Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 12/24/2018 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.
 

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Klineman on Measure 105

Airs at: Mon, 11/19/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Bill Resnick and Larry Klineman talk about local and national immigration politics. They consider the defeat of Measure 105, the changing composition of the House, and the potential the national conversation away from immigration with universal jobs programs.       Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for November 19, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 11/19/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement hosts this episode and we hear: Bill Resnick and Larry Klineman talk about local and national immigration politics, including the defeat of Measure 105. Larry Bowlden reviews Barbara Kingsolver's latest novel, Unsheltered. Joe shares special audio and music abo... Read more

Joe Hill Day

Airs at: Mon, 11/19/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Joe Clement shares music by and about  IWW Organizer Joe Hill, including Phil Ochs' ballad of his life and untimely death by execution on November 19, 1915.  Joe C.  plays songs from Don't Mourn, Organize: the Joe Hill Song Book,  and announces a commemmorative concert M... Read more

Right 2 Survive in Southeast

Airs at: Mon, 11/19/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Jan Haaken talks with activists from Right 2 Survive including Sandra Comstock and Jeff Liddicoat, about the campaign for a village in SE Portland,  resistance to the enhanced surveillance district in Portland’s central eastside (also known as a homeless exclusion distri... Read more

Book Mole: Kingsolver's "Unsheltered"

Airs at: Mon, 11/19/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Larry Bowlden reviews Barbara Kingsolver's latest book. He reports that Kingsolver--scientist, conservationist, and supreme story teller--spins a tale of two families about to lose their shelters: one in the late 1800s, the other in  the present. Science, Darwin, the con... Read more

Towards Radical Reconstruction

Airs at: Mon, 11/12/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Diane Feeley, coordinator of National Organization for Women, who has devoted her life to working in the labor movement and many of the social movements for democratic socialist revolution.  They discuss how to work in movements -- like Medicare for ... Read more

Movie Review: "Marwencol"

Airs at: Mon, 11/12/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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 In anticipation of the release next month of the drama "Welcome to Marwen,"  movie moles Frann and Jan  revisit the 2010 documentary "Marwencol," directed by Jeff Malmberg.  “Marwencol” is available  as a DVD at the Multnomah County Library.  Unable to afford therapy afte... Read more

Climate Change, Conflict, and Refugees

Airs at: Mon, 11/12/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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 Thom Becker reads from an article entitled “Climate Change Is Increasing Regional Conflict and Creating Millions of Refugees Across the Globe” By Steve Trent  for the online news page, AlterNet. Photo: Syrian refugee camp in Suruc, Turkey (September 7, 2017) Photo Credit: ... Read more

Movie Preview: "Pride"

Airs at: Mon, 11/12/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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 Denise Morris previews for us a 2014 film called “Pride” that will be featured at an upcoming DSA (Democratic Socialists of America) event. It’s the summer of 1984. Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based g... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for November 12, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 11/12/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Thom Becker hosts this episode of the Mole, bringing us these segments: 1. Bill Resnick and labor activist Diane Feeney discuss the future of the labor movement and the job of building a green economy. 2. Movie Moles Frann Michel and Jan Haaken review the 2014 film "Marwenc... Read more