Category Archives: Community Activism

Jeff Biggers Interview – Podcast July 2, 2018

Resistance, Reclaiming an American Tradition. That’s the title of a new book written by this week’s guest. Jeff Biggers is an author, journalist, historian and playwright. During a conversation with Democratic Perspective co-hosts, Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino, he explains … Continue reading

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Deedra Abboud Interview – Podcast June 4, 2018

Focusing on issues, leadership, transparency, and accountability. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino welcome Deedra Abboud, Democratic candidate for US Senate. The daughter of a US Marshall and federal investigator, she says she grew up with a romantic … Continue reading

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Pierce, Cardenas and Fryer Interviews – Podcast May 14, 2018

Making Arizona safer, more equitable and more enjoyable for everyone. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson welcome Democratic candidates Bill Pierce, Mark Cardenas and Kelly Fryer to talk about their plans for a better Arizona. Pierce who is … Continue reading

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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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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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Yavapai College Update — Podcast November 13, 2017

Getting What We’ve Paid For: Administrative Support for Yavapai College’s Verde Valley Programs Is Better Than It Was Three Years Ago, But It’s Still Far From Equitable.  Democratic Perspective welcomes Bob Oliphant and Ruth Wicks back to the show to catch … Continue reading

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Steve Segner Interview — Podcast October 30, 2017

If We Knew Who They Really Were, We Wouldn’t Elect Them: A New Arizona PAC Aimed At Exposing the Toxic Agendas Behind the Public Posturing Of Our Republican State Legislators.  Steve Segner, progressive Sedona businessman, and one of Democratic Perspective’s sponsors, talks … Continue reading

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Indivisible Sedona: Focus on Climate Change — Podcast September 25, 2017

This Is America: When Elected Representatives Refuse To Do What Needs To Be Done, Citizens Have Other Options. Democratic Perspective talks to three representatives of Indivisible Sedona, Peggy Chaikin, Pam Drake, and Frankie Riemer, about local efforts to raise awareness of the … Continue reading

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Friends of Verde River Greenway: The Real Work of Environmental Preservation Starts Here — Podcast September 18, 2017

Think Globally, Act Locally Is More Than Just a Slogan: How Focus, Dedication, and Collaboration Are Making the Preservation of the Verde River and Its Watershed A Reality. Democratic Perspective welcomes Chip Norton, President, and Brent Bitz, Board Member, of the … Continue reading

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