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Airs at: Mon, 04/30/2018 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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"Women's" Fiction

Airs at: Mon, 03/19/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Distributors like Amazon have a genre called women’s fiction (used to be called romance), and it is obvious they treat this as light reading.  According to our Book Mole, Larry Bowlden, so-called women’s fiction (including many romance novels) are often excellent at describ... Read more

Music and Politics

Airs at: Mon, 03/19/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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 Bil Resnick talks with Jeff Hunt, a millennial generation radical who keeps up with grass roots music and its resistant qualities. We discuss how many inspirational songs are two-edged, sometimes backfiring:  They may promote ideas that America is the land of opportunity f... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for March 19, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 03/19/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Thom Becker hosts this show containing these segments: 1. Bill Resnick talks with Treyven Layshon about gun violence and how to respond to it, 2. Book Mole Larry Bowlden explains the underestimated value of "women's" literature. 3. Tom Becker reads Thor Benson's piece fro... Read more

Movie Moles: Matewan

Airs at: Mon, 03/12/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Last week the West Virginia Teachers strike came to an end, and along the way we saw teachers invoking the militant union history of their State's mining industries. John Sayles' 1987 film Matewan is about one episode in that history, and Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Joe C... Read more

Judy Norsigian on Our Bodies, Ourselves

Airs at: Mon, 03/12/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Jan Haaken talks with Judy Norsigian, co-founder of "Our Bodies Ourselves" and a previous executive director of the organization. They look back on how this foundational text of second wave feminism shaped the abortion rights struggle and discuss their current projects a... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for March 12th, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 03/12/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes these segments: Bill Resnick interviews Marty Hart-Landsberg on the U.S. economy, trade policy and how to understand Trump's imposition of tariffs and what's the left's most effective discourse on trade. ... Read more

Marty Hart-Landsberg on Trade, Tariffs, and Trump

Airs at: Mon, 03/12/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick interviews Marty Hart-Landsberg on the U.S. economy, trade policy and how to understand Trump's imposition of tariffs and what's the left's most effective discourse on trade.     image via maxpixel       Read more

International Women's Day March and Strike

Airs at: Mon, 03/05/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with Aylssa Pariah and Nykki Elizath Milano about the International Women's Day March and Strike on Thursday, March 8th in Portland. Local information here. Alyssa Pariah is an Afro-Puerto Rican trans woman from New York City and an organizer with Don’t Shoot ... Read more

West Virginia Teachers' Strike

Airs at: Mon, 03/05/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Old Moles Bill Resnick and Joe Clement discuss the state-wide West Virginia Teachers' Strike - what it's about, who is involved, how it's going down, and why it seems significant as public sector unions are under attack in the Supreme Court. Photo credit: Unions.org Read more

"All or Nothing at All" for KBOO

Airs at: Mon, 03/05/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Thom Becker calls on his friend Bob to explain why now is the time to participate in KBOO's Kickstarter campaign. Read more