Author Archives: Gary LaMaster

Toni Denis Interview — Podcast May 7, 2018

A conversation about national, state and local politics. Co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson review national and Arizona state politics. Then they welcome Toni Denis, chair of the Yavapai County Democratic Party to discuss the upcoming Democratic primaries, the candidates … Continue reading

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Stephen Nash Interview – Podcast April 30, 2018

The conflict between the preservation of public lands and those who wish to exploit them. Democratic Perspective co-hosts, Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino, welcome Stephen Nash, a writer and scientist who teaches journalism and environmental studies at the University of Richmond. Nash has … Continue reading

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Samantha Parsons and Matt Garcia Interview – Podcast April 23, 2018

Fighting For Academic Freedom Against The Koch Brothers’ Billions. Democratic Perspective host Steve Williamson welcomes Samantha Parsons, co-founder of Un-Koch My Campus, and Dartmouth Professor Matt Garcia, author of A World of its Own: Race, Water and Citrus In The … Continue reading

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Vince Fazio and Mike Upp Interviews – Podcast April, 16, 2018

Arts In Sedona And The Verde Valley. Taking a brief break from politics, Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino welcome Vince Fazio, Executive Director of the Sedona Arts Center, and Mike Upp of the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition … Continue reading

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Trump Cabinet – Podcast April 9, 2018

The Incompetent, The Ideologues And The Unethical. In slightly more than a year, the scandal-ridden Trump administration has attacked virtually every public institution, including the press, the environment, the justice system, the State Department, public schools, public lands, health care, … Continue reading

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Robertson Work Interview – Podcast April 2, 2018

Turning Our Vision For A More Compassionate World Into Action. Co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson welcome back professor, UN consultant, and community organizer Robertson Work to discuss his book A Compassionate Civilization: The Urgency of Sustainable Development and Mindful … Continue reading

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Desiree Perez Interview – Podcast March, 26, 2018

Giving Women Access To Affordable Reproductive Health Care. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino discuss March for Our Lives and recent developments at the White House. They then welcome Desiree Perez of Planned Parenthood to discuss the history, … Continue reading

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Sandra Kennedy, Bill Mundell and Mark Manoil Interviews – Podcast March 19, 2018

Ending Corruption and Returning Arizona Government to the People. Democratic Perspective welcomes Sandra Kennedy and Bill Mundell who are campaigning to end APS control of the commission that oversees the utility. Since both lost elections to candidates funding by millions … Continue reading

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America’s Gun Addiction – March 12, 2018

Why Does The US Lead The World With 108,000 Shootings Per Year? Democratic Perspective contributor Gary LaMaster joins hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino to analyze gun violence in the United States. After listing the jaw-dropping statistics, they discuss the … Continue reading

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Nancy MacClean Interview Revisited – Podcast March 5, 2018

“Democracy In Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America.” Democratic Perspective hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino discuss this revealing book with its author and history professor, Nancy MacClean.  She reveals the motives of the … Continue reading

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