Old Mole Variety Hour

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A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.

Every Monday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
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The Old Mole burrows down to the roots of the great issues of our time – the struggles of ordinary people for democratic and sustainable ways of life.  The Mole goes where corporate media fear to tread, supporting grassroots challenges to top-down authority and giving voice to movements that shake the foundations of an unjust society.  The Moles' perspective is democratic, broadly socialist, and feminist.  (We count Karl Marx as a friend).

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Our theme song "Mole in the Ground" is by Bascom Lamar Lunsford  (1924), somtimes blended with a newer versions, like the one  by dj/rupture, sung by Sindhu Zagoren.  It's on the album Special Gunpowder

Our graphic lettering is  by Charlie Ertola. Host portraits by Clayton Morgareidge.

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Author Interview: Alan Wieder on Studs Terkel

Airs at: Mon, 08/22/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers interviews Alan Wieder about his new book Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation. Wieder will be reading from his new book at Broadway Books in Portland on August 30th at 7 p.m.  Read more

Book Review: "Any Human Heart"

Airs at: Mon, 08/22/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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William Boyd’s novel Any Human Heart tells, in a series of intimate journals, the story of Logan Mountstuart—writer, lover, art dealer, spy—as he makes his often precarious way through the twentieth century. More of Larry's book reviews are here.  Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for August 22, 2016

Airs at: Mon, 08/22/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show and we hear: Dan Handelman of Cop Watch talks about recent trends in police violence in Portland Clayton Morgareidge comments on property, space, and homelessness in Portland Alan Wieder discusses his new book about Studs Terkel Larr... Read more

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