Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 11/18/2019 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.
 

You can leave comments for the Moles at  oldmolevarietyhour @ gmail.com or by clicking on the comment section for any of our audio pieces.  

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The Old Mole Variety Hour for November 11, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 11/11/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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It's veterans' day on the Old Mole with host Thom Becker and: Refusal to Obey: Bill Resnick interviews Garrett Reppenhagen of Veteran’s for Peace How Vets Changed the Military: Tom Becker reads from an article by Kevin Basl in Counterpunch Fiction Review: Larry Bowlden re... Read more

Refusal to Obey

Airs at: Mon, 11/11/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Garett Reppenhagen, National Director of Veteran’s for Peace, about the organization, its radical and democratic impulse, and about the history and current significance of the soldier’s duty to disobey illegal orders. Reppenhagen is a veteran of the ... Read more

How Vets Changed the Military

Airs at: Mon, 11/11/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker reads from an article in Counterpunch by Kevin Basl - "How Veterans Changed the Military and Rebuilt the Middle Class”, which explores the history of veteran-led anti-war protest and the fight to get a better deal for vets. 1932 “Bonus Army” protest by WWI veter... Read more

Caring for the Warriors

Airs at: Mon, 11/11/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Frann Michel and Jan Haaken discuss institutional strengths and challenges at the Veteran’s Administration health care system. Image by GettyImages   Read more

Mindzone

Airs at: Mon, 11/11/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Denise Morris interviews Jan Haaken about her documentary film, Mindzone, which follows therapists in a Combat Stress Control unit as they carry out two conflicting missions: protecting soldiers from battle fatigue and keeping these same soldiers in the fight. Read more

Fiction Review

Airs at: Mon, 11/11/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Having battled in himself for the past decade or so a rather stiff prejudice against best sellers, book mole Larry Bowlden is happy to recommend two popular authors and their 2019 novels. Ann Patchet for her very perceptive novel about families, The Dutch House. And Alice H... Read more

New Deal lessons for the Green New Deal

Airs at: Mon, 11/04/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick continues his conversation from last week with Marty Hart- Lansberg on the Green New Deal and the lessons of the Roosevelt New Deal that started, haltingly in the 1930s and never pulled the US out of the Great Depression, which only ended with the great mobi... Read more

Cowlitz Activists Protecting Water and Land

Airs at: Mon, 11/04/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Desiree Hellegers speaks with Cowlitz tribal Chair Bill Iyall about the status of the fights against the proposed Crystal Geyser water plant and mining in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, with additional perspective from Cowlitz activist Teri Graves. Cowlitz Indian... Read more

The Joker and Mental Health

Airs at: Mon, 11/04/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  In a followup to the October 28th Review of Joker, Denise Morris returns to talk with Movie Mole and clinical psychologist Jan Haaken about the critical response to the use of mental illness in the Joker origin story, and the problems with psychiatric diagnoses as ways o... Read more

Do you wish you were a mole?

Airs at: Mon, 11/04/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Joe Clement explains why you might want to get in touch with us Read more