Here is the schedule of upcoming Democratic Perspective broadcasts for June, 2011:
June 6: Dr. Faten Ghosn Interview.
Dr. Faten Ghosn, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Arizona, on the Arab Spring and other issues affecting U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Dr. Ghosn received her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 2006. Her research interests include conflict, conflict management, international negotiation, international organizations, as well as Middle Eastern politics. Specifically, she examines how states manage their conflicts/disagreements through negotiations.
June 13: Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, and Republican Misinformation.
Republican Party spinmeisters continue to misrepresent the relationship between the recently-passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Medicare. Democratic Perspective has looked into the facts — and the politics — and has the straight story for you.
June 20: Privatizing Government Services.
Republicans are fond of saying that private enterprise is always more efficient at delivering services than what they call government bureaucrats, and that outsourcing traditional government functions always results in better services at a lower cost to the taxpayer. Like most things Republicans are saying these days, this isn’t true, and acting as though it is true has had some terrible consequences. Democratic Perspective investigates the true cost of privatization.
June 27: Chad Campbell Interview.
Representative Chad Campbell is the House Democratic Minority Leader in the Arizona State Legislature. Now in his second term, the Phoenix native and lifelong Arizona resident sits on the Commerce and Government Committees and has led the fight in improving the Clean Elections system, protecting consumers from fraud and predatory lending, and improving neighborhoods by cracking down on graffiti and gang crimes. Campbell has also been recognized for his work on economic development issues, being named one of the “Tech Ten” Legislators of 2008 and 2009 by the Arizona Technology Council, and receiving an Eagle for Enterprise Award from the AZ Small Business Association. In addition to his duties at the legislature, Chad is a private consultant and serves on the Phoenix Environmental Quality Commission.
Democratic Perspective will ask Rep. Campbell about the Republican-controlled legislature’s misguided privatization of state prisons, its attempts to undermine public education, and the consequences to the public welfare when ideology is preferred to facts in guiding public policy.
Coming soon: interviews with Noam Chomsky and AZ Democratic Party Chair Andrei Cherny.
Join us on am780 KAZM for a fresh look at the issues of the day from a reality-based Democratic Perspective.