Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 10/22/2018 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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Movie Moles: The Young Karl Marx

Airs at: Mon, 09/03/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Joe Clement and Frann Michel review the 2017 film, The Young Karl Marx, written and directed by Raoul Peck (critically acclaimed creator of I Am Not Your Negro). The Young Karl Marx follows major events in Karl Marx's life in the 1840s when he turns from journalism to po... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour August 27th 2018

Airs at: Mon, 08/27/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris hosts this episode of The Old Mole, which includes these segments:   Bill Resnick talks with Hannah Holleman about capitalist agriculture and the destruction of land with chemical treatments to boost production. They also discuss mainstream alternatives... Read more

Hannah Holleman on Capitalist Agriculture

Airs at: Mon, 08/27/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick talks with Hannah Holleman about capitalist agriculture and the destruction of land with chemical treatments to boost production. They also discuss mainstream alternatives and the sustainble left program for growing food. Hannah Holleman is an activist teach... Read more

No on 105; Rise for Climate, Jobs, Justice

Airs at: Mon, 08/27/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Desiree Hellegers speaks with OPAL organizer Maria Hernandez Segoviano about Measure 105 and the September 8 "Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice" National Day of Action, co-sponsored by Oregon Just Transitions.   Read more

Book Mole: Border Crossing

Airs at: Mon, 08/27/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Pat Barker’s novel, Border Crossing.  Published in 2001, Border Crossing investigates the crimes of particularly violent children, the notion of evil and the possibility of redemption.  Larry reports that it is a meticulously crafted novel... Read more

Teachers' & Nurses' Unions Negotiating

Airs at: Mon, 08/27/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris talks with Joshua Holt, RN at Kaiser Permanente, about Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP) ongoing contract negotiations and the Uprising of Nurses Nationally. They are joined by Evergreen Education Association teacher and EEA Presi... Read more

Literacy and Class

Airs at: Mon, 08/20/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Maika Yeigh who has taught for many years in the public schools in and around Portland. She’s now at the Portland State University School of Education, teaching the basics and supervising student teachers interning in classrooms. Her specialty is tea... Read more

Oregon Politics and Climate

Airs at: Mon, 08/20/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Desiree Hellegers interviews fossil fuel activist Bonnie McKinley about the global climate implications of the Oregon governor's election. She also speaks with Shawn Fleek of OPAL Environmental Justice about the Oregon Just Transition's upcoming event, "Rise for Climate,... Read more

Report from Colombia

Airs at: Mon, 08/20/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Long time Old Mole contributor Norm Diamond interviews Alex Diamond. Alex has been teaching in Colombia for the past several years. Until recently, he was living in a remote community, long an area of struggle between guerrillas, paramilitaries, and the government. Alex has... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for August 20, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 08/20/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Thom Becker hosts this edition of the Old Mole, and we hear the following: 1. Bill Resnick and Portland educator Maika Yeigh discuss the importance of literacy and some obstacles to teaching it well in public schools today. 2. Desiree Hellegers interviews fossil fuel activi... Read more