Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 01/21/2019 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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Security for the Unhoused

Airs at: Mon, 01/14/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Denise Morris talks with Benjamin Donlon and Sandra Curtis Comstock about the Central Eastside Industrial Council and the pending vote on a new proposal to create an Enhanced Services District (EUD) in the central eastside, and how Compassionate Change Districts, can improv... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for January 14, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 01/14/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts this episode of the Old Mole, and we hear: 1. Bill Resnick and Kristian Williams conclude their three-part discussion of how to keep the police from joining with fascists in times of climate catastrophe and other disasters. 2. Clayton Morgareidge ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 14, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 01/14/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts this episode of the Old Mole and it includes these segments: Bill Resnick concludes his three-part interview with Kristian Williams on what the Left can do to prevent police from aligning with fascists. Denise Morris and her guest consider a contr... Read more

The Future of Policing

Airs at: Mon, 01/14/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick concludes his 3-part interview with author and activist Kristian Williams. Today they tackle the question of what the Left can do to prevent the police from joining with fascists to declare martial law and do what fascists do with those who resist. Can the poli... Read more

Capital Abandons Ship

Airs at: Mon, 01/14/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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What if much of what we now call ‘neo-liberalism’ – deregulation, inequality, and massive transfers of wealth to the wealthy—is  really the result of the corporate elites having fully accepted the reality of catastrophic climate decades ago? Clayton Morgareidge explores thi... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 7, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 01/07/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier hosts this episode of the Old Mole and we hear about: Dismantling the Police: Bill Resnick and Kristian Williams continue their discussion of the militarization of police and the rise of the antifas and alt right. Community Celebrates Swearing-in of JoAnn... Read more

Dismantling the Police

Airs at: Mon, 01/07/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In the second of a three part interview, Bill Resnick and Kristian Williams continue their discussion about how to relate to the police, neo-fascists, and the antifas, particularly how to confront the police, limit their authority, and dismantle them. Most importantly they ... Read more

US Interference in Central America and the Southern Border Crisis

Airs at: Mon, 01/07/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier speaks to James Phillips about what the mainstream corporate media has been missing in its narrative about Central America by examining the U.S. role behind protests in Nicaragua and migrants fleeing Honduras. Phillips recently retired as Affiliate Professor ... Read more

Community Celebrates Swearing-in of JoAnn Hardesty

Airs at: Mon, 01/07/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Field mole Desiree Hellegers talks with activists and brings audio excerpts from Wednesday night's celebration of JoAnn Hardesty's swearing in to the Portland City Council. Photo by Kendall Kendall Read more

Climate Change and System Change

Airs at: Mon, 12/31/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Joe Clement reflects on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report saying we have a little over a decade to dramatically change every part of society to constrain global warming to 1.5 degrees Centigrade. Will a Green New Deal make a difference? Only, Joe argue... Read more