Author Archives: Gary LaMaster

Haddow Interview – Podcast September 30, 2019

Defending Local Democracy. Democratic Perspective co-hosts, Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino welcome Kim Haddow, director of the non-partisan Local Solutions Support Center. She recently spoke to AZ League of Cities and Towns about pre-emption – the act of state legislatures … Continue reading

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Segner Interview – Podcast September 23, 2019

Political Issues From A Business Viewpoint. Co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino welcome businessman, hotelier, activist and Democratic Perspective contributor Steve Segner to discuss a variety of questions and issues ranging from international trade to housing in Sedona. Why has … Continue reading

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Biggers Interview – Podcast September 16, 2019

Resistance: The Quintessential American Value. Mike Cosentino welcomes author Jeff Biggers back to the show to discuss his new book: Resistance, Reclaiming an American Tradition. Biggers notes that the greatest American value is dissent, adding that the people who abuse … Continue reading

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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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