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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 for October 22, 2007

Airs at: Sun, 10/21/2007 at 5:00pm
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The criminalization of political demonstrators is analyzed by Heidi Bagosian of the National Lawyers Guild, talking with Bill Resnick. Well-read Red Frann Michel satirizes the official cover story that anarchists in police custody leap out of high windows. Tom Becker re... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 15, 2007

Airs at: Sun, 10/14/2007 at 5:00pm
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Bill Resnick talks with Laura Fingerson about her book "Girls in Power: Gender, Body, And Menstruation in Adolescence"--has the "curse" been lifted? Denise Morris and Jerry Tucker of the Conference for Labor Renewal discuss the loss to labor in the auto workers' contracts.... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 8, 2007

Airs at: Sun, 10/07/2007 at 5:00pm
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James Loewen, author of "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong," talks with Laurie Mercier about Columbus Day. Bill Resnick and union president Christy Lovato discuss labor and community solidarity with the workers at Powells Book... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 1, 2007

Airs at: Sun, 09/30/2007 at 5:00pm
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Hosted by Luz Maria Gordillo. The Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Fran Michel analyze "Eastern Promises." Economist and global warming activist Eban Goodstein talkes with Bill Resnick about the prospects for action on reducing green house gases; and Larry Bowlden reviews Nancy... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 24, 2007

Airs at: Sun, 09/23/2007 at 5:00pm
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Stephanie Woolhandler talks with Bill Resnick about the advantages of single-payer health plans over other proposals for "universal" coverage. Tami Dean discusses the Elysian trumpet and its place in the life of New Orleans after Katrina. Clayton Morgareidge considers t... Read more

All About Choice

Airs at: Sun, 09/23/2007 at 5:00pm
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People sometimes say "It's all about choice." What does this mean? And is it true? Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 17, 2007

Airs at: Sun, 09/16/2007 at 5:00pm
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Phyllis Bennis talks with Bill Resnick about the Petraeus report and Iraq; Tom Becker reads a piece on Bush as jihadist; Frann Michel's Well-read Red revisits Jack London's "The Iron Heel"; Bill Resnick reads from the Guardian about Israel and Iran; and Jay Thiemeyer revi... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 10, 2007

Airs at: Sun, 09/09/2007 at 5:00pm
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Historian Marilyn Young and the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier analyze how the neo-cons have misused the history of the Viet Nam war and what we should have learned from that disaster. Brooke Jacobson reviews two forthcoming documentaries to be shown on public television. John ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 3, 2007

Airs at: Sun, 09/02/2007 at 5:00pm
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In this Labor Day show, Bill Resnick and Bill Smalldone discuss the power of the German working class since World War II; Tom Becker reviews the history of Labor Day; Luz Maria Gordillo reads a short story about Mexican family whose father has crossed the border to work; an... Read more

The World at Our Service: Cruise Ships and the Global Division of Labor

Airs at: Sun, 08/19/2007 at 5:00pm
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How the cruise ship industry is a microcosm of the global economy. Read more