Old Mole Variety Hour
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, broadly socialist, and feminist. (We count Karl Marx as a friend).
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Tom Becker hosts this Old Mole and we hear a double report from Portland Public School teachers and student activists, a review of the fiction of Anita Brookner, as well as a discussion about the politics of Pete Seeger and his music.
- Bill Resnick talks with Elizabeth Thiel, a Portland Public School teacher and parent, about recent contract struggles.
- Larry Bowlden reviews the many great works of English novelist, Annita Brookner.
- Joe Clement talks with Radical Musicologist, Brad Duncan, about the politics of Pete Seeger's music.
- Bill returns to talk with Kate Barnes, a student at Cleveland High School and activist with the Portland Student Union.
- Bill talk with Barbara Garson about how the 99% experience capitalism today.
- Movie Moles, Joe Clement & Jan Haaken, review the PBS documentary "Pete Seeger: the power of song".
- Well-read Red Frann Michel continues her critique of neoliberalism in education, focusing on universities and collective action at Portland State University.
The Old Mole's Joe Clement reads and comments on Rensin's piece.
Joe Clement is our host for this Membership Drive special for the Old Mole, playing music from the late Pete Seeger. We hear
- Norm Diamond and labor journalist Steve Early discuss the need to revitalize Union movement with democracy.
- Frances Moore Lappé talks with Bill Resnick about democracy in everyday life and her new book Eco-Mind.
- Is The Onion a Marxist propoganda tool? Joe Clement reads a piece by Emmett Rensin from The New Republic.
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- Genre: Other
- Length: 3:17 minutes (1.51 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)