Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 06/24/2019 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.
 

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The Old Mole Variety Hour for June 17, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Laurie Mercier and Natasha co-host this episode of the Old Mole, and we hear these segments: Bill Resnick speaks to Data Engineer Michael Hanna, volunteer Campaign Manager for the Municipal Broadband PDX Campaign about municipal broadband. Laurie Mercier interviews Ku... Read more

Broadband for Portland

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Data Engineer Michael Hanna, volunteer Campaign Manager for the Municipal Broadband PDX Campaign and activist with the Municipal Broadband Coalition of America, about how municipal broadband--which we can bring to Portland--is cheap, democratic, forc... Read more

Controlling Our Cities

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie talks to Kumar Rao, Senior Staff Attorney for Racial Justice at the Center for Popular Democracy, about invest-divest campaigns in cities across the country that give communities a voice in local funding decisions and support investments in supportive services and di... Read more

Climate Change Rally

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Desiree Hellegers brings audio highlights from the June 4 rally in Pioneer Courthouse Square in support of the Children's Trust climate justice lawsuit Juliana v. United States. The landmark case being argued in front of the Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for June 10th 2019

Airs at: Mon, 06/10/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris Hosts this episode of the Old Mole Bill Resnick talks with teacher Rachel Hanes about pedagogy. Part One of of their discussion of public education is here.  Denise Morris talks with Mark Brenner about the recent vote to cut PERS benefits. Mark's earlie... Read more

Freeing Up the Time of Our Lives

Airs at: Mon, 06/10/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Freeing Up the Time of Our Lives A commentary based on Martin Hägglund’s This Life: Secular Life and Spiritual Freedom. Life is short and fragile, which makes it precious. Capitalism wastes and abuses our time, while socialism can make our time our own.  You can read t... Read more

Teaching is Not Elementary

Airs at: Mon, 06/10/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  In Part 2 of a 2 part discussion on public education, Bill Resnick talks with teacher Rachel Hanes about the pedagogy of the three second grade classes at her middle school while still managing to sufficiently satisfy the various corporate education requirements. In Part... Read more

Cutting PERS

Airs at: Mon, 06/10/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris talks with Mark Brenner about the recent vote to cut PERS benefits. Mark Brenner is the former Director of Labor Notes now currently working at University of Oregon’s Labor Education & Research Center. On May 27th Mark Brenner spoke to Bill Resnick about th... Read more

Pride Humor Event

Airs at: Mon, 06/10/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris discusses the upcoming Pride Night Event 'What the GenderFuck' with Juliet Mylan and Evan Burchfield. Event takes place June 12th, 7:30pm at The Funhouse Lounge,  2432 SE 11th, Portland, Oregon 97214 503-309-3723.   Proceeds will benefit the Portland DSA Qu... Read more

Left & the Law: Suing the Government for Climate Change

Airs at: Mon, 06/03/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Our Left and the Law team, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker, give us an update on the Juliana vs United States government case--the civil lawsuit filed by 17 young people in Oregon against the US government. The case argues that government inaction on the climate crisis is depr... Read more