Old Mole Variety Hour

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news, interviews, commentary and reviews from a feminist/socialist 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.

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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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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 5, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 03/05/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Thom Becker hosts and we hear-- Two organizers discuss plans and purposes for the International Women's Day March and Strike happening in Portland on Thursday, March 8. Bill Resnick and Joe Clement fill us in on the West Virginia Teachers' Strike and its significance. T... 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

Mental Health Support for Palestinians

Airs at: Mon, 03/05/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with psychiatrist Elizabeth Berger about psychological dynamics of living under Israeli occupation for Palestinian children, and some of the links between human rights and mental health.  Berger is a child psychiatrist living in New York City and on the steeri... Read more

Arming Teachers?

Airs at: Mon, 02/26/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Chicago teacher and leader in the Chicago Teachers' Union Sarah Chambers talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the idea of arming teachers to stop school shootings, and about the problems besetting schools today and what shoud be done about them.  Photo Credit: Pint... Read more

Second Amendment History

Airs at: Mon, 02/26/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In this clip from The Real News Network, historian Gerald Horne explains the origins of the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms) in eliminating native Americans and enforcing slavery. For Ani Haines' hour-long inteview on this topic with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, click he... Read more

Capitalism in Black and White

Airs at: Mon, 02/26/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Drawing on an article by political philosopher Nancy Fraser, Clayton Morgareidge shows why capitalism began in racism (conquest and slavery) and continues to rely upon it. You can read this commentary on my blog. Photo Credit: Hulton Archive / Getty Images / Universal Imag... Read more