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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Old Mole Variety Hour on 04/16/18

Airs at: Mon, 04/16/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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TRUMP AND SYRIA, MLK & POVERTY, PORTLAND WAR SHIP, GOVERNMENT RACISM Tom Becker hosts this episode of the Old Mole, and we hear: 1. Bill Resnick and peace activist Bruce Gagnon discuss US military power in the "post-primacy world"; 2. Laurie Mercier talks with Michael Hone... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour April 9th, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 04/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  This Episode of The Old Mole Variety Hour is hosted by Denise Morris and includes Bill Resnick talk with Chuck Collins is an author and a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Go... Read more

Be Your Own Tyrannical Boss

Airs at: Mon, 04/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Today’s form of capitalism diminishes and harms us in ways we may not even notice, as discussed by Meagan Day in her piece “Under Neoliberalism, You Can Be Your Own Tyrannical Boss.” Clayton Margareidge reads an edited version of her article, which is posted on the Jacobin ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 2, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 04/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts this episode of the Old Mole, and we will hear: Israel's War Against Gaza: Why the Israelis are attacking Gaza again; Founding Myths—Founding Crimes: What might happen when a nation's founding myths turn into founding crimes Climate Change Activ... Read more

Israel's War Against Gaza

Airs at: Mon, 04/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick speaks with Dave Finkel about the historical perspective necessary to understand the latest Israeli attacks on Gaza. Finkel writes frequently for Against the Current on issues related to the Middle East and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Photo by: C... Read more

Founding Myths—Founding Crimes

Airs at: Mon, 04/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Every nation has founding myths that justify and glorify its beginnings and its history. Clayton Morgareidge comments on what happens when those myths lose their credibility.  You can read this commentary here. Image: British Library / Science Photo Library Read more

Climate Activism and the Necessity Defense

Airs at: Mon, 04/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Almost all charges were dropped last week against the West Roxbury protesters, who were arrested for blockading construction on the West Roxbury fracked gas pipeline. It was anticipated the protesters would invoke the necessity defense. Jan Haaken speaks with Kelsey Skaggs,... Read more

Middle East Proxy Wars

Airs at: Mon, 03/26/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick interviews Phyllis Bennis about U.S. entanglements with Saudi Arabia, Israel, Russia, and the proxy wars in the Middle East. Author of eleven books, including the recent Understanding ISIS & the New Global War on Terror, Bennis directs the New Internationalism ... Read more

Book Mole: The Child Finder

Airs at: Mon, 03/26/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Larry Bowlden reviews Rene Denfeld’s novel, The Child Finder. Denfold is famous for her nonfiction writing and her excellent debut novel, The Enchanted.  Read more

Stereotypes & Misconceptions About Sex Offenders

Airs at: Mon, 03/26/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with Tim Buckley, one of the authors of  The New Scarlet Letters: Sex Offenders, Their Treatment, and Our Challenge. They will discuss stereotypes and misconceptions of sex offenders, and how the punitive orientation of the criminal justice system affects p... Read more