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Every Monday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist, anti-racist and anti-colonial point of view.

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, anti-capitalist, feminist, anti-colonial and anti-racist.  We count Karl Marx as a friend but are open to other voices from the left. The show includes analyses of global politics and economics, local grassroots activism, segments on the Left & the Law, and reviews of films, books, music, and theater. 

Contributors include: Julian Ankney, Sarah Chivers, Norm Diamond, Sharon Grant, Desiree Hellegers, Luisa Martinez, Chelsea Ratzlaff, Victoria Saucedo, Mike Snedecker, Roben White

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Our theme song is the traditional "Mole in the Ground," sometimes performed by Clayton & Ernie, sometimes by Joe Clement,  and sometimes blended with other versions, like the one by dj/rupture, sung by Sindhu Zagoren on the album Special Gunpowder, or Blind Boy Paxton  

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

You can leave comments for the Moles at  oldmolevarietyhour @ gmail.com or by clicking on the comment section for any of our audio pieces.  

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Old Mole Variety Hour for June 21, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 06/21/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Norm Diamond hosts today program which includes the following segments: Radical Re-envisioning of Life on a Hot Planet: Bill Resnick interviews Richard A. Smith, a historian of modern China, and also an environmentalist activist who co-founded the organization System Cha... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for June 14, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 06/14/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement hosts this episode and we hear: L.A 100%: Bill Resnick and Sammy Roth, an environmental journalist. They discuss a study, commissioned by the City of Los Angeles, that found to the investigators great surprise that L.A. could transition to almost 100% renewable... Read more

LA 100%

Airs at: Mon, 06/14/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick interviews Sammy Roth, an environmental journalist for 7 years, now nearing 3 with the LA Times, who writes major articles and the Boiling Point weekly newsletter on developments in climate change and climate action to stop it. Bill and Sammy discuss a study, c... Read more

Qanon: politics in the age of communicative capitalism

Airs at: Mon, 06/14/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Even after the electoral defeat of Trump. QAnon remains an active platform for right-wing conspiracy theories and is widely perceived as a dangerous threat to democracy.  Jan Haaken talks with Emaline Friedman about QAnon as a political and cultural phenomenon. They take up... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour

Airs at: Mon, 06/07/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Coming up on Monday, June 7   In November, Oregon became the first state to legalize the use of psilocybin, the main active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” for mental health treatment in supervised settings. The field of psychedelic-enhanced therapy has gained particular... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour

Airs at: Mon, 06/07/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Desiree Hellegers hosts and dedicates the show to Water Protectors working to stop Enbridge Line 3, with related music and commentary threaded throughout. Denise Morris produces.   The College for All Act would make tuition free for students with household income under... Read more

The College for All Act

Airs at: Mon, 06/07/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  The College for All Act would make tuition free for students with household income under $125,000. It’s reportedly “the most substantial federal investment in higher education in the modern history of the United States,” with “transformative potential… on par with Presid... Read more

Psychedelic-enhanced Therapy

Airs at: Mon, 06/07/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    In November, Oregon became the first state to legalize the use of psilocybin, the main active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” for mental health treatment in supervised settings. The field of psychedelic-enhanced therapy has gained particular momentum as a promising a... Read more

Climate Action Movements

Airs at: Mon, 06/07/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Climate Action Movements. Bill Resnick talks to an old Portland friend, Patrick Mazza, once editor of the dear departed Portland Alliance, has been front line fighter in the Climate Action movements from the beginning, with two notable arrests in mass direct action, o... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour May 31st 2021

Airs at: Mon, 05/31/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Densie Morris Hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes Biden American Jobs Plan. Bill Resnick interviews John Cavanagh, director of the large and influential Institute for Policy Studies for 20 years. A Washington insider, Cavanagh wrote 12 important books and... Read more