Old Mole Variety Hour for May 26, 2014
Jan Haaken hosts this Memorial Day edition of the Mole in which we remember not only those who have fallen on battlefields, but those who have died from lack of access to medical care. We also hear a conversation about how good our public schools are, giving the lie to those who run them down so they can privatize them. All this, plus a commentary about how memories are made and remade.
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1. Author David Berliner talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the spurious attacks on public schools.
2. Old Mole contributor Norm Diamond reflects on the making and remaking of historical memory.
3. Tom Becker reads Wilfrid Owen's World War 1 poem "Sweet and Fitting".
4. Frann Michel and Jan Haaken discuss the battle for single-payer health care and the casualties from the lack of universal health care.