Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 12/16/2019 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, 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 December 9, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 12/09/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Today on the Old Mole we hear the following segments: Continuing Assault on Democracy: In the second of a two part interview Bill Resnick speaks with Judge Lynn Adelman on the Roberts Court and its threat to democracy. Portland's Climate Action Plan: Jan Haaken interviews ... Read more

Continuing Assault on Democracy

Airs at: Mon, 12/09/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick continues his conversation with Lynn Adelman, a Federal Judge in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, whose essay "The Roberts Court Assault on Democracy"  will appear in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.  Part 1 last week examined the Roberts Cour... Read more

Immigrant Activist Acquited

Airs at: Mon, 12/09/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with Sophie Smith about Scott Warren who was charged with giving aid to two Honduran Refugees.  Sophie Smith works with People Helping People in the Border Zone at Arivaca, Arizona. image via http://phparivaca.org Read more

Portland's Climate Action Plan

Airs at: Mon, 12/09/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with Diana Meisenhelter and Brandon Zero of  Extinction Rebellion Portland about the city’s climate action plan and plans by Portland’s Extinction Rebellion to attend the Portland City Council meeting Thursday Dec 12 at 2pm and to gather at 4pm outisde City... Read more

Everything You Are

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Kerry Anne King’s novel, Everything You Are, a novel about a Cello with a soul and the humans that are fated to love and protect it. Read more

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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From the Archives, Joe Clement and special guest Dennis Gravy review the classic Christmas-time cartoon, A Charlie Brown Christmas. They consider anti-commercialism, alienation, cultural appropriation, white supremacy, and why the "workers revolution" that seems to promise... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for December 2, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris host's this episode of The Old Mole which includes: Assault on Democracy: Bill Resnick interviews Lynn Adelman, a federal judge in Wisconsin, about the Roberts Court.  Post Thanksgiving Digest: Well Read Red Frann Michel continues digesting the meaning of ... Read more

Assault on Democracy

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Lynn Adelman, a federal judge in the eastern district of Wisconsin, who writes on the importance of court decisions on the everyday lives of working people. His upcoming article, “The Roberts Court: Assault on Democracy” in the Harvard Journal of Law... Read more

Post-Thanksgiving Digest

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Frann Michel continues digesting the meaning of the USA’s harvest holiday. Reading from recent writing by indigenous activists and historians, she traces the myth of Thanksgiving, notes the history of native resistance to genocide, and touches on the work of activists with ... Read more

Big Money and Fossil Fuels

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick speaks with Susan Palmiter, an environmental activist on the divest/reinvest team of 350pdx.org. Palmiter co-leads the campaign to demand that JPMorgan Chase, the sole US funder of the Jordan Cove pipeline project and the largest funder of fossil fuels worldwid... Read more