Ralph welcomes back America’s #1 populist, Jim Hightower, to discuss how to make sure that robots will work for us and not the other way around. Then, attorney Roberta Walburn joins us to discuss her book about firebrand populist judge “Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America To Justice.”
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 member of “Our Revolution,” an organization inspired by the issues brought up in the Bernie Sanders campaign. And if that’s not enough, he writes a monthly newsletter called the Hightower Lowdown.
Roberta Walburn is an attorney based in Minnesota, noted for the pivotal role she played in a groundbreaking lawsuit against the tobacco industry, whose settlement provided for more than $6.6 billion in payments. For that work she received the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. Ms. Walburn also played significant roles in other major cases including the Bhopal gas leak disaster litigation, representing the victims against Union Carbide. She also served as a law clerk to U.S. District Chief Judge Miles W. Lord and has now authored a book entitled Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge That Brought Corporate America To Justice.