Old Mole Variety Hour

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Airs at: Mon, 07/13/2020 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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Community Campaign To Reform Police Contract

Airs at: Mon, 02/10/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks with James Ofsink of Portland Forward about their campaign and coalition to change the Portland Police Bureau contract. They consider the status of the contract battle, many non-contractual issues of police policy and conduct, but also proposals for reduc... Read more

Poetry of June Jordan

Airs at: Mon, 02/10/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Frann Michel presents an edited recording of June Jordan reading "A Poem About My Rights,"  followed by a flash mob performance in Los Angeles of the Chilean feminist anthem "El Violador es Tu."   Read more

Remembering Clayton: memories and archives

Airs at: Mon, 02/10/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement shares memories of how he met late Old Mole, Clayton Morgareidge, and introduces a commentary and reading Clayton produced in 2015 about abolishing slavery as an attack on unjust property relations that remains incomplete. Read more

Left and the Law: anti-protest laws

Airs at: Mon, 02/10/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In this Left & the Law segment, Jan Haaken talks with Laruen Regan, Executive Director and senior staff attorney with the Civil Liberties Defense Center in Eugene. Regan is lead criminal defense attorney in recent and several upcoming trials of climate activists.  They talk... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for February 10, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 02/10/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joe Clement hosts and we hear: Bill Resnick talks with James Ofsink of the organization Portland Forward about local struggles over the Portland Police contract. Joe shares memories of and a commentary by late Old Mole, Clayton Morgareidge The Left and the Law, with spe... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 3, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 02/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes:   Black Labor in the Making of America: Laurie Mercier talks to Joe Trotter about his important new book, Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America.  Joe William Trotter, Jr., is Professor o... Read more

Black Labor in the Making of America

Airs at: Mon, 02/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier talks to Joe Trotter about his important new book, Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America.  Joe William Trotter, Jr., is Professor of History and Social Justice and Founder and Director of the Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the... Read more

Love Letter to Pike Place Market

Airs at: Mon, 02/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers reads her recent op ed piece "A Love Letter to Pike Place Market,” written for Real Change, Seattle's street newspaper.  Desiree reflects on her time in Seattle.  Currently, a developer is trying to build a 14-story hotel at the entrance to Pike Place Mark... Read more

Bernie: Can He Win? What if He Wins?

Airs at: Mon, 02/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick talks to Norman Solomon about Bernie, his campaign, the treachery of the Democratic Party establishment, and how, if Bernie were to win the nomination, he would face a conservative Congress, with most Democratic Party Congresspeople being moderates sensitive to... Read more

In Tribute

Airs at: Mon, 02/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Denise Morris reflects on the contributions to the Old Mole Collective by longtime Mole member Clayton Morgariedge, who passed away last week.   From the Archive, we hear “Why Capitalism Is Blind To What Is Beautiful And Worth Loving -- And What To Do About It”: Clayton Mo... Read more