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Old Mole Variety Hour for December 5, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 12/05/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Grad Students on Strike: Grad student teachers, researchers, teaching assistants, and more, 48,000 of them, are now on strike across the University of California system. It’s the large... Read more

Confessions of the Fox

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel recommends the novel Confessions of the Fox (2018) by Jordy Rosenberg, a genre-bending work of radical speculative history from below, telling the story of the real 18th-century thief,  jailbreaker, and folk hero Jack Sheppard, reimagined here as a trans man al... Read more

Third Eye Books

Airs at: Thu, 12/01/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
COVID-19 ravaged many small businesses, but Third Eye Books, opened in 2019, weathered the storm.  Hannah discusses the current business climate and how it affects his and other small bookstores.   He discusses the services this Southeast Portland literary center offers.  I... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 28, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 11/28/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: The Midterms are Over; Now what? We dodged a bullet in 2022 mid-year election, with the Democrats strengthening their control of the Senate and narrowly losing the House of Repr... Read more

Horse

Airs at: Mon, 11/28/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Horse, a 2022 novel by Geraldine Brooks about a great American racehorse and, more importantly, the turning tide of legalized slavery in 1850s America. Journalist turned novelist Brooks brings all of her prodigious talents to this superb hist... Read more

The Fantastic Four confront The Hatemonger

Airs at: Mon, 11/21/2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
On today's show we present a radio adaptation of The Fantastic Four #21 first published in September of 1963. our heroes face down The Hatemonger with some help by Nick Fury. We'll also feature lots of music.  Read more

Katherine Dunn reads "Tight Shoes" by Damon Runyon plus Dick Powell as Richard Diamond

Airs at: Mon, 11/21/2022 at 11:00pm - Tue, 11/22/2022 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
In honor of the current political season, we present Katherine Dunn reading "Tight Shoes" by Damon Runyon. All politics are local as a young man sells a horse player the wrong pair of shoes and ends up running for congress. Also, another mystery adventure with Private Eye R... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 15, 2022

Airs at: Tue, 11/15/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Alternative Institutions in Venezuela: Old Mole Luisa Martinez interviews Sofia Isabel González Ortiz, about a commune that includes a bakery, farm and communal space. Their conversa... Read more

Financial Lives of the Poets

Airs at: Mon, 11/14/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
As corporate interests make jobs in America more precarious, many households that thought of themselves as middle class are now living paycheck to paycheck and struggling with the cost of housing, health care, and education. Writer and photographer Matt Witt reviews a novel... Read more

Chris Abani, author of Smoking the Bible

Airs at: Thu, 11/17/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
From poet, essayist, novelist, Igbo priest and humanitarian Chris Abani, comes his latest collection of poems Smoking The Bible, an elegy to his dear brother and an exploration of love, loss, exile and rebirth. Part 1 of 2. Read more