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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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The Global Rise of Authoritarian Parties

Airs at: Mon, 02/12/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Tom Pepinski on the global rise of authoritarianism. Tom Pepinski is an Associate Professor in the Government Department at Cornell University. He is a co-author of the recent article: Trumpism and American Democracy: History, Comparison, and the Pre... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour February 12th 2018

Airs at: Mon, 02/12/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes Bill Resnick talks with Tom Pepinski on the rise of authoritarianism. Tom Pepinski is an Associate Professor in the Government Department at Cornell University. In the second of a two-part interview, Desi... Read more

Necessity Defense

Airs at: Mon, 02/12/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken and Mike Snedecker discuss the moral necessity defense and how it has been used in civil disobedience cases, including the recent prosecution of climate activists known as the "valve-turners" who shut down five pipelines carrying tar sands crude oil. Photo court... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for February 5, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 02/05/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Clayton Morgareidge hosts this edition of the Old Mole and we hear: About the wars the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia are conducting in the Middle-East; About a project to support abortion providers in their stressful work; An interview with Northwest singer-song writer... Read more

NW Singer-Songwriter Jim Page

Airs at: Mon, 02/05/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Legendary Northwest singer-songwriter Jim Page was in Portland for Winterfolk (the annual fundraiser for Sisters of the Road Cafe), and he took time out to do an interview for KBOO's Old Mole Variety Hour with Desiree Hellegers. In the course of their conversation, he pl... Read more

US Wars in the Middle East

Airs at: Mon, 02/05/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick talks with Dave Finkel, editor of Against the Current, and author of the recent essay "Open and Hidden Horrors." They discuss climate catastrophe; the wars that the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia are conducting in the Middle East; the suffering in Yemen, Syria... Read more

Rejecting Abortion Stigma

Airs at: Mon, 02/05/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Jan Haaken talks with Jane Hassinger, psychoanalyst and University of Michigan Ann Arbor researcher, about her work globally with abortion providers. They take up the Trump administration's revival of the "gag rule" against U.S. aid for family planning services and how g... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for January 29th 2018

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole  Greenwashing and Global Climate Justice: Bill Resnick talks to John Foran about corporate greenwashing and what must and can be done to save the planet.  John Foran is professor of sociology at the University of Califo... Read more

Greenwashing and Global Climate Justice

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with John Foran about corporate greenwashing and what must and can be done to save the planet.  John Foran is professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Foran is currently working on a book, Taking Power or (Re)Making Power:  M... Read more

Women Cinematographers

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Frann Michel discusses the history of women cinematographers and the first-ever nomination of a woman for a best cinematography Oscar: Rachel Morrison, director of photography for Mudbound.  Frann draws on Pamela Hutchinson's recent essay in The Guardian, as well as the Wom... Read more