Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 08/27/2018 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).

Here is why we call this show "The Old Mole"

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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 June 2, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 07/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts this edition of the Old Mole and it will include-- Interviews with activists at ICE headquarters in Portland; The Movie Moles review "Coco" in the context of families torn apart at the Border; A Milwaukee teacher and union organizer discusses th... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 2, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 07/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts this edition of the Old Mole and it will include-- Interviews with activists at ICE headquarters in Portland; The Movie Moles review "Coco" in the context of families torn apart at the Border; A Milwaukee teacher and union organizer discusses th... Read more

Field Interviews from Occupy ICE PDX

Airs at: Mon, 07/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In this segment, field Mole Desiree Hellegers speaks with activists at OccupyICEPdx about the action which began on the evening of June 17, Father's Day, and helped touch off a nationwide movement to occupy--and abolish--Immigration and Customs Enforcement.     Read more

Unions After JANUS: learning from Wisconsin teachers

Airs at: Mon, 07/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Bob Peterson, who taught 5th grade for 30  years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bob led the teachers union to increased militancy and collective action after the rabidly conservative Wisconsin legislature enacted set of union busting laws that included for... Read more

Movie Moles Coco

Airs at: Mon, 07/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement and Jan Haaken review the 2017 animated film, Coco, which blends an age old story of a child's torn affection for their family and the wider world with the trauma about being separated by borders. They consider the deep emotional resonance its themes of  borders... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for July 2, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 07/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts and we hear: Desireee Hellegers presents field-interviews from Occupy ICE PDX Movie Moles Joe Clement and Jan Haaken review of the 2017 animated film about Mexican families, Coco. Bill Resnick and Bob Peterson discuss how teacher's unions prevaile... 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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Old Mole Variety Hour for June 25, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 06/25/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Denise Morris hosts this episode of The Old Mole which includes: Trump and Global Trade: In a 2 part interview, Bill Resnick talks with Economist Jack Rasmus about Trump's trade theatrics, it's stated and real goals, and how the overall Trump program could crash and... Read more

Drowning Out Jordan Peterson

Airs at: Mon, 06/25/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    June 25th, 2018, Socialist Alternative and Democratic Socialists of America are sponsoring a rally to Drown Out Jordan Peterson! The Portland Peace Team will also be there, and so, we hope, will many others, at the Keller Fountain Park, Southwest 3rd avenue in Portlan... Read more

Trump and Global Trade Theatrics

Airs at: Mon, 06/25/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with cconomist Jack Rasmus about Trump's trade theatrics, it's stated and real goals, and how the overall Trump program could crash and burn in economic crisis. Read more