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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 April 12, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 04/12/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Paris Commune: For today’s episode of Another World Is Possible, Norm Diamond celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune. In this first of a series, he explores what the Commune stood for, how it differed from the earlier French Revolution, and how it inspired... Read more

Countering the Far Right

Airs at: Mon, 04/05/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Countering the Far Right: Bill Resnick interviews Michael Zeller about the demobilization of far-right, white supremacist demonstrations and marches, in particular the role of counter-mobilization by the left, including very large and dramatic challenges at white supremacis... Read more

Mass Shootings

Airs at: Mon, 04/05/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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From the archive 2015, Jan Haaken interviews Kathy Farr, professor emeritus at PSU, on her research on school shootings. She looks at middle and high school rampage shootings over the past 30 years and takes up some of the gender and social dynamics that seem to be driving... Read more

The Well Read Red

Airs at: Mon, 04/05/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Patricia Kullberg reads from an opinion piece by freelance journalist, Kayla Hui, who argues that the answer to the upswing in anti-Asian violence is not more policing, which only promotes more violence and drives a further wedge between communities of color. “The Answer to... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 5, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 04/05/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Countering the Far Right: Bill Resnick interviews Michael Zeller about the demobilization of far-right, white supremacist demonstrations and marches, in particular the role of c... Read more

Against the Fascist Creep

Airs at: Mon, 03/29/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Against the Fascist Creep. Bill Resnick talks to Alexander Reid Ross on how the radical right has grown over the recent past and what can be done to re-marginalize them.  Ross is the author of the book Against the Fascist Creep. Read more

The Story-Telling of Walter Mosely

Airs at: Mon, 03/29/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Although now nearly a month late for Black history month,  Book Mole Larry Bowlden honors the social commentary and  story-telling of Walter Mosley. Mosley shows clearly how a novelist can be more honest and direct in exposing racism providing scathing social commentary ... Read more

Search and Rescue Crisis in the Borderlands

Airs at: Mon, 03/29/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  President Biden faces intensified criticisms on his new administration’s handling of migration at the Southern border and whether the recent influx of migrants poses a true crisis. Regular contributor on the Old Mole Sophie Smith talks with Jan Haaken about the politics ... Read more

Wealth and Taxes

Airs at: Mon, 03/29/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  From the archive, the rich claim their private wealth is under assault in proposals to increase taxes on the wealthy to pay for improved healthcare. But do they really own their wealth?  Clayton Morgareidge explains why they don't and how taxes and justice are related. ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour March 29th 2021

Airs at: Mon, 03/29/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Densie Morris Hosts this episode of the Old Mole and includes Against the Fascist Creep Bill Resnick talks to Alexander Reid Ross on how the radical right has grown over the recent past and what can be done to re-marginalize them.  Ross is the author of the book Agains... Read more