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Old Mole Variety Hour for January 31, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 01/31/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Power Battles in Maine: Bill Resnick interviews Matthew Cannon, a leader of a Maine ballot Initiative campaign that successfully prohibited the construction of a superhigh voltage e... Read more

What Biden's 2-hour Press Conference Says About Beltway Coverage of White Supremacy and Republican Obstructionism

Airs at: Thu, 01/20/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for American Standoff
One thing that beltway reporters in our nation’s Capitol would not ask yesterday during the two-hour press conference is the role of White Supremacy and how it causes Republican obstructionism. And even denial that Trump lost the election and that Biden is president of the ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 24, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 01/24/2022 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: Social Democracy in Germany: Surprising all the experts, the German Social Democratic Party rose from the dead to win the German national election in September of last year, promisin... Read more

Social Democracy in Germany

Airs at: Mon, 01/24/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Surprising all the experts, the German Social Democratic Party rose from the dead to win the German national election in September of last year, promising to deal with the capitalist crises of our time: pandemics, climate change, growing inequality, and the threat of right ... Read more

Oregon, My Oregon

Airs at: Mon, 01/24/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Did you know that Oregon has an official state song? And that the lyrics were only recently changed to remove their racial bias? Harold Johnson both reads and sings his poem “Down In the Valley” in response. Is he talking about the Willamette Valley or rather the Valley of ... Read more

Oregon Outcast

Airs at: Mon, 01/24/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Many of us look back at previous generations and wonder what they could possibly have been thinking – about slavery, or sexism, or environmental destruction, or many other issues. But what can we learn – today – from people who spoke out against injustices like that when th... Read more

A Descending Spiral: Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays by Marc Bookman

Airs at: Thu, 01/20/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy." -- Martin Luther King On today's episode, we welcome Marc Bookman, author of the new book A Descending Spiral: Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays from T... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 17, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 01/17/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Patricia Kullberg hosts this Martin Luther King Jr. Day special which includes music by artists Farrell Williams, Noname, and Ambrose Akinmusire, plus the following segments: Critical Race Theory: Bill Resnick talks to Malik Miah who made a living as an aviation mechanic a... Read more

Reclaiming the Radical Legacy of MLK

Airs at: Mon, 01/17/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Our Well Read Red, Patricia Kullberg, reads an excerpt from an article by Jenn M. Jackson published January 18, 2021 in Al-Jazeera, entitled Martin Luther King, Jr was Radical: We Must Reclaim That Legacy. In the piece Jackson argues that too much of what white America cele... Read more

John Neff: Garage-rocker, Motown session musician, Maui DJ, recording studio guru to Steely Dan and David Lynch

Airs at: Thu, 01/13/2022 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
On today's episode, we welcome John Neff, Portland resident recently retired from a very long, productive, and fascinating career in music and recording. John started playing guitar at the age of 10 while growing up in Pontiac, Michigan. He formed The Ascots at 14, writing ... Read more