Jim Hightower is a progressive radio personality and a former Texas Agriculture Commissioner. He provides daily syndicated commentaries to over 100 radio stations (commercial and non-commercial) around the United States, and has written several books, including Thieves in High Places and Let's Stop Beating Around the Bush. He also formerly hosted a talk radio show on the ABC network and a television talk show. Jim makes frequent speeches, and also writes newspaper columns and a monthly investigative newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown.