Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 12/24/2018 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.
 

You can leave comments for the Moles at  oldmolevarietyhour @ gmail.com or by clicking on the comment section for any of our audio pieces.  

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Book Mole: The Witch Elm

Airs at: Mon, 10/22/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Larry Bowlden reviews Tana French’s brand new mystery novel, The Witch Elm, which is anything but predictable and takes readers so far into her characters and her twisted plots that readers must wait for the ending to be finally released.     Read more

Mary Wood on Juliana v Gov

Airs at: Mon, 10/22/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Laurie Mercier discusses with Mary Wood, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the University of Oregon Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, the Juliana case, the "trial of the century" held in Eugene beginning October 29, about the youth plaintiffs who on ... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for October 22nd, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 10/22/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Laurie Mercier hosts this episode, in which we hear these pieces: Bill Resnick talks to Stephen Zunes, Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco, about the torture/murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Trump administration and the new... Read more

Zunes on Khashoggi, Trump, Saudi Arabia, and more

Airs at: Mon, 10/22/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick talks to Stephen Zunes, Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco, about the torture/murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Trump administration and the new Saudi Crown Prince, and about what might be done (and is happenin... Read more

Climate Change and NeoFascism

Airs at: Mon, 10/22/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Frann Michel reports on climate change and authoritarian states, and how both are consequences of capitalism.  You can find the text of a longer version of her remarks, with links to sources, on the Old Mole blog. Image cropped from Klimacamp 2018 - 121 - 01.06.2018 20-5... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for October 15th, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 10/15/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Densie Morris Hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes these segments:  Bill Resnick speaks with Patricia Kullberg MD MPH about how premature disease, disability and death affects people of color, low income and immigrant communities in Portland, how the ... Read more

Health and Clean Energy

Airs at: Mon, 10/15/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick speaks with Patricia Kullberg MD MPH about how premature disease, disability and death affects people of color, low income and immigrant communities in Portland, how the health gap between those who live in privilege and those who don’t is driven by social c... Read more

Sport, Protest, and Corporate Interest

Airs at: Mon, 10/15/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Thabiti Lewis queries what the national anthem debate tells us about America and democracy and raises questions regarding the sincerity of the recent ad campaign supporting Colin Kaepernick and how powerful forces in our society work to neutralize activist voices and pro... Read more

Accessibility at OccupyICEPDX Part 2

Airs at: Mon, 10/15/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  In the second of a two part-interview, Desiree Hellegers interviews deaf activist Philip J. Wolfe about the ground-breaking work of providing nearly continuous access to deaf and hard of hearing activists at OccupyICEPDX, and about the struggles that deaf and hard of hea... Read more

Eros v Capitalism

Airs at: Mon, 10/08/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge discusses the way life in capitalist society limits our ability to take erotic pleasure in life and how a life of freedom from wage labor could make all life, including work, pleasurable.  You can read an expanded version of this commentary here.  Read more