Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 10/22/2018 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.
 

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Old Mole Variety Hour October 15th, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 10/15/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Densie Morris Hosts this Episode of the Old Mole which includes  Bill Resnick speaks with Patricia Kullberg MD MPH about how premature disease, disability and death affects people of color, low income and immigrant communities in Portland, how the health gap between... Read more

Becoming Human Through Mutual Aid

Airs at: Mon, 10/08/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick interviews Amy Cantrell, a minister who founded Beloved Community Asheville which organized to assist the poor people in Lumberton and Robeson County. As with Katrina and Sandy, the public authorities rush in to help the white and well to do and to protect thei... Read more

Movie Review: "Killer of Sheep"

Airs at: Mon, 10/08/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Movie Moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel review the film Killer of Sheep. It’s about African-American life in Watts in the early 1970s, and one of the "100 Essential Films" of all time according to the National Society of Film Critics. The film is available at Movie Madne... Read more

Eros v Capitalism

Airs at: Mon, 10/08/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge discusses the way life in capitalist society limits our ability to take erotic pleasure in life and how a life of freedom from wage labor could make all life, including work, pleasurable.  Read more

The Return of Public Ownership in the US

Airs at: Mon, 10/08/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier interviews Thomas Hanna, Research Director of the Democracy Collaborative, about democratic ownership and public banking. Hanna is author of the new book Our common wealth: The return of public ownership in the United States; a recent piece “We Need Public Ow... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for October 8, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 10/08/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts, and we hear: Bill Resnick talks with Amy Cantrell, a North Carolina minister who has been organizing to help victims of Hurricane Florence. Thomas Hanna of the Democracy Collaborative talks with the Old Mole’s Laurie Mercier about the ret... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for October 1, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 10/01/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  This episode is hosted by Thom Becker, and features these segments: 1. An interview with Diane Feeley, a Detroit activist, on environmental, labor, feminist and housing issues. 2. In the first of a two-part segment, Desiree Hellegers interviews American Sign Language in... Read more

American Sign Language at Occupy ICE

Airs at: Mon, 10/01/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    In the first of a two-part segment, Desiree Hellegers interviews American Sign Language interpreter Andrew Tolman about the nationally ground-breaking work of providing sustained access for deaf and hard of hearing activists involved in OccupyICE Portland. A transcrip... Read more

Socialism Rising

Airs at: Mon, 10/01/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick interviews Dianne Feeley, a writer, editor, and organizer active in environmental, labor, feminist, and housing struggles in Detroit. They discuss the current political scene, featuring an angry electorate and insurgencies threatening to split both the Democrat... Read more

Left & The Law: Kavanaugh Hearings

Airs at: Mon, 10/01/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Legal Moles Mike Snedeker and Jan Haaken discuss the legal, political, and psychological contexts around Brett Kavanaugh and what's ahead for his confirmation to the Supreme Court. Left & the Law Team Photo: Clayton Morgareidge Kavenaugh Photo Credit: JacobinMagazine Read more