Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2020 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, or Blind Boy Paxton  

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

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Left and the Law: anti-protest laws

Airs at: Mon, 02/10/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In this Left & the Law segment, Jan Haaken talks with Laruen Regan, Executive Director and senior staff attorney with the Civil Liberties Defense Center in Eugene. Regan is lead criminal defense attorney in recent and several upcoming trials of climate activists.  They talk... Read more

Bernie: Can He Win? What if He Wins?

Airs at: Mon, 02/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks to Norman Solomon about Bernie, his campaign, the treachery of the Democratic Party establishment, and how, if Bernie were to win the nomination, he would face a conservative Congress, with most Democratic Party Congresspeople being moderates sensitive to... Read more

In Tribute

Airs at: Mon, 02/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Denise Morris reflects on the contributions to the Old Mole Collective by longtime Mole member Clayton Morgariedge, who passed away last week.   From the Archive, we hear “Why Capitalism Is Blind To What Is Beautiful And Worth Loving -- And What To Do About It”: Clayton Mo... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 3, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 02/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes:   Black Labor in the Making of America: Laurie Mercier talks to Joe Trotter about his important new book, Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America.  Joe William Trotter, Jr., is Professor o... Read more

Black Labor in the Making of America

Airs at: Mon, 02/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier talks to Joe Trotter about his important new book, Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America.  Joe William Trotter, Jr., is Professor of History and Social Justice and Founder and Director of the Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the... Read more

Love Letter to Pike Place Market

Airs at: Mon, 02/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers reads her recent op ed piece "A Love Letter to Pike Place Market,” written for Real Change, Seattle's street newspaper.  Desiree reflects on her time in Seattle.  Currently, a developer is trying to build a 14-story hotel at the entrance to Pike Place Mark... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 27, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 01/27/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes: D.A.s for the People: Bill Resnick speaks with Madeline Carroll and Maria Cahill, of Oregon District Attorneys for the People, who are part of a national movement to elect progressive DAs who instead of targe... Read more

D.A.s for the People

Airs at: Mon, 01/27/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick speaks with Madeline Carroll and Maria Cahill, of Oregon District Attorneys for the People, who are part of a national movement to elect progressive DAs who instead of targeting black, brown, houseless and immigrant communities, will instead hold police and pro... Read more

Smart City PDX

Airs at: Mon, 01/27/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie talks with Hector Dominguez, Open Data Coordinator for Smart City PDX, about how to build community input in crafting facial recognition, surveillance, and other technologies policies. Data-collecting technologies are quickly creeping into every aspect of our public ... Read more

Climate Defense

Airs at: Mon, 01/27/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken talks with Alice Cherry in this month's Left and the Law segment. Cherry is staff attorney at the Climate Defense Project in Berkeley, and she and Jan discuss legal tactics, civil disobedience, and the climate movement, including several upcoming trials of activi... Read more