Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 10/26/2020 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. 

Here is why we call this show "The Old Mole"

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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, or Blind Boy Paxton  

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

You can leave comments for the Moles at  oldmolevarietyhour @ gmail.com or by clicking on the comment section for any of our audio pieces.  

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Old Mole Variety Hour October 19th 2020

Airs at: Mon, 10/19/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris Hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes Waging Non-violence: Bill Resnick talks with Eric Stolar of Waging Non-Violence on how Trump can be stopped from stealing the election. They discuss mass determined non-violent resistance, with capacity for ... Read more

Waging Non-violence

Airs at: Mon, 10/19/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Eric Stolar of Waging Non-Violence on how Trump can be stopped from stealing the election. They discuss mass determined non-violent resistance, with capacity for non-violent mass defense. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 12, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 10/12/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: The Economy: Bill Resnick interviews Yeva Nersisyan, who teaches economics at Franklin and Marshall College. They discuss the deepening economic crisis in this richest of countr... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 5, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 10/05/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Popmob: Bill Resnick talks to Effi Baum, with PopMobPdx, a mutual aid group supporting the month's of protest in Portland. They discuss Portland’s protests of police killings and impunity here and around the country; challenging Trump’s sending Federal troops to Portland... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 28, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 09/28/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Rise Up! Bill Resnick speaks with Whitney Maxey, a community organizer with Memphis For All. She also serves on the national executive committee of Liberation Road, a socialist organization working for radical social change. Bill and Whitney discuss her personal journey ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 21, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 09/21/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris Hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes: Police Reform: Bill Resnick talks with Seemab Hussaini with the Council on American Islamic Relations and Brown Hope about the work of the Portland police reform network. They discuss why police reform is s... Read more

Street Journalism

Airs at: Mon, 09/14/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers interviews Lisa Loving about her street journalism training for covering protests and more. She is the author of Street Journlism: Understand and Report the News in Your Community. Read more

Book Review

Airs at: Mon, 09/14/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Patricia Kullberg reads a review by Larry Bowlden of two historical novels by Marlowe Benn, Passing Fancies and Relative Fortunes. Read more

Radical Hope

Airs at: Mon, 09/14/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers talks with Barbara Ford about climate change and radical hope. Winston Flags Smith sings The World is on Fire. Read more

Radical Hope

Airs at: Mon, 09/14/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers talks with Barbara Ford about climate change and radical hope. Winston Flags Smith sings The World is on Fire. Read more