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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 Reviews: Mud Bound and Strong Island

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris and Laurie Mercier review two Academy Award nominated films, the feature film Mudbound and the documentary Strong Island. Both films take up issues of race in the US and particularly violence against Black men.     Read more

Book Review: The Power of One

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Larry Bowlden reviews Bryce Courteny’s novel The Power of One, a coming-of-age story about a young English boy in South Africa. Read more

Deportation Threats

Airs at: Mon, 01/22/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Immigration activist Larry Kleinman talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how and why ICE agents are conducting raids on immigrant families. Kleinman is Director of National Initiatives for Capaces Leadership Institute. Photo Credit: El Tecolote Read more

Left & the Law: DACA and the Law

Airs at: Mon, 01/22/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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AttorneyMike Snedeker talks with Jan Haaken about a new legal block to Trump's efforts to end protections for people brought to the US as children -- the "Dreamers".   Photo Credit: Common Dreams Read more

Killing the Middleclass

Airs at: Mon, 01/22/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Thom Becker reads a piece by Jim Hightower arguing pointing out that the middleclass in the US came to be only in the 1930s through the '60s, mostly due to working class struggles. Now Republicans are busy trying to return most of us to poverty. Photo Credit: Common Dreams Read more

Movie Moles: "I, Tonya"

Airs at: Mon, 01/22/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Denise Morris discuss the new biopic film,"I, Tonya" and its portrayal of the real-life drama of Oregonian Tonya Harding. They take up the gender and class politics of the film as it tells the story of Harding's rise and fall as a figure skater... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for January 22, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 01/22/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker hosts this edition of the Old Mole, and here is what was covered; 1. PCUN founder Larry Kleinman talks with Bill Resnick about threats to immigrants including "Dreamers". 2.. Left and the Law: Jan and Mike discuss legal obstacles to canceling DACA 3. Tom Becker ... Read more

Measure 101, Ideology, and Compassion

Airs at: Mon, 01/15/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with organizers from the campaign for Measure 101. When the Oregon Legislature voted last year to to pay for its portion of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion, it passed with a super-majority, and was going to be funded through the widely common p... Read more

The Roots of Racism and Martin Luther King on working class solidarity

Airs at: Mon, 01/15/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge comments on the roots of racism and white supremacy. "This account should help us see that Capitalism and White Supremacy grew up together and are facets of a single system. Political movements to end the exploitation of everyone by Capital must at the s... Read more

Turning Countries Into S-holes

Airs at: Mon, 01/15/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker reads an article about Donald Trumps explicative remarks about marginalized countries: "The US Role in Turning Countires into S-Holes" on Z-net. Read more