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Old Mole Variety Hour for July 6, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following features: Uprising 2020—Now What? Bill Resnick speaks with Michael Albert about the current insurgency triggered by the murder of George Floyd and how all the anger and hope could be orga... Read more

Economic Growth Not a Fix for Poverty

Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom becker reads excerpts from an article entitled, "We can’t grow our way out of poverty," by Jason Hinkel in New Internationalist. Hinkel argues there is another way out—redistribution—and he outlines ideas how this might be accomplished. Hinkel is an anthropologist, auth... Read more

Systemic Racism? Councilwoman Declares not in Vancouver

Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers interviews Adam Aguilera, a 2019 candidate for the Vancouver City Council, board member of the Washington Education Association, high school English teacher for the Evergreen School District, and Chair of the Evergreen Equity Committee, about calls for the... Read more

To Turn Anxiety Back into Anger

Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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To Turn Anxiety Back into Anger: Norm Diamond reads and reflects on the poem “For Citizenship” by Irish poet John O’Donohue, which speaks of the urgency to turn our anxiety and distraction into anger and solidarity. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 29, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 06/29/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Frann Michel hosts and we hear these pieces: Laurie Mercier talks with Michael Brenes, Lecturer in History at Yale University and author of the forthcoming For Might and Right: Cold War Defense Spending and the Remaking of American Democracy, on what we can learn from the ... Read more

Defunding War & Cops

Airs at: Mon, 06/29/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Laurie Mercier talks with Michael Brenes, Lecturer in History at Yale University and author of the forthcoming For Might and Right: Cold War Defense Spending and the Remaking of American Democracy, on what we can learn from the long history of efforts to defund the post-... Read more

"Every Cook Can Govern"

Airs at: Mon, 06/29/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick and Sharon Grant present a dramatic reading of C L R James’ essay  "Every Cook Can Govern"that discusses the lessons for today of Athenian radical democracy, its glorious record according to James. To be sure it had problems, as James acknowledges, but this ... Read more

The Left & the Law: Prison Abolition

Airs at: Mon, 06/29/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  As protests against policing gain momentum, calls for change range from police reforms, defunding police departments, to the entire abolition of police departments and prisons. In their Left and the Law segment, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker take up philosophical and poli... Read more

Uprising

Airs at: Mon, 06/22/2020 at 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with Lauren Regan, Attorney and Executive Director of the Civil Liberties Defense Center in Eugene. Regan reflects on the recent Black Lives Matter protests and police responses, as well as tactics of resistance in the movement against policing.  Photo cou... Read more

Brave Girl, Quiet Girl

Airs at: Mon, 06/22/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Catherine Ryan Hyde’s 2020 novel, Brave Girl, Quiet Girl, a novel about friendship, motherhood, and the journey toward finding a place to call home. During a violent carjacking, the thief unknowingly drives off with a two year old girl in the... Read more