Hosted by Tom Becker, today's Old Mole features a conversation between Bill Resnick and anthropologist Kamran Asdar Ali about the recent history and current situation in Pakistan. Jan Haaken interviews Portland State Psychology student David Hall about his work on Native American concepts of sustainability. Thabiti Lewis shows us how little we learn about American gangsters from the film "American Gangster." Tom Becker reads what Bob Dylan's retelling of the story of Joe Hill. And Bill Resnick interviews members of the Custodians and Food Service Workers Union who are fighting for a just wage and benefits with the Portland Schools.
Bill Resnick talks with Mark Weisbrot about the state of the economy, especially the debt crisis; with local activist Deborah Schwartz about making the City of Portland sweat-free; and with Norman Solomon about the politics of progressivism and his new book "Made Love, Got War." Tom Becker recalls the 1919 Centralia massacred, and Larry Bowlden reviews Ian McEwan's latest novel "On Chesil Beach."