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Grassroots Action/Satirizing Trump

Ralph welcomes America’s Number One populist, Jim Hightower, to tell us how grassroots action can resist the Trump agenda and legendary satirist Lewis Lapham to talk about whether Donald Trump can even be satirized.

jim hightower


Jim Hightower is a syndicated columnist, national radio commentator, and America’s number one populist.  He is a prolific author of such books as Swim Against the Current:  Even a Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow.  Mr. Hightower is a board member of Public Citizen and also a founding board member of “Our Revolution”, an organization inspired by the issues brought up by the Bernie Sanders campaign.  And if that’s not enough, he writes a monthly newsletter called the Hightower Lowdown.

lewis lapham


Lewis Lapham was the editor of Harper’s Magazine from 1976 to 1981, and again from ‘83 to 2006.  His columns received the National Magazine Award in 1995 for exhibiting “an exhilarating point of view in an age of conformity,” and, in 2002, the Thomas Paine Journalism Award.  He was inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame in February of 2007.  His book 30 Satires is – as the name suggests – an assemblage of Mr. Lapham’s satirical essays chronicling two decades of political and cultural folly.


  1. It’s great to hear Jim Hightower on the show! It’s great to hear Jim Hightower on any show!!!

  2. Akinyele Brandley says:

    Loved the show; loved Hightower!

  3. Tim Deel says:

    Can I get information on how I can work as an activist using your procedures. If it’s on your website please let me know. I would like to start a network in my small town with others. Thank you

  4. amy hanmer says:

    loyal naderite since ’96, subpoenaed by the dems for helping nader get on the ballot in ohio in 2004. Thanks for continuing to inspire, educate, & motivate.

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