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News, Views and Interviews from a Socialist, Feminist Perspective
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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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Old Mole Variety Hour for April 8, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 04/08/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Frann Michel hosts the show which includes: Media Landscape: Frann Michel reflects on the state of contemporary media. Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State: Bill Resnick interviews Norman Solomon about the US warfare state of today.   When God ... Read more

Media Landscape

Airs at: Mon, 04/08/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick’s guest on today’s Old Mole is Norman Solomon, and it’s worth reflecting on the value of Solomon’s work in the current media landscape. Solomon is a longtime associate of the media watch group Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR),  which produces the rad... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for April 1, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 04/01/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker hosts today's program which includes: Reform and Revolution: An interview with Michael Hirsh on reform vs. revolution Labor and the Green New Deal: A reading from the Jacobin website entitled "Organizing to Win a Green New Deal." The Anthropocene: A reading fro... Read more

Reform and Revolution

Airs at: Mon, 04/01/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick speaks with labor journalist Michael Hirsch about working within reform movements toward revolutionary ends. Hirsch writes about labor and politics and is a member of the editorial board of New Politics.   Graphic courtesy of Nation of Change. Read more

Labor and the Green New Deal

Airs at: Mon, 04/01/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge reads excerpts from Jane McAlevey’s piece on the Jacobin Magazine website, “Organizing to Win a Green New Deal.” It shows how the role of labor is essential to the climate struggle. Jane McAlvey has been an organizer and negotiator in the labor movement ... Read more

The Anthropocene

Airs at: Mon, 04/01/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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All of written human history and the rise of civilization has taken place within the Holocene Age, which commenced at the end of the last ice age. It was an age of relatively stable climate and comparatively little geological upheaval. Geological scientists are now suggesti... Read more

The Long Honduran Night

Airs at: Mon, 04/01/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier talks to Dana Frank, professor of history emerita at University of California Santa Cruz, and author of many books, including the recent The Long Honduran Night: Resistance , Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup. They discuss the US role... Read more

Make Depression Great Again

Airs at: Mon, 03/25/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  resources:  Self-care checklist Mental Health Resources Scroll down for audio & text I’ve been thinking lately of our current era as the not-so-great depression.  The one back in the 1930s?  That was Great. That was a Great Depression. And there were great protests, l... Read more

Remembering Stu Tanquist

Airs at: Mon, 03/25/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Desiree Hellegers talks with Mackenzie G. Hilmes and Anya Moklyak about the late Stu Tanquist, an activist with OccupyICE PDX, who died in February, and the duo perform a song that MacKenzie wrote in honor of Stu, who was integrally involved in the movement to occupy and... Read more

Left & the Law: Trump Administration and the Courts

Airs at: Mon, 03/25/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker  consider the Mueller Report and provide a midterm assessment of Trump and the courts. (Spoiler alert! He has been doing very badly, but appointing lots of judges.) Public domain official portrait of DJT via wikimedia and photoshop.   Read more