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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 March 30th, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 03/30/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris Hosts this Episode of the Old Mole which includes Bill Resnick talks with Mariann Lloyd-Smith On ocean pollution, all the dangerous stuff that our out of control economic systems are pouring into our land, waters, and atmosphere. DR. Mariann Lloyd-Smith i... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 23, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement hosts this home-recorded episode and we hear: Jazz and Justice: Bill Resnick and black Marxist historian Gerald Horne talk about the politics of jazz. Operation Homestead: From the Old Mole archive, Desiree Hellegers talks with Seattle housing activists about p... Read more

Jazz and Justice

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with black Marxist historian, Gerald Horne, about his book Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music. They consider the lives of jazz greats, the racism they faced on the one hand and the exploitation they faced on the other, and the... Read more

The Left and the Law

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Mike Snedecker talks with journalist, Debbie Nathan, about conditions at the border. They consider how the Trump administration's policies against asylum seekers and refugees are, by diverting them to border-towns, setting up a powder-keg in light of the Covid-19 Pandemic. ... Read more

The Well-read Red

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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A reading from a recent blog by social critic Mike Davis, author of the 2005 book, The Monster at the Door: the Global Threat of Avian Flu, a prescient examination of pandemics in the context of late-stage capitalism. Davis’s piece was recently published on the Haymarket Bo... Read more

Pie in the Sky

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement digs into the musical history behind some political rhetoric Joe Biden has used against Bernie Sanders lately. Joe will first share some historical audio of wobbly singer song-writer Haywire McClintock discussing how he introduced some of Joe Hill's most famous ... Read more

The Great Barrier

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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A reading of a poem by Barbara Kingsolver, inspired by the burning of Notre Dame one year ago. Kingsolver renders her poem into an ironic commentary on the devastation of global warming. Photo by Wandrille de Préville (Wikimedia Commons) Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 16, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Patricia Kullberg fills in as host today for the Old Mole, which features these segments: Chemical Time Bomb: Bill Resnick speaks with John Rumpler, the clean water program director and senior attorney for Environment America, a national organization dedicated to protectin... Read more

Chemical Time Bomb:

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick speaks with John Rumpler, the clean water program director and senior attorney for Environment America, a national organization dedicated to protecting clean air, clean water, and promoting clean energy. Rumpler has spent years investigating the 80,000 chemical... Read more

Old Mole variety Hour for March 9, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 03/09/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Roben White hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes: Bernie for President: Bill Resnick interviews media critic Jeff Cohenon Bernie and the Bernie campaign, the disappointment of Super Tuesday and how, in a two man race, he could win the Democratic Party nomina... Read more