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Old Mole Variety Hour for April 25, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 04/25/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: The Battle for a Clean Portland Harbor: Local struggles for climate justice are today probably the fastest growing and most dynamic parts of this country's environmental movement. Ri... Read more

Smelter Wars, Part One

Airs at: Mon, 04/25/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
For our regular segment Another World Is Possible, Norm Diamond talks with Ron Verzuh, author of the just released book, Smelter Wars. The smelter in question is just across the Canadian border along the Columbia River, and the book covers the history of worker organizing t... Read more

El Golpe (The Hit)

Airs at: Mon, 04/25/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Divide-and-conquer – it’s a tactic used by big corporations all the time to keep working people from uniting for economic and social justice. But some union workers see through it. Writer and photographer Matt Witt reviews a new book called El Golpe by Rob McKenzie that tel... Read more

PCC Faculty Reformers Contest for Union Leadership

Airs at: Mon, 04/25/2022 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Laura Wadlin, Hollie Oakes-Miller and Ben Cushing, candidates for union office in the Portland Community College Federation of Faculty and Academic Professionals, discuss their vision of a more militant and member-driven union. Read more

Andrew Kalloch Interview

Produced for Between Us
Andrew Kalloch is a democrat who is running for Oregon's 4th US House District.  He talked with Sam Bouman about how he'll balance the importance of climate change and economic opportunity in the communities of his district, why his plan, called "Claim Stat" for monitoring ... Read more

George Carrillo Interview

Produced for Between Us
George Carrillo is a democrat running for Oregon governor.  He talked with Don Merrill about how he moved from law enforcement to politics, why the school to prison pipeline is one of the biggest issues Oregonians face and how, if he becomes governor, he promises to stop th... Read more

Rob Nosse Interview

Produced for Between Us
Rob Nosse is a democrat running for Oregon House District 42.  Sam Bouman talked with him about redistricting challenges he's facing, how he'll address the homeless crisis in his district in light of the limitations of Measure 110, the intiatives he's push related to Medica... Read more

Jonathan Chenjeri Interview

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Jonathan Chenjeri is a candidate for Oregon's House District 56.  He talked with Sam Bouman about what being a "Self Described Socialist" actually means, the importance of labor rights for workers and why rural areas in Oregon are, he feels, treated like exploited Third Wor... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 4, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 04/04/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Photo by Bette Lee Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Tax the Rich: Taxes are the price of civilization. Political theory understands that taxes pay for the public institutions that protect society from capitalism’s si... Read more

Labor and the Media:

Airs at: Mon, 04/04/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
It used to be that the mainstream media avoided labor news like the plague. Not so anymore, says Lane Windham, veteran labor activist, who argues that the upsurge in media interest in labor struggles both reflects and shapes growing public approval of unions and a move away... Read more