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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The Well-read Red

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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A reading from a recent blog by social critic Mike Davis, author of the 2005 book, The Monster at the Door: the Global Threat of Avian Flu, a prescient examination of pandemics in the context of late-stage capitalism. Davis’s piece was recently published on the Haymarket Bo... Read more

Pie in the Sky

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement digs into the musical history behind some political rhetoric Joe Biden has used against Bernie Sanders lately. Joe will first share some historical audio of wobbly singer song-writer Haywire McClintock discussing how he introduced some of Joe Hill's most famous ... Read more

The Great Barrier

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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A reading of a poem by Barbara Kingsolver, inspired by the burning of Notre Dame one year ago. Kingsolver renders her poem into an ironic commentary on the devastation of global warming. Photo by Wandrille de Préville (Wikimedia Commons) Read more

Bernie for President

Airs at: Mon, 03/09/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick interviews media critic Jeff Cohen on Bernie and the Bernie campaign, the disappointment of Super Tuesday and how, in a two man race, he could win the Democratic Party nomination for President and beat Trump.  Cohen has taught journalism and has co-founded both... Read more

The Loss of Meaning in the Precarious Life

Airs at: Mon, 03/09/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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From the archive August 2019. Clayton Morgareidge elaborates on Chloe Watlington's remark that deaths of despair are really "capital punishment for those who fall down in the race for success in a winners-take-all society." Clayton's conclusion is nevertheless a hopeful on... Read more

Building Power in the City

Airs at: Mon, 03/09/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Denise Morris talks with Portland Metro Peoples Coalition coordinating committe members Johanna Brenner, Michelle Fawcett and Anais Tuepker of 350 PDX about PMPC and why it is necessary to build power in the metro area. Partnering with Unite Oregon, PMPC is co-sponsering a ... Read more

Old Mole variety Hour for March 9, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 03/09/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Roben White hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes: Bernie for President: Bill Resnick interviews media critic Jeff Cohenon Bernie and the Bernie campaign, the disappointment of Super Tuesday and how, in a two man race, he could win the Democratic Party nomina... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 2, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 03/02/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris hosts today's Old Mole which includes these segments:  In Memoriam: Bill Resnick remembers our old comrade Clayton Morgareidge, replaying two of his recent commentaries for the Mole: Capitalism as Organized Narcissism and The Place of Art in a Green New Dea... Read more

In Memoriam

Airs at: Mon, 03/02/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick remembers our old comrade Clayton Morgareidge, replaying two of his recent commentaries for the Mole: “Capitalism as Organized Narcissism” and “The Place of Art in a Green New Deal.” They both begin with a scathing critique of our current economic arrangements,... Read more

Voices from the Climate Strike

Airs at: Mon, 03/02/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Climate Strike Against TMX Tar Sands, which took place February 7th at the Port of Vancouver, pushes back against the Canadian federal court of appeals decision on green-lighting the Trans Mountain Pipeline and delivers a letter to Port of Vancouver CEO Julianna Marler ... Read more