Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 11/19/2018 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, 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.
 

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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How To Rule the World

Airs at: Sun, 04/20/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 What lies beyond the Clinton era "soft" imperialism and the Bush era "hard" imperialism?  Journalist, activist, and policy analyst Mark Engler  talks  with Bill Resnick.  Engler is the author  of How to Rule the World: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy.  He  will b... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 21 2008

Airs at: Sun, 04/20/2008 at 5:00pm
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 Hosted by Denise Morris, this program deals with the Global Food Crisis, Racism in and beyond the Presidential campaign, and the future of US Foreign Policy.  You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or individual pieces by clicking on the links below.  ... Read more

The Ludlow Massacre

Airs at: Tue, 04/15/2008 at 5:00pm
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 Ninety-four years ago this week, there was war in Colorado between coal miners and a Rockefeller mining company backed by the US government and the State of Colorado.  It ended in the Ludlow Massacre.   Tom Becker reads Howard Zinn's account from his People's  History of t... Read more

From Ludlow to Colombia

Airs at: Tue, 04/15/2008 at 5:00pm
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Replaying the events  in Ludlow in 1914, the government of Colombia and its paramilitaries attack agricultural workers who try to organize for better pay and working conditions.  Dan Jaffee reads from an article by David Sirota. Read more

Inequities in Human Health

Airs at: Sun, 04/13/2008 at 5:00pm
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 How does social inequality affect people's health?  Two health activists, Desiree Hellegers and Tricia Tillman, talk with Bill Resnick.  They are part of a major conference on Friday, April 18 at  Washington State University in Vancouver.  It's called "Health Disparities a... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 14, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 04/13/2008 at 5:00pm
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 Bill Resnick hosts this show as the Old Moles root out the underlying issues regarding taxes, the courage it takes to keep hope alive in hard times, labor struggles in Colorado and Colombia, and inequities in human health.  Listen to the whole show by clicking on the arrow... Read more

Why We Hate Taxes

Airs at: Sun, 04/13/2008 at 5:00pm
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 Taxes are due this week, so Bill Resnick and Mike  Leachman discuss why people hate paying taxes even though we wall need services they pay for.  Michael Leachman is a policy analyst at the Oregon Center for Public Policy, which does in-depth research and analysis on budge... Read more

The Internationale

Airs at: Sun, 04/13/2008 at 5:00pm
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 Bill Resnick talks about the great  socialist  anthem "The Internationale" and its history.    Read more

The Case for Veganism

Airs at: Sun, 04/06/2008 at 5:00pm
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 There are more reasons than you may have dreamed of  why a vegan diet is good for you and the planet.  Matt Rosell and  Isa Chandra Moskowitz tell the Old Mole's  Bill Resnick about some of them.  Matt works with In Defense of Animals.  Isa is the author  of several vegan ... Read more

Picturing Popular Resistance in Sardinia

Airs at: Sun, 04/06/2008 at 5:00pm
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 The Old Mole's Brooke Jacobson interviews Angela Cacciarru about popular resistance to privatization in Sardinia, Italy.  Read more