Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 07/01/2019 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 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, 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. 

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

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

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Socialism or Barbarism

Airs at: Mon, 06/24/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Good morning.  This is Frann Michel for the Well-Read Red, with some comments on “Socialism or Barbarism,”  a slogan most associated with the work of Rosa Luxemburg.  Luxemburg was born in Russian-controlled Poland in 1871 to a Jewish family, and early in her life becam... Read more

Forest Health and Climate Change

Airs at: Mon, 06/24/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick interviews Brenna Bell, a forest protector with an extensive background in environmental law and education, who is Policy Director and Attorney for Bark, an organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Mt. Hood National Forest. Read more

The Things We Don't Say: a Novel

Airs at: Mon, 06/24/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Ella Carey’s 2018 novel, The Things We Don’t Say, set in early twentieth century London and Provence. The book is inspired by the history of a collective of young artists and writers known as the Bloomsbury Group. Read more

The Push and Pull of Immigration

Airs at: Mon, 06/24/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Left and the Law commentator Mike Snedecker interviews Jim Smith, an immigration lawyer who lives and practices at the border. Using the example of Honduras, they discuss the “push” factors (poverty, violence and political repression) that impel immigrants to leave their ho... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for June 24, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 06/24/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker hosts today's show which includes: Forest Health and Climate Change: An interview with Brenna Bell, forest protector and Policy Director and Attorney for Bark. Socialism or Barbarism: A reading from an essay by Rosa Luxemburg. The Things We Don’t Say: A review o... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for June 17, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Laurie Mercier and Natasha co-host this episode of the Old Mole, and we hear these segments: Bill Resnick speaks to Data Engineer Michael Hanna, volunteer Campaign Manager for the Municipal Broadband PDX Campaign about municipal broadband. Laurie Mercier interviews Ku... Read more

Broadband for Portland

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Data Engineer Michael Hanna, volunteer Campaign Manager for the Municipal Broadband PDX Campaign and activist with the Municipal Broadband Coalition of America, about how municipal broadband--which we can bring to Portland--is cheap, democratic, forc... Read more

Controlling Our Cities

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie talks to Kumar Rao, Senior Staff Attorney for Racial Justice at the Center for Popular Democracy, about invest-divest campaigns in cities across the country that give communities a voice in local funding decisions and support investments in supportive services and di... Read more

Climate Change Rally

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Desiree Hellegers brings audio highlights from the June 4 rally in Pioneer Courthouse Square in support of the Children's Trust climate justice lawsuit Juliana v. United States. The landmark case being argued in front of the Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for June 10th 2019

Airs at: Mon, 06/10/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris Hosts this episode of the Old Mole Bill Resnick talks with teacher Rachel Hanes about pedagogy. Part One of of their discussion of public education is here.  Denise Morris talks with Mark Brenner about the recent vote to cut PERS benefits. Mark's earlie... Read more