Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 07/23/2018 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.

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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.
 

You can leave comments for the Moles at  oldmolevarietyhour@gmail.com or by clicking on the comment section for any of our audio pieces.  

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The Old Mole Variety Hour for March 5, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 03/05/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Thom Becker hosts and we hear-- Two organizers discuss plans and purposes for the International Women's Day March and Strike happening in Portland on Thursday, March 8. Bill Resnick and Joe Clement fill us in on the West Virginia Teachers' Strike and its significance. T... Read more

International Women's Day March and Strike

Airs at: Mon, 03/05/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with Aylssa Pariah and Nykki Elizath Milano about the International Women's Day March and Strike on Thursday, March 8th in Portland. Local information here. Alyssa Pariah is an Afro-Puerto Rican trans woman from New York City and an organizer with Don’t Shoot ... 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

Second Amendment History

Airs at: Mon, 02/26/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In this clip from The Real News Network, historian Gerald Horne explains the origins of the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms) in eliminating native Americans and enforcing slavery. For Ani Haines' hour-long inteview on this topic with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, click he... Read more

Capitalism in Black and White

Airs at: Mon, 02/26/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Drawing on an article by political philosopher Nancy Fraser, Clayton Morgareidge shows why capitalism began in racism (conquest and slavery) and continues to rely upon it. You can read this commentary on my blog. Photo Credit: Hulton Archive / Getty Images / Universal Imag... Read more

Old Mole History and KBOO

Airs at: Mon, 02/26/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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KBOO'S Volunteer Coordinator Ani Haines invites us all to visit KBOO's Kickstarter page to see a video about the station and its plans for the future. Denise Morris relates some history of the Old Mole Variety Hour and how she became part of the Old Mole collective.  Read more

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

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