Jim Hightower's Radio Lowdown
By Jim Hightower
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National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, co-editor of the monthly "Hightower Lowdown" and author of "Thieves In High Places: They've Stolen Our Country And It's Time to Take It Back," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be -- consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.
||CleanPutting traumatized immigrant children out of sight||In June, our immigrant-bashing president ordered an end to his own warped policy of forcibly tearing terrified migrant children from the arms of their asylum-seeking parents.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpookinomics||Trumps White House seems to be both spooked... and spooky.||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeware of the Real Gremlins This Season||Once again, we enter the long season of winter darkness, and this year we are beset by back-to-back waves of spooks. First came the little costumed goblins on Halloween, seeking sweet treats from us. Cute!||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould you have to pay to protest?||Ideally, elections are about ideas, but these days policy discussions are being shoved aside by raw partisanship and vitriol. Not only are good ideas ignored, but very bad idea can become public policy without the public knowing it.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA bawdy house of bad right-wing ideas||If youre wondering where Congress next truly bad idea will come from, keep an eye on a secretive far-right-wing outfit called ALEC – the American Legislative Exchange Council.||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmpowering the people||Is it possible to get public policies out of our political system that benefit common people rather than moneyed elites?||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFront porch politics||If you despair that a mysterious plague of incurable political knuckleheadism has swept our country, turning previously progressive white working-class people into mindless Trump worshippers, check out this report: The Promise of a Progressive Populist||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHave you heard the news? Poverty is over!||Someone needs to buy a Grassroots USA tour package for the members of Donald Trumps Council of Economic Advisers, so they can at least visit the real world once in their lives.||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy are Republicans so quiet about their chief economic accomplishment?||Listen... can you hear it? Listen to the eerie sound of silence from the Trumpeteers and congressional Republicans who so loudly cheered themselves just a year ago for bestowing a trillion dollar tax giveaway on corporate elites.||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow far-out is Trump’s war policy||If you think our governments war policy has become out-of-this world cuckoo – consider the spaciness being proposed by the cosmonauts on Spaceship Trump.||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great common sense commentary
I make it a point to listen to Jim Hightower every morning on my local NPR radio station. I find his commentaries offer a fresh perspective on the activities of our current administration, most of which are deplorable. Thank God for the humorous spin he puts on his commentary!
Fantastic Progressive Wit
Jim Hightower is one of the best progressive wits out there. He always has important information laced with the greatest humor. I love to hear the latest potlitical happenings explained in his wonderful Texas drawl. I am delighted to find his daily commentary in podcast form, because I often miss his tidbits on the radio. Yee haw! With Jim around I can always find a pony the $#!+ pile.
Funny and informative
Jim tells it like it is with Texas wit and drawl. A great podcast for the news stories that the "LAME-stream media" doesn't report on. Proves just because you are from Texas, doesn't mean you have to be some Republican tool. Jim is the BEST! I love this podcast.