Old Mole Variety Hour for December 2, 2013
Joe Clement hosts the show today featuring several takes on poverty in the US and an illuminating discussion of the prospects for war or peace in the Middle East. To hear individual segments, follow these links. To hear the whole show, use the play button below.
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- Middle East scholar Saeed Rahnema talks with Bill Resnick about the US, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Israel and other players in the region.
- Well-read Red Frann Michel discusses differing perceptions of choices made by poor people.
- Iven Hale reflects on her experience as an underpaid, overworked social worker and what it shows about the conditions of such work.
- Tom Becker reads from Dave Lindorff's article arguing for increasing Social Security and Medicare.