Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 08/20/2018 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, broadly socialist, and feminist.  (We count Karl Marx as a friend).

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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.
 

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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Clean Power to the People

Airs at: Mon, 07/30/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick interviews Jessica Tovar, an organizer with the Local Clean Energy Alliance in California, about how California cities and counties are taking over the electric energy systems from the privately held Investor Owned Utilities such as PGE, and with new democra... Read more

Martin Duberman: Has the Gay Movement Failed?

Airs at: Mon, 07/30/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Laurie Mercier interviews Martin Duberman, award-winning historian, playwright, and long-time activist about his new book, “Has the Gay Movement Failed?”      Read more

Movie Moles: Not Sorry to Bother You

Airs at: Mon, 07/30/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Jan Haaken and Frann Michel review and recommend the science fiction comedy film Sorry to Bother You, written and directed by Boots Riley. They discuss code switching and the use of white voice. They note that it fails the Bechdel test and the female character does rese... Read more

How West Virginia Was Won

Airs at: Mon, 07/23/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Portland Rising and Portland Association of Teachers is bringing Nicole McCormick, a leader of the WV teachers strike, to Portland to talk about the strike, lessons learned. Bill Resnick talks with Nicole about her upcoming visit. Photo Credit: https://www.marxismconferenc... Read more

Janus and Portland Teachers

Airs at: Mon, 07/23/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Elizabeth Theil about Portland Public Schools. Elizabeth Theil is currently the Vice President of Portland Association of Teachers.  Read more

Why Is Power Crazy-Making?

Airs at: Mon, 07/23/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Denise Morris and Jan Haaken discuss the article "Power Causes Brain Damage: How leaders lose mental capacities—most notably for reading other people—that were essential to their rise," written by Jerry Useem for Atlantic Monthly July/August.  Photo Credit:  Universal His... Read more

Native American Vendors

Airs at: Mon, 07/23/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with Lluvia Magali Merello and Tanya Golden, members of the Oregon Vending Community, about native vending practices and organizing. They discuss the work of vending, and their own work in organizing vendors as a community.  Lluvia creates arts, crafts and ... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for July 23, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 07/23/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Denise Morris hosts this show, and we hear: 1. West Virginia teacher and organizer Nicole McCormick talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what went into the successful strike there. 2. Elizabeth Theil, Vice President of Portland Association of Teachers, explains how... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour July 23rd 2018

Airs at: Mon, 07/23/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes Portland Rising and Portland Association of Teachers is bringing Nicole McCormick, a leader of the WV teachers strike, to Portland to talk about the strike, lessons learned. Bill Resnick talks with Nicole ... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for July 16, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 07/16/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Joe Clement hosts today's show and we hear: Bill Resnick and John Foran talk about the politics of ecological crisis. Desiree Hellegers talks with medics at Portland's Occupy ICE encampment Joe Clement talks with Shane Burley about fascist movements today Follow the ... Read more