Host Stephanie Potter interviews radio commentator and author Jim Hightower, who is the keynote speaker at the 2009 Annual ACLU dinner on Saturday March 14th. They discuss civil rights, civil liberties, populism, and how populism can make a difference. They also talk about Hightower's book "Swim Against the Current." As Hightower puts it, he has spent three decades battling the "Powers That Be" on behalf of the "Powers That Ought To Be.” For more information about Jim Hightower, visit his website at http://www.jimhightower.com/.
The ACLU dinner is at the Downtown Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront at 1401 SW Naito Parkway.