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Airs at: Mon, 04/30/2018 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.

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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, broadly socialist, and feminist.  (We count Karl Marx as a friend).

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Our theme song "Mole in the Ground" is by Bascom Lamar Lunsford  (1924), somtimes blended with a newer versions, like the one  by dj/rupture, sung by Sindhu Zagoren.  It's on the album Special Gunpowder

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

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National Guard on the US-Mexico Border

Airs at: Mon, 04/23/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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President Trump recently announced that he would be sending National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border to "close the gaps" in border security operations. Jan Haaken talks with Sophie Smith, a rural border resident and humanitarian aid worker, about the impacts of this es... Read more

National Guard on the US-Mexico Border

Airs at: Mon, 04/23/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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President Trump recently announced that he would be sending National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border to "close the gaps" in border security operations. Jan Haaken talks with Sophie Smith, a rural border resident and humanitarian aid worker, about the impacts of this es... Read more

At the River I Stand

Airs at: Mon, 04/23/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Joe Clement and Denise Morris review the 1993 documentary At The River I Stand, which brings archival footage and later-day testimonies togetherto tell the riveting story of the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike. Famously and tragically, Martin Luther King Jr. would... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour April 23rd 2018

Airs at: Mon, 04/23/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Denise Morris host this episode of the Old Mole which includes: Bill Resnick interviews Suzanne Gordon on her new book The Battle for Veterans Healthcare: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Policy-Making and Patient Care.  Jan Haaken talks with Sophie Smith, a rural ... Read more

The Battle for Veterans' Health Care

Airs at: Mon, 04/23/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick interviews Suzanne Gordon on her new book The Battle for Veterans Healthcare: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Policy-Making and Patient Care. Suzanne Gordon is an American journalist and author who writes about healthcare delivery and health care systems and ... Read more

The Battle for Veterans' Health Care

Airs at: Mon, 04/23/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick interviews Suzanne Gordon on her new book The Battle for Veterans Healthcare: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Policy-Making and Patient Care. Suzanne Gordon is an American journalist and author who writes about healthcare delivery and health care systems and ... Read more

How the Pentagon Thinks Now

Airs at: Mon, 04/16/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick and his guest Bruce Gagnon (Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space) discuss new goals and strategies of the Pentagon: to defend U.S. commercial interests across the globe in a "post-primacy World." This means still containi... Read more

MLK's Fight for Economic Justice

Airs at: Mon, 04/16/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier talks with Michael Honey about his new book, To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice, and about recent events in Memphis to commemorate the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination. Read more

The USS Portland

Airs at: Mon, 04/16/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers interviews Dan Handelman of Portland Peace and Justice Works/Portland Copwatch about the April 21 commissioning of the USS Portland, a $2 billion war ship, and about the need to redirect military spending to domestic needs. Photo Credit: Wikipedia Read more

Government Sponsored Racism

Airs at: Mon, 04/16/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier and Richard Rothstein discuss Rothstein’s book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America. He is with the Economic Policy Institute. Read more