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Old Mole Variety Hour for April 25, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 04/25/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: The Battle for a Clean Portland Harbor: Local struggles for climate justice are today probably the fastest growing and most dynamic parts of this country's environmental movement. Ri... Read more

Smelter Wars, Part One

Airs at: Mon, 04/25/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
For our regular segment Another World Is Possible, Norm Diamond talks with Ron Verzuh, author of the just released book, Smelter Wars. The smelter in question is just across the Canadian border along the Columbia River, and the book covers the history of worker organizing t... Read more

El Golpe (The Hit)

Airs at: Mon, 04/25/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Divide-and-conquer – it’s a tactic used by big corporations all the time to keep working people from uniting for economic and social justice. But some union workers see through it. Writer and photographer Matt Witt reviews a new book called El Golpe by Rob McKenzie that tel... Read more

Laura Stanfill, author of Singing Lessons for the Stylish Canary

Airs at: Thu, 04/14/2022 at 11:00am - 11:30pm
Produced for Jonesy
Today on Jonesy, we welcome Laura Stanfill, author of the debut novel Singing Lessons for the Stylish Canary, from Lanternfish Press. Laura is the founder of Forest Avenue Press, a Portland-based indie publisher now in its tenth year. Laura's own writing has appeared in Sho... Read more

Chelsea King Interview

Produced for Between Us
Chelsea King is a democrat who is running for the Oregon Senate in the 13th District.  She talked with Don Merrill about how West Linn-Wilsonville teachers are whipsawed by changes in the district budget and why that has to stop, how a colleague from a co-founded non profit... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 4, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 04/04/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Photo by Bette Lee Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Tax the Rich: Taxes are the price of civilization. Political theory understands that taxes pay for the public institutions that protect society from capitalism’s si... Read more

Celebrating the Olmsteds

Airs at: Mon, 04/04/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
This spring communities across the country will be celebrating the 200th birthday of Federick Law Olmsted, co-creator of New York City's Central Park and numerous subsequent parks. Writer, literary publisher, philosopher, abolitionist and committed social reformer, Olmsted ... Read more

Chaotic Dischord - The Interview

Produced for Life During Wartime
  Tune in as Wolfman and Matt C return to the studio. Laura C spins jams from the remote studio. Wolfman also sits down with Chaotic Dischord for an interview.   For the first time, Ransid and Ampex tell their side of the story. They also discuss the reformation, Steve A... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 28, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 03/28/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Oregon Legislature 2022: Bill Resnick talks to Emory Mort about his experience in the 2022 Oregon legislative session as Chief of Staff of State Representative Teresa Alonso Leon who... Read more

Another World is Possible

Airs at: Mon, 03/28/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In our last Old Mole of Women’s History Month, Norm Diamond celebrates the birthday and paradoxes of Rosa Luxemburg, a great revolutionary thinker and activist. How is her example and how are her insights of more than a hundred years ago relevant to us now? For our contenti... Read more