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The Takeaway

Angela Merkel: The Leader of Our Time?

Monday, February 16, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's successes at the negotiating table aren't appreciated evenly throughout Europe.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Are Europe's politicians ready to contemplate Grexit?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Are Europe's politicians ready to contemplate Grexit?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Will the Greek election reignite the eurozone crisis?

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Will the Greek election reignite the eurozone crisis?

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FT Big Read

How the euro was saved - a conversation with Peter Spiegel

Friday, May 16, 2014

How the euro was saved - a conversation with Peter Spiegel

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"From Both Sides of the Aegean"

Friday, March 21, 2014

Maria Iliou, who wrote and directed the documentary “From Both Sides of the Aegean: Expulsion and Exchange of Populations, Turkey-Greece: 1922-1924,” and historical consultant Alexander Kitroeff, discuss documenting the ethnic cleansing and violent expulsion of Greeks from the Ottoman Empire. In the first compulsory “exchange of populations” in the modern world, 1.2 million Greek Orthodox and 400,000 Muslims were forcibly relocated from Turkey to Greece and Greece to Turkey respectively. “From Both Sides of the Aegean” opens March 21 at the Quad Cinema.

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Listen to Lucy

Distraction beats doctors for back pain relief

Monday, October 21, 2013

Distraction beats doctors for back pain relief

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why the Classics Matter

Monday, September 16, 2013

Classicist Mary Beard talks about Greek and Roman history and why it still matters. In Confronting the Classics, she explores our rich classical heritage—from Greek drama to Roman jokes, from Alexander the Great to the great writers Thucydides, Cicero.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Women's Rights in India; Pianist Geoffrey Keezer; 30 Years in Greece; TBI; Drug Prices

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Amana Fontanella-Khan tells the story of the Pink Sari Revolution and how one poor, illiterate Indian woman mobilized thousands of her countrywomen against abuse and injustice. Jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer plays songs from his latest album, “Heart of the Piano” live in our studio! Plus, painter Christian Brechneff talks about stumbling upon the Greek island of Sifnos and how returning there year after year changed his life.

The Leonard Lopate Show

A House in Greece

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Christian Brechneff tells about first traveling to the Greek island of Sifnos in 1972, when he was a 21-year-old painter searching for artistic inspiration and a quiet place to work. On Sifnos, he found a muse, a subject to paint, and a sanctuary for more than 30 years. In The Greek House, Brechneff writes about the island, its residents, and the house he bought in a hilltop farm village.

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WQXR Blog

Video: Greek Orchestra, in Tears, Plays its Last Concert

Sunday, June 16, 2013

When the Greek government last week closed the country’s public broadcasting network, ERT, among the casualties was the Greek National Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

A post-Davos debrief on the state of the world economy

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A post-Davos debrief on the state of the world economy

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Strangers

David Terry: Jesus

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The son of missionaries is taken to Greece and returns to the U.S. in the 8th grade with a mullet and a Jesus shirt. - Get the full story here.

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The Takeaway

Negative Campaigns and Big Money: Election Season in the Ancient World

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Attack ads have become part and parcel of the modern political process, but it turns out negative campaigning has a much longer history, one that began centuries ago. Ellen Millender, professor of classics and humanities at Reed College explains why Greek and Roman politicians might feel at home in modern Washington. 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Is the worst over in the eurozone?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Is the worst over in the eurozone?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Greece vs. Germany On Field and Off

Friday, June 22, 2012

In the Euro Cup soccer tournament today, Greece plays Germany in a big quarterfinal matchup. The game takes place in the context of tensions between the two countries over the European debt crisis. Martin Rauchbauer, Director of Deutsches Haus at NYU and Dimitris Filippidis, program director at Hellas FM discuss what's at stake in the game, what's at stake in their economies, and the ties between the two countries.

Greek-Americans, German-Americans -- are you watching today's match? What do you make of the state of relations between the two countries, and will the game help or hurt? The phones are open! 212-433-9692 or comment below.

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The Takeaway

Greek Wine Exports Thriving Due to Internal Turbulence

Monday, June 18, 2012

Everyone is aware of the current Greek economic crisis, but they may be surprised to learn that the Greek wine industry is doing well. Because of the economic crisis and the recession in the domestic market, Greek wineries have started to export their wines.

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The Takeaway

Pro-Bailout Party Wins Greek Elections

Monday, June 18, 2012

The pro-bailout New Democracy captured the most seats in the general election Sunday. Antonis Samaris, the leader of that party, will attempt to build a coalition among other Greek political parties who support the bailout, or the euro zone, in some form.

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The Takeaway

Greek Americans and This Weekend's Elections

Friday, June 15, 2012

Greek voters head to the polls this Sunday for the second time in less than two months after last month's elections failed to produce a government. The national parliamentary elections have far ranging impacts for not just Greece, but the future of the Eurozone. And this weekend's elections could be the most important in Greeks' lifetimes — something that's not lost on Greek Americans.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

John Lanchester and James Surowiecki on the European debt crisis.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

John Lanchester and James Surowiecki on the European debt crisis.

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The Takeaway

Greek Citizen to Vote on Eurozone

Thursday, June 14, 2012

This weekend, Greek voters will go to the polls in an election that could decide if the country will stay in the Eurozone. According to the latest polls, the pro-Euro-bailout New Democracy party stands neck-and-neck with the anti-bailout Syriza party for first place.

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