Saturday, July 4, 2015

Three Populists

New World Notes #383, 28:30 (July 7)
Broadcast quality MP3 (39 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

Tommy Douglas

Three notable & highly entertaining populists, in their own words:
  • Canadian reformist politician Tommy Douglas (d.1986), telling his comic fable about unresponsive politicians, Mouseland
  • Texas journalist & commentator Molly Ivins (d. 2007), speaking in Berkeley, CA, around 2005. (Don't miss her stories about governor Rick Perry.)
  • Texas commentator, agitator, & former state official Jim Hightower, with some recent brief podcasts.
Each offers a witty critique of The System--and a call to action.

This installment was previously broadcast, as NWN #187, in October 2011.

Molly Ivins recording courtesy of Scooter, of "The innerSide" on KPFT-FM (Houston, Texas). Jim Hightower's commentaries are from his Web site:

Molly Ivins

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