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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, Larry Bowlden, Sarah Chivers, Joe Clement, Norm Diamond, Sharon Grant, Jan Haaken, Desiree Hellegers, Patricia Kullberg, Luisa Martinez, Laurie Mercier, Chelsea Ratzlaff, Bill Resnick, Victoria Saucedo, Mike Snedecker, Roben White, Matt Witt

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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 May 30, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 05/30/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Girl of Venezuela: Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Raiding the Coffers of Revolutionary Haiti: We’ve just celebrated the birthday of Toussaint L’Ouverture, Haiti's great revoluti... Read more

Teen Mental Health

Airs at: Mon, 05/23/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Is there a Teen mental Health Crisis as alleged by the New York Times? The Times’s series of articles, the first titled "It's Life or Death: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens," has been picked up by many other newspapers and been featured on television. Bill Resnick... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 23, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 05/23/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Image by Vicky Scott—Ikon Images Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Teen Mental Health: Is there a Teen mental Health Crisis as alleged by the New York Times? The Times’s series of articles, the first titled "It's L... Read more

A Message for China

Airs at: Mon, 05/23/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Why has the U.S. withdrawn its proposal for a negotiated settlement to the Ukraine war? What does the U.S. have to gain from an already defeated and weakened Russia? Why is the U.S. risking nuclear war?  Bill Resnick has a plausible answer: That U.S. political and military ... Read more

Organizing Collective Power for Public Good, Part 3

Airs at: Mon, 05/23/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement continues their conversation with Emily Drabinski, President-elect of the American Library Association. In an election that saw more votes cast than any other in the ALA's history, Emily won on a campaign of organizing for collective power for public good. In th... Read more

Lessons in Chemistry

Airs at: Mon, 05/23/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Sometimes, though not often, Book Mole Larry Bowlden reads a book simply for the joy of it. Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garnus, is such a joy to read. But the 2022 novel also has lots to say about women in the sciences and the ways in which they are forced to work in th... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour May 16th 2022

Airs at: Mon, 05/16/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Sharon Grant hosts this episode of the Old Mole Russia’s disastrous invasion of Ukraine. Can the U.S. retain domination of the world economy, its trade structures, its financial system, its money flows, its politics, and what sustains all of it, military domination too... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 9, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 05/09/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes the following segments: Peace in Ukraine: Can peace be achieved in Ukraine? Both Russia and the U.S. bear responsibility for that war. Bill Resnick and John Feffer discuss the forces, here and international... Read more

Very Loud and Very Dumb

Airs at: Mon, 05/02/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Sharon Grant reads excerpts from the article "John Oliver Addresses Debate Over Teaching Critical Race Theory in Schools: 'Very Loud and Very, Very Dumb'", from the Hollywood Reporter of February 20, 2022. "Unfortunately it is important to engage with it because if we don't... Read more

Participatory Budgeting Oregon

Airs at: Mon, 05/02/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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U.S. North Americans are mostly withdrawn from politics and seek their economic and social goals – for many just subsistence – through individual striving, like get a credential or suck up to the boss. Unfortunately most of humanity’s economic and social problems are the r... Read more