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: 2 Films By and About Women

Airs at: Mon, 02/26/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In anticipation of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, Denise Morris and Frann Michel review two independent documentaries by women, and about women who were active in the liberation  struggles of the 1970s; both will be playing in Portland the weekend of M... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for February 26, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 02/26/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts this edition of the Old Mole, and it includes these segments:  Chicago teacher Sarah Chambers talks with Bill Resnick about arming teachers and what schools really need.  A brief, but deep, history of the Second Amendment (the right to bear arm... 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

The Old Mole Variety Hour for February 19, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 02/19/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    On this especially varied hour, Bill Resnick hosts, and we hear these segments: Jan Haaken talks with psychoanalyst, professor, and author Jill Gentile about Trump Bill Resnick talks with Bob Peterson about attacks on public education Frann Michel finds solace in th... Read more

Jill Gentile on Trump

Airs at: Mon, 02/19/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Jan Haaken talks with psychoanalyst Jill Gentile about the dynamics behind Trump's sexist and racist propoganda. Gentile is a faculty member at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and author of Feminine Law: Freud, Free Speech, and the Voice ... Read more

On Attacks on Public Education

Airs at: Mon, 02/19/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick talks with Bob Peterson, a founder of Rethinking Schools magazine and former president of the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association, who blogs at Educate for Democracy. They discuss attacks on public education, the history of vouchers and charter schools... Read more

News and Fred Hampton

Airs at: Mon, 02/19/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Frann Michel finds the news demoralizing, and offers a clip of Fred Hampton, Sr., speaking at a mock people's trial.   Image of Fred Hampton By Fair use, via Wikimedia Commons. Read more

Book Mole: A Sudden Light

Airs at: Mon, 02/19/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Larry Bowlden reviews Garth Stein's 2014 novel A Sudden Light.  A fourteen year old boy, who is attempting to bring his separated parents back together, learns about his past and about his great-great grandfather’s decimation of forests for profit. As he wanders through ... Read more

Political Music, Folk & Punk

Airs at: Mon, 02/19/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick and Jeff Huntz discuss the debts of punks like Jello Biafra to radical folk like Phil Ochs. You can hear the original Phil Ochs version of Love Me I'm a Liberal here, and the Jello Biafra / Mojo Nixon cover version here.   Image of Phil Ochs By Kenneth Tash... 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