Old Mole Variety Hour on 01/07/13

Air date: 
Mon, 01/07/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Neoliberal assault on schools, top eco-stories of 2012, feminist analysis of Newtown Shooting

Laurie Mercier hosts this first Old Mole of the year and we hear:

  • Bill Resnick talks with Brian Jones on the assault on the public schools, the motives of the hedge fund billionaires leading the way, and the actual needs of kids in low income schools - including a pedagogy of the oppressed.
  • Bill in a separate interview talks with Jacob Devaney of the LA based culture collective who did a piece in Huffington Post on the emerging international struggle around saving the planet.
  • Laurie Mercier talks with Stefanie Penn Spear from Eco Watch about the top environmental stories of 2012 and how to mobilize to save the planet in 2013. They’ll review David McNally's Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires, and Global Capitalism.
  • Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris, will offer a feminist analysis of the Newtown shooting, and the larger issue of gun violence, beginning with a discussion of Michael Moore's film Bowling for Columbine.


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