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  • DNC Holds Platform Meeting in Orlando
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    Democratic Platform Committee Meeting, Day 2 Part 1

    The 2016 Democratic Platform Committee met to receive the report of the Platform Drafting Committee on the proposed party platform for the upcoming national convention in…

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  • Community Organizing Afternoon Session
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    Community Organizing, Afternoon Session

    Author, consumer advocate, and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader was among the speakers in a seminar on community organizing and civic mobilization. Speakers, many using audio-visual aids, talked about their personal…

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  • Ralph Nader Discusses Community Organizing
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    Community Organizing, Morning Session

    Author, consumer advocate, and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader was among the speakers in a seminar on community organizing and civic mobilization. Speakers, many using audio-visual aids, talked about their personal…

    568 views
  • Sanders Laramie Wyoming Rally Preliminaries
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    Sanders Laramie, Wyoming, Rally Preliminaries

    Introductory speeches were made and music played before a campaign rally held in the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences Auditorium for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a candidate for…

    224 views
  • Washington Journal Jim Hightower on Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign
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    Senator Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign

    Jim Hightower talked about his support for Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

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  • emSwim Against the Currentem
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    Swim Against the Current

    Jim Hightower talked about his book, Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go with the Flow (Wiley, 2008). In his book Mr. Hightower shares the stories of people who he says have…

    292 views
  • Future of Progressive Politics
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    Future of Progressive Politics

    Progressive Democratic Party leaders talked about the role of the progressive wing of the party, the legacy of the late Senator Paul Wellstone, voter mobilization in the 2004 general…

    160 views
  • News Review
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    News Review

    Mr. Hightower talked about the Democratic Party candidates for president, the California gubernatorial recall and other headline news stories. He also responded to viewer comments and…

    16 views
  • emIf the Gods Had Meant Us to Voteem
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    If the Gods Had Meant Us to Vote

    Jim Hightower talked about headline news stories and his political views. He is a former Texas Agriculture Commissioner and criticized President George W. Bush’s administration in Texas. He…

    58 views
  • The Aftermath of the Presidential Election
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    The Aftermath of the Presidential Election

    The guests talked about the contested Florida presidential election and its effect on Texas. They answered questions from the audience.

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  • Nader Campaign Rally
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    Nader Campaign Rally

    In the final major campaign rally of his presidential campaign, Mr. Nader issued a populist call for a sweeping “shift of power” from big business to the downtrodden and disenfranchised,…

    291 views
  • Green Party Convention
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    Green Party Convention

    Green Party members and delegates gathered to nominate their presidential candidate, Ralph Nader, a long-time consumer rights advocate. Key issues in the party platform include more…

    309 views
  • emIf the Gods Had Meant Us to Voteem
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    If the Gods Had Meant Us to Vote

    Mr. Hightower talks about his book If the Gods Had Meant Us to Vote They Would Have Given Us Candidates: More Political Subversion by Jim Hightower, published by Harpercollins. He focused…

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  • emTheres Nothing in the Middle of the Roadem
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    There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road

    Mr. Hightower talked about his new book, There’s Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos, published by Harpercollins. The book is a collection of Mr.…

    551 views
  • Future of Journalism
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    Future of Journalism

    The panelists discussed the direction in which journalism is going, as well as the future of democracy. The panelists then answered questions from the audience.

    33 views
  • Legislative Conference
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    Legislative Conference

    Mr. Hightower spoke about the Republican "Contract With America". He is a former Texas Agriculture Commissioner.

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  • Jim Hightower Radio Talk Show
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    Jim Hightower Radio Talk Show

    The Jim Hightower Radio Show is a three-hour program which features phone-in guests and listener calls. The show is heard on Saturdays and Sundays on over 130 ABC Radio Network stations.…

    213 views
  • Stories of Texas Politics
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    Stories of Texas Politics

    A group of Texas activists, journalists, and politicians sat around the table at Scholz Beer garden drinking beer and telling humorous stories about the garden and Texas politics. They…

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