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News, Views and Interviews from a Socialist, Feminist 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.

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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A Climate Beast Awakens

Airs at: Mon, 02/25/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker shares the article An Unforeseen Climate Beast Awakens! written by Robert Hunziker for Counterpunch. East Antarctica is a sleeping monster. It was believed by climate scientists that its ice sheet would be stable into the next century. But the monster is stirring... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for February 18, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 02/18/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement hosts this Presidents Day episode and we hear: Bill Resnick and Mark Weisbrot talk about the coup in Venezuela Joe and Frann Michel review the Broadway musical "Hamilton" Jan Haaken talks with Mara Zusman about race and families For the whole show,  use the ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 18, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 02/18/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement hosts and we hear: Bill Resnick and Mark Weisbrot talk about the coup in Venezuela. Joe and Frann Michel review the 2015 "Hamilton" Jan Haaken talks with Mara Zusman about an upcoming workshop on families and race. Read more

Mark Weisbrot on Venezuela

Airs at: Mon, 02/18/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Mark Weisbrot about what western media is getting wrong about the coup in Venezuela. They consider what the billionaires are afraid of in Venezuela's example, the massive support the current government has, and what we can do to support the people. ... Read more

Musical Moles review Hamilton

Airs at: Mon, 02/18/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement and Frann Michel review the 2015 Broadway musical, Hamilton. One of the most popular cultural phenomena of the last few years, they interrogate its universal praise. They consider the problems with its Great Man of history take on American history, how Hamilton'... Read more

Race and Families

Airs at: Mon, 02/18/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with Mara Zusman about her work in SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), specifically in the Family Action Group. They talk about how SURJ has tried to organize white allies against racism and white supremacy. They also talk about a workshop that she is fac... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for February 11, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 02/11/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Frann Michel hosts this episode, with these segments: Bill Resnick talks with Alex Zielinski, news editor of the Portland Mercury, about Portland policing. Desiree Hellegers reports with audio from last month’s community info session on Portland’s involvement in the Joi... Read more

Capitalism is Organized Crime

Airs at: Mon, 02/11/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Text: According to the ideology that passes for common sense in a capitalist society, there is a bright line between organized crime and “legitimate” business. But they’re not really so different. Here’s how Megan Day reveals their similarity in a piece a few days ago i... Read more

Book Mole: Girl in the River

Airs at: Mon, 02/11/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Text: It is with great pleasure that I talk with you this morning about a splendid novel by a good friend and fellow Old Mole, Patricia Kullberg. I’m not sure how this novel slipped by me in 2015, but it did. While at lunch with another Portland feminist and leftist,... Read more

Town Hall on the Joint Terrorism Task Force

Airs at: Mon, 02/11/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Field Mole Desiree Hellegers brings excerpts from the January 16 townhall on a proposal for Portland to once again withdraw from the Joint Terrorism Task Force or JTTF. A vote will be held on the proposal this coming Wednesday at 2 p.m. at City Hall. Background on the h... Read more