Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 06/25/2018 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.
 

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Ending American Patriotism

Airs at: Mon, 05/21/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Tom Becker reads from Sam Hassleby’s article “These Should Be the End Times for American Patriotism”. It appeared in Aeon Magazine.   image via https://pixabay.com/en/america-usa-flag-american-old-3005258/ Read more

Why Elites Support Israel

Airs at: Mon, 05/21/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Clayton Morgareidge reports on and reads from an interview with Jeff Halper, “Israel’s Occupation Continues Because Economic and Political Elites Around the World Benefit From It.” It appeared in In These Times. image via wikimedia commons Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for May 21, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 05/21/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Capitalist Agriculture, Domestic Gag Rule, Patriotism, Israel/Palestine Clayton Morgareidge hosts and we hear How capitalist agriculture is ruining the soil our food grows in;   How Trump is planning to stifle abortion info in the US;   Why it's time to get over pat... Read more

Capitalist Agriculture or Ecological Civilization

Airs at: Mon, 05/21/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick talks to Fred Magdoff, a soil scientist, on the multiple problems of capitalist agriculture and also the solutions, ecological agriculture and the sweeping changes necessary, sometimes called ecological civilization. Magdoff has written Building Soils for Be... Read more

Left & the Law: Asylum Seekers at the Border

Airs at: Mon, 05/14/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Left and the Law team—Jan Haaken and US constitutional scholar Mike Snedeker, look south to the border to consider the caravan of asylum seekers and the law of asylum. Photo credit: alamy.com Read more

Book Review: "Girls Burn Brighter"

Airs at: Mon, 05/14/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Shobha Rao’s novel Girls Burn Brighter. Shobha Rao came to the U.S. from India when she was just seven years old. She is already a well known author from her book of short stories and extensive periodical publications. Girls Burn Brighter is ... Read more

The VA and Veterans Healthcare

Airs at: Mon, 05/14/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with medical writer Suzanne Gordon about her book The battle for Veterans Healthcare: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Policy Making and Patient Care.                                                                                                      ... Read more

Singing Down the System

Airs at: Mon, 05/14/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with music historian Jeffrey Hunt about the music on today’s show—popular songs that illustrate how the critique of money, banking, and finance has gained expression in popular music.  Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for May 14, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 05/14/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick hosts this episode of the Mole, and we hear: 1. Bill Resnick talks with Dave Finkle about Trump's withdrawal from the Iran deal and Middle East politics. 2. The Left and the Law team discuss immigration policies at the southern border in light of the caravan o... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour on 05/14/18

Airs at: Mon, 05/14/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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