Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 09/21/2020 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.

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, anti-capitalist, feminist, and anti-racist.  We count Karl Marx as a friend but are open to other voices from the left. The show includes analyses of global politics and economics, local grassroots activism, segments on the Left & the Law, and reviews of films, books, music, and theater. 

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Our theme song is the traditional "Mole in the Ground," sometimes performed by Clayton & Ernie, sometimes by Joe C,  and sometimes blended with other versions, like the one by dj/rupture, sung by Sindhu Zagoren on the album Special Gunpowder, or Blind Boy Paxton  

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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Old Mole Variety Hour for September 14, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 09/14/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Frann Michel hosts this episode, with these segments: Schools and the Pandemic: Bill Resnick interviews Portland Association of Teachers President Elizabeth Thiel about reopening of schools. Street Journalism: Desiree Hellegers interviews Lisa Loving about her street ... Read more

Schools and the Pandemic

Airs at: Mon, 09/14/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick interviews Portland Association of Teachers President Elizabeth Thiel about reopening of schools. Read more

Street Journalism

Airs at: Mon, 09/14/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers interviews Lisa Loving about her street journalism training for covering protests and more. She is the author of Street Journlism: Understand and Report the News in Your Community. Read more

Book Review

Airs at: Mon, 09/14/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Patricia Kullberg reads a review by Larry Bowlden of two historical novels by Marlowe Benn, Passing Fancies and Relative Fortunes. Read more

Radical Hope

Airs at: Mon, 09/14/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers talks with Barbara Ford about climate change and radical hope. Winston Flags Smith sings The World is on Fire. Read more

Radical Hope

Airs at: Mon, 09/14/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers talks with Barbara Ford about climate change and radical hope. Winston Flags Smith sings The World is on Fire. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 7, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 09/07/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes the following segments: Racism—a Public Health Crisis: Patricia Kullberg speaks with Leslie Gregory, a local health practitioner and activist who is at the forefront of the campaign to get racism declared a ... Read more

Racism—A Public Health Crisis

Airs at: Mon, 09/07/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Patricia Kullberg speaks with Leslie Gregory, a local health practitioner and activist who is at the forefront of the campaign to get racism declared a public health crisis. Gregory is the founder and director of the local non-profit Right to Health, whose vision is to to c... Read more

DNC and the Green New Deal

Airs at: Mon, 09/07/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick interviews Marianne Lavelle, a journalist who has the national politics beat on the publication Inside Climate News, an important web source for those concerned with climate change and preventing climate cataclysm and mass death.  They discuss: (a) Democratic P... Read more

Library Cuts

Airs at: Mon, 09/07/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Norm Diamond and Joe Clement talk about worker response to threatened staff and service cuts in the Multnomah County library system. They note that the library has no shortage of funds and that both workers and the community will be severely affected. In particular they foc... Read more