Old Mole Variety Hour

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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.
 

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Old Mole Variety Hour for July 26, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 07/26/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Portland Police on the 100th Night of BLM Protest: Photo by Bette Lee (see below) Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes the following segments: The Abuse of Outer Space: Bill Resnick interviews Bruce Gagnon, co-founder and coordinator of the Gl... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour July 19th, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 07/19/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Moriis Hosts this Episode of The Old Mole which includes   Commercial-Free Childhood. Bill Resnick talks to Susan Linn, about the corporate effort not just to sell to children, says Linn, but to takeover childhood and make them habitual consumers. Too in fact i... Read more

Commercial-Free Childhood

Airs at: Mon, 07/19/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Commercial-Free Childhood. Bill Resnick talks to Susan Linn, about the corporate effort not just to sell to children, says Linn, but to takeover childhood and make them habitual consumers. Too in fact instill in them a fundamental deeply held impulse to gain pleasure and... Read more

Voices from the Red Road to D.C

Airs at: Mon, 07/19/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Voices from the Red Road to D.C.: Desiree Hellegers brings audio excerpts from events along the Red Road to D.C. In a journey and campaign to call attention to the need to protect Indigenous Sacred Spaces under threat from fossil fuel exploitation and dams that endang... Read more

Sebastian Francisco Perez

Airs at: Mon, 07/19/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Sebastian Francisco Perez. Produced by Desiree Hellegers, we take a few minutes to honor the life of Sebastian Francisco Perez, the 38 year old Guatemalan Farmworker who died in the extreme heat of June 26. Desiree Hellegers brings audio from a July 3 vigil sponsored ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 12, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 07/12/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Tom Becker hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes the following segments: Empire: A few months ago, after Pres. Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer,” Putin responded, “it takes one to know one,” which the international press applauded, bec... Read more

Heat and Work

Airs at: Mon, 07/12/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Heat and Work: The climate crisis is dramatically shaping the work environment for essential workers. As state leaders call Oregon's extreme heat waves and historic wildfires across the west "a harbinger of things to come," what can workers do to rise up and fight for worke... Read more

Empire

Airs at: Mon, 07/12/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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A few months ago, after Pres. Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer,” Putin responded, “it takes one to know one,” which the international press applauded, because the rest of the world acknowledges the willful ignorance of most Americans to the long histo... Read more

Elections and the International Right

Airs at: Mon, 07/12/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick speaks with Jo-Marie Burt of the Washington Office on Latin America about the ominous situation in Peru, where a right- wing party has refused to accept a national election defeat. After a bitter campaign, they adopted Trump's strategy and rhetoric, that the vo... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour July 5th 2021

Airs at: Mon, 07/05/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris host this episode of the Old Mole and includes   Portland Committee on Community Based Policing. Bill Resnick talks to Elliott Young, co-chair of the Portland Committee on Community Based Policing (PCCEP). They Discuss the PCCEP Report to the City Counci... Read more