Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 02/01/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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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 January 25, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 01/25/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: What Must Be Done: Bill Resnick speaks with Joel Bleifus, the editor of the journal “In These Times” on the challenges Biden faces: marginalizing the right and Trumpism, stopping t... Read more

What Must Be Done

Airs at: Mon, 01/25/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick speaks with Joel Bleifus, the editor of the journal “In These Times” on the challenges Biden faces: marginalizing the right and Trumpism, stopping the pandemic, reviving the economy, creating jobs for all, combating racism, and jumpstarting a reconstruction of ... Read more

Making Black Lives Matter in Medicine

Airs at: Mon, 01/25/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers interviews Angele Theard, MD, Medical Director of Neuroanesthesiology and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at OHSU about working in the trenches of the battle against Covid and the challenges of making Black Lives Matter in Medicine. For more see Stop... Read more

Writers of Color

Airs at: Mon, 01/25/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier speaks with Chelsea Ratzlaff about the Washington State University Visiting Writers Series which plans to bring a line-up of writers of color to the university this spring. Image by Writers of Color Read more

The Orphan's Tale

Airs at: Mon, 01/25/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews The Orphans’s Tale by Pam Jenoff. The novel, published in 2017, delves into the ingenious ways Jews were saved during World War II and the special role that circuses played. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour on 01/25/21

Airs at: Mon, 01/25/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Old Mole Variety Hour for January 18th, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 01/18/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris Hosts this Episode of the Old Mole, which includes: The War on Drugs is Over in Oregon: This country’s war on drugs has been a disaster —generating drug violence across the planet and leading to mass incarceration, particularly harming people of color. Yet ... Read more

The War on Drugs is Over in Oregon

Airs at: Mon, 01/18/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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This country’s war on drugs has been a disaster —generating drug violence across the planet and leading to mass incarceration, particularly harming people of color. Yet draconian drug laws and enforcement did not prevent increasing drug use and an epidemic of overdose death... Read more

Inaugurate Justice

Airs at: Mon, 01/18/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with Destiny Houston about the Inaugurate Justice Rally, March and Caravan that will be held on Wednesday, January 20th at Irving Park in Portland, 4-7 pm. Houston is an organizer with Kid-Centered March for Black Lives and is a member of the Defend Democra... Read more

Black Radicals

Airs at: Mon, 01/18/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Sky Wilson interviews Kent Ford, co-founder of the Portland Chapter of the Black Panther Party about the role of the radical Black tradition in our world today. This interview was produced by Old Mole Desiree hellegers. Sky Wilson is new to KBOO and the Old Mole. Originally... Read more