Economy

National Priorities: Defunding the Military

Airs at: Mon, 07/27/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Laurie Mercier interviews Ashik Siddique, a research analyst for the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, working on the federal budget and military spending, and examining how militarized U.S. domestic and foreign policy threatens efforts to ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 27, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 07/27/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Frann Michel hosts this episode, which features these segments: COVID 19 and the next pandemic:   Bill Resnick interviews Mike Friedman, a microbiologist and epidemiologist, on COVID 19 and what would be needed in a public health system that could save the country. Book... Read more

Wyden's Union Problem

Airs at: Mon, 07/27/2020 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Oregon's multi-millionaire senator Ron Wyden and his wife Nancy Bass-Wyden own the Strand Bookstore, an iconic independent retailer in New York City.  Host Jamie Partridge interviews Melissa Guzy, shop steward at the bookstore, who explains how the Wydens raked in Covid-19 ... Read more

Making Polluters Pay for Clean Up

Airs at: Mon, 07/27/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The fossil fuel industry is a very risky business, and often these risks materialize. Think of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, the 2016 oil train derailment in Mosier, Oregon, and the 2017 gas pipeline explosion in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood. It might seem logical th... Read more

Racial Capitalism

Airs at: Mon, 07/20/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
From the archive we hear Clayton Morgareidge's January 2019 commentary White Supremacy and Capitalism: Twin Evils. "Martin Luther King Jr. famously declared the trifecta of racism, militarism and capitalism as the great problem facing humanity. Old Mole Clayton Morgareidge... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 20, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 07/20/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Denise Morris hosts this episode of the old mole and includes, Race, the Military and the Police: Bill Resnick interviews David Cortright, warrior for peace, writer and Vietnam war Veteran. David wrote the classic book Soldiers in Revolt on the organizing and achievements o... Read more

Reform and Radical Change

Airs at: Mon, 07/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Johanna Brenner and Bill Resnick address how to work in reform movements for radical ends. With the current great upsurge in reform struggle and ideas, cooptation is a danger. Many reforms are easy for our elites to live with and some even enhance corporate power. What migh... Read more

Economic Growth Not a Fix for Poverty

Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Tom becker reads excerpts from an article entitled, "We can’t grow our way out of poverty," by Jason Hinkel in New Internationalist. Hinkel argues there is another way out—redistribution—and he outlines ideas how this might be accomplished. Hinkel is an anthropologist, auth... Read more

Uprising 2020—Now What?

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick speaks with Michael Albert about the current insurgency triggered by the murder of George Floyd and how all the anger and hope could be organized into a struggle for life after capitalism where we live in harmony with the natural ecosystems upon which our lives... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 6, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following features: Uprising 2020—Now What? Bill Resnick speaks with Michael Albert about the current insurgency triggered by the murder of George Floyd and how all the anger and hope could be orga... Read more