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Hightower Radio Commentaries are the brainchild of Jim Hightower, a Texan and populist who believes that to move America from greed to greatness, we must fuel the power and the passion of our nation's workaday majority.

Hightower Radio Commentaries are the brainchild of Jim Hightower, a Texan and populist who believes that to move America from greed to greatness, we must fuel the power and the passion of our nation's workaday majority.
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Austin, TX

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Hightower Radio Commentaries are the brainchild of Jim Hightower, a Texan and populist who believes that to move America from greed to greatness, we must fuel the power and the passion of our nation's workaday majority.

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English

Contact:

512-477-5588


Episodes

Koch Industries doesn’t just lobby government, it’s becoming the government

5/22/2018
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The Koch brothers extremist political agenda of empowering multinational corporation's to reign as sovereigns over the majority will of the people has always been inextricably entwined with the profiteering agenda of their wholly-owned, $100-billion-a-year, industrial conglomerate.

Duration:00:02:29

How vicious is the GOP’s war on the poor?

5/17/2018
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Generals plan wars, but battlefield commanders do the bloody work.

Duration:00:02:28

Why is Trump waging war on the poor?

5/15/2018
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Get ready America – here we go to war!

Duration:00:02:25

Are job incentive programs good for communities?

5/10/2018
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Governors and mayors insist that giving our tax dollars to corporations to lure them to move to our cities is good public policy, because the corporations create jobs, those workers pay taxes and – Voila – the corporate giveaway pays for itself! Really?

Duration:00:02:09

The Great ScAmazon of 2017

5/8/2018
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In September, the giant retail monopolist, Amazon, announced its intention to build a second corporate headquarters in Someplace, North America. Where’s that? Aha, that’s the trick in a corporate game called “Fleece the Taxpayer.”

Duration:00:02:09

We hear the Dow Jones Average, but why not the Doug Jones Average?

5/1/2018
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Language matters. For example, the words that corporate and government officials use to report on the health of America’s economy can either make clear to us commoners what’s going on – or hide and even lie about the reality we face.

Duration:00:02:09

The New American Aristocracy

4/26/2018
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Multibillionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch, want to supplant America's core democratic principle of majority rule – ie, the will of The People – with their plutocratic principle of inviolable property rights, also known as rule by the wealthy minority.

Duration:00:02:09

The Koch Coup

4/24/2018
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The Koch Brothers believe that their great wealth entitles them to rule over the many – so, for decades, they've been running a surreptitious assault on the rules that protect the majority of us from their abuse.

Duration:00:02:09

Learning from DeMarco

4/19/2018
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For some 45 years, it's been my good fortune to team up with Susan DeMarco – my cohort, companion, and co-conspirator in all things progressive and fun. But life comes at you fast... often including an abrupt end to life.

Duration:00:02:09

Fly Away

4/17/2018
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Some are born with good luck. But I was 30 years old before Lady Luck smiled on me with full radiance, arriving in the form of a petite bundle of feistiness, smarts, political savviness, warmth, playfulness, and all-around beauty... named Susan DeMarco.

Duration:00:02:09

Guess who’s serving the student loan industry?

4/12/2018
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Question: What do you get when you combine ignorance, imperiousness, and incompetence? Answer: Betsy DeVos.

Duration:00:02:09

How low can the barons of high finance go?

4/10/2018
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"Greed is good," proclaimed Gordon Gekko, lead character in a 1987 film lampooning the low ethics of the high finance barons of Wall Street.

Duration:00:02:09

Exposing our “populist” president as a naked plutocrat

4/3/2018
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Have you noticed that Donald Trump constantly prefaces his outlandish lies with such phrases as: "To be honest with you," "To tell the truth," and "Believe me"?

Duration:00:02:09

Could you live on “Psychic Income?”

3/27/2018
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Today's corporate captains like to think of themselves not as mere businesspeople, but as modern society's innovation geniuses.

Duration:00:01:59

Forget shaming this do-nothing Congress. Stop paying them!

3/20/2018
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Want good quality, lower-cost health care for your family – and (what the hell, let's think big here) for every man, woman, and (especially) every child in our society?

Duration:00:02:10

Can’t America do better than today’s ripoff health care system?

3/15/2018
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Rather than a health care system, our country's leaders have kept us shackled to a "corporate care" system, allowing insurance giants, drug company gougers, hospital chains, and other profiteers to ration our care based on whether a family can pay whatever outrageous price the corporations demands to maintain their exorbitant profits.

Duration:00:02:09

Hard times (still) in the fields

3/13/2018
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Every decade or so, America's mass media are surprised to discover that migrant farmworkers are still being miserably paid and despicably treated by the industry that profits from their labor.

Duration:00:02:09

We hear the Dow Jones Average, but why not the Doug Jones Average?

3/6/2018
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Language matters. For example, the words that corporate and government officials use to report on the health of America's economy can either make clear to us commoners what's going on – or hide and even lie about the reality we face.

Duration:00:02:09

What’s in Trump’s food-box?

3/1/2018
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Even Charles Dickens, England's masterful satirist of the Victorian upper class, couldn't have imagined elite rulers using a box of food as a gratuitous way to slap poor people. But Donald Trump and two of his slap-happy cabinet officials did imagine it – and then did it.

Duration:00:02:09

What will the Trump mob kill next?

2/28/2018
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Breaking news: Trump & Company are a murderous mob! Specifically they’ve been serial killers of the English Language. The word […]

Duration:00:02:09

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