Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 05/10/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Every Monday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist, anti-racist and anti-colonial point of view.

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, anti-capitalist, feminist, anti-colonial and anti-racist.  We count Karl Marx as a friend but are open to other voices from the left. The show includes analyses of global politics and economics, local grassroots activism, segments on the Left & the Law, and reviews of films, books, music, and theater. 

Contributors include: Julian Ankney, Sarah Chivers, Norm Diamond, Sharon Grant, Desiree Hellegers, Luisa Martinez, Chelsea Ratzlaff, Victoria Saucedo, Mike Snedecker, Roben White

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Our theme song is the traditional "Mole in the Ground," sometimes performed by Clayton & Ernie, sometimes by Joe Clement,  and sometimes blended with other versions, like the one by dj/rupture, sung by Sindhu Zagoren on the album Special Gunpowder, or Blind Boy Paxton  

Our graphic lettering is by Charlie Ertola. Host portraits by Clayton Morgareidge.
 

You can leave comments for the Moles at  oldmolevarietyhour @ gmail.com or by clicking on the comment section for any of our audio pieces.  

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Old Mole Variety Hour May 3rd 2021

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Tom Becker Hosts this Episode of the Old Mole which includes Paul Fenn on Community Energy. Bill Resnick talks to Paul Fenn who drafted the legislation now in effect in Massachusetts, Ohio, California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Collect... Read more

Climate Resistance: Art, Action and Allyship

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Climate  Resistance: Art, Action and Allyship. Concluding our program today Denise Morris interviews Old Mole Jan Haaken, director of Necessity: Oil, Water and Climate Resistance, about a panel coming up on May 6th titled Climate  Resistance: Art, Action and Allyship. ... Read more

Paul Fenn on Community Energy

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick talks to Paul Fenn who drafted the legislation now in effect in Massachusetts, Ohio, California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Collectively, they serve about 5% of Americans in over 1300 municipalities. These enactments authoriz... Read more

Defund/Divest with 350pdx

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Laurie Mercier speaks with Sue Palmiter, who is co-leading the Defund/Divest team with 350PDX, about an upcoming Climate Justice Q&A with Oregon’s State Treasurer on Wednesday, May 5, 7:00 pm. The State Treasury invests $118 Billion, mostly PERS monies, with a portion of... Read more

U.S broken policies in Latin America

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  U.S broken policies in Latin America. All progressives know that the increase in migrants arriving at the U.S. border are fleeing intolerable conditions in their home countries and deserving of our compassion and support. These intolerable conditions, we are told, are ... Read more

Viral Epidemics

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 9:00am
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  Bill Resnick interviews David Quammen, a journalist of science, who wrote the book, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic. Published in 2013 it eerily predicted the Covid pandemic. They discuss viral epidemics and the great threat humanity faces, shoul... Read more

Paul Robeson

Airs at: Mon, 04/26/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Luisa Martinez interviews Sharon Rudahl, artist and writer of A Graphic Biography of Paul Robeson: Ballad of an American. Rudahl was commissioned by Rutgers University Press to create the novel both as a way to honor Robeson, a Rutgers alum, and to make a biography of hi... Read more

May Day 2021

Airs at: Mon, 04/26/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  May Day 2021. Jan Haaken talks with Taylor Gibson about May Day events this year, highlighting a picnic and march in support of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021, or PRO Act, passed by the House in Congress but up against considerable odds in the Senate. G... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour April 26th 2021

Airs at: Mon, 04/26/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris Hosts this Episode og the Old Mole which includes Viral Epidemics. Bill Resnick interviews David Quammen, a journalist of science, who wrote the book, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic. Published in 2013 it eerily predicted the Covi... Read more

Renewable Energy

Airs at: Mon, 04/19/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick speaks with Kelly Twomey Sanders, one of the principle investigators of LA100, the Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study. This integrated engineering-economic analysis underlies LA’s goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045. Bill and Kelly talk about the vision ... Read more