Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 01/21/2019 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

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

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Well-read Red on Trivial Lies and Big Lies

Airs at: Sun, 08/10/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier explores  how political discussions often fail to distinguish between lies that are  trivial, like John Edwards's, and lies that have global, catastrophic consequences -- like those of the Bush administration.  Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour on 08/04/08

Airs at: Mon, 08/04/2008 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this show will feature a discussion with middle-east expert Antonia Juhasz about the situation in Iraq and how the US can get out without further harm to the Iraqi people.   We will also hear How the Garcia Girls Spent the Summer (that is, a m... Read more

What's Next in Iraq?

Airs at: Sun, 08/03/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Has the surge really reduced the level of violence in Iraq?  The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with policy analyst, author and activist Antonia Juhasz whose  website The Bush Agenda  contains a wealth of information  and analysis.  She is the author of The Bu$h Agenda: Inva... Read more

Movie Moles: "How the Garcia Girls Spent the Summer"

Airs at: Sun, 08/03/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Movie Moles  Frann Michel and Denise Morris  discuss the film How the Garcia  Girls  Spent the Summer , directed by Georgina Garcia  Riedel.  What does female desire look like?  And how do self-inflicted limitations and social expectations shade and color it? Read more

Democratic Capitalism: an Oxymoron?

Airs at: Sun, 08/03/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Drawing on quotations posted on the website of The International Endowment for  Democracy ("Supporting democracy in the country that needs it most--the USA"), Clayton Morgareidge weaves an argument that there can be no such thing as democratic capitalism. You can read this ... Read more

Racism Cloaked as Satire

Airs at: Mon, 07/28/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Is the New Yorker's Obama cover racism, or is it satire?  Thabiti Lewis comments.  Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour on 07/28/08

Airs at: Mon, 07/28/2008 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
What happens to victims when their assailants are given  "guilty except for insanity" sentences, as in the Richard Gillmore case?  Portland Attorney Mike Snedeker talks with Jan Haaken.  Book Mole Larry Bowlden will discuss Elizabeth Berg’s novel  The Art of Mending.  And B... Read more

Book Mole: "The Art of Mending"

Airs at: Sun, 07/27/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Our Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Elizabeth Berg's novel The Art of Mending.  You can read  Larry's other book reviews here. Read more

A Future for the Earth

Airs at: Sun, 07/27/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Global climate activist Guy Dauncy talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about available technologies and policies that could save the planet.  Dauncy is with Earth Future. Read more

Victims' Rights

Airs at: Sun, 07/27/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Attorney Mike Snedeker talks with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken about the role of crime victims in the trials, sentencing, and paroling of violent offenders, especially rapists.  Read more