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Audio by album dec_19_2011

Surveying the Occupy Movement

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Mon, 12/19/2011

 Nationally known journalist Arum Gupta has visited over 30 Occupy sites in more than 20 states around the country, and he reports here in conversation with the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier where the movement stands and where it may be headed.  Gupta is a founding editor of the Indypendent, a frequent contributor to OccupyUSAToday, and Guernica.

16:46 minutes (9.6 MB)

Labor Action: US v UK

program date: 
Mon, 12/19/2011

 A few weeks ago, British public employees mounted the biggest general strike  since the 1920s.  Why have we seen nothing like that from unions in the US?  Joe Clement introduces and then comments on what labor journalist Mike Elk had to say about this question. 

8:48 minutes (5.04 MB)

Working in the Food Industry

program date: 
Mon, 12/19/2011

The system that puts food on our tables is broken and corrupt.  The Food Chain Workers’ Alliance is a coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food.  In this conversation with director Joann Lo, we hear how they are organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain.      

20:29 minutes (11.72 MB)

Book Mole: "A Reliable Wife"

program date: 
Mon, 12/19/2011

 Larry Bowlden warns us away from the best-selling novel by Robert Goolrick, A Reliable Wife, and corrects the mistaken idea that he never reviews books he doesn't like.  You can read more of his reviews here.

6:27 minutes (3.69 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 12/19/2011

Clayton Morgareidge hosts this Old Mole episode which surveys the Occupy movement; the differences between the US and the UK labor movements; workers' struggles in our  broken food industry; and an implausible story about a poisoned husband.  

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56:07 minutes (32.12 MB)


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