Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 08/17/2020 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.
 

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The Insurgency and its Future

Airs at: Mon, 08/10/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Mole bill Resnick talks to Emory Mort Portland activist and our street historian, who has been to over 50 BLM Protests over the last two months, and you can see his views on Facebook. They discuss the great victory Portland protestors won in driving Trump’s Federal troops o... Read more

Race-based Medicine

Airs at: Mon, 08/10/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Patricia Kullberg speaks with University of Washington medical student Naomi Nkinsi about how racist ideas about African-American bodies are embedded in medical science and how students, doctors and scholars are challenging so-called “race-based medicine” which was supposed... Read more

Another World is Possible

Airs at: Mon, 08/10/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Norm Diamond revisits a dystopian novel published 35 years ago and set in our year 2020. Would we have acted any differently if we’d taken the author’s warnings seriously? The novel is Goodman 2020 by Fred Pfeil, an Oregonian for some of the time he was writing it. This wil... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for August 10, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 08/10/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: The Insurgency and its Future: Mole bill Resnick talks to Emory Mort Portland activist and our street historian, who has been to over 50 BLM Protests over the last two months, and you c... Read more

Universities and Covid

Airs at: Mon, 08/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers talks with Sarah Chivers, an adjunct professor of Sociology at several universities in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. They discuss the challenges that adjuncts in Oregon face with the approach of Fall semester, and how being a primary caregiver ... Read more

Climate Woke

Airs at: Mon, 08/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken interviews Layel Camargo an indigenous descendant of the Yaqui and Mayo tribes from the Sonoran Desert. Layel Camargo is a transgender & gender non conforming person who has been involved with performance art in both theater and video since 2008,. Their recent ef... Read more

Wheeler, Police Budget and Portland BLM

Airs at: Mon, 08/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers talks with Pedro Anglada Cordero and Susan Anglada Bartley, members of Portland's Black Lives Matter resistance community, about how they turned a phone call from Mayor Ted Wheeler's reelection campaign headquarters into a youtube video calling for Wheeler... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for August 3, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 08/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris Hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes:   The Occupation of Portland: Bill Resnick will be talking to Emory Mort, a people's historian in the streets of Portland, attending over 50 demonstrations. Emory reports on the Black Lives Matter George F... Read more

The Occupation of Portland

Airs at: Mon, 08/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick will be talking to Emory Mort, a people's historian in the streets of Portland, attending over 50 demonstrations. Emory reports on the Black Lives Matter George Floyd insurgency in Portland and its opposition to the Portland police and more recently Federal tr... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 27, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 07/27/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Frann Michel hosts this episode, which features these segments: COVID 19 and the next pandemic:   Bill Resnick interviews Mike Friedman, a microbiologist and epidemiologist, on COVID 19 and what would be needed in a public health system that could save the country. Book... Read more