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 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

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 25, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 01/18/2021 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

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 11, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 01/11/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes the following segments:   After the Coup: Bill Resnick speaks with Norm Solomon about the attempted coup by Trump and his supporters and what opportunities the Biden administration will have following the Geo... Read more

After the Coup

Airs at: Mon, 01/11/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick speaks with Norm Solomon about the attempted coup by Trump and his supporters and what opportunities the Biden administration will have following the Georgia senate victories. Norman Solomon is co-founder and national coordinator of RootsAction.org. His books i... Read more

Defund the Military

Airs at: Mon, 01/11/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier talks with Mandy Smithberger, Director of the Straus Military Reform Project, about the recent congressional approval of the largest military budget in US history and how to shrink the Pentagon. Smithberger also works with the Center for Defense Information P... Read more

Water Protectors and Line 3

Airs at: Mon, 01/11/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with Winona LaDuke about the fight against Enbridge Energy's Line 3 in Minnesota, a pipeline project that would expand the flow of highly toxic tar sands oil through critical waterways and lands in this region. LaDuke is Executive Director of Honor the Eart... Read more