Old Mole Variety Hour

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News views and interviews from a Socialist, Feminist perspective
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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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Great Women Writers

Airs at: Sun, 03/02/2008 at 4:00pm
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 Larry Bowlden, as Women's History Month begins, reviews the work of some significant  writers.  Larry points out the  ways in which novels can teach us  things  about moral  life that philosophers can never touch.  Read more

"Girls Rock!"

Airs at: Sun, 03/02/2008 at 4:00pm
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 Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris give an enthusiastic, entertaining, and informative account of the documentary "Girls  Rock," playing at  Cinema 21 starting Friday, March  7.   For more on Rock 'n Roll  camps for girls, click here, and for  Portland  locations, ... Read more

Procession for the Future

Airs at: Sun, 03/02/2008 at 4:00pm
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 How to get  involved in the Procession for the Future, sponsored  by the Back Bone Campaign.  For all the information, see their website.    Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 3, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 03/02/2008 at 4:00pm
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 Hear the March 3 show, hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, all about peace, freedom from coercion and freedom to be oneself, by clicking on the arrow above.  Or click on one of the segments below to hear  it.1.   The desire for peace, in political action and song.2.  Bill Resni... Read more

Films About WWII Japanese Internment

Airs at: Sun, 02/10/2008 at 4:00pm
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 The director of two films about the interment of Japanese-Americans in the 1940s talks with Jan Haaken.  He is John Esaki, and the films are  "Stand Up For Justice", a drama  about a man who accompanies  his Japanese-American friends  to the camp; and "From 9066 to 9/11," ... Read more

Victory in the Writers' Strike

Airs at: Sun, 02/10/2008 at 4:00pm
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The TV and Movie Writers achieved a significant victory in their three-month strike.  Bill Resnick talks with writer and Writers Guild board member Nick Kazan about how they did it.    Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 11, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 02/10/2008 at 4:00pm
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This show is hosted by Bill Resnick and covers the Democratic primary campaign, the outcome  of the television and film writers' strike, and several movies worth knowing about.  You can hear the  whole  show by clicking the arrow above, or individual segments by going to th... Read more

"Moving To the Beat"

Airs at: Sun, 02/10/2008 at 4:00pm
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 The Old Mole's Jan Haaken interviews Abdul Fofana about the documentary film about Hip Hop, "Moving to the Beat."  The film makes connections between Africans and African Americans as it shows the journey of an American Hip Hop group to Sierra Leone.  The film is showing a... Read more

Move Moles: "The Orphanage"

Airs at: Sun, 02/10/2008 at 4:00pm
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 Movie Moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel review "The Orphanage, " the story of a woman, an orphan herself, who opens an orphanage.  The review compares this film with others from the same producer, "Pan's Labrynth" and "The Devil's Backbone."  Read more

Clinton or Obama?

Airs at: Sun, 02/03/2008 at 4:00pm
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 Christopher Hayes, Washington Editor of The Nation magazine, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about similarities and differences between the two Democratic candidtates.  They also discuss their limitations.  Hayes recently wrote "The Choice" in which he declares his ... Read more