Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 01/28/2019 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

Our graphic lettering is by Charlie Ertola. Host portraits by Clayton Morgareidge.
 

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Green New Deal: a Green Party vision

Airs at: Mon, 01/21/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Howie Hawkins, New York gubinatorial candidate for the Green party, about the renewed political agitation for a Green New Deal within and without the party. Read more

Movie Moles: Roma

Airs at: Mon, 01/21/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Denise Morris and new Movie Mole, Victoria Saucedo review Roma. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, Roma has been at the center of much discussion and debate for it's fictionalized portrayal of Cuaron's middle class childhood with his mother and nanny at the center of the films sto... Read more

Border Patrol and the Constitution-Free Zone

Airs at: Mon, 01/21/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Thom Becker reads an article by John Whitehead, "The Danger Within: Border Patrol is Turning America into a Constitution-Free Zone." Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 21, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 01/21/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Thom Becker hosts this episode and we hear: Bill Resnick and Howie Hawkins talk about campaigning for a Green New Deal in New York Clayton Morgareidge comments on how capitalism and white supremacy sustain each other Denise Morris and Victoria discuss Roma, a new film fro... Read more

White Supremacy and Capitalism: twin evils

Airs at: Mon, 01/21/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Martin Luther King Jr. famously declared the trifecta of racism, militarism and capitalism as the great problem facing humanity. Old Mole Clayton Morgareidge considers two of those, capitalism and racism, and how as dominant power structures they came to be through each other Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 14, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 01/14/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts this episode of the Old Mole and it includes these segments: Bill Resnick concludes his three-part interview with Kristian Williams on what the Left can do to prevent police from aligning with fascists. Denise Morris and her guest consider a contr... Read more

The Future of Policing

Airs at: Mon, 01/14/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick concludes his 3-part interview with author and activist Kristian Williams. Today they tackle the question of what the Left can do to prevent the police from joining with fascists to declare martial law and do what fascists do with those who resist. Can the poli... Read more

Capital Abandons Ship

Airs at: Mon, 01/14/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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What if much of what we now call ‘neo-liberalism’ – deregulation, inequality, and massive transfers of wealth to the wealthy—is  really the result of the corporate elites having fully accepted the reality of catastrophic climate decades ago? Clayton Morgareidge explores thi... Read more

Security for the Unhoused

Airs at: Mon, 01/14/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Denise Morris talks with Benjamin Donlon and Sandra Curtis Comstock about the Central Eastside Industrial Council and the pending vote on a new proposal to create an Enhanced Services District (EUD) in the central eastside, and how Compassionate Change Districts, can improv... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for January 14, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 01/14/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts this episode of the Old Mole, and we hear: 1. Bill Resnick and Kristian Williams conclude their three-part discussion of how to keep the police from joining with fascists in times of climate catastrophe and other disasters. 2. Clayton Morgareidge ... Read more