Category Archives: Community Activism

Michaels, Estes Interview – Podacast November 25, 2019

A Balanced Approach To Development. Democratic Perspective welcomes the first-ever Democratic candidate for Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, Donna Michaels, and one of her supporters, Steve Estes, director of Verde Valley Land Preservation. Michaels is running for the county’s 3rd … 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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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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Black and Strauch Interviews – Podcast January 21, 2019

Activists Fight To Prevent Development Of Ecologically Important Lands. After reflecting on the meaning of MLK Day, our co-hosts welcome John Black and Ernie Srauch to discuss the proposed El Rojo Grande Ranch project near Sedona. Though a very local … Continue reading

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Kinsella, Ploog, Nichols Interviews – Podcast January 14, 2019

Marching for Change. Mike Cosentino welcomes Kathy Kinsella and Holli Ploog to discuss the 3rd Annual Women’s March and the changes they hope to create. Since last year’s Women’s March, much has changed. For example, women have been elected to … Continue reading

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Garrison Interview – Podcast December 17, 2018

Reconciling Development With Preservation. Democratic Perspective welcomes Randy Garrison, District 3 representative of the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors. After a rough start due to technical issues, we dive into the controversy surrounding the proposed El Rojo Grande Ranch development … Continue reading

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Ledbetter and Rutherford Interviews – Podcast November 12, 2018

Blue Wave Turns Arizona Purple. On Veterans Day, Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino welcome James Ledbetter and Cathy Rutherford to discuss the results of the midterm elections. Ledbetter begins by saying, “Nationally, it was a blue wave, … Continue reading

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Ploog, Ferreira, Kinsella Interview – Podcast October 8, 2018

Women And The Expected Blue Wave. Democratic Perspective co-host Mike Cosentino welcomes Holli Ploog, Ellen Ferreira and Kathy Kinsella to the show to talk about the changes in political climate and the women who are running for office. Ploog begins … Continue reading

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Harris And Chevalier Interviews – Podcast October 1, 2018

Candidates for Yavapai College District Governing Board. After reminding listeners to register to vote before October 9, Democratic Perspective co-hosts, Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson, welcome Dr. Connie Harris and Paul Chevalier to talk about creating equitable access and financial … Continue reading

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