Old Mole Variety Hour

Give to our year-end campaign!

medium_donatetoday_0.png

Coming Soon

Views, Reviews, and Interviews from a Socialist-Feminist, Anti-racist, Anti-colonial and LGBTQ-positive Perspective
Produced by: 
KBOO
Subscribe to podcast
News, Views, Reviews, and Interviews

 

Every Monday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist, anti-racist and anti-colonial 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, anti-colonial 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. 

Contributors include: Julian Ankney, Larry Bowlden, Sarah Chivers, Joe Clement, Norm Diamond, Sharon Grant, Jan Haaken, Desiree Hellegers, Patricia Kullberg, Luisa Martinez, Laurie Mercier, Chelsea Ratzlaff, Bill Resnick, Victoria Saucedo, Mike Snedecker, Roben White, Matt Witt

Here is why we call this show "The Old Mole"

For individual segments and more content: View more Old Mole content

Check out our Program Blog

Subscribe to our podcast (see above; search the show name on iTunes; also available on Googleplay)

Old Mole on Facebook

OldMole on Twitter

Our theme song is the traditional "Mole in the Ground," sometimes performed by Clayton & Ernie, sometimes by Joe Clement,  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.
 

You can leave comments for the Moles at  oldmolevarietyhour @ gmail.com or by clicking on the comment section for any of our audio pieces.  

Streams: 
KBOO Stream 1
Program status: 
Current

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 28, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 11/28/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: After the Midterms? Now what? We dodged a bullet in 2022 mid-year election, with the Democrats strengthening their control of the Senate and narrowly losing the House of Represe... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 21, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 11/21/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Download audio file
Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes a re-broadcast from Against the Grain about the Labor of Veterans. Veterans are a prominent symbol in U.S. politics, evoking patriotism and military might. The right recruits them and they populate the police,... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 15, 2022

Airs at: Tue, 11/15/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Download audio file
  Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Alternative Institutions in Venezuela: Old Mole Luisa Martinez interviews Sofia Isabel González Ortiz, about a commune that includes a bakery, farm and communal space. Their conversa... Read more

Elections and Climate Change

Airs at: Tue, 11/15/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Download audio file
The Democrats fared better in the midterm elections than pollsters predicted and many climate organizations are celebrating the outcome of many races. In Oregon, Tina Kotek narrowly defeated Republican Christine Drazan—an anti-abortion conservative who also promised to gut ... Read more

Alternative Institutions in Venezuela

Airs at: Mon, 11/14/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Download audio file
Old Mole Luisa Martinez interviews Sofia Isabel González Ortiz, about a commune that includes a bakery, farm and communal space. Their conversation ranges from the personal – Sofia’s own role in the commune and her own political growth – to the national and international: h... Read more

Financial Lives of the Poets

Airs at: Mon, 11/14/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Download audio file
As corporate interests make jobs in America more precarious, many households that thought of themselves as middle class are now living paycheck to paycheck and struggling with the cost of housing, health care, and education. Writer and photographer Matt Witt reviews a novel... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 7, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 11/07/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Download audio file
  Jon Nelson Hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes:   Vote! Bill Resnick interviews Max Elbaum, on the great set of organizations  – including social, economic, and environmental groups, some unions, and many social movements -- who worked in the 2020 election... Read more

Vote!

Airs at: Mon, 11/07/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Download audio file
Bill Resnick interviews Max Elbaum, on the great set of organizations  – including social, economic, and environmental groups, some unions, and many social movements -- who worked in the 2020 election to elect progressives, Biden and enough Democrats to control the Congress... Read more

Climate and Divestment

Airs at: Mon, 11/07/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Download audio file
Climate and Divestment: For years, students around the country have organized campaigns at their universities to stop fossil fuel investments. Recent campaigns have scored a number of victories with the assistance of movement lawyers with the Climate Defense Project (CDP). ... Read more

Federal Recognition of NW Tribes

Airs at: Mon, 11/07/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Download audio file
Celilo Wyam activist Lana Jack and Chinook Vice Chair Sam Robinson speak about the Celilo Wyam and Chinook struggles for federal recognition at an Indigenous Peoples Day event  moderated by Lakota-Cheyenne Mole Roben White. The panelists reflect on the stakes in the struggl... Read more