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Airs at: Mon, 10/01/2018 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, broadly socialist, and feminist.  (We count Karl Marx as a friend).

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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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Air Quality in Portland

Airs at: Mon, 09/24/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Guy Berliner and Bevan Byrnes of the Brooklyn Action Corps about air quality in Portland and the Sept 26th Town Hall on diesel pollution. Photo courtesy of Cliff Mass Climate and Weather Blog   Read more

Homophobia, White Supremacy, and the Oregon Citizens' Alliance

Airs at: Mon, 09/24/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers speaks with activist Catherine Stauffer about the climate of homophobic and white supremacist terror in Oregon in the early 1990s, about Stauffer's historic role in infiltrating the Oregon Citizen's Alliance and in the protracted lawsuit that bankrupted th... Read more

Eco Film Fest

Airs at: Mon, 09/24/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Organizer Dawn Smallman and filmmaker Marcelina Cravat talk with Bill Resnick about the EcoFilm Festival starting Sept 27 at the Hollywood Theater, and about returning carbon to the soil. Read more

Nora Webster: A Novel by Colm Tóibín

Airs at: Mon, 09/24/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Colm Tóibín’s novel, Nora Webster (2014). Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 24, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 09/24/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Frann Michel hosts this episode, which includes these segments: Bill Resnick talks with Guy Berliner and Bevan Byrnes of the Brooklyn Action Corps about air quality in Portland and the Sept 26th Town Hall on diesel pollution (7pm Sacred Heart Church, 3910 SE 11th). Desi... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour September 17th 2018

Airs at: Mon, 09/17/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris Hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes these segments In the second of a two part interview, Bill Resnick Talks with Heather Gautney author of the book Crashing the Party: From the Bernie Sanders Campaign to a Progressive Movement.  Gautney is... Read more

Gautney on Our Revolution, Part 2

Airs at: Mon, 09/17/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  In the second of a two part interview, Bill Resnick Talks with Heather Gautney, author of the book Crashing the Party: From the Bernie Sanders Campaign to a Progressive Movement. Gautney is an activist and writer teaching at Fordham University. She was recently appointed... Read more

Judith Arcana on Measure 106

Airs at: Mon, 09/17/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Jan Haaken interviews Judith Arcana on the history of abortion access and Measure 106--the anti-abortion measure on the ballot this fall. images via No Cuts to Care and Judith Arcana. Read more

Elder Bankruptcy

Airs at: Mon, 09/17/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Laurie Mercier speaks with Deborah Thorne about the “Graying" of consumer bankruptcy—how the shrinking of the social safety net is throwing record numbers of older individuals into economic distress. Thorne is associate professor of sociology at University of Idaho and a... Read more

The Future of the Sanders Campaign

Airs at: Mon, 09/10/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick interviews a Heather Gautney, a leading activist-scholar on what’s next in the Sanders revolution, and author of Crashing the Party: From the Bernie Sanders Campaign to a Progressive Movement. Read more