Old Mole Variety Hour

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news, interviews, commentary and reviews from a feminist/socialist perspective
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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.

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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, broadly socialist, and feminist.  (We count Karl Marx as a friend).

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Our theme song "Mole in the Ground" is by Bascom Lamar Lunsford  (1924), somtimes blended with a newer versions, like the one  by dj/rupture, sung by Sindhu Zagoren.  It's 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

Airs at: Mon, 06/18/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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An interview with Joel Jordan, teacher and activist on the struggles and successes of teacher unions. A report on the Trump/Kim Jong Un summit by Korean expert Martin Hart-Landsberg. A discussion of the ACLU lawsuit against the Justice Depatment's policy of separating chi... Read more

From Asylum to Prison

Airs at: Mon, 06/11/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Dr. Anne E. Parsons about her forthcoming book, From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945. Dr. Parsons is the Director of Public History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.         Read more

Inequality, Social Dysfunction and Misery

Airs at: Mon, 06/11/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker reads from an article in CounterPunch by Graham Peebles entitled Inequality Social Dysfunction and Misery which explores the debilitating consequences of extreme wealth inequality on the well-being of society in general, not only on the poor and disenfranchised. ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 11, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 06/11/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Frann Michel hosts this episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour with segments on: From Asylum to Prison: Bill Resnick talks with Dr. Anne E. Parsons about her forthcoming work From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945. Inequ... Read more

The Watermelon Woman (1996)

Airs at: Mon, 06/11/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  In honor of Pride and Juneteenth, Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Frann Michel discuss The Watermelon Woman (1996), the first feature film directed by an African American lesbian, and a film Frann has long admired. They consider how the movie illuminates the history of cinema... Read more

Hungry Oregonians

Airs at: Mon, 06/04/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Janet Bauer from the Oregon Center for Public Policy talks with Laurie Mercier about why so many Oregonians are food insecure, how the new farm bill threatens the SNAP program and the lives of 1 in 6 Oregonians, and what we can do to help insure more widespread access to fo... Read more

Crafts and the Labor of Love

Airs at: Mon, 06/04/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Old Mole’s Bill Resnick speaks with Michael Bierute, a graphic designer who has been senior critic in graphic design at the Yale School of Art. Bierute has won international design awards and has many publications, including the Design Observer, a blog of design and cul... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour on 06/04/18

Airs at: Mon, 06/04/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Old Mole Variety Hour for June 4, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 06/04/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier hosts this episode of the Old Mole, with these segments: 1. Joe Clement talks with IWW organizer Marianne Lebatt about solidarity unionism and taking direct action in the workplace. 2. Janet Bauer from the Oregon Center for Public Policy talks with Laurie Me... Read more

Solidarity Unionism

Airs at: Mon, 06/04/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Leading off the hour, the Mole’s Joe Clement talks with IWW organizer Marianne Lebatt about solidarity unionism and taking direct action in the workplace to win demands, solve problems, and build power. Marianne draws from history, current struggles, and her own experience ... Read more