In the midst of the successful closures of the Ports of Oakland and Portland, Bill Resnick talks live with two activists on the scene -- Betty Olson Jones, an Oakland public school teacher, and Dustin Hawk in Portland.
Everyone has seen the 1946 Christmas classic Frank Capra movie It's a Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart, but have you ever really thought about it? What is its message about banking, money, property, and community? Our Movie Moles Joe Clement and Jan Haaken will get you thinking about this familiar movie in new ways.
Atheists are among the least trusted groups in the US, according to a recent study, and in this essay "Why Are People Still Afraid of Atheism" Tom Jacobs explores the reasons why. The Old Mole's Tom Becker reads it for us.
Jim Cook is engaged in a struggle to save the U.S. Postal Service from a crisis that may bring it down and leave all our mail in the hands of private corporations. Here he talks with Bill Resnick about why the crisis is a fake and what needs to be done about it. Jim is President of the local chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Bill Resnick is our host today with live coverage of the West Coast port shutdowns. Bill talks with activists on the scene here in Portland and in Oakland. Also on the show, the Movie Moles take us back in time to the politics of It's A Wonderful Life, Tom Becker reads a piece about why people fear atheism, and letter carrier and local union president Jim Cook explains why our Postal Service is in danger. Throughout the show, we hear holiday caroling from Wobbly members with lyrics updated to suit our mutinous times.