Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 07/22/2019 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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The Old Mole Variety Hour for 07/15/19

Airs at: Mon, 07/15/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier hosts this Old Mole, which includes: Brian Willson: Nicaragua and the Lies They Tell Us: Laurie speaks to S. Brian Willson about his antiwar activism, his recent book Don’t Thank Me for My Service, and his recent reporting on the attempted US coup in Nicaragu... Read more

More than "Just the Facts"

Airs at: Mon, 07/15/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge shows how some philosophers reduce the world to the totality of facts and regard all feelings as subjective with nothing to say about reality. Capital goes even further, reducing all value to the value of money.  You can read this commentary here. Howev... Read more

Brian Willson: Nicaragua and the Lies They Tell Us

Airs at: Mon, 07/15/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Host Laurie Mercier talks with S. Brian Willson about his antiwar activism, his recent book Don’t Thank Me for My Service, and his recent reporting on the attempted US coup in Nicaragua. Willson is co-editor of the 2019 Alliance for Global Justice publication, Live from Ni... Read more

Chernobyl: Nuclear Drama on HBO

Airs at: Mon, 07/15/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Movie Moles Laurie Mercier and Frann Michel discuss the HBO miniseries Chernobyl and some responses to it.  While there has been widespread praise for the aesthetics and emotional impact of the drama, and many appreciate its allegorical message about  climate catastrophe, ... Read more

Yellow Vests: A New French Revolution?

Airs at: Mon, 07/15/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick reports on the yellow vest movement in France -- who they are, their politics and demands, their significance, and what might be borrowed for a similar uprising here.  Photo by Thomas Bresson Read more

"Undeterred" at the Border

Airs at: Mon, 07/08/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with Eva Lewis, the director of a new film “Undeterred” about community resistance to border policing in the border zone; the film sheds a light on the history behind the current crisis on the borders.  This film premiers in Portland on Thursday, June 11 at... Read more

"Undeterred" at the Border

Airs at: Mon, 07/08/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with Eva Lewis, the director of a new film “Undeterred” about community resistance to border policing in the border zone; the film sheds a light on the history behind the current crisis on the borders.  This film premiers in Portland on Thursday, June 11 at... Read more

Extinction Rebellion Rally

Airs at: Mon, 07/08/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Voices from the June 21 Extinction Rebellion/Sunrise Movement rally in downtown Portland that culminated with activists blocking the street in front of Portland City Hall for several hours. Among the activists' demands was a call for Mayor Wheeler to declare a climate emerg... Read more

The Crisis and the Left

Airs at: Mon, 07/08/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In this post from her Facebook page, read here by Clayton Morgareidge, political theorist Jodi Dean shows how the Right is ready for the crisis that will soon be upon us due to global warming and asks whether the Left is perhaps in denial -- not about climate change but abo... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for July 8, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 07/08/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts this episode of the Mole, and we hear: Bill Resnick talks with James Ofsink about the struggle for police accountability in Portland and the rally and demonstration coming up on July 11 to demand that Mayor Wheeler and City Council enforce real... Read more