Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 08/20/2018 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, broadly socialist, and feminist.  (We count Karl Marx as a friend).

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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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John Foran on Eco Crisis

Airs at: Mon, 07/16/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick interviews John Foran who teaches at the Univ. of CA, Santa Barbara. His courses include: Earth in Crisis, Radical Social Change, Climate Justice, Globalization and Resistance, and his latest, Practical Hope. They discuss what must be done to save the planet... Read more

Street Medics at Occupy ICE PDX

Airs at: Mon, 07/16/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Field Mole Desiree Hellegers talks with medics at Portland's Occupy ICE encampment about the health risks of resisting state violence, and about Department of Homeland Security targeting of trans and gender nonconforming activists, and activists of color. She talks also ... Read more

Fascist Movement Today

Airs at: Mon, 07/16/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Joe Clement talks with Shane Burley about fascist movements today and how they want to transform society into brutal hierarchies. They consider how different systems of oppression rooted in identity and ability ( e.g. sexism, racism, able-ism, cis-sexism, etc.) are mobil... Read more

Democratic Socialism on the Ballot

Airs at: Mon, 07/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Old Mole Bill Resnick talks with Chicago DSA activist Joanna Misnick on electoral politics and the challenges ahead. More on Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Read more

Supreme Court and Reproductive Rights

Airs at: Mon, 07/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Frann Michel discusses the recent Supreme Court decision in NIFLA v Becerra, which ruled that crisis pregnancy centers can continue lying to people seeking reproductive health care. She comments on the decision’s relation to the patriarchal religious right, racism, and capi... Read more

Climate Change, System Change

Airs at: Mon, 07/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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From the June 2018 Portland Democratic Socialists of America Socialism Day School, Katie Behrendt talks about Climate Change, System Change and the need for a planned Economy. Katie Behrendt is a member of Portland Rising Tide and has been involved in the fight against exp... Read more

Book Review: "The Glitch"

Airs at: Mon, 07/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Elisabeth Cohen’s, The Glitch, a quirky, insightful novel about high-powered women, the drive for success, and the future role of artificial intelligence devices.   Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for July 9,2018

Airs at: Mon, 07/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Hosted by Denise Morris, this edition of the Old Mole features: 1. Bill Resnick talking with Chicago DSA activist Joanna Misnick about Democratic Socialists and elections; 2. Frann Michele commenting on a Supreme Court decision undermining access to reproductive services; ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour July 9th 2018

Airs at: Mon, 07/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris hosts this episode of The Old Mole which includes   Bill Resnick Interviews organizer Joanna Misnick on electoral politics and what is to be done. In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled against the state of California in NIFLA v. Becer... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour on 07/02/18

Airs at: Mon, 07/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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