Media Matters

Jim Hightower


This week our guest is Jim Hightower. National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the new book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, 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."

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations, on the web, on Armed Forces Radio, and on Radio for Peace International. He also does a weekly video blog that is carried on many popular websites.

In the Urbana-Champaign area, Hightower's daily commentary is broadcast on WEFT 90.1 FM.