Old Mole Variety Hour

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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

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

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Feminism for the 99%

Airs at: Mon, 03/04/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Cinzia Arruzza talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about Women's Strike USA and the book/pamphlet Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto which she co-authored. They discuss the Women's Strike happening this Friday, March 8 in cities around the world, including Portland. Arruz... Read more

"Our Bodies, Our Doctors"

Airs at: Mon, 03/04/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Film Maker and Old Mole Jan Haaken talks with Clayton Morgareidge about her new film "Our Bodies, Our Doctors" premiering at the Portland International Film Festival this week. The film tells the rarely-discussed story of what it means to be an abortion provider today: conf... Read more

Capitalist Realism

Airs at: Mon, 03/04/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement talks with union organizer, Kevin Dugan about Mark Fisher's book Capitalist Realism. They consider the challenges it poses to organizing unions and why there is an alternative to capitalism - if we fight for it. You can also read, or listen  to, Old Mole Frann M... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for March 4, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 03/04/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts this Women's Day edition of the Old Mole and we hear: 1. Frann Michel gives us an overview of the International Women's Strike and its demands. 2. Bill Resnick talks with an author of Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto, Cinzia Arruzza. 3. Jan Haa... Read more

A Climate Beast Awakens

Airs at: Mon, 02/25/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker shares the article An Unforeseen Climate Beast Awakens! written by Robert Hunziker for Counterpunch. East Antarctica is a sleeping monster. It was believed by climate scientists that its ice sheet would be stable into the next century. But the monster is stirring... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for February 25, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 02/25/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise morris Hosts this episode of The Old Mole which includes What's a Socialist to do: Electoral Strategy for the Left: Laurie Mercier talks with Glen Ford Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report, about an electoral strategy for the left. A Climate Beast Awakens: T... Read more

What’s a Socialist to do? Electoral Strategy for the Left

Airs at: Mon, 02/25/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier talks with Glen Ford, Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report, providing news, commentary and analysis from the Black left. They discuss an electoral strategy for the left: "What's a socialist to do?" Do any Democratic candidates offer a possibility for real ... Read more

Immigrant Rights

Airs at: Mon, 02/25/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Larry Kleinman, co-founder of PCUN, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste, Oregon’s farmworker union. Over the last five years PCUN has transitioned to new day-to-day leadership, as Larry, while still advising and working in Woodburn, has worked o... Read more

Made in L.A.: a Documentary

Airs at: Mon, 02/25/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Made in L.A., an Emmy Award-winning documentary film, will be shown on Sunday, March 3rd at the Clinton Street Theater, 7-9:30 pm, as part of Portland Democratic Socialists of America’s movie night series. Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity and th... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 18, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 02/18/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement hosts and we hear: Bill Resnick and Mark Weisbrot talk about the coup in Venezuela. Joe and Frann Michel review the 2015 "Hamilton" Jan Haaken talks with Mara Zusman about an upcoming workshop on families and race. Read more