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Animal Farm

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Victoria Saucedo and Denise Morris review the 1954 animated film Animal Farm. While there have been several film versions of George Orwell’s 1946 Novel, the 1954 production is notable as a British-American collaboration with funding from the CIA as part of the “American cul... Read more

Building Power in a Pandemic: Labor Notes conference

Airs at: Mon, 04/27/2020 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
The biennial Labor Notes conference, which usually attracts thousands of rank and file union activists to Chicago, was held online last week.  In this episode of Labor Radio we hear from Al Bradbury, Labor Notes director; Stacy Davis Gates, vice-president of the Chicago Tea... Read more

Solidarity in Time of Pandemic

Airs at: Mon, 04/20/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement talks to Philosophy Professor Jason Read, about trends, hopes, and fears about neoliberalism in the time of the coronavirus. They consider the strange solidarity of social distancing, online education, the threat of emergency powers, but also the hopeful prospec... Read more

Workers’ Response to COVID-19

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Workers across the US —in healthcare, at Amazon, and in other workplaces— are being fired for raising concerns about their own and fellow workers’ health and safety in the COVID-19 pandemic.  By last week, the  Occupational Safety and Health Administration had received ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 20, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 04/20/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann MIchel hosts this episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour, which features music by Alexandra Bradbury and the late John Prine, and these segments: Workers’ response to COVID19: Bill Resnick talks with Travis Watkins, fired from his auto parts plant in Michigan, with the ... Read more

Ep 104. It Takes A Village To KiKi (Through A Facemask)

Airs at: Thu, 04/16/2020 at 12:45am - Thu, 04/30/2020 at 12:45am
Produced for Village Vibes Podcast
It's your favorite processing partners still out here bringing a cute KiKi, laughter, and some serious conversation to the table this week. Enjoy and thank you for tuning in! #ittakesvillage Read more

Presswatch on 04/16/20

Airs at: Thu, 04/16/2020 at 9:00am - 9:30am
Produced for Presswatch

They Feed They Lion

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In honor of National Poetry Month, Patricia Kullberg discusses the 1968 poem, “They Feed They Lion,” by former US Poet Laureate, Philip Levine and what the poem might mean for us today as we grapple with the devastation of climate change and pandemic disease. Aerial view o... Read more

Libraries and the Market Imperative

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie talks with Frank Little about the Multnomah County Library expansion bond, which will appear on the November ballot, and hold a light up to the neoliberal concepts and practices sneaking into our most socialist of institutions. For more about these issues see: "Notes... Read more

Environmental Degradation and Covid 19

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick continues the second of a two part interview with Dr. Michael Friedman, a microbiologiest who studies the relationship between environmental degradation and the emergence of human pathogens, like Covid 19. Deforestation for farmland, cleared by slash and burn,... Read more