Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 02/03/2020 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. 

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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.
 

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Old Mole Variety Hour on 01/27/20

Airs at: Mon, 01/27/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier hosts this episode of the Old Mole which will include: Bill Resnick speaks with Madeline Carroll and Maria Cahill, of Oregon District Attorneys for the People, who are part of a national movement to elect progressive DAs who instead of targeting black, brow... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour

Airs at: Mon, 01/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Old Mole Variety Hour for January 13, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 01/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker hosts the Old Mole today and we hear: Green Jobs: Bill Resnick interviews Sam Gindin, who for fifty years has worked to build radical unions. Politics and Secularism: Readings on atheism, morality and politics. Reproductive Rights: Jan Haaken interviews Andra Ca... Read more

Green Jobs

Airs at: Mon, 01/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In the second part of a two-part interview, Bill Resnick speaks with Sam Gindin, who has spent nearly 50 years working to build radical unions. He is the former Research Director of the Canadian Autoworkers Union and Packer Visiting Chair in Social Justice at York Universit... Read more

Politics and Secularism

Airs at: Mon, 01/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker reads from two recent and related articles. “The unbearable wrongness of William Barr: Professor of secular studies explains why secularism doesn’t destroy moral order” is by Phil Zuckerman, Professor of Sociology and Secular Studies at Pitzer College and appeare... Read more

Politics and Secularism

Airs at: Mon, 01/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker reads from two recent and related articles. “The unbearable wrongness of William Barr: Professor of secular studies explains why secularism doesn’t destroy moral order” is by Phil Zuckerman, Professor of Sociology and Secular Studies at Pitzer College and appeare... Read more

Reproductive Rights

Airs at: Mon, 01/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with Andra Carrick, Interim Executive Director at NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon. Carrick served on the board for the NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation for two-and-a-half years, most recently as the Board Vice-President. Andra comes to this work with experience m... Read more

The Song of the Jade Lily

Airs at: Mon, 01/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Kirsty Manning’s  2019 novel, The Song of the Jade Lily, about World War II era Jewish refugees in Shanghai. It’s a story about the role that Shanghai played in the rescue of 20,00 refugees from Europe before and during the second world war. ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 6, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 01/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement hosts this episode and we hear: Autoworkers and Climate Change: Bill Resnick talks with Sam Gindin about the United Auto Workers and GM in Canada, and raising expectations around not just bread-and-butter issues but retooling the auto industry to combat climate... Read more

Autoworkers and Climate Change

Airs at: Mon, 01/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Sam Gindin about the United Auto Workers and GM in Canada, and raising expectations around not just bread-and-butter issues but retooling the auto industry to combat climate change. Sam Gindin is the former Research Director of the Canadian Autoworke... Read more