Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 10/21/2019 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 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, 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. 

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

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

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US Military's Climate Damage

Airs at: Mon, 10/14/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  The Old Mole’s Laurie Mercier speaks with Murtaza Hussain about how the US military plays a major role in climate change. Hussain is a journalist whose work focuses on national security, foreign policy, and human rights. He writes for the Intercept, and his work has also... Read more

BARK and climate change with Brenna Bell

Airs at: Mon, 10/14/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Bill Resnick talks with Brenna Bell, Policy Director and Attorney for the organization BARK, that for 20 years has dedicated itself to preserving forests, reforesting Oregon, cleaning its waters, and not just reducing greenhouse gas emissions that come from logging and d... Read more

Well-Read Red: Betraying the Kurds

Airs at: Mon, 10/14/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Roben White reads from “Betraying the Kurds” by David Finkel from the Solidarity webzine, October 11, 2019   Image by CIA [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons   Read more

Oglala Lakota poet & water protector Mark Tilsen

Airs at: Mon, 10/14/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Jan Haaken talks with Mark Tilsen, an Oglala Lakota poet educator from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Water Protector on the front lines of fighting the oil pipelines. Tilsen reads from his recently published book of poetry, "It Aint Over Until We're Smoking Cigar... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for October 14, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 10/14/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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   Roben White hosts and we hear these segments: Laurie Mercier talks Murtaza Hussein about the military and climate change. Bill Resnick talks with Brenna Bell of BARK. Roben reads David Finkel on Betraying the Kurds. Jan Haaken talks with Mark Tilsen, an Oglala Lakota... Read more

Don't Skip Out On Me

Airs at: Mon, 10/07/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Larry Bowlden reviews the recent novel by Oregonian Willy Vlautin, Don't Skip Out on Me, a sad story of hope and honor about a boy even nobler than his dreams. Horace Hopper, a.k.a, Hector Hildalgo, is a young man who has decided he must prove himself as the very best at so... Read more

They Live

Airs at: Mon, 10/07/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement and Frann Michel review John Carpenter’s cult-classic sci-fi social commentary film, "They Live." Joe and Frann turn to this film because of its obviously critical message about late capitalism and the way some of its complaints, seemingly new and unprecedented ... Read more

Capitalism's Triumph: Labor Rights Violated in Every Country On Earth

Airs at: Mon, 10/07/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker shares an article in CounterPunch by Pete Dolack, "Capitalism's Triumph: Labor Rights Violated in Every Country On Earth". Pete Dolack writes the Systemic Disorder blog and has been active with Amnesty International, Trade Justice New York Metro, the National Peo... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for October 7, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 10/07/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Today on the Old Mole, hosted by Tom Becker: Peace Process Falters in Colombia: Bill Resnick speaks with Alex Diamond about the modern history of Colombia and the recent peace accords. Don't Skip Out On Me: Larry Bowlden reviews the novel by Willy Vlautin. They Live: Joe C... Read more

Peace Process Falters in Colombia

Airs at: Mon, 10/07/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick interviews PhD candidate in sociology Alex Diamond on the modern history of Colombia, including the 50 year insurrection of the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), the recent peace accords, how the peace process has opened the countryside to new larg... Read more