Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 03/08/2021 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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Energy Forward

Airs at: Mon, 03/01/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks to Richard Lachmann, Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Albany and author of the article, "How Climate Change Will Affect Socialist Strategy," (Socialist Forum, Winter 2019) They discuss two key struggles for climate activists. ... Read more

Black History Commodified

Airs at: Mon, 03/01/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Sharon Grant reads from the Guardian's article of Feb 23, 2021: "A corporate, commodified Black History Month is taking hold. We can't let it." by  Malaika Jabali. Illustration by Juana Martinez/Contributor Daily Sundial Read more

The Social Dilemma

Airs at: Mon, 03/01/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Movie Mole Jan Haaken talks with psychologist Emaline Friedman about the 2020 documentary, “The Social Dilemma”, a film directed by Jeff Orlowski that tells a story of the manipulative forces behind social media and how they are rewiring our brains. Friedman is a critical p... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 1, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 03/01/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Energy Forward: Bill Resnick talks to Richard Lachmann, Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Albany and author of the article, "How Climate Change Will Affect Socialist Strategy," (Socialist Forum, Winter 2019) They discuss two key struggles for ... Read more

Black Arts Movement

Airs at: Mon, 03/01/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Nimíipuu Mole Julian Ankney, coming to you from the Nimíipuu or Nez Perce reservation in Idaho, interviews Thabiti Lewis, WSU Vancouver English Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs about the documentary film Bam! The Black Arts Movement. Dr. Lewis ma... Read more

Big Strikes and the Sabotage of Labor, Part 3

Airs at: Mon, 02/22/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement concludes their conversation with Marianne Garneau, an organizer and educator with the Industrial Workers of the World, and publisher of the online worker journal Organizing.Work about the politics of the Big Strike and the retreat from direct action and organiz... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 22, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 02/22/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris Hosts this Episode of the Old Mole which includes   Motherhood, Work and the Pandemic: Bill Resnick talks with Ursula Ursula McTaggart, teacher of English at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. Ursula McTaggart’s newest book is Guerrillas in the Indu... Read more

Motherhood, Work and the Pandemic

Airs at: Mon, 02/22/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Ursula McTaggart, teacher of English at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. Ursula McTaggart’s newest book is Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle: Radicalism’s Primitive and Industrial Rhetoric. She has written many articles, including “Motherhoo... Read more

African Film Fest

Airs at: Mon, 02/22/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken interviews Tamara Dewit, who is screening her film, Finding Sally, at the 2021 virtual Cascade Festival of African Films. Read more

WEB DuBois and Scientific Racism

Airs at: Mon, 02/22/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Scientific racism is the long-established practice of marshalling pseudo-scientific evidence to prove the biological inferiority of African-Americans and other people of color. Patricia Kullberg reads from and comments on two works by scholars of race and science, with an e... Read more