Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 07/20/2020 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, or Blind Boy Paxton  

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

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Solidarity in Time of Pandemic

Airs at: Mon, 04/20/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement talks to Philosophy Professor Jason Read, about trends, hopes, and fears about neoliberalism in the time of the coronavirus. They consider the strange solidarity of social distancing, online education, the threat of emergency powers, but also the hopeful prospec... Read more

Climate Activists vs. Zenith

Airs at: Mon, 04/20/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Climate change has not stopped for the pandemic—and the slowing of travel and commerce has given us only about a 5% reduction in global fossil fuel emissions—less than the reduction from the 2008 economic recession.     A precedent-setting case in the climate movement went... Read more

Environmental Degradation and Covid 19

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick continues the second of a two part interview with Dr. Michael Friedman, a microbiologiest who studies the relationship between environmental degradation and the emergence of human pathogens, like Covid 19. Deforestation for farmland, cleared by slash and burn,... Read more

Libraries and the Market Imperative

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie talks with Old Mole Joe Clement about the Multnomah County Library expansion bond, which will appear on the November ballot, and hold a light up to the neoliberal concepts and practices sneaking into our most socialist of institutions. For more about these issues see... Read more

They Feed They Lion

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In honor of National Poetry Month, Patricia Kullberg discusses the 1968 poem, “They Feed They Lion,” by former US Poet Laureate, Philip Levine and what the poem might mean for us today as we grapple with the devastation of climate change and pandemic disease. Aerial view o... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 13, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which will include: Covid 19 and Environmental Degradation: Bill Resnick continues the second of a two part interview with Dr. Michael Friedman, a microbiologiest who studies the relationship between environmental degradati... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 6, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 04/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Patricia Kullberg hosts today's show which includes these segments: Environmental Degradation and Covid 19: In the first of a two part interview, Bill Resnick speaks with microbiologist Dr. Michael Friedman, who teaches at the American International College of Arts and S... Read more

Contagion

Airs at: Mon, 04/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Denise Morris talk about "Contagion," the 2011 film directed by Steven Soderbergh about a deadly worldwide virus outbreak that has generated a huge upsurge in public interest in recent weeks.  The film has been praised for its medical authenticity... Read more

Environmental Degradation and Covid 19

Airs at: Mon, 04/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In the first of a two part interview, Bill Resnick speaks with microbiologist Dr. Michael Friedman, who teaches at the American International College of Arts and Sciences in Antigua and studies the relationship between environmental degradation and the emergence of human pa... Read more

Butterfly Girl

Airs at: Mon, 04/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Rene Denfeld’s latest novel, The Butterfly Girl. Denfeld displays once again her skills as an author, and her deep understanding of and compassion for street people, especially homeless children. Celia, the butterfly girl, living on the stree... Read more