Jim Hightower to speak to American Corn Growers in Coralville

Jim Hightower to be Keynote Speaker at American Corn Growers Association Convention in Coralville


The American Corn Growers Association (ACGA) announces its 22nd Annual Convention in Coralville, IA, January 15-16, 2009 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

Straight out of Texas, author and populist Jim Hightower, as keynote speaker, will deliver his seriously funny message calling farmers, consumers and just-plain-folks to get involved and make a difference in their own lives and communities. ACGA promises to deliver must-have education and new insights on policies and practices that impact you and your community, with well-known guest speakers from your neighborhood and around the country.  Click here to register.  

Jim Hightower is a New York Times best-selling author, and has written several books including, [the one I have read which was great],  Thieves In High Places: They've Stolen Our Country And It's Time To Take It Back.  Other Hightower books:  If the Gods Had Meant Us To Vote They Would Have Given Us Candidates; and There's Nothing In the Middle Of the Road But Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos. [I read his columns at MinutemanMedia.org]. 


Hightower broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried on more than 150 commercial and public stations, on the web, and on Radio for Peace International but are NOT AVAILABLE IN IOWA, EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE BROADCAST IN MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN, ILLINOIS, MISSOURI,  NEBRASKA, MICHIGAN, AND INDIANA.  Would you like to fix this unacceptable circumstance and expand the reach of progressive politics and ideas in Iowa?  Here's one way – get Jim on your local airwaves.  IF Indiana can do it, surely Iowa can.  Yes, we can!

If you want to begin hearing Hightower's daily two-minute commentaries on your local radio station, here's what to do: 

 – Contact the station's general manager or program director.

 – Have them check out the Hightower web site for a sample of Hightower's commentaries. If it's a commercial station, the commentaries are bartered, (they're free, with the agreement that the station air the national commercials attached to them).

 – If it's a public/community station, the commentaries are free with the agreement that the station air the 10-second underwriting announcement attached to them. The five commentaries are available each week as mp3 downloads or on CD.

For more information on how to get Jim on your local airwaves, call Laura Ehrlich at (512) 477-5588, extension #1 or drop her an email via the Contact page.    

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