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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, or Blind Boy Paxton  

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

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The Old Mole Variety Hour for June 8, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 06/08/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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This episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour, hosted by Frann Michel, looks at the recent uprisings against police violence and white supremacy. Bill Resnick talks with Black rights and revolutionary socialist activist Malik Miah about the roots of the uprising and the problem... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 1, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 06/01/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour, which includes these segments: Pandemic Recovery, or Not: Bill Resnick speaks with Yeva Nersisyan, a progressive economist, in part 2 of a two part interview on the COVID crisis. In the first part th... Read more

Pandemic Recovery, or Not

Airs at: Mon, 06/01/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick speaks with Yeva Nersisyan, a progressive economist, in part 2 of a two part interview on the COVID crisis. In the first part they discussed the way the Trump regime has dealt with the economics of the crisis, by giving major corporations and finance great gobs... Read more

Housing Precarity

Airs at: Mon, 06/01/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken speaks with local housing activist Marih Alyn-Claire, a long term organizer with SE Portland Tenants in Action and the Portland Metro Poor People's Campaign. They discuss the worsening situation for local renters and the homeless as the public health and economic... Read more

World War Z

Airs at: Mon, 06/01/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Movie Moles Denise Morris and Victoria Saucedo review the 2013 apocalyptic zombie movie, World War Z, and the book by Max Brooks, of the same name, that it was based on. The one is a work of well researched and well written fiction which presents a serious sociopolitical in... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 25, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 05/25/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Densie Morris Hosts this Episode of the Old Mole which includes Pandemic Bailout: Bill Resnick interviews economist Yeva Nersisyan. Yeva has recently been studying and writing on the Federal multi-trillion dollar relief programs as the pandemic shut down the economy. She... Read more

Nursing the Commons

Airs at: Mon, 05/18/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks to Ted Levine a nurse in NYC, a rank and file activist and spokesperson for the nurses in NYC hospitals. They first point out that nurses have learned a great deal in the COVID crisis: For one that they are risking their lives in understaffed and under eq... Read more

What is Public Health?

Airs at: Mon, 05/18/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In our new Old Mole segment on Public Health and the Pandemic, Jan Haaken and Patricia Kullberg follow the race for a coronavirus vaccine and some of the misleading claims circulating in the media, and they discuss ways of looking at infectious diseases from public health v... Read more

Striking Lessons

Airs at: Mon, 05/18/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Appearing at the Trouble Makers School in Portland before more than 200 union members, stewards and activists, Barbara Madeloni discussed the national picture for public pchool teachers organizing and how and why strikes work.  Madeloni is the Education Coordinator at Labo... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 18th, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 05/18/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris Hosts this Episode of the Old Mole   Nursing the Commons: Bill Resnick talks to Ted Levine a nurse in NYC, a rank and file activist and spokesperson for the nurses in NYC hospitals. They first point out that nurses have learned a great deal in the COVID cr... Read more