Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 12/16/2019 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.
 

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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The Old Mole Variety Hour for December 9, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 12/09/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Today on the Old Mole: An interview with Judge Lynn Adelman on the Roberts Court and its threat to democracy An interview with Diana Meisenhelter and Brandon Zero about Portland's climate action plans An interview with Sophie Smith about Scott Warren who was charged with ... Read more

Everything You Are

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Kerry Anne King’s novel, Everything You Are, a novel about a Cello with a soul and the humans that are fated to love and protect it. Read more

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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From the Archives, Joe Clement and special guest Dennis Gravy review the classic Christmas-time cartoon, A Charlie Brown Christmas. They consider anti-commercialism, alienation, cultural appropriation, white supremacy, and why the "workers revolution" that seems to promise... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for December 2, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris host's this episode of The Old Mole which includes: Assault on Democracy: Bill Resnick interviews Lynn Adelman, a federal judge in Wisconsin, about the Roberts Court.  Post Thanksgiving Digest: Well Read Red Frann Michel continues digesting the meaning of ... Read more

Assault on Democracy

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with Lynn Adelman, a federal judge in the eastern district of Wisconsin, who writes on the importance of court decisions on the everyday lives of working people. His upcoming article, “The Roberts Court: Assault on Democracy” in the Harvard Journal of Law... Read more

Post-Thanksgiving Digest

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Frann Michel continues digesting the meaning of the USA’s harvest holiday. Reading from recent writing by indigenous activists and historians, she traces the myth of Thanksgiving, notes the history of native resistance to genocide, and touches on the work of activists with ... Read more

Big Money and Fossil Fuels

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick speaks with Susan Palmiter, an environmental activist on the divest/reinvest team of 350pdx.org. Palmiter co-leads the campaign to demand that JPMorgan Chase, the sole US funder of the Jordan Cove pipeline project and the largest funder of fossil fuels worldwid... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for November 25, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 11/25/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement hosts this episode, which includes: Well-read Red - Joe reads and shares audio about making Tri-Met fareless and more accessible, and the OPAL Up With Riders campaign. Rally for Fare Enforcement Justice - Joe talk with a Anthemis, a Pacific NorthWest Youth Li... Read more

Well-Read Red: Fare-free Mass Transit For All

Airs at: Mon, 11/25/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Well-read Red Joe Clement reads and shares audio about making Tri-Met fareless and more accessible, and the OPAL Up With Riders campaign. Much of the segment promotes the 11/25 Labor Radio guests who speak for these issues.   Read more

Rally For Fare Enforcement Justice

Airs at: Mon, 11/25/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement interviews Anthemis, a member of the Pacific NorthWest Youth Liberation Front, about the 11/29 Rally for Fare Enforcement Justice at Pioneer Square from 12-3.  Read more