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Italian Politics

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Mon, 03/04/2013

Politics in Italy has always been entertaining, with its frequently falling governments.  In the most recent elections there, a real entertainer named Beppe Grillo ("Joe Cricket"), leading a new party with a rhetoric combining progressive and reactionary positions, leaped into the fray with surprising success.  Steve Hellmen is a an expert on Italian politics, and he talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about Grillo and the Five Star Movement he leads.  

20:43 minutes (11.86 MB)

Being a Public Healthcare Worker

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Mon, 03/04/2013

in this personal account, Old Mole Iven Hale recounts some harrowing experiences as a community healthcare worker trying to help folks who are doubly challenged with both serious illness and poverty.

7:28 minutes (4.27 MB)

Voting Rights and the Supreme Court

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Mon, 03/04/2013

Justice Anthony Scalia has compared civil rights-era voting legislation to welfare entitlements, as if protecting the right to vote were a "government handout".  Well Read Red Frann Michel looks into the challenge to this legislation that has now reached the Supreme Court.

7:56 minutes (4.54 MB)

Poverty Is a Queer Issue

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Mon, 03/04/2013

Radical LGBT activists see the fight for gay marriage as a distraction from the more important struggle for economic justice.  Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis is one such activist -- a writer for A New Queer Agenda.  Here he talks with the Old Mole's Denise Morris about how LGBT people are  affected by economic injustice.

14:19 minutes (8.2 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 03/04/2013

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Hosted by Joe Clement, this show covers recent developments in Italian politics, experiences in public healthcare, challenges to voting rights laws in the Supreme Court, and why economic justice is an issue for LGBT activists.  

54:21 minutes (31.1 MB)

 

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