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Against Mask Bans, For Masks

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  North Carolina legislators have passed a comprehensive mask ban and politicians elsewhere are pushing to criminalize masking in public space as part of ongoing suppression of political dissent and extension of police power.  Frann Michel discusses this attack on our righ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 1, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 04/01/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: How I Learned to Breathe Through the Apocalypse: How I Learned to Breathe Through the Apocalypse is a serial play/web series written and performed by Desiree Hellegers, and directed and p... Read more

Don't be Fooled: Covid, the CDC, and Our Health

Airs at: Mon, 04/01/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Four years into the ongoing pandemic of Covid-19/SARS-Cov-2,  Long Covid continues disabling millions and the CDC continues to favor business interests over public health.   Frann Michel encourages supporting each other in reducing infection.    See also: Too Many Dea... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 4, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 12/04/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which features a re-broadcast from the radio show Against the Grain. The pandemic highlighted the vital importance of care work—whether childcare, nursing home care, medical care or schooling – and the struggles many people... Read more

Mark Anthony Guzman of MealsOnUsPDX

Airs at: Thu, 10/19/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Our guest this morning is Mark Anthony Guzman, a founder of MealsOnUsPDX. They cook and serve thousands of meals every week for people of all kinds who need some food, no questions asked. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for August 7, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 08/07/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Democracy in Portland: Portland is embarking on a great experiment, a pretty radical change in the how the city council and mayor operate, thanks to the Charter Commission and a 58% ap... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 31, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 07/31/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Covid, Polio, and Medical Populism: Norm Diamond speaks with Patricia Kullberg about the ambiguous role of so-called medical populism as it has played out during the Covid epide... Read more

In Memoriam, Palesa Clementina Mofana Kendall Mofokeng

Airs at: Mon, 07/31/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers revisits an earlier segment on the life and 2021 death from Covid of Palesa Mofokeng, adopted daughter of playwright, actor, and Portland street photographer Kendall. Given the choice of a life of relative privilege in the U.S., and serving as an LPN and a... Read more

Covid is Not Over (Wear a Mask)

Airs at: Mon, 08/07/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Despite what you may have heard, the pandemic is not over and you should be wearing a respirator indoors and in outdoor areas near others. As the WHO Director-General noted,  the lifting of international emergency status did not mean the end of the pandemic: "The worst thin... Read more

The Science (and Business) Behind Covid Disinformation

Airs at: Mon, 07/31/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Patricia Kullberg as our Well-Read Red, reads excerpts from an article by epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina, who finds that Covid-19 disinformation is coordinated, effective, lucrative, and cost lives. The article was originally published on a Substack Newsletter called Your ... Read more