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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Villages in Cities

Airs at: Sun, 05/25/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The Village Building Convergence is a project for creating new public spaces in our cities through neighbors working together to create urban villages, some of which can be found in many Portland neighborhoods. Bill Resnick talks with two members of this movement, Kat Steel... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 26, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 05/25/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this show features the music of Phil Ochs.  We hear a conversation about Village Building Convergence, the movement to create community spaces in cities; a  review  of the Erol Morris documentary about the Abu Ghraib photos "Standard  Operating Pro... Read more

Primary Pains

Airs at: Sun, 05/25/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Thabiti Lewis shines a light on several varieties of implicit racism in the Presidential campaign, coming from some of the candidates  and all of the mass media.    Read more

War Resistance in Kalamazoo

Airs at: Sun, 05/25/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier talks with Olga Bonfiglio, from Kalamazoo, MI, about how ordinary citizens in Kalamazoo have persisted in their resistance to war.  Bonfiglio is the author of Heroes of a Different Stripe: How One Town Responded to the War in Iraq.  Read more

Buena Vista Social Club: history and politics

Airs at: Mon, 05/19/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Commenting on the music heard throughout today's show, Bill Resnick mixes music and history in his account of the Buena Vista Social Club's  political context.    Read more

Food Crisis: Causes and Cures

Airs at: Sun, 05/18/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
What are the underlying reasons for the upsurge in food prices around the world?  What can be done about it?  The Executive Director of  Food First,  Eric Holt-Gimenez, lays it out for us in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  Holt-Gimenez is also the autho... Read more

Movie Moles: "Iron Man"

Airs at: Sun, 05/18/2008 at 5:00pm
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Movie Moles Frann Michel and Jan Haaken review the action/comic book movie "Iron Man" and give it thumbs down for its repetition of stereotypes about about race, gender, militarism and capitalism.     Read more

Racism in the Presidential Campaign

Airs at: Sun, 05/18/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The racism that the Obama campaign is revealing among voters and in the media demands a strong reaction.  Clayton Morgareidge comments, drawing in part on an article by David Sirota on the In These Times Website.    Read more

Cuba in May

Airs at: Sun, 05/18/2008 at 5:00pm
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The Old Mole's Luz María Gordillo was in Havana's Revolution Plaza for the May Day march. Here are her impressions and her reflections on what Cuba means in this colorful report.    Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 19, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 05/18/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
This program includes a Movie Mole review of "Iron Man," a commentary on Racism in the Presidential campaign, a first-person report on May Day in Havana, music and the history of the Buena Vista Social Club, and a discussion of the crisis in food prices.  Clayton Morgareidg... Read more