Old Mole Bill Resnick talks with Political Scientist David Schultz about how the so-called "fiscal cliff" was created and the real political and economic issues behind it. Schultz teaches at Hamline University.
In their continuing series The Left and the Law, psychologist Jan Haaken and attorney Mike Snedeker discuss how psychological studies confirm what has been known for a long time: that solitary confinement drives people crazy. They also discuss the extent of its use.
The Old Mole's Iven Hale talks with postal worker Willie Groschelle of the Letter Carriers' Union about value of the US Postal Service and the forces of privatization that are threatening to destroy it.
Joe Clement brings us news of strikes, protests, rallies and marches from across the Atlantic -- in Spain and Greece especially -- all in opposition to austerity programs that cut jobs and social services.
Bill Resnick is our host for this episode of the Old Mole, and he guides us through the following segments with some brief pauses for music by regular folks. To hear any of these pieces, click on the links below. To hear the whole show, use the play button below.