Category Archives: Agricultural Policy

Stephen Nuño Interview — Podcast August 21, 2017

How “I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door” Became “Build the Wall!”: A History of U.S. Attitudes Toward Immigration. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino speaks with Northern Arizona University Professor Stephen Nuño about the history of U.S. attitudes toward immigration. Economic and … Continue reading

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Chip Davis Interview — Podcast March 6, 2017

Listening to the People You Represent: The Partnership Between Members of Congress and Their Local Staff Representatives. Chip Davis, 5-term Yavapai County Supervisor, and now Deputy District Director for U.S. Representative Tom O’Halleran (D, AZ District 1), talks to Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and … Continue reading

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Nikki Bagley Interview — Podcast September 5, 2016

Down the Stretch in LD 6: Nikki Bagley Is Doing Just Fine, Thank You. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, talk to Nikki Bagley, Director of the Yavapai College Viticulture and Enology Program and former mayor of Jerome, about the crucial issues facing Arizona voters … Continue reading

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Nikki Bagley Interview — Podcast January 25, 2016

Leadership for Arizona’s Future (And Lord Knows We Need It): Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson, welcome Nikki Bagley, Director of the Yavapai College Viticulture and Enology Program and former mayor of Jerome, to discuss her candidacy for the Arizona … Continue reading

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Wendy Harford and Bob Rothrock Interview — Podcast February 16, 2015

The Verde River: Why Does It Need Saving, And Why Should We Try To Save It? Democratic Perspective welcomes Wendy Harford, Executive Director, and Bob Rothrock, Board Member, of the Verde River Valley Nature Organization for a discussion of the Verde River … Continue reading

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2013 In Review. What The Mainstream Media Didn’t Tell You.

For our year-end show, on December 30, 2013, Gary LaMaster and Dick Searle joined Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson to discuss the stories that were unreported, under-reported or misreported in 2013. There were an abundance of candidates: … Continue reading

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Food For Thought.

Note: Having fallen behind on blog posts and listings of resources, I’ll try to catch up beginning with our October 7, 2013, interview with Wenonah Hauter. Wenonah Hauter is author of Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and … Continue reading

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The All-Too-Real Hunger Games.

As the result of a CBS documentary in 1968, our nation focused on reducing hunger through a variety of federal programs, including food stamps. By 1979, hunger in the US had been all but eliminated. Now it’s back with a … Continue reading

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Hunger in America — Podcast October 28, 2013

Hunger in America and in Arizona: Who It Affects, What Causes It, and What We Should Do About It.  Following up on our last program on poverty, Democratic Perspective’s Steve Williamson and Gary LaMaster discuss the statistics which reveal the shocking number … Continue reading

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Wenonah Hauter Interview — Podcast October 7, 2013

We Can’t Just Shop Our Way Out of It: Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson interview Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch, and author of Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America,  about her book, … Continue reading

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