Author Archives: Gary LaMaster

Garrison, Bateman Interview – Podcast September 9, 2019

Changes In Yavapai County. Mike Cosentino welcomes Yavapai County Supervisor Randy Garrison and his assistant Brandi Bateman to discuss a few of the issues impacting Yavapai County, Arizona. After first explaining the role of county government and its limitations, they … Continue reading

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Dixon, Ruby Interviews – Podcast September 2, 2019

A Political Convergence Of Events In Prescott, Arizona. Democratic Perspective host, Mike Cosentino, welcomes Rosemary Dixon, President of Prescott Indivisible, and Jay Ruby, events chair of Yavapai Democrats, to discuss upcoming events for the weekend of September 20-22. The centerpiece … Continue reading

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Podcast August 26, 2019

Who Will Rid The Nation Of Donald Trump? Democratic Perspective co-hosts, Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino discuss the madness of Trump and the race to unseat him. Mike begins by warning of the disinformation that persists and that will probably … Continue reading

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Jablow and Segner Interview – Podcast August 12, 2019

Overtourism – Destroying The Places We Love Most. The combination of the younger experiential generation and short-term rentals is placing increasing stress on tourist destinations around the world. Democratic Perspective welcomes City Councilman Scott Jablow and President of the Lodging Council, … Continue reading

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Podcast – August 5, 2019

Democratic Presidential Candidates Versus The Party Of Racism. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino welcome long-time contributor Gary LaMaster to discuss the Democratic debates. But the show begins with a discussion of the mass shootings in El Paso, … Continue reading

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Podcast – July 29, 2019

How Best To Remove A Rogue President? Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino discuss the congressional hearings and debate next steps following the testimony of Robert Mueller III. Does the Democratic House majority impeach Donald Trump? Or do … Continue reading

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Pierce, Pearce, Pearce and Stuckey Interview – Podcast July 22, 2019

A New Threat To Arizona Water. Mike Cosentino welcomes Bill Pierce, Wayne and Martha Pearce and John Stuckey of Protect Our Water Arizona to discuss the push to extract helium from northern Arizona and the risks it poses. The big … Continue reading

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Dunton, Segner, Strauch Interview – Podcast July 15, 2019

Paradise Lost. Sedona has long been considered one of America’s most beautiful places. But it is now endangered by short-term rentals, the Arizona legislature and the so-called sharing economy. It’s a phenomenon that is affecting other vacation destinations. But the … Continue reading

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Moriarty Interview – Podcast July 8, 2019

The Impact Of Short-Term Vacation Rentals. Democratic Perspective welcomes Sedona Mayor Sandy Moriarty to discuss the impact of vacation rentals on her city. Almost every destination city is having problems with the trend, which has evolved from the small scale … Continue reading

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