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Old Mole Variety Hour for July 13, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 07/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Norm Diamond hosts the Old Mole today, which includes the following segments: Racism in Heath Care: While the coronavirus pandemic has made more urgent the need for universal access to quality health care, Patricia Kullberg and Jan Haaken take up the problem of racist id... Read more

Racism in Heath Care

Airs at: Mon, 07/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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While the coronavirus pandemic has made more urgent the need for universal access to quality health care, Patricia Kullberg and Jan Haaken take up the problem of racist ideas and practices within the health care setting. They take a closer look at myths about the bodies of ... Read more

To the Memory of Thich Quang Duc

Airs at: Mon, 07/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers reads her recently published meditative poem, “Koan,” dedicated to the memory of a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. Thich Quang Duc publicly burned himself to death in protest of religious and imperial oppression. Image from: picasaweb.google.com/squintboy/World... Read more

Another World Is Possible

Airs at: Mon, 07/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Candy Luisa Herrera joins Norm Diamond, after Norm first talks about the relationship between racism and capitalism. Then the two of them discuss police unions, whose interest is served by racist policing, and the opportunities for revitalizing the labor movement. Creator:... Read more

Reform and Radical Change

Airs at: Mon, 07/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Johanna Brenner and Bill Resnick address how to work in reform movements for radical ends. With the current great upsurge in reform struggle and ideas, cooptation is a danger. Many reforms are easy for our elites to live with and some even enhance corporate power. What migh... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 6, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following features: Uprising 2020—Now What? Bill Resnick speaks with Michael Albert about the current insurgency triggered by the murder of George Floyd and how all the anger and hope could be orga... Read more

Economic Growth Not a Fix for Poverty

Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom becker reads excerpts from an article entitled, "We can’t grow our way out of poverty," by Jason Hinkel in New Internationalist. Hinkel argues there is another way out—redistribution—and he outlines ideas how this might be accomplished. Hinkel is an anthropologist, auth... Read more

Systemic Racism? Councilwoman Declares not in Vancouver

Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers interviews Adam Aguilera, a 2019 candidate for the Vancouver City Council, board member of the Washington Education Association, high school English teacher for the Evergreen School District, and Chair of the Evergreen Equity Committee, about calls for the... Read more

To Turn Anxiety Back into Anger

Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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To Turn Anxiety Back into Anger: Norm Diamond reads and reflects on the poem “For Citizenship” by Irish poet John O’Donohue, which speaks of the urgency to turn our anxiety and distraction into anger and solidarity. Read more

The Left & the Law: Prison Abolition

Airs at: Mon, 06/29/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  As protests against policing gain momentum, calls for change range from police reforms, defunding police departments, to the entire abolition of police departments and prisons. In their Left and the Law segment, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker take up philosophical and poli... Read more