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).

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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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Hungry Oregonians

Airs at: Mon, 06/04/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Janet Bauer from the Oregon Center for Public Policy talks with Laurie Mercier about why so many Oregonians are food insecure, how the new farm bill threatens the SNAP program and the lives of 1 in 6 Oregonians, and what we can do to help insure more widespread access to fo... Read more

Crafts and the Labor of Love

Airs at: Mon, 06/04/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Old Mole’s Bill Resnick speaks with Michael Bierute, a graphic designer who has been senior critic in graphic design at the Yale School of Art. Bierute has won international design awards and has many publications, including the Design Observer, a blog of design and cul... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour on 06/04/18

Airs at: Mon, 06/04/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Old Mole Variety Hour for June 4, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 06/04/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier hosts this episode of the Old Mole, with these segments: 1. Joe Clement talks with IWW organizer Marianne Lebatt about solidarity unionism and taking direct action in the workplace. 2. Janet Bauer from the Oregon Center for Public Policy talks with Laurie Me... Read more

Solidarity Unionism

Airs at: Mon, 06/04/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Leading off the hour, the Mole’s Joe Clement talks with IWW organizer Marianne Lebatt about solidarity unionism and taking direct action in the workplace to win demands, solve problems, and build power. Marianne draws from history, current struggles, and her own experience ... Read more

The Need to Work Less

Airs at: Mon, 05/28/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker reads from an article by David Spencer, entitled “The Need to Work Less is a Matter of Life and Death,” about the impossible demands on workers’ time extracted by the capitalist economy. David Spencer is a Professor of Economics and Political Economy at  Universi... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for May 28, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 05/28/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker hosts this episode  of the Old Mole: Building a Healthy Neighborhood in Cully: Bill Resnick interviews Carolina Iraheta and Tony DeFalco of the organization Verde. Civilization and Our Discontents: Clayton Morgareidge comments about how the comforts of modern li... Read more

Building a Healthy Neighborhood in Cully

Airs at: Mon, 05/28/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick interviews Carolina Iraheta and Tony DeFalco of the organization Verde which is organizing in the Cully neighborhood to increase affordable housing, stop displacement, and make Cully a model in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and stop global warming.   Phot... Read more

Civilization and Our Discontents

Airs at: Mon, 05/28/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In a piece called "Civilization and Our Discontents," Clayton Morgareidge shows that the glories of Civilization have always required the coerced labor of forgotten masses, and the same is true of the comforts of modern life: they are manufactured by the poor for the enjoym... Read more

Mosquito Fleet Protests Pipeline

Airs at: Mon, 05/28/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Field Mole Desiree Hellegers speaks with canoe families and kayaktivists who were in Seattle on May 20 for an Indigenous-led day of resistance to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, which would carry oil from the Alberta Tar Sands to tankers in the port of Burnaby, B... Read more