Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments:
What Must Be Done: Bill Resnick speaks with Joel Bleifus, the editor of the journal “In These Times” on the challenges Biden faces: marginalizing the right and Trumpism, stopping the pandemic, reviving the economy, creating jobs for all, combating racism, and jumpstarting a reconstruction of U.S. productive systems and ways of life in order to stop global roasting (and do it within the ten year time frame climate scientists tell us we have.) Resnick and Bleifus then take up what the left can do to push the Congress and Biden’s basically corporate conservative administration to meet those challenges.
Making Black Lives Matter in Medicine: the Argument for Free Medical School: Desiree Hellegers interviews Angele Theard, MD, Medical Director of Neuroanesthesiology and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at OHSU about working in the trenches of the battle against Covid and the challenges of making Black Lives Matter in Medicine. For more see Stop the Pandemic of Racism, by Angele Theard, MD and Thabiti Lewis.
Writers of Color: Laurie Mercier speaks with Chelsea Ratzlaff about the Washington State University Visiting Writers Series which plans to bring a line-up of writers of color to the university this spring.
The Orphan’s Tale: Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews The Orphans’s Tale by Pam Jenoff. The novel, published in 2017, delves into the ingenious ways Jews were saved during World War II and the special role that circuses played.