BioNational radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author 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.
Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots. His folksy "aw shucks" style is part Hank Hill and part Will Rogers, and he creates a very likable "man of the people" character on the air.
Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower believes that the true political spectrum is not right to left but top to bottom, and he has become a leading national voice for the 80 percent of the public who no longer find themselves within shouting distance of the Washington and Wall Street powers at the top.
He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 100 commercial and public stations, on the web, on Armed Forces Radio, Radio for Peace International, One World Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio.