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Bailing Out the Auto Makers?

Airs at: Sun, 12/07/2008 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Mark  Brenner, editor of  Labor Notes, talks with the  Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what will happen, and what should happen,  in the process of saving the big 3 from the consequences of their own short-sightedness.  Then local activist Laurie King joins Bill to talk about ... Read more

Worker takeover of factory in Chicago

Airs at: Sun, 12/07/2008 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
In Chicago, a group of two hundred fifty workers have taken over a factory, after the Bosses announced that they were shutting the plant down. The management of Republic Windows & Doors factory gave workers only three days notice that they would all be fired, and the plant w... Read more

Drummond Coal Protest

Airs at: Wed, 11/19/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
A number of Portlanders took part in a protest in Alabama today against Drummond coal. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke by phone with one of the participants in the protest. Read more

Labor and the Auto Bailout

Airs at: Wed, 11/12/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The US Congress is considering a bailout of the top three car manufacturers in the U.S. - General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. While some unions favor the bailout as a way to save their jobs, others have called for this crisis to be turned into a real opportunity for change in... Read more

The Spiraling Economy

Airs at: Sun, 11/23/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
More bad news about the economy keeps arriving.  What is the situation and how can be fixed?  The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with radical economist Arthur McEwan -- aka Dr. Dollar at Dollars & Sense. Read more

Reshaping the Economic World Order

Airs at: Sun, 11/16/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
What needs to be done to replace the current and collapsing economic global system with something that works for all of us?   John Cavanagh, director of the Institute for  Policy Studies, talks  with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how this crisis developed and what it wi... Read more

Workers' Resistance to Occupation and Empire

Airs at: Sun, 11/09/2008 at 12:00am
Produced for Labor Radio
An interview with Jana K. Lipman, Author, Guantanamo: A Working-Class History Between Empire and Revolution.   Guantánamo has become a symbol of what has gone wrong in the War on Terror. Yet Guantánamo is more than a U.S. naval base and prison in Cuba, it is a town, and our... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 10O, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 11/09/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
This week the Moles pay tribute to the momentous  election of last Tuesday and assess what  it might and might not mean.   We also remember the late Studs Terkel.   To  hear the whole show, use the arrow above.  For  separate  pieces, follow the links below: 1.   Bill Resni... Read more

Remembering Studs Terkel

Airs at: Tue, 11/11/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Studs Terkel, writer and radio personality, always in support of working people, died at the age of 96 last week.   Tom Becker reads tributes to him published in The Nation.  You can find the texts here and here. Read more

Assessing Obama, Part 1

Airs at: Sun, 11/09/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with Malik Miah, airline machinist and writer, about workers' responses to the Obama victory and what the next four years may hold for progressives.  Miah's work appears in Against the Current and  Green Left. Read more