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Airs at: Mon, 04/22/2019 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 Monday, April 15, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 04/15/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts this episode of the Mole, and we hear: Bill Resnick and Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies discussing the necessity of taxes, inequality, and the allocation of public goods;  Barbara Madeloni of Labor Notes, and a former Pre... Read more

Taxes and the Public Good

Airs at: Mon, 04/15/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies about  why we should, in principle, be glad to pay our taxes, and how much good our taxes could be doing in a fully democratic society. You can subscribe to Chuck Collins's newsletter here. Read more

Taxes and the Public Good

Airs at: Mon, 04/15/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies about  why we should, in principle, be glad to pay our taxes, and how much good our taxes could be doing in a fully democratic society. You can subscribe to Chuck Collins's newsletter here. Read more

Strikes Work!

Airs at: Mon, 04/15/2019 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 Labor... Read more

Abolishing the Death Penalty

Airs at: Mon, 04/15/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Old Mole's Left & the Law team, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker, review the moratorium in California on the death penalty and the political shifts in support for capital punishment. They also comment on a recent case emphasizing the cruelty of putting people to death.  Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 8, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 04/08/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Frann Michel hosts the show which includes: Media Landscape: Frann Michel reflects on the state of contemporary media. Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State: Bill Resnick interviews Norman Solomon about the US warfare state of today.   When God ... Read more

Media Landscape

Airs at: Mon, 04/08/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick’s guest on today’s Old Mole is Norman Solomon, and it’s worth reflecting on the value of Solomon’s work in the current media landscape. Solomon is a longtime associate of the media watch group Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR),  which produces the rad... Read more

Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State

Airs at: Mon, 04/08/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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KBOO alum Norman Solomon talks with Bill Resnick about US militarism (especially now the continued NATO encirclement of Russia), who it benefits, and how it can be stopped.   Solomon is the author of Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America’s Warfare State Read more

When God was a Rabbit: Book Review

Airs at: Mon, 04/08/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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When God Was a Rabbit, by Sarah Winman, is a refreshing view of life through the eyes of a ten year old girl , innocently irreverent and certainly wise beyond her (our) years. Read it for joy. Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for April 1, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 04/01/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker hosts today's program which includes: Reform and Revolution: An interview with Michael Hirsh on reform vs. revolution Labor and the Green New Deal: A reading from the Jacobin website entitled "Organizing to Win a Green New Deal." The Anthropocene: A reading fro... Read more