Author Archives: Gary LaMaster

Richtman Interview – Podcast June 10, 2019

Debunking The Myths About Social Security. Democratic Perspective welcomes back Max Richtman, President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare to talk about fixing Social Security. He begins by talking about the myth that Social … Continue reading

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Putzova Interview – Podcast June 3, 2019

People First. Democratic Perspective welcomes Eva Putzova, a progressive Democrat running for Congress. Originally from Slovakia, and having become a US citizen, she talks about the big issues of the day – everything from health care, climate change, education, immigration, … Continue reading

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McClelland, Deardon Interview – Podcast May 27, 2019

Providing Quality Education In A Challenging Environment. Democratic Perspective welcomes Karen McClelland, the longest-serving member of the Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School Board, and Dennis Deardon, the school district’s new superintendent. Along with co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, they discuss … Continue reading

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Lenze Interview – Podcast May 20, 2019

The Syrian Civil War And Its Impact On Europe. Democratic Perspective again welcomes Dr. Paul Lenze, Jr., political science professor at NAU and Middle East expert to discuss his new book: Syrian Forced Migration and Public Health in the European … Continue reading

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The Mueller Report – Podcast May 13, 2019

Does The Mueller Report Really Exonerate Trump? If you read the report – even just the executive summaries – the answer is emphatically “NO!” The Democratic Perspective crew digs into the report to explain why, even though the president was … Continue reading

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Bordewich Interview – Podcast May 6, 2019

What Were The Founders Thinking? Democratic Perspective welcomes constitutional scholar and author Fergus Bordewich. To understand how we got to where we are, he says it’s important to understand the historical context of the constitutional convention and the First Congress. … Continue reading

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Juan Cole Interview – Podcast April 29, 2019

Better Understanding Islam And The Qur’an. Democratic Perspective welcomes Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan and founder of Informed Comment, to discuss his new book Muhammad, Prophet of Peace Amid The Clash Of Empires. Contrary to … Continue reading

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Chevalier Interview – Podcast April 22, 2019

The Future Of Yavapai College In The Verde Valley. Democratic Perspective, once again, takes up the disparity in post-secondary education opportunities between the east and west sides of Yavapai County by welcoming Paul Chevalier, Verde Valley representative of the Yavapai … Continue reading

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Podcast April 15, 2019

Countering Trump’s Hate. The Need For Democrats To Bring Voters Together. The Democratic Perspective crew looks ahead at the 2020 presidential campaign and the need for Democrats to pull together. They note that Trump has been so divisive, it’s more … Continue reading

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Lamb Interview – Podcast April 8, 2019

Murdered And Missing Native American Women: Unsolved, Unreported and Ignored. The Democratic Perspective hosts welcome Brianna Lamb of the University of Montana. A member of the Nez Perce nation from Missoula, she is a domestic abuse survivor and a major … Continue reading

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