Show Number: 1033
Air Dates: August 18, 2010 - August 24, 2010
Tape Date: September 18, 2008
Interviewee: Jim Hightower
E-Chievement Award: Diane Trull
This week’s show, when originally broadcast in 2008, happens to be the eTown debut of two talented musical guests. First, multi-cultural singer-songwriter Lila Downs joins us along with her amazing band. Lila was raised in the Mixtec region of Oaxaca, Mexico and in Minnesota, and her music reflects her diverse roots. We also welcome emerging artist Gregory Alan Isakov, a fantastic singer and songwriter who shares some of his original tunes, with musical and vocal support from Nick & Helen Forster and the eTones. Also, we welcome back to eTown national radio commentator, public speaker, author, and “America’s #1 Populist”, Jim Hightower. There’s a moving E-Chievement Award story from Texas, too. It’s all right here, this week, in eTown!