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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, anti-racist and anti-colonial 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, anti-colonial 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. 

Contributors include: Julian Ankney, Sarah Chivers, Norm Diamond, Sharon Grant, Desiree Hellegers, Luisa Martinez, Chelsea Ratzlaff, Victoria Saucedo, Mike Snedecker, Roben White

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Our theme song is the traditional "Mole in the Ground," sometimes performed by Clayton & Ernie, sometimes by Joe Clement,  and sometimes blended with other versions, like the one by dj/rupture, sung by Sindhu Zagoren on the album Special Gunpowder, or Blind Boy Paxton  

Our graphic lettering is by Charlie Ertola. Host portraits by Clayton Morgareidge.
 

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Old Mole Variety Hour for March 1, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 03/01/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Energy Forward: Bill Resnick talks to Richard Lachmann, Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Albany and author of the article, "How Climate Change Will Affect Socialist Strategy," (Socialist Forum, Winter 2019) They discuss two key struggles for ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 22, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 02/22/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris Hosts this Episode of the Old Mole which includes   Motherhood, Work and the Pandemic: Bill Resnick talks with Ursula Ursula McTaggart, teacher of English at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. Ursula McTaggart’s newest book is Guerrillas in the Indu... Read more

Motherhood, Work and the Pandemic

Airs at: Mon, 02/22/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Ursula McTaggart, teacher of English at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. Ursula McTaggart’s newest book is Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle: Radicalism’s Primitive and Industrial Rhetoric. She has written many articles, including “Motherhoo... Read more

African Film Fest

Airs at: Mon, 02/22/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken interviews Tamara Dewit, who is screening her film, Finding Sally, at the 2021 virtual Cascade Festival of African Films. Read more

WEB DuBois and Scientific Racism

Airs at: Mon, 02/22/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Scientific racism is the long-established practice of marshalling pseudo-scientific evidence to prove the biological inferiority of African-Americans and other people of color. Patricia Kullberg reads from and comments on two works by scholars of race and science, with an e... Read more

Big Strikes and the Sabotage of Labor, Part 3

Airs at: Mon, 02/22/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement concludes their conversation with Marianne Garneau, an organizer and educator with the Industrial Workers of the World, and publisher of the online worker journal Organizing.Work about the politics of the Big Strike and the retreat from direct action and organiz... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 15, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 02/15/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris Hosts this Episode of The Old Mole which includes: COVID 19, its Variants and the Future: Bill Resnick talks with evolutionary biologist Mike Friedman who teaches and writes and has studied the COVID pandemic since it appeared. They discuss the recently d... Read more

Big Strikes and the Sabotage of Labor, Part 2

Airs at: Mon, 02/15/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement continues their conversation with Marianne Garneau, an organizer and educator with the Industrial Workers of the World, and publisher of the online worker journal Organizing.Work about the politics of the Big Strike and the retreat from direct action and organiz... Read more

COVID 19, its Variants and the Future

Airs at: Mon, 02/15/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick talks with evolutionary biologist Mike Friedman who teaches and writes and has studied the COVID pandemic since it appeared. They discuss the recently discovered COVID variants – from South Africa, Brazil, England, and more, and the risks they create as our ... Read more

Life and Times of a Black Wobbly

Airs at: Mon, 02/15/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Luisa Martinez interviews Peter Cole on the second edition of his book titled Ben Fletcher: Life and Times of a Black Wobbly. A gifted labor organizer, Fletcher helped found and lead Local 8 of the IWW's Marine Transport Workers Industrial Union, unquestionably the most ... Read more