our broadcasts for the week of September 27-October 3, 2017. Find the podcast of this interview here.
MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series for our first broadcast of the 2017-2018 season is one of our regular guests, Déborah Berman-Santana, who is a retired professor of geography and ethnic studies at Mills College in Oakland, California. Deborah will speak to us today about the latest taking place in Puerto Rico, an island that especially recently has been ravaged on multiple fronts, and which presents many similarities with what we’re seeing on an ongoing basis in Greece. Déborah, welcome back to our program.
DBS: Thank you, glad to be here.
MN: Let’s begin with perhaps the most pressing issue of all, Hurricane Irma and its aftermath. What was the impact of the storm on Puerto Rico and how was the island able to respond? Continue reading
In the third and final installment of our series of articles on the European Union, Eurozone, and Greece, titled “Putting Grexit On The Table: How A Greek Exit From The EU Would Work,” we examine the various proposals which have been put forth regarding how the departure of Greece or any other country from the Eurozone or the European Union can occur and how such a process can be navigated. We also analyze the true challenges that would be faced as part of such a transition, and how they themselves could be overcomed.
Find this article here: https://www.mintpressnews.com/grexit-how-greek-exit-from-eu-would-work/232725/.
We are excited to announce a new addition to Dialogos Radio’s global network of affiliate stations. Beginning October 5, 2017, Dialogos Radio’s English- and Greek-language broadcasts will air on a weekly basis in Pittsburgh, on WRCT 88.3 FM every Thursday afternoon from 5 to 6 pm local time. We are excited to have the opportunity to be heard in the Pittsburgh area!
WRCT’s programming is streamed online at www.wrct.org.