Astra Report | WNTN 1550 AM | Grecian Echoes
By Stamatis N. Astra
News, commentary and interviews about the World, Europe and Greece. Analysis of current events laced with thought provoking commentary on issues facing Greece and the U.S., gives listeners a unique perspective and practical point of view. The podcast is an entertaining fusion of news, interviews, geopolitics, personal finance, lessons from Greece’s classical heritage and American pop culture. Stamatis N. Astra is co-host of Grecian Echoes WNTN 1550 AM, a 70 year old Greek American program serving the community of Boston New England and is the beacon for Hellenic culture, language and music.
Interview with Dr. Christos Bartsocas
A discussion with Professor Emeritus at University of Athens - Pediatrics - Dr. Christos Bartsocas. His life journey in medicine and philanthropy from Boston to Athens.
January 21, 2022
Daily Global News - TUE NOV 23rd - U.S. to release oil from reserves to lower gas prices
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The U.S. will release 50 million barrels of crude from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the White House said. With just a few days to go before Thanksgiving, Covid-19 cases are on the rise across the US. The Biden administration is weighing sending military advisers and new equipment including weaponry to Ukraine.
November 23, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN NOV 21st - Gas Prices, Covid restrictions in Europe
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Millions of American drivers have acutely felt the recent surge in gas prices, which last month hit their highest level since 2014. In Austria, which is averaging 10,000 cases a day, a lockdown begins tomorrow. The House approved the sweeping social policy bill after weeks of negotiating. Elizabeth Holmes returns to the stand in the Theranos trial.The 37-year-old founder of the failed blood testing start-up spent only an hour on the stand before the court closed on Friday. Where is Peng Shuai? questions about the whereabouts of the tennis player, after accusing of sexual assault a former vice premier.
November 21, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE NOV 16th - US & China have digital summit
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. "Respectful and straightforward." A "healthy debate." That’s how officials described the virtual summit between President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The US intelligence community is struggling with an intelligence blind spot as it continues to monitor irregular Russian military movements near the border with Ukraine. WalMart and Home Depot top earnings estimates
November 16, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN NOV 7th - House passes $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. A $1 trillion infrastructure bill is heading to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in Glasgow to call for urgent climate action. A federal appeals court in Louisiana temporarily blocked the Biden administration’s Covid vaccine mandate for large companies.
November 07, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI NOV 5th - Job creation roars back in October as payrolls rise by 531,000 & Pfizer COVID pill
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 531,000 in October, beating the estimate of 450,000. The unemployment rate fell to 4.6%, a new pandemic low and better than expectations. Global warming could be kept to 1.8 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels if all the pledges and promises made at the COP26 summit in Glasgow are kept. Pfizer says its Covid pill with HIV drug cuts the risk of hospitalization or death by 89%.
November 05, 2021
Daily Global News - THU NOV 4th - FED starts tapering and Democrats struggle in polls
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. After more than a year and a half of intense economic stimulus measures, the Federal Reserve is finally -- gently -- applying the brakes on bond buying and other economic supports. At least 20 countries have agreed to end financing for fossil fuel projects abroad in a deal that’s expected to be announced today as part of the COP26 summit in Glasgow. Democrats are trying to glean lessons from this week's big races to take into the midterm elections next year.
November 04, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE NOV 2nd - Climate Change agenda & Elections in the US
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. World leaders exchanged promises and deadlines at the first full day of COP26 talks in Glasgow. US voters will head to the polls today to decide a series of races and policies that will test the national political landscape a year into President Joe Biden’s administration, and a year before the all-important midterm elections. West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, has said he is not ready to vote on the Democrats’ $1.75 trillion spending bill.
November 02, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN OCT 31st - G20 in Rome and the Glasgow with Climate Change agenda
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Happy Halloween. At least 89% of vaccinated American adults will qualify for coronavirus booster shots. American Airlines canceled hundreds of flights this weekend , citing weather and staffing shortages. China and the United States are the world's two biggest greenhouse gas emitters. Alec Baldwin answered questions about guns on set and cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
October 31, 2021
Daily Global News - THU OCT 21st - Climate Change bill and Trump starts Social Media Company
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Biden works with legislators to wrap up negotiations on his domestic spending priorities, he’s made it clear some sort of climate deal needs to be done. California's governor has issued an executive order to address the shortage of truck drivers and container storage. Former President Donald Trump is launching his very own social media network. Red Sox loose, one game away from elimination; Celtics loose in opener.
October 21, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI OCT 19th - Colin Powell's death and vaccine misinformation
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Vaccine opposition is causing division everywhere from schools to police forces. The death of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who died of Covid-19 complications despite being fully vaccinated, further underscore the need for widespread vaccination; Powell was immunocompromised from battling cancer. US companies continued to report strong third-quarter earnings, easing concerns that persistent Covid cases and rising costs would derail corporate America’s profit recovery. Red Sox blast their way into a 2-1 lead in ALCS
October 19, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI OCT 8th - Job's report disappoints - South China Sea nuclear sub accident
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. September’s jobs creation comes up short with gain of just 194,000, expectation was over 500,000. The Senate voted 50-48 Thursday evening to extend the nation's debt limit through early December. A US nuclear powered submarine struck an object underwater in the South China Sea on Saturday. The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. Red Sox lost game one to Tampa for ALDS
October 08, 2021
Daily Global News - THU OCT 7th - A deal in Congress averts default
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. A solution to avert a default may be coming after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly floated two potential options. Pfizer asks FDA to authorize its COVID 19 vaccine for children 5 to 11. Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has he was "surprised and humbled" to be awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature.
October 07, 2021
Daily Global News - WED OCT 6th - Facebook whistleblower, Congress, Coronavirus
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistleblower whose complaints about the company have raised new questions about the platform’s impact, appeared before a Senate subcommittee yesterday. President Joe Biden has urged Dems to shoot for a range of $1.9 trillion to $2.2 trillion instead of the $3.5 trillion economic package. Only 56% of Americans are fully vaccinated -- far below the threshold experts say is needed for herd immunity. Red Sox beat Yankees in a winner take all wild card game.
October 06, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE OCT 5th - Facebook troubles & Debt Ceiling talks
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The deadline to suspend or lift the debt ceiling is October 18, but President Joe Biden said he couldn't guarantee the debt ceiling will be lifted. California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency yesterday in response to the oil spill currently coating parts of the Southern California coast. Facebook says sorry for mass outage and reveals why it happened. Red Sox vs. Yankees in a winner take all wild card game.
October 05, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI SEP 17th - France is upset with AUKUS - FDA decides for booster shot
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. European allies are grumbling over the new US security deal with the UK and Australia. France in particular is upset over the agreement, which includes a deal for the US to furnish nuclear-powered submarines to Australia. The White House has primed governors on how many Afghan refugees they can expect to be resettled in their states in the coming weeks. FDA advisers meet today to discuss the possibility of booster shots for Covid-19 vaccines.
September 17, 2021
Daily Global News - THU SEP 16th - Australia, UK, US agree on strategic arms deal - Simone Biles accuses the system
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Acclaimed gymnasts who were abused by former physician Larry Nassar testified yesterday in a powerful Senate hearing. Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman all accused the FBI of botching its investigation into allegations against Nassar and called out intimidation by the sport's governing bodies. President Biden and the UK government will work together on an effort to help Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines to try to counter Beijing’s influence in the region. Nicholas hurricane continues dumping rain on the South. The booster-shot debate heats up.
September 16, 2021
Daily Global News - WED SEP 15th - CA Gov Newsom survives recall election - A woman of color will be new Boston mayor
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. California Gov. Gavin Newsom will hold on to his seat, after a partisan-driven recall effort. Democrats turned out in droves for yesterday’s election, swatting down the possibility of Newsom being ousted in favor of his most prominent GOP challenger, talk show host Larry Elder. Boston voters selected two mayoral candidates on Tuesday to advance to November's general election. Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry has ordered the firing of Port-au-Prince's chief prosecutor, Bed-Ford Claude, who was investigating the assassination of the late President Jovenel Moise. Barcelona was humiliated in Champions League opening day.
September 15, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE SEP 14th - California elections, Norway moves center-left, Covid hits children
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The California gubernatorial recall election gets underway today. Covid-19 cases among US children have risen almost 240% since July, American Academy of Pediatrics data shows. Kids now account for 29% of all cases reported nationwide. Secretary of State Antony Blinken appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee yesterday. Parliamentary elections in Norway have shaken up the country’s government, giving the center-left Labor Party a chance to form a new coalition Red Sox loose.
September 14, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN SEP 12th - Solemn Anniversary, Vaccine Mandates, US Open
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The US paused to honor what it lost on September 11, 2001 -- and in the two decades since the terrorist attacks that changed the world. Agencies that required Covid-19 vaccines before President Biden’s push have seen early success. California recall vote is on Tuesday. Red Sox win in extra innings.
September 12, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI SEP 10th - Biden lays out new vaccine rules - Justice Department sues Texas
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President Biden has imposed stringent new vaccine rules on federal workers, large employers and health care staff in a sweeping attempt to contain the latest surge of Covid-19. Biden's Justice Department has sued Texas over its new six-week abortion ban, saying the state law is unconstitutional. Biden spoke with China's President Xi Jinping, as relations between the two countries remain tense. Tom Brady wins with another comeback (his 49th) and Sakari can not stop an 18 year old wonder in US Open semis.
September 10, 2021
Daily Global News - WED SEP 8th - Taliban forms Government
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The Taliban announced the formation of a hard-line interim government for Afghanistan, filling top posts with veterans of the militant group who oversaw the 20-year fight against the US-led military coalition. President Biden is set to deliver a major address tomorrow on the next phase of his pandemic response.
September 08, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE SEP 7th - 9/11 trial and Covid
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Pretrial hearings in the case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has been accused of being the lead plotter behind the September 11 attacks, and four other detainees at Guantanamo Bay are set to resume today. Covid-19 cases have been on the rise in much of the US, and the seven-day average of new cases yesterday was more than 300% higher than Labor Day of last year, Johns Hopkins University data shows. A Guinean military officer broadcast a statement on Sunday announcing that Guinea’s constitution has been dissolved in an apparent coup.
September 07, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN SEP 5th - Extreme Weather exposes US vulnerability - US new Geopolitical strategy
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Hurricane Ida’s path of destruction exposed a harsh climate reality that the U.S. is not prepared for extreme weather. Students are returning to classrooms, and anxiety is rising over the coronavirus.In the chaotic finale of America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan, a Biden Doctrine is emerging: a foreign policy that avoids forever wars while addressing rising powers. Red Sox win 4 in a row
September 05, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI SEP 3rd - Deadly Ida claims 46 - Texas law bans abortions after six weeks
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Communities are mourning and trying to clean up after floodwaters turned highways and homes into death traps in the Northeast. The remnants from Hurricane #Ida pummeled cities with unprecedented rainfall in some areas, leaving at least 46 people dead in six states. More than 80% of Americans 16 and older have some level of immunity against the coronavirus -- mostly through vaccination, a new survey shows. Clashes erupted overnight between Taliban fighters and an anti-Taliban group in Afghanistan's northern Panjshir Valley. Texas new law bans abortions after 6 weeks. The Supreme Court denied a request from Texas abortion providers to freeze the state law, meaning it will remain on the books for now.
September 03, 2021
Daily Global News - THU SEP 2nd - Mikis Theodorakis Zorba composer dies at 96
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Michalis “Mikis” Theodorakis, a prolific Greek composer and leftist political activist whose musical meditations on his homeland ranged from the sun-drenched bliss of “Zorba the Greek” to brooding anthems about the country’s many upheavals and struggles, died Thursday. He was 96. The Taliban threw a parade in Afghanistan's second-largest city to show off their newly seized American-made military equipment. Days after Hurricane Ida tore through Louisiana, its remnants are on a deadly path of destruction in the Northeast.
September 02, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE AUG 31st - US Longest war ended, Taliban in control of Afghanistan
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The last US military planes have left Afghanistan, marking the end of the US’ longest war and ushering in a new era of uncertainty for a country under resurgent Taliban rule. Flooded roads and impassable debris are hampering initial recovery efforts in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida, now a tropical depression, blew through on Sunday. Overall effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines has not significantly decreased yet for most vaccinated Americans, putting in question the need for a 3rd booster shot. China has barred children under the age of 18 from playing video games on weekdays. Greek Prime Minister reshuffled the cabinet.
August 31, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN AUG 29th - More terror threat in Kabul - Hurricane Ida is moving towards Louisiana
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Evacuation flights from Kabul’s airport are winding down as President Biden warned of another attack in the closing days of the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. Ida could strike the state today as a Category 4 hurricane — with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour — on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Children’s hospitals around the country are experiencing a surge in Covid-19 patients. Red Sox win in extra innings.
August 29, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI AUG 27th - Terror in Kabul Airport
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Thirteen US service members and at least 90 Afghans were killed in a pair of bombing attacks outside the airport in Kabul where thousands of people had gathered in recent days to escape Taliban rule. ISIS-K, claimed that an ISIS militant carried out the suicide attack. The US is pressing forward with evacuations, including the roughly 1,000 Americans still in Afghanistan. The Supreme Court has blocked the Biden administration’s eviction moratorium. Investors await Fed Chair Powell’s speech.
August 27, 2021
Daily Global News - THU AUG 26th - Terror threats in Kabul Airport - Moderna asks for full FDA approval
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. US diplomats in Kabul warned American citizens early this morning to immediately leave several gates into the airport following what one US official called a "very specific threat stream" from a branch of ISIS. Moderna has completed its submission to the FDA for full approval of its Covid-19 vaccine for people 18 and older. Delta Air Lines will require unvaccinated employees to pay an extra $200 per month for their health care plans. From prison, Aleksei Navalny said “Putin’s regime” is doomed to collapse. Red Sox loose in extra innings.
August 26, 2021
Daily Global News - WED AUG 25th - No extension on Afghanistan pull out
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President Biden has decided not to extend the deadline for American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, despite pressure from G7 and US leaders alike. Global Covid-19 cases appear to be leveling off after a two-month increase, WHO reported more than 4.5 million new cases and 68,000 new deaths worldwide last week. Nasdaq closes above 15,000 for first time. Patriots trade Sony Michel to Rams.
August 25, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE AUG 24th - Full Vaccine Approval allows Mandates & G7 Meet about Afghanistan
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The FDA has granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for people 16 and older, paving the way for more vaccine mandates and hopefully encouraging more hesitant people to get the shot. G7 leaders meet today in an emergency summit to discuss the August 31 deadline for the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. Chinese tech stocks on the rebound.
August 24, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI AUG 20th - Will Taliban restrain? and Student Loans
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The Taliban regime is cracking down on opposition to its resurgent rule in Afghanistan. After protests broke out in the city of Khost, the militant group issued an indefinite curfew and banned movement within the city. More than 1 million doses of the vaccine were reported administered Thursday, according to CDC data. The US Education Department has announced it will cancel $5.8 billion in outstanding student loans for borrowers who are unable to work because of permanent disabilities. Hurricane watches issued for New England as Henri approaches.
August 20, 2021
Daily Global News - THU AUG 19th - Taliban, Pandemic and Fed tapering
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Taliban has tried to present an image that’s more progressive and restrained than before. US Covid-19 hospitalization rates have now hit record highs for all age groups under 50. New satellite images show Russia may be preparing another test of its nuclear-powered cruise missile, known as "Skyfall.” Fed Reserve hinted on asset tapering, pushing global stock markets to a sell off. #RedSox got swept by Yankees
August 19, 2021
Daily Global News - WED AUG 18th - Afghanistan, storms, wildfires and Delta
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. As the Taliban regime solidifies control in Afghanistan, the US is left in the uncomfortable position of relying on the group to ensure a safe exit from the catastrophe. Child cases of coronavirus are still rising in the US, and experts say the return to schools will gravely complicate that. The numbers paint a dangerous picture: More than 121,000 child Covid-19 cases were reported last week, which the American Academy of Pediatrics says is a substantial increase. Tropical Storm Grace is heading toward Mexico today, threatening to bring with it hurricane-force winds, deadly rip tides and up to half a foot of rain. The Caldor Fire burning in El Dorado County has charred more than 30,000 acres and is 0% contained.
August 18, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN JUN 27th - Miami Condo collapse
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. As the search for victims of a collapsed Florida condo building stretches into a fourth day, news has surfaced of a report from 2018 that warned of major structural damage. Johnson & Johnson will pay New York $230 million under a settlement that ensures it will get out of the opioid business in the U.S. China's Communist Party will celebrate its 100th anniversary amid growing international tensions.
June 27, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI JUN 23rd - Miami Condo collapse & $1 Trillion Infrastructure deal
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The partial collapse of a residential building near Miami has left 99 people unaccounted for and one confirmed dead. In DC the $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal includes $109 billion for roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects, $55 billion for water infrastructure and $73 billion for the nation's power structure. A new and slightly different version of the Delta coronavirus variant is spreading in countries including the United Kingdom, the United States and India, health officials say.
June 25, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE JUN 22nd - Amateur athletes win in court & NYC mayor's race
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The Supreme Court unanimously handed down a huge ruling yesterday, saying student athletes can receive education-related payments. IN NYC thirteen Democrats and two Republicans are running in the mayoral primaries. President Biden is pushing for his $4 trillion economic agenda. Denmark advances to round of 16 in EURO
June 22, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN JUN 20th - Delta Variant, Father's Day & Iran
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. As the U.S. heads into its second pandemic summer, the Delta variant worries many experts, in Europe there is a spike in Delta cases. Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief, Ebrahim Raisi, was elected president. On Friday, U.S. Catholic bishops decided to draft new guidance on communion that would deny President Biden the sacrament because of his support for abortion rights. Bucks beat the Nets in Game 7, US Open is on the final day, EURO and COPA America keep soccer fans and dad's everywhere glued on the TV. Happy Father's Day!
June 20, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI JUN 18th - Affordable Care Act & Juneteenth
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act brought on by Republican-led states. Juneteenth is now officially a federal holiday. Greece is shocked with the confession of the murder by the husband of 20-year-old homicide victim Caroline Crouch.
June 18, 2021
Daily Global News - WED JUN 16th - Biden and Putin meet in Geneva
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President Joe Biden is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva today for a much-anticipated summit that caps off Biden’s first trip abroad in office. The U.S. will soon surpass 600,000 deaths from Covid-19, the world’s highest toll. California and New York lifted virtually all restrictions on gatherings. France beat Germany 1-0 in Euro Cup stage round
June 16, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN JUN 13th - Christian Eriksen collapsing during Euros match - G&7 Meeting Concludes
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Eriksen collapsed during Saturday's game in Copenhagen. He fell to the ground during a throw-in, shortly before the end of the first half; he is recovering in the hospital in stable condition. Leaders of the Group of 7 are wrapping up a summit today, having taken on the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and China. Israel stands on the cusp of a watershed moment as l awmakers will hold a vote today that would remove Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from power. Tsitsipas is playing in the Rollang Garros Final.
June 13, 2021
Daily Global News - THU JUN 10th - Biden visits UK & 500 Million vaccine doses to be donated around the world
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President Biden meets today with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson as part of his first foreign trip since taking office. The Biden administration plans to donate 500 million doses of Pfizer's vaccine worldwide. After years of stops and starts, the Keystone XL Pipeline is officially dead. Bruins are eliminated from playoffs.
June 10, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI JUN 4th - Cyberattacks treated like terrorism & Biden's first trip abroad
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The Justice Department is showing signs that it plans to coordinate its anti-ransomware efforts with the same protocols as it does for terrorism. President Biden will be heading out on his first international trip since taking office next week. US to share 25 million Covid-19 vaccines with countries around the world. Bruins take the lead 2-1 in the Series vs Islanders.
June 04, 2021
Daily Global News - THU JUN 3rd - Cyberattacks & new page for Israel
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. JBS, the major meat supplier targeted by a cyberattack this week, and a ransomware attack yesterday disrupted service for a Martha’s Vineyard ferry in Cape Cod. President Joe Biden has announced a “National Month of Action” as part of a plan to get 70% of the US adult population at least partially vaccinated. A coalition of Israeli political parties have agreed to a deal to form a new government, paving the way for the exit of Israel's longest serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.AT Celtics, Danny Ainge is retiring with Brad Stevens taking his place as president of Basketball operations, and his first job is to find his replacement.
June 03, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN May 30th - Florida Mass Shooting & Vaccinated Summer finally begins
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Shooters jumped out of a car and opened fire at a Florida club, killing two people and wounding 20. Senate Democrats prepare to work on Biden infrastructure plan ‘with or without’ Republicans. COVID Origins reports and papers fuels conspiracy theories. Chelsea FC upsets Man City to win Champions League
May 30, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI May 28th - COVID Origins & Return of the Summer
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. intelligence officials told the White House they had untapped evidence about the virus’ origins that required more analysis to fully interpret. A key U.S. inflation gauge rose 3.1% year over year, higher than expected. Russia appears to be carrying out a cyberattack through an email system that the State Department’s international aid agency uses, according to Microsoft.
May 28, 2021
Daily Global News - THU May 27th - San Jose shooting, Biden's Wuhan Inquiry & Climate activists win
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Nine people are dead after a gunman opened fire yesterday morning at the Valley Transportation Authority light rail yard in San Jose, California. Biden has asked the US intelligence community to double down on efforts to investigate the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic in Wuhan and report back to him in 90 days. Climate activists have notched two major victories over oil companies.
May 27, 2021
Daily Global News - WED May 26th - Biden and Putin will meet & Amazon Bought MGM Studios
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a high-stakes summit in Switzerland next month marking it as the first face-to-face meeting. Global coronavirus cases dropped 14% last week, WHO reports. Amazon is buying MGM Studios for $8.45 billion. Celtics lose to NETS and Kyrie Irving "fans the flames"
May 26, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN - May 23rd - Gaza - George Floyd - Eurovision
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding after a brief war that reverberated worldwide. Floyd’s family will visit the White House on the anniversary of his death. Italy win Eurovision with rock 'n' roll band. Celtics lose first playoff game. PAOK win Greek Soccer Cup final.
May 23, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI MAY 21st - Israel and Hamas agree to cease-fire over Gaza conflict
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire after more than a week of intense violence that left hundreds dead. The average daily pace of US coronavirus vaccinations is down almost 50% from its April peak In Greece a large scale wildfire in West Attica to be contained by nightfall, fire chief says
May 21, 2021
Science+Mentoring+Networking = WHBA's Summer School
The World Hellenic Biomedical Association - www.WHBA1990.org - has created an amazing opportunity to learn, network and create life long mentorships and friendships. Organizing committee members Eleftheria Ledaki Commercialization Manager, Biopharma, Queen Mary Innovation, UK; Efi Tsouko Post-doctoral research associate, Baylor College of Medicine, USA; Christos Lisgaras Post-doctoral Fellow, New York University and Senior member Dr. Petros Grivas Associate Professor University of Washington, USA discuss the opportunities, challenges and benefits of this unique program.
May 20, 2021
Daily Global News - THU May 20th - Vaccine Booster shots & Middle East Violence
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. A Covid-19 booster shot will likely be needed within a year of initial vaccination to keep up immunity. A ceasefire in the bloody Israeli-Palestinian conflict could be "imminent," according to Hamas leaders The House voted to create a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, with 35 Republicans voting in favor. But Mitch McConnell, minority leader in the Senate, said he opposed it. Bruins take the lead 2-1 in an OT win over the Capitals in NHL Playoffs
May 20, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE May 18th - Mass is open for business as of May 29th
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. As of May 29, all businesses and venues in the state will be able to reopen at full capacity. Biden has expressed support for a ceasefire in the escalating violence between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza. The President mentioned his position on a call yesterday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and floated the possibility of international diplomatic involvement. Walmart earnings beat estimates as retailer sees robust growth in grocery and online sales. Celtics in Play-In NBA
May 18, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN May 16th Israel’s assault in Gaza will persist
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President Joe Biden spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday amid intensifying violence in the Middle East. Colonial Pipeline resumes normal operations after hack, but many gas stations still face shortages. S&P 500 jumps 1.5% Friday as Big Tech rebounds, but still posts a weekly loss.
May 16, 2021
Daily Global News - WED May 12th - Vaccine for teens, GOP vote and deadly fighting in Gaza
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. A CDC advisory panel is set to meet today to discuss whether to recommend use of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds. Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, is expected to be ousted from her position as chair of the House GOP conference when the body meets today to vote on her fate. At least 35 people are dead in Gaza after the latest exchange of airstrikes between Israeli and Palestinian forces last night. States including Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Florida have declared emergencies as gas demand soars due to the ongoing Colonial Pipeline crisis.
May 12, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE May 6th - The Pfizer vaccine will now be available to kids ages 12 to 15
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The Pfizer vaccine will now be available to kids ages 12 to 15 after the FDA expanded its emergency use authorization. Hundreds are injured and tensions are soaring after clashes in Jerusalem yesterday led to a night of exchanged fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. Energy regulators are calling on leaders in the energy sector to step up their cyberdefenses after the weekend ransomware attack that knocked the Colonial Pipeline offline.
May 11, 2021
Daily Global News - THU May 6th - U.S. backs waiving patent protections for Covid vaccines
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it supports waiving intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines. The new Restaurant Revitalization Fund has $28.6 billion in its program to recoup restaurant losses. Colombia has seen more than a week of bloody protests over economic inequality and police brutality. All British final in Champions League as Man City will face Chelsea
May 06, 2021
Daily Global News - WED May 5th - US wants to vaccinate 70% by July 4th & Facebook upholds Trump Ban
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President Biden has a new Covid-19 goal: at least one vaccine dose to 70% of US adults and 160 million fully vaccinated by July 4. Facebook will uphold Trump ban but reassess the decision over coming months. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has missed a deadline to form a new government, extending the country’s long political deadlock. Man City will play at the Champions League final for first time
May 05, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI Apr 30th - EU says Apple’s App Store breaks competition rules
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. There have now been more than 150 million reported coronavirus cases worldwide, less than 13 months after the pandemic began. EU says Apple’s App Store breaks competition rules after Spotify complaint. The US has begun the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, but al Qaeda is still vowing a “war on all fronts.” Patriots select QB Mac Jones in NFL Draft
April 30, 2021
Daily Global News - THU Apr 29th - Biden proposes more stimulus
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President Biden delivered his first address to Congress last night, on the eve of his 100th day in office. The European Union has agreed to buy up to 1.8 billion doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Federal agents executed search warrants yesterday at the apartment and office of Rudy Giuliani, former President Trump’s personal lawyer. China has successfully launched the first module of its planned space station. Anastasiades says Turkish two-state offer will not be accepted
April 29, 2021
Daily Global News - WED Apr 28th - CDC has released new outdoor mask guidance and 100 days for Biden
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The CDC has released new outdoor mask guidance, saying fully vaccinated people can forego face coverings at small outdoor gatherings or when dining outside with friends from multiple households. Biden will mark his first 100 days in office this evening with an address to a joint session of Congress Biden to unveil $1.8 trillion plan for children and families.
April 28, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE Apr 27th - 2020 US Census shows 331 million and people moving to Texas
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. There are 331 million people living in the US, according to the data. As far as representation goes, Texas is the only state to gain two House seats in the count. Tesla’s bitcoin speculation helped boost profits by more than $100 million in Q1. Biden is proposing an extra $80 billion for the I.R.S. to catch tax evasion by high earners. Final four for Champions League begins tonight.
April 27, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN Apr 25th - Biden recognizes genocide against Armenians, escalating tensions with NATO ally Turkey
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President Joe Biden on Saturday recognized the killing of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century as a genocide, a historic though largely symbolic move that will likely strain already fraught relations with Turkey. India now accounts for nearly half of all new Covid cases in a global surge. But experts say the number is just a fraction of the virus’s real reach in the country. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is back in the mix. Tsitsipas will face Nadal for the Barcelona Open final.
April 25, 2021
Daily Global News - WED Apr 21st - Guilty in all count was found Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murder. About 40% of Americans have had a single vaccine dose and only 26% are fully vaccinated. European Super Soccer League collapsed after just 2 days, as founding teams abandoned it.
April 21, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE Apr 20th - The jury has begun deliberating in the Chauvin trial - Euro Super Soccer League
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The fate of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is now in the hands of jurors. The 12 richest soccer clubs announced they will form European Super League - NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has successfully completed its historic flight on Mars and safely landed back on the surface. Pr. Petros Vamvakas comments on Greek-Turkish negotiations after Ankara summit.
April 20, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN Apr 18th - George Floyd-Indianapolis-Prince Philip laid to rest
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The U.S., Brazil and Mexico lead the world in Covid-19 deaths, according to a Times database. Infections globally total more than 140 million. Queen Elizabeth II said goodbye to her husband of more than 73 years, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at his funeral on Saturday at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
April 18, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI Apr 16th - Deadly shooting in FEDEX facility
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Eight people are dead after a shooting last night at an Indianapolis FedEx facility. Vaccine hesitancy has become a problem, and even though more than 30% of US adults have been fully vaccinated. Raul Castro is preparing to step down as head of Cuba’s all-powerful communist party, ending decades of his family's leadership in the country. Greek and Turkish Foreign ministers have a public clash during their presser.
April 16, 2021
Daily Global News - THU Apr 15th - J&J vaccine is paused- Russian sanctions are coming
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Vaccine advisers to the CDC put off making any decision about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine when they met yesterday. The Biden administration is expected to announce sanctions targeting Russian individuals and entities in response to the SolarWinds hack and election interference. It's Tax Day in the US, but don't freak out! You still have a month to file your 2020 return. Red Sox have won 9 in a row.
April 15, 2021
Daily Global News - WED Apr 14th - CDC & FDA investigate J&J vaccine - Protesters continue in Minnesota,
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. CDC advisers are due to meet today to review cases of blood clots among people who received the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. Protesters gathered for a third night on the streets of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, to show their anger over the police shooting death of Daunte Wright. US troops to depart from Afghanistan by Sept 2021. Biden has proposed a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
April 14, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE Apr 13th - FDA halts use of Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine due to rare blood-clotting issues in six women
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The FDA is asking states to temporarily halt using J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine after six people in the U.S. developed a rare blood-clotting disorder. The FDA said the recommendation is “out of an abundance of caution.” The cases occurred in women ages 18 to 48, with symptoms developing six to 13 days after they received the shot. Protesters and police clashed again last night in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, over the death of Daunte Wright. It’s been just over 100 days since Brexit began in earnest, and British exporters aren’t happy with how things are going. Trade with Europe has taken a major hit, with exports of goods to the European Union plummeting by more than 41% in January and recovering only modestly after that.
April 13, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI Apr 9th - Amazon Union Vote - Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, dies at 99
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. A partial vote count suggested that Amazon would probably defeat the most serious organized-labor drive in the company’s history. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle,” Britain’s royal family announced Friday. Philip married Queen Elizabeth in 1947. 1 in 5 Americans are fully vaccinated and a third of the country has received at least one shot, CDC data shows
April 09, 2021
Daily Global News - THU Apr 8th - Coronavirus UK variance, gun control measures and immigration crisis
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The coronavirus variant first identified in the UK is now the most common strain of coronavirus in the US. President Joe Biden will announce a series of executive actions on gun control today in response to mass shootings in Georgia and Colorado. More than 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children are now in US custody
April 08, 2021
Daily Global News - WED Apr 7th - The US economy is growing at its fastest pace since 1984
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The US economy is growing at its fastest pace since 1984, and will likely surpass its pre-pandemic size, the International Monetary Fund predicts. One big reason: The $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. Nearly half of US adults could have a first Covid-19 vaccine dose by the weekend.
April 07, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE Apr 6th - Senate can pass trillion infrastructure bill with simple majority
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The Senate parliamentarian, has ruled that Democrats may amend the budget resolution and pass infrastructure bill with simple majority. The results of Israel's fourth election in a little more than two years reveal more of the same: Political gridlock, and no clear path to a majority government. The Minneapolis police chief testified that Derek Chauvin had violated department policy when he knelt on George Floyd for more than nine minutes. Real Madrid and Liverpool play for Champions league today.
April 06, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI Apr 2nd - US unemployment fell at 6% as Jobs report blows past expectations
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 916,000 in March, while the unemployment rate declined to 6%. The job growth was well ahead of Dow Jones estimates for 675,000 and the fastest since August 2020. The World Health Organization harshly criticized Europe’s coronavirus response, calling the region’s vaccine rollout “unacceptably slow”. Opening day (again) at Fenway Park
April 02, 2021
Daily Global News - THU Apr 1st - April Fool's, Opening Day & $3 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Biden unveiled the details of his $2 trillion plan to repair and upgrade the country’s infrastructure, calling it “a once-in-a-generation investment in America.” Covid-19 was the third leading cause of death last year in the US, behind heart disease and cancer, early CDC data reveals. The virus also led to a global increase in stillbirths, maternal mortality and depression. New York State legalized the use of recreational marijuana.
April 01, 2021
Daily Global News - WED Mar 31st - Pfizer says Covid vaccine is 100% effective in kids ages 12 to 15
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Pfizer said Wednesday its Covid-19 vaccine was 100% effective in a study of adolescents aged 12 to 15, encouraging results that could clear the shots for use in middle school students before school starts this fall. Global leaders have called for an international “pandemic treaty” to help ensure the world is prepared for future crises. President Joe Biden will unveil his ambitious infrastructure package in Pittsburgh today. Greece will face off Georgia for pre-qualification of world cup soccer today.
March 31, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE Mar 30th - Another trillion bill is announced & WHO will release a report into the origins of Covid-19
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President Joe Biden will lay out the first of a sweeping two-pronged infrastructure and jobs proposal. Biden says in the next three weeks, 90% of the adult US population will be eligible for the vaccine. Coronavirus is crippling Brazil, and the country’s President Jair Bolsonaro is making moves that appear designed to secure greater loyalty amid the crisis.
March 30, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN Mar 28th - Suez Canal is still blocked & 1/3 of US adults are vaccinated
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. A very big boat in the Suez Canal is still very much stuck, causing a traffic jam that costs $10 Billion in world trade per day. More than one-third of U.S. adults — about 90 million people — have received at least one shot of a coronavirus vaccine. In Myanmar, dozens of people were fatally shot as the security forces cracked down on protests
March 28, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI Mar 26th - Biden first Press Conference & and Suez Canal blockage
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Biden held his first official White House news conference yesterday, and talked about the filibuster, immigration and foreign policy. CDC warned that the US is still seeing about 1,000 deaths a day and facing the growing threat of coronavirus variants. Greece celebrated 200 year of independence, President Biden and PM Mitsotakis had a 30 minute call and agree to meet when pandemic eases. Celtics trade, and Greece get a 1-1 draw with Spain
March 26, 2021
Social Networks research, an app that predicts your Covid risk, and mythology
Dr. Nicholas Christakis is Professor of Social and Natural Science, Internal Medicine & Biomedical Engineering and Director of Human Nature Labs at Yale University. He talks about the new mobile app HUNALA that is like "waze traffic app for COVID" to predict the individual risk of getting covid; his book "Apollo's Arrow" the scientific prediction of the roaring 2020s and how people will behave after the pandemic. You will be most be surprised on the advice he gives to young researchers!
March 24, 2021
Daily Global News - WED Mar 24th - 200 years celebrations start in Greece
Greece begins the 200 year anniversary of Independence today. Greece welcomes foreign dignitaries to commemorate bicentennial, as France, Britain and Russia will be represented. Elections in Israel do not produce a clear majority to govern, but Netanyahu is ahead.
March 24, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE Mar 23rd - Colorado shootings, AstraZeneca vaccine & $3 Trillion infrastructure plan
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is gaining steam after the company released new data on its efficacy. Ten people, including a police officer, were killed yesterday afternoon after a gunman opened fire in a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. White House advisers are expected to present a two-part, $3 trillion jobs and infrastructure proposal to President Biden as soon as this week. Israelis head to the polls today for the country's fourth general election in under two years. Greece is preparing to celebrate 200 years of independence.
March 23, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN Mar 21st - Spring starts with hopes Covid will not surge
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Coronavirus cases — significantly down since the U.S. peak in January — have plateaued this month at about 55,000 new infections a day, a level public health officials say is still too high. But some governors are already starting to relax restrictions.Protesters nationwide denounced the Atlanta spa killings and called for an end to anti-Asian violence. If you need a cuteness break, National Puppy Day is Tuesday.
March 21, 2021
How The largest liquor store in the world dealt with the Pandemic and stayed open
Mr. George Soleas talks about his personal journey starting as a refugee from Cyprus to being President and CEO of Liquor Control Board of Toronto, with 11,000 employees, over $7 Billion sales and $2.5 Billion of profits. He discusses how he managed the Pandemic crisis, the lesson of being authentic to your peers and employees and the value of trust "If you lose trust, you lost your people". Personal and professional lessons, what the Government did right, and how politicians around the world could have done better.
March 19, 2021
Daily Global News - THU Mar 18th - Spa Shootings, US and China talks - NCAA tournament starts
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Six of the eight who were killed were Asian women, who are uniquely vulnerable to violence because of their race and gender. Senior officials from the US and China are set to meet in Alaska today and tomorrow for the first time since President Biden took office. The Federal Reserve suggested it would keep interest rates low for years.
March 18, 2021
Daily Global News - WED Mar 17th - No St. Patrick's Parade this year and Atlanta Spa Shootings
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Eight people were killed at three metro Atlanta spas in the span of about an hour yesterday. The US is facing a tough race between Covid-19 vaccines and variants. Vaccinations are quickly ramping up, and they have a great shot of winning out. A US intelligence report has determined that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2020 election. Greek and Turkish foreign ministers to meet in April.
March 17, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE Mar 16th - AstraZeneca vaccine temp shut dow & Immigration crisis for Biden
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. A growing number of European countries are temporarily halting the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine after reports of a handful of cases of blood clots in people who have received the shot. President Biden is facing growing political tension over his administration's strategy on the US-Mexico border. The Vatican says it will not bless same-sex unions, writing in a statement approved by Pope Francis that God "does not and cannot bless sin."
March 16, 2021
Scholarships, mentoring, networking for a better future- Hellenic Bioscientific Association of USA
The leadership team of Hellenic Bioscientific Association USA www.hbausa.org outlines its vision and programs of scholarships, mentoring and networking. Young, brilliant scientists committed to helping one another for a better world. President Dr. Alexandra Touroutoglou, Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School; Vice President Dr. Christos Lisgaras Research Fellow at NYU, Appointed Secretary Dr. Maria Stamou Physician Scientist & Endocrinology Fellow Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Dr. Counselor Dr. Harilaos Philipakis Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
March 14, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN Mar 14th - Daylight savings may be here to stay
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Clocks are turned forward by an hour this morning in exchange for a few months of extra daylight -- and some US senators want to make this time change permanent. Former middleweight champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler died unexpectedly at age 66.
March 14, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI Mar 12th - Biden sets goal of July 4th to get back to normal
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President Biden directed all states to open vaccination opportunities to all adults by May 1st; and the nation could start to be back to normal by the July 4 holiday. Americans could start seeing those much-awaited $1,400 stimulus payments as early as this weekend. More people are dying in Myanmar every day as the military junta in control there tries to crack down on peaceful protests. Greece extends lockdown period to prevent virus spread.
March 12, 2021
Daily Global News - THU Mar 11th - 1 year of Pandemic, we made it, but are we better off?
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. It’s been one year since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus to be a pandemic. Since that time, 29 million cases have been reported in the US, and 529,000 people have died as a result. Across the world, at least 118 million people have been infected and 2.6 million have died. Merrick Garland, who spent nearly 24 years as a federal appellate judge, was confirmed as attorney general.
March 11, 2021
Daily Global News - WED Mar 10th - $1.9 Trillion is coming and the Palace is "saddened"
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package is expected to pass the House today. About 1 in 10 Americans -- more than 32 million people -- are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Social tensions rise in Greece, as protestors clash with police. In sports Champions League today, will Barca perform a miracle in Paris?
March 10, 2021
A startup with a social mission! It is not always about the stock options, Melina Taprantzi shows us the way
Melina Taprantzi founder of WiseGreece.com is a social entrepreneur with a successful model of a start-up non-profit organization with a double mission: selling over 500 top quality Greek food products, as well as raising money for food to be donated to people in need. She was awarded by the UN and the World Bank with the "Sustainable Development Goals and Her award", as she was selected from a pool of 2,400 applicants from around the world.
March 09, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE March 9th - CDC gives guidelines for vaccinated people & Prince Harry's interview rocks the Palace
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Fully vaccinated people can gather indoors in small groups without taking precautions but should continue to wear masks in public, the C.D.C. said. Vaccinated people can also get together with members of one unvaccinated household, as long as no one has a complicating health risk. The Senate has passed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, helping to clear the way for millions of Americans to potentially receive $1,400 stimulus checks.
March 09, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN March 7th - Stimulus bill passed & and the Pope in Iraq
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The Senate passed the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan. The House votes on the revised bill Tuesday. Experts are worried that highly contagious variants could cause another US coronavirus spike. Pope Francis is concluding a historic trip to Iraq.
March 07, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI March 5th - $1,400 checks are coming
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Democrats are looking to pass the stimulus plan this weekend with their narrow Senate majority. Trouble is brewing over vaccine supplies in Europe. China’s political elite are gathered for a summit this week in Beijing, and Hong Kong’s future is in the balance. Earthquake in Thessalia, Greece troubles scientists.
March 05, 2021
Daily Global News - THU March 4th - Stimulus talks, Capital Security & Myanmar
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Some state leaders are facing tough criticism for easing coronavirus restrictions despite myriad expert warnings that the worst isn’t quite over.Federal law enforcement is on high alert today after an intelligence bulletin this week warned of a group of violent militia extremists discussing plans to take control of the US Capitol. Senate Democrats were still scrambling last night to put their final touches on the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill that the entire caucus will have to support.Another deadly day of protests rocked Myanmar as the country’s security forces opened fire on young peaceful protesters in scenes described as “a war zone.”
March 04, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE March 2nd Sarkozy found guilty and vaccinated rates climb
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years in prison for corruption and influence peddling. The threat of coronavirus variants is growing, and CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky warns that, if we’re not careful, their spread could reverse falling case numbers and delay the recovery
March 02, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN Feb 28th - J&J vaccine approved
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The Food and Drug Administration authorized Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine for emergency use on Saturday. The $1.9 trillion pandemic aid bill passed in the House and must now maneuver through a procedural and political thicket in the Senate. A second former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo has accused him of sexual harassment.
February 28, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI Feb 26th - Stimulus, Coronavirus Vaccines and Syria air strikes
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President Biden marked 50 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the US since he took office last month, The House is expected to pass the $1.9 trillion bill today. The US military carried out air strikes on a site in Syria used by two Iranian-backed militia groups.
February 26, 2021
Daily Global News - THU Feb 24th - J&J vaccine approved & Stimulus Package
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The FDA says Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine meets the requirements for emergency use authorization. The stimulus bill is headed to a House floor vote as early as tomorrow. Australia has passed a new law that will force tech companies to pay publishers for news content.
February 25, 2021
Daily Global News - WED Feb 24th - Tiger Woods in a car accident & the FED Reserve says economic recovery not certain
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Tiger Woods suffered leg injuries in a car crash in Southern California and underwent surgery. Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, called the economic recovery “far from complete” and its future “highly uncertain.” Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson say they will produce enough doses by the end of next month to vaccinate about 130 million people in the U.S. — roughly half of all adults. Greece COVID cases on the rise, the lockdown will continue beyond March 1st
February 24, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN Feb 21st - Texas is freezing and vaccinations climb
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Texas emerges from a deadly deep freeze, NASA's newest Mars rover is checking out its forever home and beaming back stunning photos from the red planet. The Senate will hold confirmation hearings this week for Judge Merrick Garland, President Biden’s pick for attorney generadl. In Greece the #metoo movement is moving to courts, as criminal charges were filled against the former head of National Theater.
February 21, 2021
Researching Covid Diagnostics and the effects of Long-Covid
Dr. Ioannis Prassas talks about his research on Covid diagnostics and the effects of Long Covid. He is a scientist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada. Trained as a molecular biologist, his research focuses mostly on the application of proteomic technologies for diagnostics and he is translating research findings into clinical products with great therapeutic promise. Currently, he is finishing work on a rapid diagnostic saliva test for COVID that will be used in schools and work places, and he is researching the long term effects of COVID that could lead to new therapeutics.
February 20, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI Feb 19th - Mars landing and winter storm
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Perseverance, NASA's most advanced rover to date, has flawlessly landed itself on Mars after a monthslong, 292.5 million-mile journey from Earth. The lights are back on for most Texans, after a devastating week of freezing temperatures and winter storms.
February 19, 2021
Daily Global News - THU Feb 18th - Winter storm, coronavirus and immigration
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Texas has another day of misery ahead. A winter storm has severely strained power facilities in the state and left millions in the cold and dark for days. Covid-19 variants are threatening to cause another surge of infections in the US, making it more important than ever to continue practicing tried-and-true safety measures. Immigration policy changes proposed by White House will face tough vote in Congress. Facebook will stop sharing news in Australia. Greece to receive $4 billion for EU stimulus package.
February 18, 2021
Daily Global News - TUE Feb 16th - Winter storm affects 200 M in US & Stimulus debate
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. It's colder out there than it has been in decades. About 200 million people remain under some sort of weather-related alert after a winter storm that has pummeled much of the US. The House is on track to pass their portion of the proposal as soon as next week. But the bill could face a tougher time in the Senate. Progressive and moderate Democrats there will have to settle a series of philosophical debates over its scope, including whether they are willing to spend $1.9 trillion and whether they want to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour as part of the bill. Athens and Acropolis is snowed in making for for some majestic photos, once in a decade. Champions League soccer is back on!
February 16, 2021
Daily Global News - SUN Feb 14th - Trump acquitted, McConnell blasts Trump after vote to acquit
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Donald Trump was acquitted of inciting the Capitol Hill riot. Mr. Trump called the proceeding “yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our country”. Senator Mitch McConnell harshly berated the former president in language that could have come from the prosecution, holding him “practically and morally responsible” for the Capitol riot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that schools should open as soon as possible, particularly for young children. A large earthquake shook a broad area across eastern Japan, leaving nearly a million households without power. More than 100 people were injured.
February 14, 2021
Early disease detection research and why Covid happened with Dr. Eleftherios Diamantis
Dr Eleftherios Diamantis, discusses research for early disease detection, working with post docs from Greece and his own view why Covid happened. He is Professor & Head, Division of Clinical Biochemistry at University of Toronto, a physician-scientist, who left Greece many years ago and has pursued an outstanding academic career at the University of Toronto as the director of the AC-DC center (Advanced Centre for Detection of Cancer). He is a broadly-recognized scientist in the field of Clinical Biochemistry and is behind the identification of important biomarkers that allow early detection of diseases.
February 12, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI Feb 12th - Trump's defense starts today and BBC is banned in China
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Trump’s defense team will step upand present its rebuttal, expected to finish by this evening. The UK coronavirus variant is posing a growing threat to Europe, and the World Health Organization warned that shutdowns may be necessary across the region if it becomes a dominant strain. BBC World News has been banned from airing in China. Greece and Israel agree to start clinical trials for COVID therapeutic.
February 12, 2021
Daily Global News - THU Feb 11th - The pandemic is in retreat in the US and house impeachment managers build their case
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The number of new coronavirus cases continues to plummet, as does the number of Americans hospitalized with symptoms. Deaths have also begun to decline. And the number of daily vaccination shots has nearly tripled over the last month. House impeachment managers meticulously recounted Donald Trump’s efforts to sow doubt over the election, relying heavily on video clips. In a call with President Xi Jinping of China, President Biden raised concerns about Beijing’s aggressive policies abroad and human rights abuses at home. Athens is lockdown until end of February to reduce COVID case. Bruins win in overtime.
February 11, 2021
Daily Global News -WED Feb 10th - Senate continues Impeachment trial and 10% of US population is vaccinated
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The first day of former President Trump’s impeachment trial focused on the constitutionality of trying a president who’s no longer in office and also revisited the wounds of last month’s Capitol siege. About 1 in 10 Americans, or nearly 32.9 million people, have gotten their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine After a visit to Wuhan, China, a W.H.O. official said it was “very unlikely” that the coronavirus had accidentally leaked from a laboratory. Some scientists worry that the agency has been too eager to accept Beijing’s narrative. Greece enters a 3rd lockdown as COVID cases increase.
February 10, 2021
Daily Global News -Tue Feb 9th - 2nd Impeachment starts, stimulus and the GOAT
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The second impeachment trial of former President Trump begins today. March 14. That’s the date by which Democratic lawmakers hope to finally pass the long-awaited coronavirus relief bill. Tom Brady is unequivocally the GOAT
February 09, 2021
Daily Global News -SUN Feb 7th - Super Bowl Sunday and other news
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM.The biggest event in American sports comes down to a battle of the ages. Cautious optimism: The worst of the current wave of coronavirus infections seems to be behind us. The seven-day rolling average of new cases in the U.S. is trending down in almost every part of the country. Still, that number is 104 percent higher than the summer peak on July 25, when the seven-day average was 66,784. Snow will cover Boston tonight.
February 07, 2021
Daily Global News - FRI Feb 5th - J&J vaccine, The Biden Dogma and US unemployment at 6.3%
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Payrolls barely grow to start 2021 even as the unemployment rate fell to 6.3% FDA will meet February 26 to discuss Johnson & Johnson's request for emergency use authorization of its Covid-19 vaccine. Biden says "America and diplomacy is back" on foreign policy speech. EU tries to clean up vaccine shortage mess.
February 05, 2021
Daily Global News - The Feb 4th - Vaccines, GOP internal fight, Super Mario in Italy, Apple and Kia to make a car
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. More than 530,000 people in the US could die of Covid-19 by the end of this month, a new CDC projection claims. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Georgia Republican who's publicly touted dangerous and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, will face a House floor vote today over whether she should be stripped of her committee assignments, Mario Draghi comes from the bench to form Italian Government. Bruins win in OT and Celtics loose to Kings.
February 04, 2021
Daily Global News - Wed Feb 3rd Impeachment legal brief, and Bezos "retirement"
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. House impeachment managers filed a brief charging former President Trump with being "singularly responsible" for inciting the insurrection last month at the US Capitol. About 70% to 85% of the US population should be fully vaccinated before the country can start returning to normal, Dr. Anthony Fauci says. So far, it stands at about 2%. Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has been sentenced to more than two and a half years in prison by a Moscow court. The verdict sparked protests across the country and swift condemnation abroad. Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO of Amazon. The multibillionaire has helmed the company since it was founded in 1995, overseeing its rise from online bookseller to $1.7 trillion global retail behemoth.
February 03, 2021
Music events during the pandemic
Christos Vayenas, a musician and composer, as well as director of Autumn Salon (www.theautumnsalon.com) talks about how the pandemic has changed the music industry, how events are taking place under Covid-Protocol and the what the future will look like for musicians and the industry.
February 02, 2021
Daily Global News -Tue Feb 2nd - Happy Groundhog Day - Vaccines, Stimulus Packages and Myanmar
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Biden administration’s recent purchase of 200 million additional doses, the President says there will now be enough doses to fully vaccinate 300 million people by the end of the summer. Biden spoke with some Republicans yesterday about their counterproposal to his $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, but it’s clear Democrats don’t think the GOP alternative is viable. There are now fears in Myanmar that could be a prelude to a wider clampdown, recalling 50 brutal years the country spent under military rule until 2011. After injuries for 3 seasons, Dustin Pedroia is retiring from the Red Sox, we will remember him with a smile.
February 02, 2021
Daily Global News -SUN Jan 31st - New rule on face masks goes into effect tomorrow
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. U.S. health officials are waiting to see if more contagious coronavirus variants upend the country’s progress in its battle against the virus. Game Stop stock continues to baffle investors as the main street investor takes revenge over Wall Street
January 31, 2021
The hidden Watergate "Greek Connection"
Author James Barron talks about his book "The Greek Connection". A controversial journalist relentlessly battles for democracy, honor and survival against abusive Greek and American governments trying to destroy him. “A stunningly cinematic rendering of an impactful life.” https://thegreekconnectionbook.com
January 29, 2021
Daily Global News -FRI Jan 29th - J&J said its single dose vaccine is 66% effective
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. A global study of nearly 44,000 found that the COVID-19 vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson is 66% effective in preventing moderate to severe disease. A new coronavirus variant first found in South Africa has now been detected in more than 30 countries, including the US. Another variant, first found in Brazil, has showed up in Minnesota. Some Senate Democrats are hoping for a swift impeachment trial for former President Trump, so Congress can get on with other measures like passing a long-awaited Covid-19 relief bill.
January 29, 2021
Daily Global News -THU Jan 28th - Good news as Virus cases are falling more sharply in the U.S. than at any previous point
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. New cases in the U.S. have fallen 35 percent over the past three weeks. Hospitalizations have dropped, as well. President Biden declared yesterday “climate day” at the White House and signed executive orders supporting climate science and putting climate action at the center of US foreign policy and national security. It was a wild day on Wall Street as Reddit users coordinated a mass buying spree of GameStop stock, deliberately upending hedge funds and short sellers who were betting the beleaguered retailer’s stock would crash.
January 28, 2021
Daily Global News -TUE Jan 26th - Biden first week and road to Super Bowl
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President Biden says he hopes the US will soon be able to administer 1.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccine a day, and the Defense Department is considering deploying thousands of troops to help reach that goal. Former President Trump is assembling a full legal team for his Senate impeachment trial, which starts in early February. protests turn violent in Russia. One year without Kobe
January 26, 2021
Daily Global News -SUN Jan 24th - Biden first week and road to Super Bowl
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. In his first 48 hours in office, Mr. Biden cranked out about 30 executive actions, 14 of which target a broad range of former President Trump’s executive mandates, with the remainder aimed at implementing emergency measures intended to deal with the pandemic and the economic crisis.The House will transmit its article of impeachment for former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday. But under a deal struck between Senate leaders, the chamber will then pause until Feb. 9 to give the prosecution and defense time to draft and exchange written legal briefs. The U.S. has surpassed 25 million known cases, and more contagious variants threaten to erase recent gains made in curbing the spread of the virus. After five decades on radio and TV, Larry King interviewed presidents, psychics, movie stars and swindlers — anyone with a story to tell, he died at 87.
January 24, 2021
Daily Global News -FRI Jan 22nd - Biden tackles COVID on his first day
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. On his first day President Biden put forward a national strategy to get the coronavirus pandemic under control. 100 million shots during his first 100 days in office, and testing capabilities, and issued a federal mask mandate for interstate travel. Dr. Anthony Fauci says he’s confident the US “can and should” vaccinate up to 85% of the adult US population by summer's end. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellhas proposed delaying Trump’s impeachment trial until mid-February to give Trump’s legal team time to prepare. Bruins win in a shoot-out.
January 22, 2021
Daily Global News -THU Jan 21st - New President Biden promises unity
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President Biden named six crises that the U.S. faces: the virus, climate change, growing inequality, racism, America’s global standing and an attack on truth and democracy. White House press secretary Jen Psaki laid out new expectations for the media, vowing transparency and honesty. In his first 100 days, Biden has pledged to, among other benchmarks, oversee the administration of at least 100 million Covid-19 vaccines, pass a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan and further reform the immigration system. Alexey Navalny, the staunch critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was poisoned months ago and is now detained near Moscow, has released a large-scale investigation into the President’s wealth.
January 21, 2021
Daily Global News -WED Jan 20th- Biden is the 46th US President with priority to unify
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Today, Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States. The day will look a lot different than inaugurations past. Among Biden's first executive actions, are rejoining the Paris climate accord, ending Trump’s travel ban for predominantly Muslim countries and imposing a mask mandate on federal property. President Trump took sweeping clemency action during his final hours in office, issuing 73 pardons and 70 commutations. The US State Department has officially accused China of committing genocide and crimes against humanity against Uyghur Muslims and ethnic and religious minority group
January 20, 2021
Daily Global News -Tue Jan 19th Inauguration, Security and Pardons
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. In Washington, DC, and states around the country, authorities are boosting security before tomorrow’s presidential inauguration. The head of the DC National Guard even said the FBI is vetting troops involved in securing the US Capitol to prevent any insider threats. President Trump is expected to issue around 100 pardons and commutations today, his last full day in office. More than 60% of all Covid-19 cases nationwide have been reported since Election Day, leading to nightmare-level infection rates. However, cases have declined 11% since hitting a peak last week. Greek Foreign Minister talks about the right of Greece's to expand the 12 miles Eastward. Bruins lost and Celtics need to get back on a winning streak.
January 19, 2021
Daily Global News -SUN Jan 17th - Inauguration preparations and the last days of the Trump presidency
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. State officials are activating National Guard troops and closing off Capitol grounds in response to F.B.I. warnings that armed protesters. Because of security concerns and the pandemic, Inauguration Day will be more subdued than usual. President Trump plans to leave the White House for the final time on the morning of the inauguration. Biden heads into inauguration with a stock market tailwind and Bills advance to AFC Championship.
January 17, 2021
Daily Global News -FRI Jan 15th - $1.9 Trillion plan to help US Economy
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion proposal to boost the US economy and provide aid to those struggling in the pandemic. Dubbed the American Rescue Plan, it includes beefed-up stimulus checks, enhanced unemployment aid, an eviction moratorium and more assistance for small businesses, states and schools. CDC expects over 400,000 deaths because of COVID in the US beyond of January. Bruins wins opener
January 15, 2021
Daily Global News -THU Jan 14th - President Trump has been impeached for 2nd time
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President Trump has been impeached for a second time. Ten House Republicans joined their Democratic colleagues in charging Trump with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in last week’s violence at the Capitol. it is unclear when the articles will reach the Senate, and when the trial will begin. It will be first time to have a Senate trial of a "former" President. Pharmacies are offering their help as the US struggles with its Covid-19 rollout.
January 14, 2021
Daily Global News -WED Jan 13th - A 2nd Impeachment vote today
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The House is set to vote today to impeach President Trump for the second time. The single article of impeachment charges Trump with “incitement of insurrection” following last week’s Capitol breach. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced it will require a negative Covid-19 test from all air passengers entering the United States starting January 26.
January 13, 2021
Daily Global News -TUE Jan 12th - A 2nd Impeachment and corporate donations are halted
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The FBI has warned that "armed protests" are being planned at all 50 state capitols and the US Capitol leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next Wednesday. Major companies like Google, Coca-Cola and UPS all have pledged to suspend contributions across the board. Parler, the social media app that serves as a safe space for the far-right, sued Amazon for deplatforming it on grounds the app encourages and incites violence. Greece and Turkey will re-start "exploratory meetings" to find common ground for dialogue
January 12, 2021
Daily Global News -SUN Jan 10th - A second Trump impeachment is getting closer.
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Speaker Nancy Pelosi could bring a new article of impeachment to the House floor as early as Monday, charging President Trump with “incitement of insurrection”. Twitter permanently suspended Mr. Trump’s account “due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” and Facebook banned the president at least through the end of his term. A sustained surge of coronavirus infections has locked Southern California in a crisis. Tom Brady beats Washington advancing in NFL playoffs
January 10, 2021
Daily Global News -FRI Jan 8th - The day after the Capitol Riots
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. A US Capitol police officer has died as a result of the riots, bringing the death toll to 5, Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund is resigning. Two Cabinet members have resigned in the wake of the Capitol riot. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team are considering a rapid impeachment process if Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet refuse to take steps to remove Trump from office. The US reported more than 4,000 Covid-19 deaths in a single day for the first time yesterday. A new study offers early evidence that Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine might be effective against the two new coronavirus variants, first identified in South Africa and the United Kingdom, that are now cropping up across the globe. Boeing has reached a $2.5 billion settlement with the Justice Department over criminal charges for the 737 Max. Elon Musk is now the richest man on earth.
January 08, 2021
Daily Global News -THU Jan 7th - A day that will live in infamy
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Demonstrators and mob stormed the Capitol halting democracy. Members of Congress came back at 8:00 pm voted to confirm Biden’s victory. 4 people lost their lives as a result of the Capitol storm yesterday. Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats, giving them control of all 3 branches of the US Government. US allies and adversaries looked on in shock and revulsion at yesterday’s events. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the "disgraceful scenes in US Congress.” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas compared the violence to the Nazis burning the Reichstag parliament building in 1933, saying, “The enemies of democracy will rejoice at these inconceivable images.” Investors looked beyond the political turmoil, closing at records. The tech sector was seen as a looser, as the democratic controlled congress and senate could possibly impose regulations to the tech industry.
January 07, 2021
Daily Global News -Wed Jan 6th - One down One to go for Dems to control the Senate
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The Rev. Raphael Warnock has defeated GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler in one of two critical Senate runoff races in Georgia, news outlets projects. Fellow Democrat Jon Ossoff early today is leading Sen. David Perdue in the other race. If Ossoff wins, Democrats will claim control of the Senate. The House and the Senate will meet today to formally count the Electoral College votes from the 2020 presidential election. The US hit a new daily high coronavirus death toll yesterday, with 3,775 new deaths reported across the country. Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have agreed to restore diplomatic relations with the tiny gas-rich nation of Qatar. Greece is celebrating Theophania, with the faithful crowding churches, despite the COVID restrictions.
January 06, 2021
Daily Global News -Tue Jan 5th - Georgia votes decide the fate of the Senate
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. If both Democrats win in Georgia it would shift the balance of power in the Senate to an even 50 seats for each party, with Vice President Kamala Harris as the tiebreaker once she's sworn in. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a harsh lockdown across England that will last at least through the middle of February. Italy also imposed new lockdowns, and Germany is considering extending coronavirus restrictions. Did President Trump broke any laws during a weekend call with Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which he asked Raffensperger to “find” 11,870 votes to reverse his loss in the presidential election there. Celtics beat Raptors, and Bruins in training camp minus Krug and Chara
January 05, 2021
Daily Global News -WED Dec 30th - 2020 is almost over, lets not forget our lessons
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has blocked an effort to boost forthcoming stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000. The US hit a new dismal daily coronavirus record, with 3,725 deaths recorded yesterday. The federal government’s Operation Warp Speed promised that 20 million doses would be administered before January 1, but only 11 million have been distributed, and just over 2 million have actually been given to people. Argentina's Senate has approved a bill to legalize abortion in the Catholic-majority country. Greece is investing in "Innovation zones" and 5G. Celtics come back to beat Pacers. And a reflection on 2020, let's not forget what we learned, being isolated and away from each other. A tough year, but we made it, wishing all a 2021 full of hugs!
December 30, 2020
Daily Global News -TUE Dec 29th - House votes for $2,000 checks in Stimulus Bill
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The House has passed to increase the stimulus checks attached to the new coronavirus relief bill to $2,000. Also, the House has voted to override President Donald Trump’s veto of the wide-ranging defense bill. A Columbus, Ohio, police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Black man during a non-emergency call last week has been fired. French visionary fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at age 98. Patriots continue to disappoint loosing to Bills 38-9.
December 29, 2020
Forgotten Heroes of the Balkan Wars
Author Peter Giakoumis talks about his book "Forgotten Heroes of Balkan Wars" The inspiring story of Greek Americans and Philhellenes that fought in 1912-1913 during the Balkan Wars. An amazing research work that took over 7 years, this book captures the forgotten but not lost history.
December 28, 2020
Daily Global News -WED Dec 23rd - Trump wants bigger checks for Americans in stimulus
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. In a video posted to Twitter, the President said he wanted bigger checks for Americans -- demanding at least $2,000 per adult as opposed to the $600 currently stipulated in the bill. An average of more than 200,000 people have tested positive for coronavirus every day for two straight weeks in the US. But though new cases may have leveled off. Israel is headed for another election, probably on March 23 next year. The Justice Department is suing Walmart, accusing the retailer of contributing to the prescription opioid crisis by filling thousands of invalid prescriptions and failing to report suspicious orders of opioids.
December 23, 2020
Daily Global News -TUE Dec 22nd - Congress passes a $900 billion stimulus bill
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Congress finally approved the long-awaited $900 billion Covid relief packageafter months of partisan gridlock. The package includes direct payments of up to $600 per adult, enhanced jobless benefits of $300 per week, roughly $284 billion in Paycheck Protection Program loans. A new, mutated form of the coronavirus that originated in England is spreading across the globe -- and it could potentially be more contagious than what we've seen. The US Military Academy at West Point is facing its worst cheating scandal in decades. Alexey Navalny, the Russian opposition leader and nemesis of President Vladimir Putin, almost died after being poisoned in August by the lethal nerve agent Novichok was planted in his underwear.
December 22, 2020
Daily Global News -FRI Dec 18th - VP Pence got his shot on TV and the Cyberattack is worse than what we think
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Vice President Mike Pence is set to get a first shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine today. South Korea plans to vaccinate more than 80% of its population -- about 44 million people -- by next November. Meanwhile, Germany and Japan have reported new record case numbers, and in the US, Covid-19 deaths have already topped 40,000 this month. The Department of Homeland Security's cyber arm has warned that the recent cyberattack affecting government agencies is far broader than officials had thought. Unemployment numbers are high, and about 14 million people are relying on government coronavirus aid programs that are set to expire at the end of the year unless Congress acts. $150 million were invested in Greek startups in 2020.
December 18, 2020
Daily Global News -THU Dec 17th - 60 million people are under a winter storm and a stimulus check is coming
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Vaccine advisers to the FDA meet today to discuss emergency authorization for the Moderna vaccine. The $900 billion #stimulus bill on the table includes an additional $300 a week in jobless benefits and a possible new round of stimulus checks at $600 per person. Ten states are suing Google, alleging the company has stifled competition and enjoys "monopolistic power” over digital ad marketplaces. French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19. Can you guess the perfect snow day series to watch? (Hint: it's about a table game protégée)
December 17, 2020
Daily Global News -WED Dec 16th - The pandemic isn't getting any better and Mitch McConnell acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. US officials are still trying to make sense of a serious data breach that has affected multiple federal agencies, including the Departments of Homeland Security, Agriculture and Commerce. Biden will nominate Pete Buttigieg to be his transportation secretary.
December 16, 2020
Daily Global News -TUE Dec 15th - The Covid vaccine is here and Biden got the votes from the Electoral College
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. With no surprises President-elect Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 election when the Electoral College voted yesterday. Covid-19 vaccinations began across the US yesterday, the same day the nation hit 300,000 coronavirus deaths. Congressional lawmakers today are set to unveil a $1.4 trillion spending bill to fund federal agencies until the end of September 2021. The Trump administration will sanction Turkey for its purchase of a Russian surface-to-air missile system more than a year after the weapons were delivered. Lawmakers required the administration to carry out the sanctions as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021.
December 15, 2020
A Greek citizen of the world and his wife are curing cancer with precision personalized treatment.
Dr. Sakis Mantalaris co-leads alongside Dr. Nicki Panoskaltsis (Hematology, Emory) “Biomedical Systems Engineering Laboratory” (https://bsel.bme.gatech.edu), which focuses on providing integrated in vitro/in silico platforms for clinical translational biomedical applications. He explains how scientific disagreements are healthy, and could lead to new cancer treatments, his thoughts about wanting to be a pilot after high school and the importance of mentors in his life. 2020 was a strange pandemic year in Georgia Tech, but he is optimistic about the future and believes in the quality of Greece's scientific brain power.
December 15, 2020
Daily Global News -SUN Dec 13th - The most ambitious vaccine campaign in U.S. history is about to begin.
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. This weekend, 2.9 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech are set to travel by plane and guarded truck from Michigan. The emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine comes amid jaw-dropping coronavirus numbers: The U.S. is approaching 300,000 virus-related deaths. Brexit deal deadline arrives, and Morocco establishes relations with Israel.
December 13, 2020
Daily Global News -FRI Dec 11th - The U.S. gets closer to vaccines, no Stimulus Deal yet
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. An FDA advisory committee has recommended that the agency grant a long-awaited emergency-use authorization for the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. Another day down, and still no stimulus deal from Congress. A Lebanese judge has charged the country’s caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab and three ex-ministers with criminal neglect over the catastrophic Beirut port explosion that killed more than 200 people in August. EU leaders have sent a strict warning to Turkey over its drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean.
December 11, 2020
Daily Global News -THU Dec 10th - The U.S. accuses Facebook of being an illegal monopoly
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. About 20 million people in the US could be vaccinated against the coronavirus in the coming weeks. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have now certified their presidential election results. A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to finally close a deal on a new federal coronavirus relief package. The Federal Trade Commission wants #Facebook to be broken up, and its biggest assets, like Instagram and WhatsApp, spun off. Brexit talks still in a bind. EE is discussing Turkey sanctions.
December 10, 2020
Daily Global News - WED Dec 9th - 100 million Americans to be vaccinated in 100 days
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. US officials want coronavirus vaccines to start being administered within 96 hours of an emergency use authorization from the FDA. Then, over the first 100 days of his presidency, President-elect Joe Biden wants to make sure 100 million Americans are vaccinated. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, chief of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, will lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Champions League soccer humiliation of Barcelona by Juventus 0-3
December 09, 2020
Daily Global News - TUE Dec 8th - FDA say Pfizer vaccine meets success criteria
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The FDA said data from Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine trials was “consistent” with recommendations put forth by the agency for an emergency use authorization. President-elect Joe Biden has selected retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, the former commander of US Central Command, to be his secretary of defense. The UK has started administering the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, making it the first Western country to start vaccinating its citizens. Bod Dylan sells his music rights for $300 million.
December 08, 2020
Dr. Stratakis: Research at NIH, a perfect mouse that loves to exercise and brain gain
Interview with Dr. Constantinos Stratakis, Senior Investigator at NIH, and Director of Genetics and Endocrinology at NICHD - NIH - Dr. Stratakis talks about his career in NIH, his research, and future in Greece. His latest paper about the perfect mouse that loves to exercise and does not want to eat sugar... it could happen to all of us! He discusses the Covid vaccine, the effort at www.aristeia.us for Greek scientists and the timing of "Brain Gain" and going back to Greece.
December 07, 2020
Daily Global News - SUN Dec 6th - Worsening coronavirus surge and the Senate runoff races in Georgia
The US is entering a crucial post-Thanksgiving week after 10,000 coronavirus deaths in four days. The FDA meets Thursday to consider emergency use authorization of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to fully restore DACA, the program designed to protect young immigrants from deportation
December 06, 2020
Wall Street This Week - US economy is struggling will Washington listen?
Wall street this week with Manny Frangiadakis. The rapid US economic rebound over the summer is grinding to a halt, and it still isn’t clear when Americans will get relief. Real-time indicators show that recoveries in restaurant reservations, air travel and hotel bookings have been derailed as Covid-19 cases rise once more. Bitcoin is becoming an asset class, and hard assets will give you a hedge over inflation.
December 04, 2020
Daily Global News - THUDec 3rd - Momentum is growing for more spending on coronavirus relief
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Three former US Presidents -- Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton -- have offered to take the coronavirus vaccine on camera to promote confidence in its safety. The House has passed a bill, already approved by the Senate, that would prevent companies that refuse to open their books to US accounting regulators from trading on US stock exchanges. The US is temporarily withdrawing some staff from the US Embassy in Baghdad as the anniversary of the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani draws near. Momentum is growing for more spending on coronavirus relief. S&P 500 hits another record
December 03, 2020
Daily Global News - WED DEC 2nd - UK approves COVID vaccine
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The UK is now the first country to grant emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine. Vaccine advisers for the CDC voted yesterday to recommend that both health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities be first in line for any immunizations given emergency use authorization by the FDA. Coronavirus stimulus package is alive again. Champions League soccer provides thrills.
December 02, 2020
Daily Global News - TUE DEC 1st - It’s Giving Tuesday -
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Everyone in the US who wants a Covid-19 vaccine will be able to get one by June, There probably won’t be widespread relief for struggling workers until next year. The Dow had it's best month since 1987
December 01, 2020
Daily Global News - SUN Nov 29th Coronavirus deaths, Biden's Cabinet, Holiday Shopping
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The numbers of coronavirus-related deaths are at their highest levels since the spring. Lists of top contenders for President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet are flooding Washington — and drawing fire from all sides. The killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist raised fears of an escalation in violent retribution. Greece is lockdown another week, the Government will bailout Athens airport.
November 29, 2020
Daily Global News - FRI Nov 27th - A different Black Friday & Trump says he will leave White House
President Trump said for the first time that he will leave office if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden on December 14, bolstering confidence in a peaceful transition of power. President Trump announced on Twitter that he has issued a “full pardon” to his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. With pandemic numbers rising even more -- the US has reported more than 100,000 new cases a day for 24 days straight -- countries are adjusting their winter plans. Germany is encouraging other EU countries to shut down ski slopes around Christmas to keep coronavirus cases in check. DOW looks to a great end of the week, topping first time ever 30,000 mark. All Greek soccer teams lost the European games.
November 27, 2020
Daily Global News - WED Nov 25th - Biden introduces his foreign policy team. The Dow breaks 30,000.
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Pfizer plans to ship 6.4 million doses of its vaccine across the U.S. in mid-December. Pennsylvania will not allow bars and restaurants to sell alcohol after 5 p.m. today, The White House gave approval for Biden to receive the President’s Daily Brief, a summary of high-level intelligence. Trump is planning to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The Dow Jones industrial average passed 30,000. Champions League all over Europe with Greek team Olympiacos facing Manchester City
November 25, 2020
Daily Global News - SUN Nov 22nd - Trump loses lawsuit that sought to block Pennsylvania win for Biden
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The FDA has authorized emergency use of the antibody cocktail given to President Trump to treat Covid-19. A federal judge tossed out a closely watched lawsuit that sought to invalidate millions of Pennsylvania votes. NASA launched a pickup truck-size satellite that will track global sea levels for the next five years.
November 22, 2020
Wall Street This Week - Treasure and Fed disagree, and Tesla's bubble
Wall street this week with Manny Frangiadakis. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin downplays his disagreement with Fed, Tesla hits another high, is it a bubble? Best buys and Indexes for the long term, and the future will depend on the vaccine and how fast we will re-open
November 20, 2020
Daily Global News - THU Nov 19th - Over 250,000 deaths due to COVID in US
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Covid deaths reach 250,000 in the US. Transfer of power is slowly happening, and #DOW is stuck around 29,000. #Celtics draft for the future
November 19, 2020
Daily Global News - WED Nov 18th - More good news on vaccines, and free ZOOM calls on Thanksgiving
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The FDA has issued an emergency authorization for the first rapid coronavirus test that can be used at home and deliver results within minutes. President Trump has fired the head of a federal cybersecurity agency who debunked his election conspiracy theories. The fate of a federal stimulus package is looking bleak. With two months left in office, President Trump is rushing to bring more US troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq. A deadly humanitarian crisis is developing in Ethiopia, where thousands of people are fleeing violence in the Tigray region.
November 18, 2020
Daily Global News - TUE Nov 17th - The vaccine news is good, but it will be a long winter
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Moderna announced its coronavirus vaccine is 94.5% effective -- the second US vaccine with a stunningly high success rate. But the virus is spreading at unprecedented speeds nationwide, and it could get worse before the vaccine provides relief. After 27 hours in orbit, the SpaceX Crew Dragon and its four astronauts have docked at the International Space Station for a six-month stay. Celebrations of November 17th anniversary turn violent in Athens (as usual)
November 17, 2020
Daily Global News - SUN Nov 15th - A dangerous phase of the coronavirus, President Trump’s acknowledged to loose the election
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. States are rushing to set up coronavirus restrictions as the US sees record cases and hospitalizations. Supporters of President Trump clashed with counter protesters in DC, leading to about 20 arrests. In his new memoir, Barack Obama says his historic election opened a wave of bitter and divisive turmoil. The solar system is putting on a show this week with all seven planets visible in the sky. Boston College lost to mighty Notre Dame, and Masters is in the final round. #Crown is back on Netflix
November 15, 2020
Daily Global News - FRI Nov 13th - Arizona is called for Biden, and another record day for virus cases.
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The pandemic is growing more alarming by the day. President-elect Joe Biden will win Arizona, turning a longtime Republican stronghold blue and widening his lead over President Donald Trump, Tropical Storm Eta moved out into the Atlantic Ocean after dumping torrents of rain on the Southeast. Barack Obama's long-awaited memoir is (almost) here In what will be the first of two volumes, he opens up about his presidency, his marriage and the rise of Trump.
November 13, 2020
Daily Global News - THU Nov 12th - COVID is persisting all over the Globe
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The US keeps breaking records that no one wants to see broken. The nation reported more than 144,000 new daily coronavirus cases yesterday, the single highest daily count since the pandemic began. The Trump administration is still refusing to begin the formal transition process and cooperate with Joe Biden's incoming team. Tropical Storm Eta has made its fourth landfall on the northwest coast of Florida. Thousands of Ethiopians are fleeing into neighboring Sudan to escape escalating conflict.
November 12, 2020
Daily Global News - WED Nov 11th - Trump still won’t concede
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President Trump's refusal to concede the 2020 election continues, with the support of top Republicans and others in his administration. It looks like most of Obamacare might remain intact after all. Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations in the US are higher than ever before, and state leaders are urging residents to stay home. The nation is seeing a dangerous surge. All 15 of Hong Kong's remaining pro-democracy lawmakers resigned in protest today after Beijing authorized the expulsion of four of their colleagues.
November 11, 2020
Daily Global News - TUE Nov 10th - Good news on a vaccine, long power transition in US
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The transition to the Joe Biden administration will likely be much more difficult than those in his camp had hoped. The drugmaker Pfizer said early data from its human coronavirus vaccine trial shows that it is more than 90% effective — a much better efficacy than expected if the trend continues. The Supreme Court will meet today to discuss whether to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act, Armenia's Prime Minister announced he had signed a peace deal with Russia and Azerbaijan to end the war over the disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh, #Patriots bean winless Jets
November 10, 2020
Daily Global News - THU Nov 5th - The US Democracy is winning
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Still no declared winner for the presidency. #Biden needs one out of five states left, while #Trump needs all five. Senate is all but republican with a clear winner being Mitch McConnell. The #Dow continues to climb as Wall Street likes gridlock. In Greece the country went into lockdown for 3 weeks to stop the spread of #COVID
November 05, 2020
Daily Global News - WED Nov 4th - The worst case scenario in US Elections happened
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. At 9:15 am on Wednesday, no winner for the US Presidency has emerged #Elections2020. At current votes counted #Biden has a lead that will give him the 270 electoral votes and the Presidency. #Trump has almost assured a long legal battle ahead. At 9;15 am WI and MI show a raiser thing lead for #Biden with over 90% of the vote counted. US Senate lean to keep the Republican majority. #Uber and #Lyft win #Prop22 and their stock is up 15%. #Dow futures is up, signaling patience dispute the uncertainty of the result.
November 04, 2020
Daily Global News - TUE Nov 3rd - Biden has a lead, but within the margin of error
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. It is election day, and it is too close to call. France, Germany and Belgium have gone into partial coronavirus lockdown as Europe faces a wave of new outbreaks The #COVID is still here, and in MA with have more restrictions. Attack in Brussels by terrorists leaves 5 dead. It only took a day for Eta to grow from a tropical storm to a strong Category 4 hurricane. #Tampa and #Brady win again, improving to 6-2
November 03, 2020
Daily Global News - Thursday Oct 29th - Attacks in France, Lockdown in EU, and GDP is up 33%
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The pandemic is getting so bad again in Europe France and Germany issues lockdowns, #SCOTUS allows NC and PA to count votes late, Big Tech CEOs defend themselves in front of US Senate. GDP shows a boom of 33% in 3rd Q, markets stop declining. EU Central Bank keeps rates low.
October 29, 2020
Daily Global News - Wednesday Oct 28th - Voting and Covid dominate news
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. 65 million people have voted, #Trump and #Biden travel into the toss-up states, France and Turkey are heading for a head to head collision and #LA Dodgers win world series. #Dow is set for another down day, as investors fear #COVID resurgence and economic slowdown.
October 28, 2020
Interview with Michael Dritsas - Greek Government invests and bets on startups with Elevate Greece
Mr. Michael Dritsas, chief of staff of the Deputy Minister for Research and Innovation talks about the creation of www.elevategreece.gov.gr, and how the Greek Government invests and believes in startups to provide an accelerator for the Greek GDP. A transparent and easy database for investors, strategic partners and talent to access the "gems" of Greek Startups.
October 27, 2020
Daily Global News - Sunday October 25th - Nine days until election
Nine days until the election, over 80,000 cases of #covid in the US and over 40 million people have voted. It will be a different Halloween. VP Mike Pence will maintain his campaign schedule after his aides tested positive. Massachusetts announced a grand for business that were hit by the pandemic. Tampa ties series at last play, and an old 49er friend visit Patriots. Movie suggestion is a TV reality show, can you guess the name? (Hint: Jim Carrey)
October 25, 2020
Wall Street This Week - Retail sales are up, investors bet on stimulus deal for next year
Wall street this week with Manny Frangiadakis. Good retail sales boost #DOW, no stimulus this year, but investors look ahead after the election. Nightmare scenario is hanging ballots, and who are the economy winners.
October 16, 2020
Daily Global News - Thursday October 15th
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Biden and Trump are holding competing TV events instead of a #debate, virus cases in Europe now exceed those in the U.S. Investment banks are showing profits, but the #DOW is falling for a 3rd straight day as stimulus hopes fade and #COVID surges. #France warned Turkey that it could face EU sanctions for its "provocations". Movie suggestion is a suspense about a missing girl, can you guess the name? (Hint: Ben Affleck)
October 15, 2020
Daily Global News - Wednesday October 14th
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. #SCOTUS nominee Barrett has the 2nd day of hearings, 6 #senate races are a toss-up, #EU put sanctions to Russia, and The European Union's latest strategy to defuse tensions with Turkey is unravelling. Bank stocks under pressure as profits fall because of low interest rates. Movie suggestion is about a 15 year old journalist and a rock band, can you name the movie? (Hint: Almost...)
October 14, 2020
Daily Global News - Tuesday October 13th
Listen to the Daily Global #News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. #SCOTUS Barrett confirmation hearings continue, #Biden and #Trump hit the campaign trail, Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson has paused the trial of the #COVID vaccine, tensions are rising between #Greece and #Turkey over offshore rights. Markets wait for bank earnings, and the most weird #NFL 2020 season. Movie suggestion is a true women's spy story, can you guess the name? (Hint: A call to service)
October 13, 2020
Daily Global News - Sunday October 11th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President Donald Trump can end his isolation, his physician says, Hurricane Delta's remnants moved inland after leaving over half a million customers remain without power, Boris Johnson under fire, and #NFL is putting money over protocol. #Patriots have new #covid cases, questionable tomorrow's game. Movie suggestion is about a math professor (Hint: mind games theory)
October 11, 2020
Wall Street this Week with Manny Frangiadakis - October 9th
Listen to Wall Street this week, a show about business, the stock market and economics from Grecian Echoes WNTN 1550. Will we get a #stimulus package? Is #NASDAQ in a bubble, or you should invest now? How the election will affect the stock market? and what keeps Manny up at night (on the economic front)
October 09, 2020
Daily Global News - Friday October 9th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The F.B.I. foils a plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor. The #Nobel Peace Prize goes to the World Food Program. More talks about a broad #stimulus package and China joint WHO COVAX initiative. Tom Brady lost count of downs and game, and movie suggestion is about the 2008 financial crisis, can you guess the name? (Hint: Short not long the stocks)
October 09, 2020
Daily Global News - Thursday October 8th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President #Trump says he will not participate on the virtual #debate2020 next week. The #VPDebate was a civil one among two skilled debaters, no one can claim a knock-out. Republican Senators push for a quick confirmation for #SCOTUS. Greek, Turkish foreign ministers meet as tensions ease. #Dow continues to climb following optimism on stimulus and vaccine. Movie suggestion is an interview/debate with an Ex-President, can you guess the name? (Hint: 1977)
October 08, 2020
Dr. Maria Kontaridis is pioneering the research in heart failure and studies long term Covid effects
An interview with Dr. Maria Kontaridis, the Executive Director and Director of research at the Masonic Medical research institute & Gorgon K Moe Professor and Chair of biological science and translation medicine. She talks about her work in cardiac disease and the mechanisms that cause genetic and adult heart failure, her COVID research and how the pandemic lockdown affected her. Dr. Kontaridis is working on generating mechanisms to identify the cause of heart disease and find ways to treat them. Dr. Kontaridis is on the cutting edge research of COVID, studying and understanding the long term residual effects that covid can cause.
October 07, 2020
Daily Global News - Wednesday October 7th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. #Trump said he was ending talks over a new relief bill and #Dow drops. Top U.S. military leaders are in quarantine. VP debate at 9:00 pm, and Congress said Big Tech has monopoly powers. Leaders of Golden Dawn party in #Greece found guilty. #Lakers win and are up 3-1, and #Patriots have more #Covid cases. Movie suggestion is a gem of Ben Kingsley, can you guess the name? (Hint: Nothing but ordinary)
October 07, 2020
Daily Global News - Tuesday October 6th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. #Trump returns to the White House, focus on VP debate #SCOUS nomination and #stimulus. Navalny accuses Russia for his poisoning, and revolt is happening in Kyrgyzstan. Patriots use 2 QBs and still loose. Movie suggestion is High School football, can you guess the name? (Hint: Lights)
October 06, 2020
Daily Global News - Sunday October 4th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The status of President Trump’s health is raising questions after his infection with the coronavirus. The U.S. economy is facing a wave of long-term unemployment at 7.9%, #NFL is postponing games, and Microsoft is investing $1 Billion in Greece. Movie suggestion is a comedy about a president, can you guess the name? (Hint: It's not Mike)
October 04, 2020
George Hadjigeorgiou founder of Zoe utilizes AI to eat better and fight Covid
Founder of health science company ZOE - joinzoe.com - talks about his inspiration to create a personalized dietary program and how their AI technology is used by millions of consumers to collect data and to fight COVID.
October 02, 2020
Daily Global News - Friday October 2nd
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President #Trump and the first lady have tested positive for the #coronavirus. The news adds new chaos to the campaign, #Dow to open lower and #stimulus package is all but dead. #EU asks for talks between #Greece and #Turkey, and will put sanction if unilateral actions happen. Movie suggestion is the new comedy by Sofia Coppola "On the Rocks" - we all need a laugh.
October 02, 2020
Post Debate Analysis at Parapolitika 90.1 FM
Three things that mattered after the debate: Wall Street, undecided voters and did anyone "close the deal"? - With Dimitris Giatzoglou at Parapolitika 90.1 FM
October 01, 2020
Daily Global News - Wednesday September 30th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. That was a debate like no other, bitter, chaotic, and full of insults the presidential debate between #Trump and #Biden. GDP drops 31% in 2nd quarter, and #Disney lays off 28,000 employees. Secretary of State Pompeo from #Greece says unilateral actions are not helpful, and Angela Merkel said Greece and Turkey were very close to a military conflict. Movie suggestion is the life of a President, which one? (Hint: Anthony Hopkins)
September 30, 2020
Daily Global News - Tuesday September 29th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The first presidential debate is at 9:00 pm tonight. Push for a stimulus package before the election, globally over One million people have died from the coronavirus. Secretary of State in Greece brings diplomacy and trade. Movie suggestion is about Watergate and investigating journalism, can you guess the name? (Hint: filmed in 1976)
September 29, 2020
Daily Global News - Sunday September 27th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. President Trump nominated conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the #SupremeCourt, right-wing Proud Boys held a rally in Portland, OR, Mike Pompeo is visiting #Greece to talk about Souda military base and diplomatic geopolitics in East Mediterranean. Lakers make the #NBA Finals. Movie suggestion is one about the female Justice of the Supreme Court, remember the name (Hint: It is on the basis of her cause)
September 27, 2020
Daily Global News - Friday September 25th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Senate Republicans say they will respect election results, North Korea leader apologizes, #COVID 19 lockdowns, and $2.5 Trillion stimulus package from Democrats. Celtics on the ropes tonight, and movie suggestion is a classic spy thriller (Hint: Secret criminal organization)
September 25, 2020
Daily Global News - Thursday September 24th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Protests follow Taylor decision in Louisville, Ky., Trump say "we will see what happens" about a peaceful transfer of power, South Korean government worker killed after crossing boarder in North Korea and more measures expected in EU to control #COVID. Stocks continue the September decline. Celtics loose and are one game from elimination. Movie suggestion is and indie about wine, a writer and a bachelor trip; can you guess the name? (Hint: it launched Paul and Sandra's stardoms )
September 24, 2020
Daily Global News - Wednesday September 23rd
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. As US reaches sobering COVID 19 milestone, JJ starts Phase 3 trial with Boston's Beth Israel. Mitt Romney gives approval and the votes to republicans for #SCOTUS confirmation, Greece and Turkey will start exploratory steps for dialogue and #Brexit may finally happen. Nuggets win and now trail 2-1 to Lakers, and Champions League playoffs are today. Movie suggestion is Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers. can you guess the name? (Hint: it's a wonderful movie)
September 23, 2020
Daily Global News - Tuesday September 22nd
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. CDC reversed guidance about COVID 19, Trump will nominate a woman for the Supreme Court as early as this week, A Chinese billionaire who criticized President Xi Jinping's handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been jailed for 18 years, and UK prepares for 6 month fight with COVID19. Dr. Petros Vamvakas analyses the possible dialogue between Greece and Turkey. Movie suggestion is about the Supreme Court and Muhammad Ali, can you guess the name? (Hint: it's about a fight but with no boxing gloves)
September 22, 2020
Daily Global News - Sunday September 20th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg will set a political storm in DC just months before election, authorities stopped package sent to the White House that contained the poison ricin, Trump says he is "Ok" with Tik-Tok deal and Celtics win game 3. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Greece next week. Movie suggestion is a tech movie testing the bounding of ethics and work; can you guess the name? (Hint: Tom hank is a billionaire)
September 20, 2020
Daily Global News - Friday September 18th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Trump to block downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday, The West Coast wildfires are still so severe, Yosemite National Park had to close, a rare Mediterranean cyclone known as a Medicane is hitting Greece, and Turkey backs down either seeking dialogue or making a diplomatic maneuvering. Celtics loose and down 2-0. Movie suggestion is a cold war love story. (Hint: I just told you the name)
September 18, 2020
Daily Global News - Thursday September 17th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. CDC says even if vaccine is ready it will take months to get enough people to receive it, Hurricane Sally passed over Alabama and Florida as a Category 2 hurricane and Germany wants dialogue between Greece and Turkey. Snowflake IPO doubled in its first trading day, and the FED said expect low interest rates for years. Celtics play at 7:00 pm game 2. Movie suggestion is one with Will Smith as a veteran con artist, can you guess the name? (Hint: pay attention)
September 17, 2020
Daily Global News - Wednesday September 16th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Hurricane Sally has made landfall, historic agreement in Middle East, Trump holds town hall voter meeting, Louisville, Ky agreed to pay $12 million to family of Breonna Taylor. Celtics loose in OT, and movie suggestion is about brave firefighters, "only the brave"
September 16, 2020
Daily Global News - Tuesday September 15th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Western states still burning and pollution is on the rise, another hurricane is threatening the Gulf Coast and the US mail has troubles. EU is supporting Greece in East Mediterranean and Celtics have Game 1 vs. the Heat. Movie suggestion is a King's Speech.
September 15, 2020
Daily Global News - Sunday September 13th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Oregon fears mass casualties with massive wildfires, talks start in Afghanistan with the Taliban, Naomi Osaka wins US Open, NFL Sunday today and Greek PM announces tax cuts and military spending boom. Movie suggestion of the day has to do with a Marathon and explosions, can you guess the name? (Hint: it's a holiday)
September 13, 2020
Interview with Dionisis Kaskarelis, head of Trust Funds and Donor Relations in the European Investment Bank
Listen to the interview with Dionisis Kaskarelis, head of Trust Funds and Donor Relations in the European Investment Bank talking about his experience during the Greek crisis, where he was in the room negotiating the terms of the bail out package between Greece and EU.
September 11, 2020
Wall Street this Week with Manny Frangiadakis - September 11th
Listen to Wall Street this week, a show about business, the stock market and economics from Grecian Echoes WNTN 1550. Will there be a 30%-40% correction? How will the election results affect Wall Street, and diversity in Wall Street. Portfolio adjustment in the era of possible stagnation, and some food company stocks that can open your investor appetite.
September 11, 2020
Daily Global News - Friday September 11th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Somber anniversary of 9//11, foreign hackers trying to compromise 2020 elections, France and Germany help migrants after fire destroyes camp in Greece, over 100 wildfires still active in CA and OR, and Wall Street has its first woman CEO at Citibank. Celtics play game 7 at 9:00 pm. Movie suggestion is a NFL one about back office, can you guess the name? (hint: Kevin Costner is not playing a baseball player)
September 11, 2020
Dr. Digidiki, FXB Center Harvard University, discusses the refugee camp fire in Greece.
Dr. Vasileia Digidiki is a social and forensic psychologist and a Health and Human Rights Fellow at the FXB Center. We are discussing the human rights and health crisis after the fire at the Moria, Lesvos refugee camp and what European Union and Greece must do. She also described how campus life is in Harvard post-covid.
September 10, 2020
Daily Global News - Thursday September 10th
Listen to the Daily Global News from Grecian Echoes and WNTN 1550 AM. Vaccine worries on the trials, Pompeo accuses Russia for Navalny poison, Brexit with no deal is near, fire destroyed refuge camp in Greece. Stocks rebound and Celtics miss opportunity will go to game 7. Movie suggestion is the new one from Disney, Mulan!
September 10, 2020