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Greece's Financial Crisis From The View Of Maryland-Area Residents

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As you’ve been hearing on NPR, European leaders have reached a deal to bail out Greece and keep it in the Eurozone, a deal that entails more austerity moves in Greece.

Diane Rehm will have more about the financial deal for Greece in the next hour.  For many in the Baltimore region, the financial crisis is not a distant headline, but something that affects their own families.   

George Koronios, grew up in Sparta, and came to the U.S.  when he was 16, four decades ago.  He’s a landlord and contractor. He, his wife Krista and their four teen-aged sons spent the last several weeks in Greece; George and his sons returned from Athens over the weekend, and he joins us by phone from their home in Ruxton. Also joining us is Constantine Triantafilou of International Orthodox Christian Charities, the humanitarian aid agency of the assembly of Orthodox Bishops in the United States.  It’s headquartered in Towson. 

Since 2012 IOCC has been sending help to Greeks hurt by the financial crisis, working with the social-service agency of the Church of Greece.   

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.