Labor

Animal Farm

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Victoria Saucedo and Denise Morris review the 1954 animated film Animal Farm. While there have been several film versions of George Orwell’s 1946 Novel, the 1954 production is notable as a British-American collaboration with funding from the CIA as part of the “American cul... Read more

Building Power in a Pandemic: Labor Notes conference

Airs at: Mon, 04/27/2020 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
The biennial Labor Notes conference, which usually attracts thousands of rank and file union activists to Chicago, was held online last week.  In this episode of Labor Radio we hear from Al Bradbury, Labor Notes director; Stacy Davis Gates, vice-president of the Chicago Tea... Read more

Art Talk Bus Stop: Episode 3 with Renee Sills

Airs at: Wed, 04/22/2020 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Art Talk Bus Stop
Art Talk Bus Stop is a serial 30-minute podcast produced by a group of students and educators based out of Reynolds High School in Troutdale, OR, just outside of Portland. The students are enrolled in the Reynolds Gallery of Contemporary Art (RoCA), where they learn profess... Read more

Workers’ Response to COVID-19

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Workers across the US —in healthcare, at Amazon, and in other workplaces— are being fired for raising concerns about their own and fellow workers’ health and safety in the COVID-19 pandemic.  By last week, the  Occupational Safety and Health Administration had received ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 20, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 04/20/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann MIchel hosts this episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour, which features music by Alexandra Bradbury and the late John Prine, and these segments: Workers’ response to COVID19: Bill Resnick talks with Travis Watkins, fired from his auto parts plant in Michigan, with the ... Read more

They Feed They Lion

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
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

Libraries and the Market Imperative

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
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

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 13, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
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

The Covid-19 Pandemic from someone who works in a grocery story

Airs at: Mon, 04/20/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
“We are working long days, we're working long weeks, and long hours. We want to be able to go home with our family and friends as well. But we're putting our our health at risk away from our families instead of saying home because this is part of the job and this is what pe... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 6, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 04/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  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