Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 07/23/2018 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.

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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.
 

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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Old Mole Variety Hour for August 13, 2007

Airs at: Sun, 08/12/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
This program, hosted by Frann Michel, features a round table discussion about transportation issues in the Portland area with Bill Resnick and local transportation activists. Denise Morris reviews the movies about organic farming "The Real Dirt on Farmer John." Jay Thie... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for August 6, 2007

Airs at: Mon, 08/06/2007 at 5:00pm
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Today's show, hosted by Norm Diamond, features an discussion between Bill Resnick and Chris Phelps about the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) then and now. They compare student activism of the 1960s with what's going on today. Then Norm Diamond interviews novelist... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour

Airs at: Sun, 07/29/2007 at 5:00pm
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This program deals with themes of life, death, and survival: Zombie movies as a symptom of too much death-production; killing and dying in the modern military; surviving without shelter on the streets of Portland; the risks of death and rape crossing the border; and the hop... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 23, 2007

Airs at: Sun, 07/22/2007 at 5:00pm
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This program begins with Marty Hart-Landsberg discussing whether China's growth is really sending US jobs to China. Brooke Jacobson reviews the film "Ten Canoes," and Larry Bowlden reviews the novel "Pearl" by Mary Gordon. Tom Becker discusses two books on what apes t... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour 07/16/07

Airs at: Sun, 07/15/2007 at 5:00pm
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Topics for today include: 1) Labor 2) Review - Crazy Love 3) Capitalism 4) Alternative Economics Read more