Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 05/17/2021 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, anti-racist and anti-colonial 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, anti-colonial 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. 

Contributors include: Julian Ankney, Sarah Chivers, Norm Diamond, Sharon Grant, Desiree Hellegers, Luisa Martinez, Chelsea Ratzlaff, Victoria Saucedo, Mike Snedecker, Roben White

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Our theme song is the traditional "Mole in the Ground," sometimes performed by Clayton & Ernie, sometimes by Joe Clement,  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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Community Energy Part 2

Airs at: Mon, 05/10/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick interviews Paul Fenn in the second part of a 2 part interview on Community Energy. In the part 1 last week they discussed the origins of the Community Energy movement and why it is so popular in the cities and counties that have established them. In the comi... Read more

Community Energy Part 2

Airs at: Mon, 05/10/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick interviews Paul Fenn in the second part of a 2 part interview on Community Energy. In the part 1 last week they discussed the origins of the Community Energy movement and why it is so popular in the cities and counties that have established them. In the comi... Read more

Heterodox Economics

Airs at: Mon, 05/10/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  In the first of a three-part interview, Luisa Martinez speaks with Mitch Green, PhD. Dr. Green is a heterodox economist who explains the differences between mainstream economics and the heterodox school of economic thought. In the former the economy is fundamentally scar... Read more

Left and Law, child sex trafficking conspiracies

Airs at: Mon, 05/10/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  In recent years, far right platforms such as QAnan have garnered followers by promoting child sex trafficking conspiracies and advancing their rightwing agenda under the banner of rescuing children from perverse evil-doers. In their Left and the Law segment, Jan Haaken... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour May 10th 2021

Airs at: Mon, 05/10/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris Hosts this Episode of the Old Mole which includes   Community Energy Part 2. Bill Resnick interviews Paul Fenn in the second part of a 2 part interview on Community Energy. In the part 1 last week they discussed the origins of the Community Energy moveme... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour May 3rd 2021

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Tom Becker Hosts this Episode of the Old Mole which includes Paul Fenn on Community Energy. Bill Resnick talks to Paul Fenn who drafted the legislation now in effect in Massachusetts, Ohio, California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Collect... Read more

Climate Resistance: Art, Action and Allyship

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Climate  Resistance: Art, Action and Allyship. Concluding our program today Denise Morris interviews Old Mole Jan Haaken, director of Necessity: Oil, Water and Climate Resistance, about a panel coming up on May 6th titled Climate  Resistance: Art, Action and Allyship. ... Read more

Paul Fenn on Community Energy

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick talks to Paul Fenn who drafted the legislation now in effect in Massachusetts, Ohio, California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Collectively, they serve about 5% of Americans in over 1300 municipalities. These enactments authoriz... Read more

Defund/Divest with 350pdx

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Laurie Mercier speaks with Sue Palmiter, who is co-leading the Defund/Divest team with 350PDX, about an upcoming Climate Justice Q&A with Oregon’s State Treasurer on Wednesday, May 5, 7:00 pm. The State Treasury invests $118 Billion, mostly PERS monies, with a portion of... Read more

U.S broken policies in Latin America

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  U.S broken policies in Latin America. All progressives know that the increase in migrants arriving at the U.S. border are fleeing intolerable conditions in their home countries and deserving of our compassion and support. These intolerable conditions, we are told, are ... Read more