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  • googleplex
    May 23, 2014  

    Can we reconcile the advancements of our modern world with Plato’s philosophical questions of free will? In “Plato at the Googleplex,” author Rebecca Goldstein imagines how Plato would approach neuroscience, the Internet and other technologies that make philosophy obsolete to some, but inevitable to Goldstein. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Goldstein to discuss. Continue reading

  • parthenon
    February 6, 2014  

    An icon of ancient democracy, the story and significance of Athens’ Parthenon has been reinterpreted by numerous cultures. Joan Breton Connelly, author of “The Parthenon Enigma,” joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the landmark’s meaning and whether the Parthenon sculptures (also known as the Elgin Marbles) should be returned to Greece. Continue reading

  • December 27, 2012  

    By the end of 2013, economists estimate Greece’s recession will reach levels worse than the Great Depression in the U.S. With huge budget cuts, Greeks have been left with a small safety net even as they struggle to access basic needs. Jeffrey Brown reports how austerity measures have torn apart the social fabric of Greece. Continue reading

  • November 8, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, the Greek government announced unemployment rose to just above 25 percent. The news came as European leaders said they won’t be able to deliver bailout funds to the bankrupt country as previously scheduled. Greek officials say the government will start running out of cash next week. Continue reading

  • September 26, 2012  

    With nearly 70,000 people marching toward the parliament in Athens, Greece saw its largest protests since May 2011. Greeks were angered by cuts in wages, pensions and welfare that the debt-ridden country enacted to meet budget targets. Independent Television News’ James Mates reports. Continue reading

  • June 15, 2012  

    Leaders around the world are closely watching this weekend’s elections in Greece, where the outcome could have serious repercussions for the global economy. Judy Woodruff and journalist John Psaropoulos, reporting from Athens, discuss the atmosphere in Greece and what election results might mean for the rest of the world. Continue reading

  • May 15, 2012  

    Greece’s political turmoil intensified Tuesday amid calls for fresh elections. Ray Suarez gets the latest from reporter John Psaropoulos. He then turns to Fred Bergsten of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Nicholas Burns of Harvard Kennedy School for more analysis on the economic impact worldwide. Continue reading

  • February 21, 2012  

    Struggling to avoid even worse damage from its debt crisis, Greece was granted another EU bailout Tuesday, a $172 billion package aimed at helping the country avoid default. Richard Edgar of Independent Television News reports on the eurozone finance ministers’ decision amid longer-term anxieties. Continue reading

  • February 21, 2012  

    Eurozone finance ministers on Tuesday granted Greece its second bailout, a $172 billion package aimed at helping the country avoid default. Jeffrey Brown discusses the longer-term concerns of austerity measures and growth with Georgetown University’s Scheherazade Rehman and Joao Vale de Almeida, the EU’s ambassador to the U.S. Continue reading

  • November 2, 2011  

    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou flew to France late Wednesday to explain his sudden call for a referendum on a new European bailout for his country. Gray Gibbon and Faisal Islam of Independent Television News report. Continue reading

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