Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 01/21/2019 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.
 

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The Renegotiated NAFTA

Airs at: Mon, 11/05/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Dan Jaffee talks with Russell Lum about Trump's recent renegotiation of NAFTA--the 24-year old North American Free Trade Agreement--and what it means for capital, labor, and the environment. Russell Lum is Trade Justice Coordinator of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, a co... Read more

Kids and Teens Sue the Government Over Climate Change

Airs at: Mon, 10/29/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with Franklin High School senior and activist Annika Mayne about Juliana vs. United States, a law suit that was supposed to begin in a US District Court on October 29th. In it, the plantiffs (young people from Oregon) charged the federal government with abd... Read more

Movie Moles: Society

Airs at: Mon, 10/29/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement and Denise Morris review the 1989 weird horror film, Society. Directed by Brian Yuzna, it stars Billy Warlock as Bill Whitney, an upper-class teenager growing up in Beverly Hills, California. He feels alienated and disconnected from his family, and suffers from ... Read more

The Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell

Airs at: Mon, 10/29/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement discusses the history and politics of W.I.T.C.H., the Women's International Conspiracy from Hell, women who use witchy anonymity to dismantle the white supremacist patricarchy. Photo by witchpdx.com. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 29, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 10/29/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement hosts this episode, which includes: Steve Early on Police Reform: Bill Resnick talks with union activist Steve Early about reforming the police in Richmond, California. Hope, the Gender-variant Chicken: music from Bicycle Face's album, "Wonders of Female Stre... Read more

Steve Early on Police Reform

Airs at: Mon, 10/29/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with union activist Steve Early. They consider "police reform" within the criminal justice and class/race systems, as well as the seduction and incorporation of the police and military into anti-left and anti-democratic politics and goals. Portland Cops w... 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

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