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The Last House on the Street

Airs at: Mon, 02/07/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Mystery writer Diane Chamberlain combines her love of mystery writing with her concern for voter registration in her most recent novel, The Last House on the Street. Larry Bowlden reviews the 2021 novel about how the lives of two women converge in a story about voter regist... Read more

The Color of Law

Airs at: Mon, 02/07/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
For their Left and the Law segment, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker discuss The Color of Law, a book published in 2017 by Richard Rothstein. The author explains how white supremacy and structural racism have been reproduced by laws around real estate and the intergenerational ... Read more

In Memoriam

Airs at: Mon, 02/07/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick talks to Jane Slaughter, long time editor of the monthly publication Labor Notes, about the life and work of Mike Parker, who died this past January. Parker worked as an electrician in Detroit’s auto assembly plants, was also a labor organizer and brilliant, bu... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 7, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 02/07/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: In Memoriam: Bill Resnick talks to Jane Slaughter, long time editor of the monthly publication Labor Notes, about the life and work of Mike Parker, who died this past January. Parker w... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 31, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 01/31/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Power Battles in Maine: Bill Resnick interviews Matthew Cannon, a leader of a Maine ballot Initiative campaign that successfully prohibited the construction of a superhigh voltage e... Read more

What Biden's 2-hour Press Conference Says About Beltway Coverage of White Supremacy and Republican Obstructionism

Airs at: Thu, 01/20/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for American Standoff
One thing that beltway reporters in our nation’s Capitol would not ask yesterday during the two-hour press conference is the role of White Supremacy and how it causes Republican obstructionism. And even denial that Trump lost the election and that Biden is president of the ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 24, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 01/24/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Social Democracy in Germany: Surprising all the experts, the German Social Democratic Party rose from the dead to win the German national election in September of last year, promisin... Read more

Social Democracy in Germany

Airs at: Mon, 01/24/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Surprising all the experts, the German Social Democratic Party rose from the dead to win the German national election in September of last year, promising to deal with the capitalist crises of our time: pandemics, climate change, growing inequality, and the threat of right ... Read more

Oregon, My Oregon

Airs at: Mon, 01/24/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Did you know that Oregon has an official state song? And that the lyrics were only recently changed to remove their racial bias? Harold Johnson both reads and sings his poem “Down In the Valley” in response. Is he talking about the Willamette Valley or rather the Valley of ... Read more

Oregon Outcast

Airs at: Mon, 01/24/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Many of us look back at previous generations and wonder what they could possibly have been thinking – about slavery, or sexism, or environmental destruction, or many other issues. But what can we learn – today – from people who spoke out against injustices like that when th... Read more