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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 April 23rd 2018

Airs at: Mon, 04/23/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris host this episode of the Old Mole which includes   Bill Resnick interviews Suzanne Gordon on her new book The Battle for Veterans Healthcare: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Policy-Making and Patient Care.  Jan Haaken talks with Sophie Smith, a rura... Read more

How the Pentagon Thinks Now

Airs at: Mon, 04/16/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick and his guest Bruce Gagnon (Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space) discuss new goals and strategies of the Pentagon: to defend U.S. commercial interests across the globe in a "post-primacy World." This means still containi... Read more

MLK's Fight for Economic Justice

Airs at: Mon, 04/16/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier talks with Michael Honey about his new book, To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice, and about recent events in Memphis to commemorate the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination. Read more

The USS Portland

Airs at: Mon, 04/16/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers interviews Dan Handelman of Portland Peace and Justice Works/Portland Copwatch about the April 21 commissioning of the USS Portland, a $2 billion war ship, and about the need to redirect military spending to domestic needs. Photo Credit: Wikipedia Read more

Government Sponsored Racism

Airs at: Mon, 04/16/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier and Richard Rothstein discuss Rothstein’s book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America. He is with the Economic Policy Institute. Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for April 16, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 04/16/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker hosts this episode of the Old Mole, and we hear: 1. Bill Resnick and peace activist Bruce Gagnon discuss US military power in the "post-primacy world"; 2. Laurie Mercier talks with Michael Honey about Honey's's book on MLK's fight for economic justice; 3. Desir... Read more

Teachers' Uprisings

Airs at: Mon, 04/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Frann Michel reads about recent teachers' uprisings, including an article by Lois Weiner from Jacobin Magazine, "Labor Renaissance in the Heartland." Images by firedoglakedotcom - Flickr: CTU Strike: Classrooms Should Not Be Sweatshops, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wik... Read more

Labor Notes Conference

Airs at: Mon, 04/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris speaks with union organizers Reyna G and David Adams who attended the 2018 Labor Notes Conference in Chicago this past weekend. They discuss orgainizing at New Seasons and inspiration from the conference.   Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for April 9th, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 04/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  This Episode of The Old Mole Variety Hour is hosted by Denise Morris and includes Bill Resnick talk with Chuck Collins is an author and a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good... Read more

Wealth Inequality and What is to be Done

Airs at: Mon, 04/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick talks with Chuck Collins,  an author and a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good. They discuss wealth inequality and what can be done.    image By James Petts fr... Read more