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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This program is all about the global economy and how to fix it. The Movie Moles discuss Battle in Seattle, and Bill Resnick talks with two activists with The Apollo Alliance about how to put the economy on a green footing. Hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or individual segments by following the links below. And please support the Old Mole and KBOO duriing the Fall Membership Drive by clicking on the Join Now link at the top of this page!
The Apollo Alliance has an affordable plan to restart the economy with plenty of living-wage jobs cleaning up our environment and keeping it clean. Kate Gordon, co-director of the Apollo Alliance, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.
Bill Resnick talks with two Oregon activists about the positive vision of fair trade: Arthur Stamoulis from the Oregon Fair Trade Coalition, and Shizuko Hashimoto with the Cross Border Organizing Committee of PCASC. Check these links for upcoming opportunities to get involved.
Why this financial crisis? Is it real? Mark Engler is a financial analyst with Foreign Policy in Focus and frequent contributor to several publications. He talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about where things stand and how they got there. Engler is the author of HOW TO RULE THE WORLD: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy.
Two regressive ballot measures will be voted on in November, measures that target immigrants. The Rural Organizing Project is working to defeat them. Marci Westerling talks with the Old Mole's Denise Morris. See their website for all the details.
This program has a current take on the financial bailout, a conversation about the positive vision of Fair Trade, and a visit with local activists campaigning against regressive anti-immigrant ballot measures. The whole show is available by clicking on the arrow above (though it has a few gaps in continuity where pleas for your membership were omitted). Or hear the individual segments by following their links below. AND DON'T FORGET TO BECOME A MEMBER OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP WHILE YOU'RE HERE!! Thank you!
Larry Bowlden discusses Kate Christensen's novel The Great Man, demonstrating the gap between the image a successful man projects to his public and in his biography, and what the women in his life know about him. Winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award. You can find more reviews by Larry on line.
Economist John Miller, who writes for Dollars & Sense and teaches at Wheaton College, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the current financial crisis, where it's heading, and what progressives should be demanding.