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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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Voting Rights Beyond the Liberal Agenda

Airs at: Mon, 01/08/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Clayton Morgareidge reads from Meagan Day's article in Jacobin on "Moving Beyond the Liberal Voting Rights Agenda," arguing that when it comes to voting rights,  the Democratic Party is primarily interested in electoral reforms that aid its central project of consolidat... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for December 25th, 2017

Airs at: Mon, 12/25/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Patricia Kullberg Hosts this episode of the Old Mole and includes Bill Resnick and Don McIntosh, senior reporter for the Northwest Labor Press, discuss union renewal with examples of unions that inspire and activate members. A report from the class struggle at the nor... Read more

Union Renewal

Airs at: Mon, 12/25/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick talks with Don McIntosh of NorthWest Labor Press about various perspectives on unions, differences or similarities with the Labor Notes perspective, the different kinds of unions, the value of communities of interest between unions and the people they serve,... Read more

North Pole Class Struggle

Airs at: Mon, 12/25/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Three leading elven labor activists from the North Pole Labor Study group offer a class analysis of the North Pole "gift economy"; via Jacobin.   Read more

Movie Moles: Trading Places (1983)

Airs at: Mon, 12/25/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Movie Moles Denise Morris and Jan Haaken look back at 1983's Trading Places, a comedy of Wall Street finance in the Reagan era.  Read more

Book Mole Year in Review

Airs at: Mon, 12/25/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Book Mole Larry Bowlden looks back on his reading this past year, and recommends, among other works, The Ninth Hour,  Manhattan Beach, The Snow Child, Lying Under the Apple Tree, and works by Mary Lawson and William Boyd.   Image by Ch. Maderthoner (Own work) [CC0], via... Read more

The US is not a Democracy, It Never Was

Airs at: Mon, 12/18/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker shares exceprts from  The US is Not a Democracy, It Never Was by Gabriel Rockhill, philosopher, activist and professor at Villanova University.   Graphic by CityGypsy11 Read more

Sexual Harrassment and the #MeToo Campaign

Airs at: Mon, 12/18/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with Katie Gentile about feminist politics, sexual harassment and the #MeToo campaign. They take up different feminist positions on the problem of harassment and how to respond to the issue as a symptom of this historical period.  Gentile is Professor of Ge... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for December 18, 2017

Airs at: Mon, 12/18/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Today on the Old Mole: Bill Resnick interviews Dena Floberg of Free Press on Net Neutrality.  Denise Morris reviews an article by Paul Street entitled What's Not Happening with Mr. Jones (the newly elected senator from Alabama).  Tom Becker reads excerpts from The U.S. Is ... Read more

Net Neutrality

Airs at: Mon, 12/18/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick interviews Dena Floberg on how to regain rules that require openness to all who wish to offer their ideas, to maintain free speech protections for what now has become our most important public space, the Worldwide Web, AKA the Internet. Dena Floberg is an analy... Read more